Armin Papperger, CEO
The complex requirements put on extremely short-range air defense have become much more demanding in recent years. The harzardous air-borne toxins continue to evolve and expand. Only the most advanced and powerful air defence systems can stop unmanned air vehicles and precision guided munitions, which are smaller, faster, and more agile than ever before. Today, civic infrastructure must be safeguarded as well, especially against terrorist threats. Addressing these needs with its ability to offer automatic cannon-based air defence is Germany-based Rheinmetall AG. The company is a leading manufacturer of modern air defence systems in the world. As the only system supplier capable of providing fire control technology, automatic cannon, integrated guided missiles, and airburst ammunition, the business leads the global industry.
The enterprise was born in 1889 as "Rheinische Metallwaaren- and Maschinenbaufabrik Aktiengesellschaft". Rheinmetall, which is listed on the stock exchange, today represents a solid corporation that operates successfully internationally and is active in a variety of markets with an innovative range of goods 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, further 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 future.
Rheinmetall generated sales of 5.7 billion Euros in 2021 with about 25,000 employees at 133 locations and production sites around the world. Rheinmetall's strategy represents a strong emphasis on sustainability. By 2035, the corporation intends to be carbon neutral.
Additionally, Rheinmetall is an international group, active in various markets with technologically leading products and services. The sales focus is on the security technology and mobility segments. Globalization, protectionism, digitalization as well as disruption and transformation in various sectors and industries–particularly in the automotive sector–as well as the increasing frequency and intensity of conflicts and military disputes are leading to a growing need for mobility and security. With its technologies Rheinmetall intends to expand into other application areas such as hydrogen technology and digitalization.
Rheinmetall draws on its high level of expertise to address long-term megatrends, identify viable new markets, and develop innovative solutions for a safe future
Furthermore, the vehicle systems, weapon and ammunition and electronic solutions divisions are amongthe defence and security industry’s leading suppliers of innovative products for the German and international armed and security forces. They provide 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. They also develop customized training and simulation solutions and provide services in the field of mission logistics.
As a European systems supplier for armed forces technology, Rheinmetall has years of experience and innovation in armored vehicles, weapon systems and ammunition, as well as in the areas of air defence and electronics. The firm also serves 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 divisions have a wide product portfolio of platforms and components, which are offered as individual and connected system solutions. This makes Rheinmetall an important partner in this field to the German armed forces, their allies and friendly armies, along with civil national security forces.
Together with its employees, Rheinmetall is on its way to becoming a company that thinks and acts collectively and offers innovative solutions for the greatest challenges of our time. Together, with experience and passion, the firm will solve issues in the industry.