Germany’s DMB Dr. Dieter Murmann Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH has taken over the entire Anschütz group known previously as Raytheon Anschütz and a subsidiary of the US defence company Raytheon. The change of ownership includes all existing rights and obligations: business relationships with customers and partners will not be affected.
DMB, a diversified medium-sized industrial group based in Kiel, is to rename the company Anschütz GmbH, its original name when it was set up in 1905. DMB has acquired the Anschütz headquarters in Kiel together with its subsidiaries in Panama City, Portsmouth (UK), Rio de Janeiro, Shanghai, and Singapore.
What will soon become Anschütz GmbH is a manufacturer and integrator of navigation, bridge, and mission systems for commercial and naval vessels, as well as an industrial partner in several national and international maritime research projects.
Its products include gyro compasses, autopilots, steering control systems, radar installations, electronic chart display and information systems, and electronic logbooks. Its components can be found on about 30,000 ships and are supported by a global network of certified sales and service partners.
Michael Schulz, managing director of the future Anschütz GmbH, said: “DMB is a strong partner with proven experience and expertise in international maritime business. Our new owner enables us to achieve sustainable growth in our markets by reacting more quickly to the needs of our customers and creating innovations that generate additional customer benefits and shape the navigation of the future … Now and in future, our customers can rely on the delivery of safe, reliable and high-quality navigation and mission systems because that's what the Anschütz brand is known for.”