History

Known for its prolific use in many National Defense Forces for more than 35 years, and with 60 000 of its systems sold in more than 59 countries worldwide, Milkor’s Multiple Grenade Launcher (MGL) needs no introduction.

019Milkor is a world leader in the design, development and manufacturing of 37/38 and 40mm weapons systems and is famous for its 40mm MGL (Multiple Grenade Launcher) range of products. Incorporated in 1981, Milkor was founded by Mr Andries C. Piek. Mr Piek built Milkor’s first prototype Multiple Grenade Launcher in his workshop in 1980. The original 12-shot prototype went on to be developed into the six-shot Multiple Grenade Launcher and was soon adopted by the South African National Defence Force and code named the Y2.

Milkor’s speed of development and effectiveness of the weapon led to the nomination of Mr Piek for a prestigious Armscor (Krygkor) Award in Aug 1984. Milkor (Pty) Ltd is the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) of the internationally known 40mm Multiple Grenade Launchers (MGL) and was established in 1981 as a privately owned company in South Africa. Milkor has also developed weapons in the safety and security industry for public order management, but our key market and expertise lies in military equipment and applications.

04Through science and simplicity, our team is driven to the improvement of our performance and designs. Milkor products have a distinct history of toughness and reliability. The Research and Development section is actively busy with technological advances and the launch of our new products are imminent. Milkor has been awarded ISO 9001:2008 Certification by Dekra and have received various commendations from a variety of role players. Milkor subscribes fully to South African and international codes of conduct for the distribution of weapon systems. Milkor has also attained a BEE Level 3 Contribution Certificate for our South African clients and partners.