Rheinmetall AG of Düsseldorf reorganized its Defence arm in response to planned expansion and the corporation’s increasingly international character. In essence, the management structure of Rheinmetall Defence consists of three divisions: Weapon and Ammunition, Electronic Solutions, and Vehicle Systems. The subsidiaries and shareholdings of Rheinmetall Defence are organized in these three strategic divisions, as profit centers responsible for their own respective market segments. A core pillar of Rheinmetall Defence, the Vehicle Systems Division (VSD) is a comprehensive supplier of tracked and wheeled military vehicles and turret solutions, capable of meeting the complete ground mobility needs of the world’s armed forces – all from a single source. The united competencies of Rheinmetall Landsysteme and Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles create a leading European systems supplier and the world’s most robust platform for tactical land mobility solutions. Together with the Electronic Solutions Division and the Weapon and Ammunition Division, VSD forms Rheinmetall Defence.
Rheinmetall Landsysteme GmbH
Rheinmetall Landsysteme GmbH has its headquarters in Unterluess, with further locations in Kassel and Kiel. These sites give the systems specialists an efficient infrastructure with development, design and testing, production, quality assurance, sales, logistics and after sales services.
Products offered by Rheinmetall Landsysteme comprise:
Main battle tanks
Armoured infantry fighting vehicles
Reconnaissance and combat vehicles
Command reconnaissance and effect system mortar
Modular turret systems
Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles GmbH
Rheinmetall AG and MAN Nutzfahrzeuge AG formed a joint company for military wheeled vehicles. The new company, which will be known as Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles GmbH (RMMV), is an important provider of complete solutions in the market for military wheeled vehicles, covering the entire range of armoured and unarmoured transport, command and role-specific vehicles for the international armed forces. Rheinmetall has a stake of 51 percent and MAN 49 percent in the new company, which is headquartered in Munich. The first step calls for the merging of the development and sales activities of the two companies in the military wheeled vehicle sector under the aegis of the new company, which thus takes over product and market responsibility. The second contractually agreed step integrated the two companies’ production capacities at the plants in Kassel (Rheinmetall) and Vienna (MAN Nutzfahrzeuge) into the joint company by the end of 2011. Currently, RMMV employs around 1,500 employees. RMMV’s military vehicles have a reputation as the most mobile and reliable support trucks for the military. They benefit both from the excellent MAN Nutzfahrzeuge AG research facilities and Rheinmetall’s comprehensive military knowledge. Today, RMMV offers a range of military trucks for all assignments, with exceptional lifecycle costs, performance – and most importantly – crew protection.
Rheinmetall Defence Polska Sp. z o.o.
Established in August 2016 Rheinmetall Defence Polska Sp. z o.o. is a subsidiary of Rheinmetall Landsysteme GmbH.
The company serves as a partner to the local defence industry, providing the Polish armed forces with technical and logistical support as well as helping to develop logistic concepts with focus on the modernization program for Poland’s fleet of Leopard 2 main battle tanks. Furthermore, Rheinmetall Defence Polska serves as the Polish hub for all Rheinmetall Defence companies, acting as the central point of contact for the Polish government and military as well as for Polish companies.
Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles Australia Pty Ltd
Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles Australia (RMMVA) supplies logistic and tactical military vehicles and provides services to the Australian and New Zealand Defence Forces. The services include; project management, systems engineering and integration, Through Life Support, maintenance and repair as well as spare parts’ management. RMMVA has over 100 personnel in several locations across Australia and New Zealand. RMMVA is part of the Rheinmetall Defence Australia Pty Ltd and a wholly owned subsidiary of Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles GmbH with its Headquarters in Munich, Germany.
Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles Nederland B.V.
Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles Nederland B.V. offers an integrated service package that includes:
Development of new systems, modification, customization and militarization, including all related ILS activities
Production and assembly
In-service support including service modelling, spare parts management, customer services, out-of-area support, training, configuration management and plant maintenance
Support during out-phasing
Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles Nederland B.V. is a shareholder in the Boxer consortium ARTEC, managing the development and production of five different Boxer vehicle modules for the Dutch Army and two modules for the German Army.