Krauss-Maffei Wegmann GmbH & Co KG is a German engineering company whose main activity is the design, development and production of military equipment, in particular tracked and wheeled armored vehicles. The company also produces equipment for molding products from polymers - injection molding machines. The company delivers both to the domestic German market and to international partners in more than 30 countries of the world. The main office is located in Munich and Kassel .
|Krauss-Maffei Wegmann GmbH & Co KG|
|Type of||Public company|
|Location||Germany , Munich / Kassel|
|Products||military equipment, weapons.|
|Turnover||898 million euros (2010) |
|Number of employees||3140 (2010) |
|Parent company||Wegmann & Co. GmbH (51%)  |
Siemens AG (49%) 
Company History 
The German concern Krauss-Maffei-Wegmann (KMW) - arose as a result of the merger of three companies, the original names of which are the current name of the company.
The first company, Maffei , was created by Joseph Anton Ritter von Muffai back in 1836 and initially had nothing to do with weapons. The company specialized in the production of railway locomotives and was the first such factory in Bavaria (based in Munich ).
In Munich in 1866, Krauss & Comp was founded as a limited partnership by the Honorary Doctor of Technical Sciences Georg von Krauss . also producing steam locomotives. By 1882, the company delivered its thousandth locomotive for the Swiss tunnel through the St. Gotthard Pass .
In 1925, JA Maffei , Siemens-Schuckertwerke GmbH and AEG teamed up to build a series of 35 electric locomotives, one of the first in the world.
In 1931, there was a merger of JA Maffei AG and Krauss & Comp , which at that time was already a fairly well-known arms manufacturer. The new company was named Krauss & Comp.-JA Maffei AG . During the 30 years of the XX century, Krauss-Maffei AG actively developed various weapons, mainly armored vehicles with mixed travel ( wheeled and tracked ). In total, over 6,000 such machines were created at its plants. During World War II, Krauss-Maffei AG became the main supplier of armored vehicles, tractors, tanks and other armored vehicles for the Wehrmacht troops.
In 1990, Krauss-Maffei AG was acquired by the German concern Mannesmann AG  . The company's assets were combined with Demag's assets into Demag Krauss-Maffei AG .
The third company, Wegmann & Co , was established in Kassel in 1882 and specialized in various wheeled vehicles, and later on tanks. But its merger with Krauss-Maffei AG only happened in 1999 . The company was founded in 1999 during the merger of two companies: Krauss-Maffei AG and Wegmann & Co.
On November 30, 2009, the acceptance tests of the Sapsan high-speed train simulator, the result of the joint efforts of KMW and EADS , commissioned by Russian Railways , were completed in St. Petersburg . The simulator is designed for training and focused exercises of speed drivers . In the land transport system of Russia, this is the first simulator with the latest software and a motion simulation system.
Co-owners of the company are:
- Bode family, whose total members through Wegmann & Co. GmbH and Wegmann & Co. Unternehmens-Holding KG owns control over 51% of the shares;
- German industrial concern Siemens AG , which owns 49% of the company’s shares, received them as a result of the purchase of assets of Mannesmann AG .
- ATM Computer Systeme GmbH
- GLS Gesellschaft für logistischen Service (GLS ist seit Juni 09 mit KMW verschmolzen)
- KMW Schweißtechnik GmbH
- HDVS Hellenic Defense Vehicle Systems
- Wegmann USA, Inc.
- DDVS Dutch Defense Vehicle Systems
- ARTEC GmbH
- PSM GmbH
- HIL Heeresinstandsetzungslogistik GmbH
- VPS Vehicle Protection Systems GmbH
- VPS de México SA
- WFEL Ltd. (weltweiter Marktführer für mobile Brückensysteme) 
Most famous company products
The most famous products of the company:
Leopard 1 (1965)
Leopard 2 (1979)
PzH 2000 (1998)
Dingo ATF (2003)
GTK Boxer (2006)
- ftd.de : Krauss-Maffei sucht neue Erlöswege (22. April 2009)
- Übersicht der Wegmann-Group: Overview holdings 2007 (link not available)
- UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION. FORM 20-F ANNUAL REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15 (d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934 For the fiscal year ended September 30, 2009. Siemens Aktiengesellschaft. p. 42
- KraussMaffei> KraussMaffei Gruppe> Geschichte Archived December 22, 2008. (German)
- Mannesmann-Archiv Archived March 20, 2002.
- Panzerbauer kauft Brückenhersteller (German) Handelsblatt (23. Mai 2012). Date of treatment February 15, 2013.