70,000 marksmen and guests are expected to meet in Valais between 11 June and 12 July 2015 for the 2015 Federal Shooting Festival. As a sponsor of the awards ("Kranz") and individual classes ("Stiche"), RUAG will be joining in the excitement during these 32 days with over 40,000 active marksmen and over 2,500 associations. The company is the manufacturer of more than 75% of the 2 million rounds to be fired.
The Federal Shooting Festival takes places every five years and is one of Switzerland's largest sporting events. As a sponsor of the awards and individual classes, RUAG's logo will be displayed prominently at every shooting range. RUAG's proprietary brands RWS and GECO will also be present with displays on large and small advertising spaces in the festival tent and around the entire site during the whole festival.
The ESF2015 will be welcoming the marksmen and guests with the key slogan, "Hand and heart". This slogan is fitting as these two terms are also reflected in RUAG's corporate values. In fact, RUAG shares two of its three key values with ESF2015: "collaboration" (a strong heart) and "high performance" (a strong hand).
The festival site, which is the size of around 35 football pitches, is situated between Raron and Visp on an old military airfield. Around 30 different competition rounds will be held for the categories Rifle 300 m, Rifle/pistol 50 m and Pistol 25 m. You can find more detailed information about the Shooting Festival at www.esf2015.ch.