THE CORE OF VIKING’S SUCCESS AS A PRIME UK GOVERNMENT CONTRACTOR AND SPECIALIST WHOLESALE DISTRIBUTOR IS THE HIGH LEVEL OF IN-HOUSE EXPERTISE THROUGHOUT EVERY ELEMENT OF OUR BUSINESS.
In simple terms the process begins by fully understanding the users’ specific requirement, we then move to sourcing the best possible solution, followed by the efficient and simplified supply and finishing with the full life-time support offered to military and police users. Every member of our team has a strong technical knowledge base and total understanding of the markets within which we operate.
We represent our partner brands on an exclusive basis as our philosophy is to forge long-term relations with both our suppliers and our customers and this allows us to invest our time, effort, expertise and resources without compromise, which in-turn ensures the best level of service to all parties.
Our staff are fully trained by the partner manufacturer, often attending annual recertification programs and worldwide distributor meetings to ensure that product knowledge is always current.
Export, Import and Logistics
Government and Business Tenders
Marketing & Public Relations
Maintenance, Repairs and Upgrades
Consulting, Specialist Product Sourcing and Product Design Liaison
VIKING CAN OFFER A FULL RANGE OF SUPPORT AND TRAINING SERVICES. TECHNICAL AND INSTRUCTOR TRAINING COURSES CAN BE DELIVERED AT OUR OWN TRAINING CENTRE, ON SITE AT OUR CUSTOMERS FACILITIES AND BY PRIOR ARRANGEMENT AT THE MANUFACTURERS FACILITIES.
Viking is also home to the newly formed Armourer’s Centre of Excellence (A.C.E.) headed by our own armourer, Simon Tole.
Simon has over 30 years’ experience as an Armourer, working in the military, law enforcement and private sector.
After 13 years as an RAF Armourer, he spent 8 years working as the Force Armourer for Cheshire Police, where he was also the Force certified Firearms Expert Witness.
From the Police, Simon then moved to the private sector, working for Heckler and Koch, introducing and running the MP7 project to the MOD Police in conjunction with the supporting Contractor Logistic Support programme.
After nearly 8 years with HK, Simon then moved to the Middle East, working for the Abu Dhabi government at Caracal International LLC. Here Simon managed the Maintenance workshops servicing a variety of small arms, carbines, assault rifles and sniper rifles, for a variety of customers and agencies. Whilst at Caracal, he set up and managed the Test and Development unit, ensuring compliance of new products to ACC225, TOP 3-2-045, MIL STD 810G and associated international test standards.
In March 2015 Simon returned to the UK to take up his present position with Viking Arms where he continues to develop his trade as an Armourer and is now registered as one of a small number of internationally qualified Glock Armourer Certification Instructors..
Viking has now trained over 140 armourers from most of the police forces within the UK, Military Armourers from all three services and prepared the Instructors and training course for the new initial Glock training, being undertaken by all three services as part of the UK mod pistol replacement programme.
REPRESENTING IN EXCESS OF 50 INTERNATIONAL PARTNERS, VIKING IS A WELL-ESTABLISHED AND RESPECTED EUROPEAN PORTAL TO SOME OF THE WORLD’S LEADING AND MOST INNOVATIVE DEFENCE MANUFACTURERS.
Our partners’ resources cover the full spectrum of research and development, project management, manufacture, logistics, planning, finance, quality management, marketing and legal.
Viking itself is iso9001:2008 (UKAS) certified and an approved supplier to the UK Ministry of Defence. Fully licensed and accredited to conduct its business within the UK and capable of export internationally, pending the requisite licenses and compliancy requirements, Viking is a registered ITARS broker and a member of the RSR group (FCPA Compliant).
Viking is a trade member of the GTA (The UK Gun Trade Association).
B&T – Switzerland
COLT CANADA – Canada
COLT MANUFACTURING – Canada
GLOCK – Austria
RUGER – USA
CBC – Brazil
LAPUA/NAMMO – Finland
SELLIER & BELLOT – Czech Republic
SK/Nammo – Norway
UTM – UK
ATI – USA (Tactical Accessories & Stocks)
ASP – USA (Restraints, Batons & Flashlights)
B&T – Switzerland (Suppressors, Rails & Mounts)
BOLLÉ – France (Protective Eyewear)
DEFCON 5 – Italy (Military Clothing & Equipment)
EOTECH – USA (Holographic Sighting Systems)
FKMD – Italy (Tactical Bladed Accessories)
KG COATINGS – USA (Protective Coatings & Cleaning Fluids)
N-VISION OPTICS – USA (Night Vision & Thermal Optics)
NFM – Norway (EC Paint, Garm, Ops-Core & Load Carrying Systems)
PRO SHOT – USA (Cleaning & Maintenance Equipment)
RADAR – Italy (Holsters, Belts & Accessory Systems)
STREAMLIGHT – USA (Flashlights)
SWAB-IT’S – USA (Gun Care & Maintenance)
Advantageously based in the centre of the United Kingdom in our own purpose-built premises, the Viking Offices, Warehousing and Training Centre are easily reached by road, rail and air with Leeds & Bradford International Airport only forty minutes away.
Viking Arms are not open to the public.
VIKING ARMS LTD | Summerbridge, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG3 4BW
PHONE: 01423 780810