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Rheinmetall AG
TypePublic (Aktiengesellschaft)
Founded13 April 1889; 133 years ago (1889-04-13)
FounderHorder Bergwerks- und Huettenverein
Key people
Armin Papperger (CEO and chairman of the executive board)
Ulrich Grillo (Chairman of the supervisory board)
ProductsAutomotive parts, military vehicles, Autocannons, ATGMs, Anti-aircraft defence systems, artillery, mortars, tank guns, munitions, ammunition, fuze systems, electronics
RevenueIncrease €6.255 billion (2019)[1]
Increase €505 million (2019)[1]
Steady €354 million (2019)[1]
Total assetsIncrease €7.415 billion (end 2019)[1]
Total equityIncrease €2.272 billion (end 2019)[1]
Number of employees
Increase 25,767 (end 2019)[1]
SubsidiariesRheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles (51%)

Rheinmetall AG is a German automotive and arms manufacturer, headquartered in Düsseldorf, Germany. Its shares are traded on the Frankfurt stock exchange.


Rheinmetall was founded in 1889. It manufactured steel products, including armaments. During the post-WWI disarmament of Germany, the company diversified, but by the 1930s armament manufacture resumed. In 1933, it acquired A. Borsig GmbH, which manufactured locomotives.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Annual Report 2019" (PDF). Rheinmetall. Retrieved 19 March 2020.
  2. ^ Kudo, Akira (1998). Japanese-German Business Relations: Co-operation and Rivalry in the Interwar Period. London: Routledge. p. 55. doi:10.4324/9780203018514. ISBN 978-0-203-01851-4.

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