Rheinmetall announced the acquisition of a 72.5% controlling stake in the Romanian company Automecanica Medias. Its Medias plant is expected to play a key role in preparing Western-made armored vehicles for shipment to Ukraine.
The Automecanica Medias company produces bodies for trucks, as well as trailers, both for civilian and military purposes. The company, under the new name Rheinmetall Automecanica SRL, should strengthen the concern's position in Central Europe, which will increase the defense capability of NATO and the EU in the east. It should be noted that Rheinmetall has been cooperating with Automecanica since 2022, when the two partners joined forces in the maintenance and repair of military equipment in Satu Mare (Romania).