A former rural community, Herstal was industrialized from the 17th century onwards, with the opening of earthenware, nail, clock and weapon factories. The development of the Basin of Liège in the 19th century made of Herstal the "Town of Iron and Coal". After World War II, heavy industry saw a prolonged period of decline, drastically reducing the number of jobs in these areas. Today, Herstal’s economy is picking up again, with more than 200 companies established on its territory. However, the main fame of the town was due to the opening in 1889 of the Fabrique Nationale d'armes de guerre et de chasse (National Manufacture of War and Hunting Weapons", better known as FN Herstal. Get your own property in Herstal.
FN Herstal is part of Herstal Group that is known around the globe for the quality of its products. Under the brands FN Herstal, Browning and Winchester, Herstal Group designs, manufactures and distributes a full range of firearms and accessories for defense, law enforcement, hunting and marksmanship. Herstal Group has its headquarters in Herstal. Since 1997, Herstal Group has been 100% owned by the Walloon Region of Belgium. Buy your real-estate (flat, apartment, house, luxury villa, land or business/commercial property) in Herstal.
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