Howa Machinery, Ltd. is a Japanese machinery manufacturer. The company is known internationally for their production of military and civilian firearms. They was established in February under the name of Toyoda Loom Works, Ltd. with the purpose of domestically mass-producing textile machines which were imported at that time.
The first product was a hand grenade. Howa has produced a long line of civilian hunting and target practice rifles in a range of calibers. Howa manufactures components for other firearm companies such as Mossberg, Smith & Wesson, and Weatherby.
It experience and accumulated engineering know-how has made it possible over the years to develop and manufacture firearms of superior quality that are guaranteed to completely satisfy our customers. Howa Machinery Ltd. is dedicated to continuing innovation and design to remain the leader in precision rifles and barreled actions.