Corporate sectors and divisions
Rheinmetall – The technology group for security and mobility
Rheinmetall was established in 1889 as Rheinische Metallwaaren- und Maschinenfabrik Actiengesellschaft. Today, Rheinmetall AG in Düsseldorf, Germany, is a financially strong, internationally successful player in the markets for automotive components and defence equipment.
The Automotive sector, parented by KSPG AG, is a global first-tier supplier to the automotive industry, with a focus on the product and component segments air supply, emission control and pumps as well as in the development, manufacture and aftermarket supply of pistons, engine blocks, and plain bearings. Product engineering and development are conducted in close liaison with the leading auto assemblers. Low emissions, reduced fuel consumption, reliability, quality and safety—these are the forces that drive innovation at KSPG. With its systems and modules "for every aspect of the engine", Rheinmetall Automotive generated sales of around EUR 2,4 billion in 2012. At its production locations in Europe, North and South America plus Asia, the sector employs a workforce of around 12,000.
The Defence sector is a leading supplier of innovative products for the world’s armed forces. Rheinmetall Defence produces a wide array of systems and subsystems that assure key military capabilities: mobility, reconnaissance, command and control, firepower and force protection. The sector offers a wide array of platforms and components available as stand-alone or networked system solutions. Rheinmetall Defence stands for longstanding experience and pioneering innovation in the world of armoured vehicles, weapons and ammunition, air defence and electronics – a commitment to excellence which also extends to its naval and air force applications and public security products. Rheinmetall Defence's unsurpassed capacity to integrate individual components into system solutions is what makes it such a powerful partner of the world's armed forces and security agencies. Its 9,600-strong staff generates annual sales of €2.3 billion.