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

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]
ParentReichswerke AG für Waffen-und Maschinenbau Hermann Göring
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SubsidiariesRheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles (51%)


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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