The Lithuanian Factory started around 2000, and has had a chequered career since then. BY 2005 it looked like it would fold, but by Gov’t Support and placing ammo in various markets, it has kept going.
They produce top quality 7,62 Nato ammo, boxer Primed, as well as 5,56 and probably 9mm Para as well, but not every year. A Portion of their production goes to the Lithuanian Armed Forces, but the majority is for export.
These days, a lot of “Surplus” is not “Old or life-expired ammo” but is New ammo released onto the Commercial Market, either directly or through Brokers.( in many countries)
In that sense one could say that it is keeping GGG “turning over” to justify the small requirements of the Local Gov’t…It saves the Gov’t having to spend foreign exchange acquiring ammo from Foreign sources, and keeps locals employed within the country…Good Economic, Strategic, and Political management. (Even if “Protectionist etc”)
Whilst the Former Eastern Bloc countries had a lot of Factories from the Soviet Era, the GGG is a NEW Plant, equipped with Modern European machinery–
( LaChaussee and Manurhin etc), and oriented to brass case manufacture, not steel.