Eley Hawk exhibit at IWA Outdoor Classics 2019 after one of its most prolific years in nearly two centuries of history

  • The UK’s oldest shotgun shells manufacturer will be showcasing its latest developments, among them the first dissolvable and biodegradable wad to be introduced in the British market.


Eley Hawk, the UK’s oldest manufacturer of shotgun shells, will be exhibiting at IWA Outdoor Classics next week in Nuremberg (Germany). The show is the largest international industry event and gathers every year close to 50,000 visitors coming from all over the world.

The British manufacturer will showcase from the 8th to the 11th of March 2019 the results of one of its most prolific years in nearly two centuries of history.

In 2018, Eley Hawk celebrated its 190th anniversary, confirming it as one of the oldest cartridges manufacturers in the world. The company released a collectors’ edition load to celebrate this landmark.  Also in 2018 Eley Hawk introduced the Titanium and Titanium Strike loads to much critical acclaim and the load was a finalist in 2 UK based awards.  Additionally, its premium Zenith Game load scooped Silver in the Shooting Awards 2019.

Two centuries of innovation

Remaining the brand of choice of shooters and hunters around the world for 190 years is only possible through a strong commitment to innovation. That’s part of Eley Hawk’s DNA and the reason why 2019 has started as busy as last year, with the introduction of the first dissolvable and biodegradable wad in the British market. The company has introduced this component to its VIP Steel Shot range.

The wad is made of hydro soluble ingredients that dissolve within 24 hours in water. It leaves behind no plastic residues and breaks down into biomass and with its trace minerals will actually have a positive composting effect on the soil it breaks down into.

“We are very proud of our long history and our success to develop the products that hunters and shooters needed at each time during the past two centuries. Now we are taking a new step forward to address the issue of single-use plastics with the introduction of the Pro Eco Wad. We know there is a long way ahead of us, but we are excited to be leading the industry in this challenge”, explains David Thompson, Marketing Manager at Eley Hawk.

For more information, visit Eley Hawk stand in hall 6, stand 317, during the IWA Outdoor Classic, or go to www.eleyhawk.com. We cordially invite all members of the Press attending to visit our stand and to see our innovative products.

Eley Hawk – www.eleyhawk.com

Eley Hawk and the Eley Brand have become synonymous with leading shooting performance. Since 1828 Eley have been producing the finest quality cartridges in Great Britain. A truly iconic British brand with a rich heritage that has been carefully built on over time for nearly 200 years. No other brand of cartridges in the UK has the depth of history which has made Eley one of the best-loved brands for generations of shooters in game and clay shooting.


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