Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) has acquired Germany-based Battle Tank Dismantling GmbH Koch, the company announced Thursday.
The company was formerly owned by the Scholz Group, a world leader in steel and scrap recycling. Battle Tank Dismantling and its predecessors have been demilitarizing, dismantling and scrapping weapons of war since 1991.
It is the only company in Germany possessing all respective licenses, and it runs Europe's only NATO-certified tank dismantling plant. So far it has destroyed and disposed of some 16,000 military vehicles, including more than 1,800 main battle tanks and roughly 6,000 wheeled and tracked armored vehicles.