ABOUT KNDS GROUP

DECADES

OF EXPERTISE

IN LAND DEFENSE

kmw & nexter

providing you with the highest expertise

FACTS & HISTORY

In 2015, the shareholders of KMW and Nexter founded KNDS, a franco-german strategic alliance in the land defense sector. Since then, KMW and Nexter, two of the foremost European suppliers of military land systems to many armies worldwide - are operating in a coordinated way, with production lines in France and Germany and industrial partnerships all over the world.

KNDS forms a group of around 8,400 employees, with an annual turnover of 2.5 billion euro and an order backlog of around 9.6 billion euro. Its product range 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.

Five years after the merger, the Group’s governance is evolving towards the next phase of integration and development with a new structure composed of a Board of Directors of ten members, including the nominated CEO of KNDS, Mr. Frank Haun.

 

knds vision

It is our Vision, as the European Leader in Land Defense, to develop our KNDS Group as an integrated European land defense systems company with a joint portfolio of products and services via:

+ 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 WORLDWIDE

WITH HIGH QUALITY EQUIPMENTS & SYSTEMS

2019 figures

8,400

employees worldwide

€2.5 billion

turnover

€4,3 billion

incoming orders

€9,6 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 STRUCTURE

KNDS
BOARD OF DIRECTORS

KNDS shareholding