KNDS GROUP

THE EUROPEAN LEADER IN LAND DEFENSE

Krauss-Maffei Wegmann, member of the German-French defense technology group KNDS,  leads the European market for highly protected wheeled and tracked vehicles. More than  4.000 employees develop, manufacture and support a product portfolio ranging from  air-transportable, highly protected wheeled vehicles through reconnaissance, anti-aircraft  and artillery systems to main battle tanks , infantry fighting vehicles and bridgelaying systems.

Nexter is the leading French land defense company and the third European player in the  ammunition sector. It is dedicated to meet the needs of the French land forces and of Nations  on an international scale. The scope of its business includes as well the supply of weapon  systems and ammunition for air and naval forces. Nexter also provides systems and protection  solutions in the field of homeland security. 

About Frank Haun - CEO of KNDS

Born in January 1959 in Marburg/Lahn (Germany), joined Krauss-Maffei Wegmann GmbH & Co. KG in 2003 as Member of the Board. In 2006 he became President & CEO and in 2012 as well President of the Management Board of Wegmann Unternehmens-Holding GmbH & Co. KG. Additionally he was also appointed Co-CEO of the German-French joint venture KMW+Nexter Defense Systems N.V. (KNDS) with its Headquarters in Amsterdam in December 2015 followed by his assignation as single CEO of the company in December 2020.

From 1979 – 1986 Frank Haun studied mechanical engineering at the Technical University of Darmstadt (Germany), where he earned a Master’s Degree as Mechanical Engineer (Diplom-Ingenieur).

His professional career began in 1986 at Carl Schenck AG where Frank Haun held various national and international management positions. He started as a Project Engineer, followed by positions such as Director Division Powertrain, President of Schenck Italy (Milano, Italy), Director Sales & Marketing, President of Schenck Pegasus Corporation (Troy/Michigan, USA) and President of Schenck Pegasus GmbH (Darmstadt/Püttlingen, Germany). In 1999 he was appointed Member of the Board of Management and in 2000 President & CEO of Carl Schenck AG (Darmstadt, Germany). Additionally he was appointed Member of the Board of Dürr AG (Zuffenhausen, Germany) in 2001.

Frank Haun is member of the Advisory Board of Commerzbank AG (Frankfurt, Germany) and the trade magazine European Security & Technology (Bonn, Germany). In 2010 he became Member of the Advisory Council of the Munich Security Conference – a unique platform to support the dialogue between all nations and cultures. As a Member of the Board of Directors of the Atlantic Council, Frank Haun is also engaged in the promotion of the transatlantic cooperation and international security.

2020 figures

8,270

employees worldwide

€2.4 billion

turnover

€3.3 billion

incoming orders

€10.6 billion

order backlog

PROVIDING MORE THAN

100 ARMED FORCES WORLDWIDE

WITH HIGH QUALITY EQUIPMENTS & SYSTEMS

OUR FORTHCOMING PROJECTS

LOOKING FORWARD IN TERMS OF INNOVATION

“We think that if France and Germany speak with one voice, Europe can move forward. That is certainly not a sufficient condition, but it is a necessary condition for our success. It is more than a symbol, it is an ethic of work that is expressed here and the determination for us to work together.”

Chancellor Merkel and the French President Emmanuel Macron at the European Council on 23 June 2017

Events

PRESS RELEASES

KNDS records another successful business year

14 Jun 2021
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KNDS appoints Philippe Balducchi as Chief Financial Officer

27 May 2021
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Nick Surber is new General Counsel of KND

1 Apr 2021
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KNDS completes the reorganization of its management structure

12 Mar 2021
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KMW+Nexter Defense Systems (KNDS) looks back on a successful year 2019

22 Jul 2020
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KNDS (Amsterdam/The Netherlands) completes a decisive step towards further integration

15 Dec 2020
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KMW and Nexter join forces on Main Ground Combat System

20 Jun 2018
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KNDS presents its first joint product exclusively at Eurosatory

11 Jun 2018
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KNDS - KMW+NEXTER Defense System N.V.

Gustav Mahlerlaan 1017

Mahler 1000, 3rd floor

1082 MK Amsterdam

Phone: +31 (20) 218 4710