General Dynamics European Land Systems (GDELS) announced on 30 November that it has purchased German armoured vehicle maintenance company FWW Fahrzeugwerk GmbH and integrated it into a newly formed subsidiary in the country. FWW Fahrzeugwerk GmbH is a qualified maintenance and service provider for the German Army and other international customers. FWW will become part of the newly-established General Dynamics European Land Systems Deutschland, located in Berlin. FWW has a wide range of services, enabling GDELS to further expand its current customer service portfolio, enter new markets and reinforce the company’s position in Germany,
The acquisition of FWW represents a significant step in expanding General Dynamics’ footprint, capability and customer offerings in Germany. This acquisition is also a further step in GDELS growth strategy to position GDELS as one of the leading land systems providers in Europe. General Dynamics European Land Systems – Deutschland, which GDELS has established in Berlin, will, as parent company, take on Fahrzeugwerk’s maintenance and service work for customers including the German Army, as well as that of GDELS-Bridge Systems. Together, the two companies employ almost 600 people in Germany.
General Dynamics European Land Systems (GDELS), headquartered in Madrid, Spain, is a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) and conducts its business through five European operating sites located in Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Spain, and Switzerland. With around 2,200 highly skilled technical employees, the companies design, manufacture and deliver world-class land combat systems, including wheeled, tracked and amphibious vehicles, bridge systems, armaments, and munitions, to global customers.
FWW Fahrzeugwerk GmbH was founded in 2001 and is based on the tradition of the defense business in the region of Neubrandenburg, Mecklenburg Vorpommern. The company is an independent maintenance and service provider for various military vehicle systems and military customers worldwide and a qualified, reliable service partner for the German Army. FWW employees approximately 220 highly skilled employees and is headquartered in Woldegk, Germany.