1993Acquisition of Mauser Waldeck AG, the platform for a fourth corporate sector: Office Systems
Takeover of Heimann Systems GmbH in order to strengthen the security products business
Acquisition of a majority stake in Preh-Werke, expansion of Automotive
1995Pierburg steps up US activities; growing globalization within the Group
1996Name changed from Rheinmetall Berlin AG to Rheinmetall AG
Majority stake acquired in STN Atlas Elektronik GmbH, greater competence in the market for defence electronics
Nov. 1997Richard Hirschmann GmbH & Co. taken over; expansion of communications technology business
1997Rheinmetall Electronics is formed as Industrial Electronics unit comprising the Hirschmann Group, Preh und Heimann Systems; the parent company is Aditron
1997 / 1998Majority stake acquired in Kolbenschmidt AG; the Automotive sector branching out into a worldwide presence skilled in "every aspect of the engine"; Kolbenschmidt and Pierburg merge into Kolbenschmidt Pierburg AG
1999With the acquisition of Oerlikon Contraves AG (Zurich) in September 1999 Rheinmetall DeTec AG has consequently improved its competence as army systems supplier and at the same time its international competitiveness; Oerlikon Contraves AG is a world-wide recognised supplier of gun- and guided missile systems for air defence


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