Rheinmetall Group has two business units: Automotive and Defence, which are of similar size.
It is listed by SIPRI as being the world’s 26th largest arms company, with military equipment comprising 52% of its sales. Rheinmetall states that “Rheinmetall Defence and its divisions Weapon and Ammunition, Electronic Solutions and Vehicle Systems set the global standard for excellence in a wide array of disciplines: from vehicle, force protection and weapon systems to infantry equipment and air defence, and from network-enabled warfare capabilities to electro-optics and simulation technology.”
Rheimmetall has a major arms joint venture, Rheinmetall Denel Munition, with South African’s Denel. In 2016 Rheinmetall Denel Munition opened a factory in Saudi Arabia for the production of mortars, artillery shells and bombs.