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 sees the two companies' production capacities at the plants in Kassel (Rheinmetall) and Vienna (MAN Nutzfahrzeuge) integrated into the joint company by the end of 2011.
In the initial phase, RMMV will have around 370 employees; when the second step has been completed this will increase to around 1,300 employees, whose annual turnover will amount to more than a billion euros.
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.