|Partially State-Owned Private Company|
|Industry||Armaments Manufacturing |
Civilian & Military Armament Sales
|Predecessor||Lambert Waagenmaaker Kleinfegt Fabrikatie |
Karrewasser Waafen & Fegtfoertuigen
Variotaanse Waafenmaaker Asosiasjie 'Piet Timmerlant'
|J.D. Karrewasser, Chairman|
|Owner||Variotan government (49%) |
J.D. Karrewasser (25%)
City of Rooibesfelt (10%)
Lambert family (10%)
The Geemeiner Fereinigung fan Waafen Fabrikatie Asosiasjies 'Varinco', generally referred to only as Varinco, is an amalgamation of Variotan defence industry corporations founded in 1951. Its name, Varinco, is short for Variotan Industries Corporation. Varinco is the largest Variotan and Alharun manufacturer of military vehicles, explosives, civilian and military firearms and ammunition and is known within Variota and the international market as a manufacturer known for it's lower price bracket and general ease of maintenance. This lower price bracket and ease of maintenance has ensured a solid market share for Varinco among civilians, paramilitaries, freedom fighters and price-conscious armed forces throughout the world. Varinco maintains a production partnership with the AWFA corporation of the Klan Reierfer Gebiet.
GFWFA Varinco was established in 1951 through law by the Variotan Parliament. In order to maintain and strengthen the self-sufficiency of the nation, partially in response to the situation in Fulgistan, the government ordered the four largest corporations belonging to the defence industry to form together into one. The government was to hold a, barely, minority share at forty-nine percent of the business but would, in turn, invest an amount equal to the value of their share into the business; this investment was intended to be used for research and development as well as improve the capabilities and competitiveness of the business. Other such semi-state owned businesses were also formed in other economic sectors deemed vital to the independence of the nation, albeit Varinco remains the best known example of this. The current chairman of Varinco, J.D. Karrewasser, is a shareholder and current heir to the Karrewasser tank factories.
Varinco's international customers include the Girkmandian armed forces and the Fulgistani armed forces. Observers say that a deal may be made in the near future to equip the Prymontian Rus' armed forces. Additionally, due to Varinco's acceptance of alternative payment methods, it sees a lot of business from freedom fighters, private military companies, paramilitary groups and other such groups.
International citizens also greedily buy from Varinco, which maintains civilian-oriented chain stores throughout various nations.
- AG-56/59 - Lighter variant.
- AG-56/88 - Carbine variant.
- GMG-81 - Light Support Weapon variant.
- Project 87 - Variant of the GAG-81 using Varinco's 5.8×42mm cartridge.
- MKLW-95 - Carbine variant.
- KLMG-95 - Light Support Weapon variant.
- KLAG-03 - Carbine variant.
Rocket Propelled Grenades
- GW-69/85 - Also known as the GW-69-2. Updated variant.
- GFF-62 Fliegpaart - Modernization package