H&K AG engages in defense and commercial business activities. The company provides its services through its subsidiary Heckler & Koch GmbH. Its defense business develops, manufactures, markets and distributes infantry and side arms for governmental security forces. The company's product portfolio comprises portable infantry weapons such as pistols, machine pistols, assault rifles and machine guns as well as grenade launchers and specialist equipment. H&K was founded by Edmund Heckler, Theodor Koch and Alex Seidel in 1949 and is headquartered in Oberndorf am Neckar, Germany.