Armin Papperger, CEO of Rheinmetall AG
CEO salary = $5.5 million pa
Global defence revenue in 2019 = $3.9 billion
Sells: tanks and other weaponized vehicles, cannons, missiles, bombs
Head of Public Relations
Tel.: +49-(0)211-473 4748
From the company website:
A company can enjoy long-term success only if it integrates coordinated economic, ecological and social factors into business activities and creates added value for itself, its employees and society. It is therefore a matter of course for Rheinmetall to do everything possible to contribute to the company being economically stable and ecologically responsible.Armin Papperger, CEO of Rheinmetall AG
Also from the website:
As a highly valuable, internationally successful company in the markets for environmentally-friendly mobility and security technology tailored to threats, the Rheinmetall Group develops globally sustainable strategies and bundles needs worldwide.Rheinmetall Defence Australia
CEO Gary Stewart
Rheinmetall CEO Gary Stewart, centre, with then Foreign Affairs and Defence Ministers Payne and Pyne. Stewart looks delighted to receive $5 billion in taxpayer money to build weaponized vehicles for the ADF. PM Scott Morrison, at the launch of the MILVEHCOE (Military Vehicle Centre of Excellence) in Redbank, Qld, declared “I loved what you had to say, Gary, about our defence industry, our defence purchasing and procurement here in Australia. We’re going from importer to exporter.
That’s a full 180 degree turnaround.” That’s $5 billion of our money to help Rheinmetall make and sell killing technology. Keep reading! To find contact details, company information and a selection of images of Rheinmetall weapons.
Rheinmetall is one of the 8 Primes which have special Global Supply Chain Program status. Under this program it is responsible for assisting Australian companies to enter the global export “supply chain” for weapons corporations.
Rheinmetall Defence Australia
Redbank Office (Headquarters)
111 Robert Smith Street
Redbank, QLD 4301
+61 7 3436 2700
Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicle Australia Pty Ltd
223 Viking Drive
Wacol, QLD 4076
PO Box 289, Carole Park 4300
Rheinmetall NIOA Munitions
232-244 Adelaide Street
Maryborough QLD 4650
+61 7 4121 4970
Rheinmetall Defence Australia
Level 3, 65 Canberra Avenue
Griffith, ACT 2603
+61 2 6249 5600
Rheinmetall have also extracted money from the GST revenue of the average Queenslander. In order to operate here Rheinmetall demanded a significant dowry from Queenslanders. A significant piece of land at Redbank and a free building worth $170million. Thank you Queenslanders! Similarly they demanded money to set up a factory at Maryborough though it is unclear how much they received for that.
They have combined with Nioa to make Rheinmetall Nioa Munitions RNM.
LOCATIONS: Rheinmetall and RNM
BRISBANE – Redbank. Weaponized Armoured Vehicle factory and maintenance facility
MARYBOROUGH RNM – Munitions – opening in 2022
BENALLA Victoria RNM – Munitions, currently functioning.
PRODUCTS: TANKS AND MUNITIONS
Rheinmetall specialise in weaponized vehicles such as tanks, also manufacturing the guns, missiles and bombs to go with them. Rheinmetall has close partnerships with Australian companies Bisalloy and NIOA. Bisalloy provides the steel for Rheinmetall’s weaponized vehicles, while NIOA makes bombs, bullets and other munitions. Rheinmetall’s website boasts:
In 2019, Rheinmetall concluded sales with customers in 143 countries. We are represented at 41 locations in Germany, a further 42 in Europe (excluding Germany), 14 on the American continent, 18 in Asia, 6 in Africa and 8 in Australia.
Rheinmetall sells tanks, missiles and other killing technology to Algeria, Australia, Austria, Bolivia, Brunei, Brazil, Cameroon, Canada, Czech Republic, Chile, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Indonesia, Italy, Lithuania, Malaysia, Nederlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, Turkmenistan, UK and UAE. This list is not exhaustive.
NIOA is a Queensland company looking to export dangerous munitions for use by militarised governments against their own people.
Indonesia: Current Trade and potential export from Australia
All of the weapons pictured below have been sold to Indonesia, where they are used exclusively against civilian populations, especially in West Papua.
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