The Steyr AUG is the NATO bullpup assault rifle, designed in the 1960s by Steyr-Daimler-Puch and now manufactured by Steyr Mannlicher GmbH & Co KG. In 1864, industrial pioneer Josef Werndl founded a company in a sawmill that would eventually become Steyr Arms. Since that time, the company has undergone many changes as old-world craftsmanship eventually made way for precision computer-driven machines. Through the rich history of the company, Steyr’s key standards have always remained true. Today, like its renowned cold-hammer-forged barrels, Steyr’s four pillars of excellence—innovation, precision, reliability and safety—continue to be at the company’s heart.