Rheinmetall Automotive AG (Formerly KSPG AG)

Company Profile




Karl-Schmidt-Strasse, 74172 Neckarsulm, Germany

Business Overview

-The Company comprises the automotive sector of the Rheinmetall Group, and focuses on the development and production of air management systems, emission control systems, pumps, pistons, engine blocks, valves, actuators, electric traction systems, batteries, electric system protection and housings and electric vehicle thermal management systems.

-The Company has the following three operational divisions:

Division Focus areas
Mechatronics -Emissions reduction technologies and systems
-Solenoid valves
-Water, oil and vacuum pumps
Hardparts -Pistons
-Engine blocks
-Cylinder heads
-Structural components
-Plain bearings
Aftermarket -Global replacement parts business

-At the beginning of the fiscal year ending December 31, 2021, Rheinmetall AG will restructure its organization, shifting towards becoming an integrated technology group. As such, the company will no longer be divided into the Defence and Automotive sectors. Furthermore, the company will eliminate the interim holding of Rheinmetall Automotive AG. The new company will comprise of five divisions as follows: Weapon and Ammunition, Electronic Solutions, Vehicle Systems, Sensors and Actuators, and Materials and Trade. In regards to the automotive market, the Sensors and Actuators division will include the product areas of the former Mechatronics division, while the Material and Trade division will consist of the Bearings, Aftermarket and Castings product areas. The Pistons business unit will be continued as a non-core business, with additional strategic options for the business unit being analyzed.

Divisions after 2021:

Division Focus areas
Vehicle Systems -
Weapon and Ammunition -
Electronic Solutions -
Sensors and Actuators

-Emission and Thermo Systems
-Solenoid Valves

Materials and Trade



-The Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Rheinmetall AG.



  • Throttle bodies
  • EDM - Electric Drive Module

-Emission control

  • Secondary air systems
  • Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) valves
  • Exhaust gas mass flow sensors
  • Exhaust gas coolers
  • Exhaust gas valves
  • Exhaust flaps
  • Reed valves
  • Brushless actuators

-Solenoid valves

  • Electro-pneumatic valves and modules for pressure and vacuum pneumatic actuators
  • Bypass valves for turbochargers
  • Hydraulic and oil valves
  • Coolant and water valves
  • Fuel tank isolation valves

-Variable valve trains
-Range extenders

  • Oil pumps
  • Vacuum pumps
  • Water circulation pumps & coolant pumps

-48V and 400V electric traction systems
-48V and high-voltage battery packs
-Underbody protection for electric vehicles
-Battery pack covers
-Electrical climate compressors
-Thermo modules



  • Pistons for gasoline engines
  • Pistons for commercial vehicle engines
  • Large-bore pistons
  • Small-bore pistons
  • Piston Systems

-Aluminum engine blocks

  • Aluminum engine blocks for gasoline and diesel engines
  • Finish-machined engine blocks

-Plain bearings

  • Plain bearings
  • Permaglide bearings - bearings with a plastic material applied over a metallic base alloy
  • Continuous casted bearings
  • Special bearings
  • Turned bushings

-Structural components

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