Awesome Companies & Great Careers: China North Industries Group

The China Ordnance Industries Group Corporation Limited (Chinese: 中国兵器工业集团有限公司),[3] also known as China North Industries Group Corporation Limited (Chinese: 中国北方工业集团有限公司), officially abbreviated as Norinco, is a Chinesestate-owneddefense corporation that manufactures a diverse range of civil and military products. It is also involved in domestic civil construction and military defense projects.[4][5] Norinco is one of the world’s largest defense contractors.[6][7][8]

Established in 1980 with the approval of the State Council of China, Norinco is an enterprise group engaged in both products and capital operation, integrated with research and development, manufacturing, marketing and services. Norinco mainly deals with defense products, petroleum & mineral resources development, international engineering contracting, optronic products, civilian explosives and chemical products, sporting arms and equipment, vehicles and logistics operation, etc. Norinco has been ranked among the forefront of China’s 500 largest state-owned enterprises in terms of total assets and revenue.

Some of Norinco’s international customers include PakistanZimbabwe and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where it negotiated arms-for-minerals deals, as well as Venezuela.[9][10]

Norinco produces firearmsgrenade launcherslight and armored vehiclestanksaircraftUAVsartilleryfuel air bombsprecision strike systemsmissilesair defence and anti-missile systems, air-launched weaponsamphibious assault weapons and equipment, night vision products, long-range suppression weapon systems, machineryradarsoptoelectronic products, engineering equipment, oil field equipmentschemicalslight industrial products, explosives and blast materials, infantry equipments, high-effect destruction systems, anti-riot equipment, civil and military firearms and ammunition.