MAN and Rheinmetall together form a new company
German auto parts and weapons maker Rheinmetall AG and truck manufacturer MAN Nutzfahrzeuge AG said Tuesday they were teaming up to produce wheeled military vehicles, reports Associated Press. The joint company, Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles GmbH, will provide "complete solutions in the market for military wheeled vehicles, covering the entire range of armored and unarmored transport, command and role-specific vehicles for the international armed forces," the two companies said.Under the contract signed by the two companies, Rheinmetall will have a stake of 51 percent and MAN 49 percent in the new company, which will be headquartered in Munich. The plan is subject to approval by German regulatory authorities. It is envisioned that the new company will initially have 370 employees, but will grow to some 1,300 with an annual turnover of more than 1 billion by the time the second phase is complete, the companies said.