The story of our history from 1889 until today
The closing 19th century is a period of sweeping technical and economic progress. In 1876, Nikolaus Otto builds the first four-stroke engine, Alexander Bell brings the telephone on its way, Edison pioneers entertainment electronics and, in 1878, invents the electric light bulb, Werner Siemens presents the first electric train in 1879, and Maybach, Daimler and Benz achieve automotive engineering advances in the 80s.
Today, Rheinmetall is a leading, globally active, integrated technology group that develops
and sells components, systems and services for the security and civil industries.
An overview on the long history of Rheinmetall, since its foundation in 1889 until today: