ABOUT KNDS GROUP

DECADES

OF EXPERTISE

IN LAND DEFENSE

kmw & nexter

providing you with the highest expertise

FACTS & HISTORY

In 2015, KMW and Nexter decided to found KNDS, a strategic alliance in the land defense sector, with its Headquarter located in Amsterdam.  Since then, we - two of the foremost European suppliers of military land systems from France and Germany - are operating in a coordinated way, with KMW and Nexter operational headquarters maintained in Munich and Versailles. KNDS forms a Group of 7,329 employees, with an annual turnover of 2.7 billion euro, an order backlog of around 9.2 billion euro. The range of its products includes main battle tanks, armored vehicles, artillery systems, weapons systems including robotics, ammunition, military bridges, customer services, battle management systems, training solutions, protection solutions and a wide range of equipment. (2017 figures) Several centuries of technical expertise, pioneering spirit and tradition drive us forward with our common project: Technological excellence and innovation without compromise.

Today more than ever, our armed forces need high-quality, reliable and innovative products that enable them to fulfill their missions in the best possible way. By creating KNDS, we accepted a common challenge to which we respond with common industrial projects. Our respective product ranges and technologies complement each other and are at the forefront internationally, as are our employees who develop, manufacture and support these products.

In 2015 we started a Franco-German success story. Today, our ambition is only stronger: Shaping European Land Defense, Dedicated To Those Protecting Us.

knds vision

KNDS an integrated European land defense systems company with a joint portfolio of products and services

+ Joint programs and products, providing « best-in-class » solutions and services.

+ Prime role in future Land programs to be launched in Europe at all levels

+ Footprint in the leading nations in defense in Europe : DE, FR, BE, IT, UK (incidence of BrExit to be assessed)

+ International market access

+ Cross-border operating model at European level fostering industrial efficiency

PROVIDING MORE THAN

100 ARMED FORCES WORLDWILDE

WITH HIGH QUALITY EQUIPMENTS & SYSTEMS

2017 figures

+ 7,000

employees worldwide

€2.7 billion

turnover

€3.4 billion

incoming orders

€9.2 billion

order backlog

COMPLIANCE

KNDS makes the prevention of corruption a pillar of its activity. In the defense sector, it is both legal obligations and a real economic and strategic issue. KNDS conducts its business responsibly with integrity, transparency and rigor. The Management Board is convinced that the exemplarity in the application of these principles is essential for the sustainability and the success of the company. And no infringement can be tolerated.

KNDS
management board

Frank Haun
Co-CEO - KNDS
Chief Executive Officer - KMW

Stéphane Mayer

Co-CEO - KNDS
Chief Executive Officer and Chairman - Nexter

Margaret Hill

Managing Director - KNDS

KNDS
Supervisory BOARD

KNDS shareholding