Rheinmetall – an international integrated technology group
Rheinmetall was founded in 1889 as "Rheinische Metallwaaren- und Maschinenbaufabrik Aktiengesellschaft". Today, as an integrated technology group, Rheinmetall AG, which is listed on the stock exchange, stands for a solid company that operates successfully internationally and is active in various markets with an innovative range of products and services.
As a renowned development partner and direct supplier to the global automotive industry and a leading international systems provider for security technology, Rheinmetall draws on its high level of expertise in its basic technologies to address long-term megatrends, identify viable new markets with high growth potential and develop innovative solutions for a safe and liveable future. The focus on sustainability is an integral part of Rheinmetall's strategy. The company aims to achieve CO2 neutrality by 2035.
With over 25,000 employees at 129 locations and production sites worldwide, Rheinmetall generated sales of around €6 billion in 2020.
Armin Papperger, Chief Executive Officer of Rheinmetall AG:
"The new Group structure gives us every opportunity to expand our technological spectrum and strengthen our positions in the global markets. Going forward, we believe we are well positioned to achieve our ambitious medium-term goals for sustainable growth and high profitability."
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Five divisions – one goal
Rheinmetall’s structure encompasses five divisions, all of which will be directly run by the executive board of Rheinmetall AG. With this reorganization we intend in particular to promote technology sharing among the divisions, and to encourage a sharp focus on futureproof technologies with sustainable and value-enhancing potential for growth and earnings.
- Vehicle Systems
- Weapon and Ammunition
- Electronic Solutions
- Sensors and Actuators
- Materials and Trade
Vehicle Systems I Weapon and Ammunition I Electronic Solutions
Rheinmetall is among the defence and security industry’s leading providers of innovative products for the German and international armed and security forces. Rheinmetall provides system and subsystem solutions as well as a broad portfolio of services for capabilities in the areas of mobility, reconnaissance, command and control, C4I and protection. It also develops customized training and simulation solutions.
As a leading European systems supplier for armed forces technology, Rheinmetall has many years of experience and innovation in armored vehicles, weapons and ammunition and in the areas of air defence and electronics – including serving the requirements of the navy and air force and for internal security. Whether for requirements specific to different branches of the armed forces or overall requirements, whether for external or internal security, the sector has a wide product portfolio of platforms and components, which are offered as individual and connected system solutions. This makes Rheinmetall a strong and reliable partner to the German armed forces, their allies and friendly armies, along with civil national security forces.
All development, production and service activities are geared towards ensuring the best possible protection for soldiers on deployment. Rheinmetall continuously sets new technological standards here: from vehicle, protection and weapon systems, through infantry equipment and air defence, to the networking of function sequences, electro-optics and simulation.
- Armored tracked vehicles
- CBRN protection systems
- Turret systems
- Wheeled logistics vehicles
- Wheeled tactical vehicles
- Customer service concepts and spare parts management
Weapon and Ammunition
- Large and medium calibre weapons and ammunition
- Weapon stations
- Protection systems
- Charge systems, propellants and powder
- Air defence systems
- Soldier systems
- Command, control and reconnaissance systems
- Fire control units
- Simulation for the army, air force, navy and civilian pplications
- Cyber security solutions
- Technical publications
Sensors and Actuators I Materials and Trade
Rheinmetall is one of the world’s major automotive suppliers, particularly in the areas of air management, emissions reduction and pumps and in the development, production and supply of replacement parts for pistons, engine blocks and slide bearings. Rheinmetall's core areas of expertise in the Automotive sector lie in the reduction of emissions, pollutants and consumption, cooling and thermal management, downsizing and reduction of weight and friction in relation to combustion engines. This applies not only to passenger cars, but equally also to light and heavy commercial vehicles, off-road vehicles and large engines.
Rheinmetall also works intensively on drives for the electric, fuel-cell and hybrid vehicles of the future. This includes electric drive units comprising a motor and power electronics as well as complete and efficient thermal management modules.
Sensors and Actuators
- Emission and Thermo Systems
- Pump Technology
- Solenoid Valves
Materials and Trade
- Aftermarket with the global replacement parts business
Rheinmetall in figures
- €5,875 million sales
- 137 customer countries
- €426 million operating result
- €301 million capital expenditure
- €13.4 billion order backlog
- 6.3% R&D intensity
- 25,329 employees
- 129 locations