“Tank Shredder” company purchased by KMW

Jane’s is reporting that German tank manufacturer Krauss Maffei-Wegmann (KMW) has puchased GmbH Koch, a company that specializes in dismantling tanks and armored vehicles.  According to Jane’s:

The company, which takes apart tanks at a facility in Rockensussra, Germany, is the only NATO-certified company to dismantle tanks, KMW said in a press release. The company has been shredding tanks since 1991, and has dismantled 16,000 military vehicles to date. Battle Tank Dismantling was previously owned by the Scholz Group, a scrapping company.

Here are a few images of vehicles at the GmbH Koch facility.  (more images here.)

Luchs 8x8

Spahpanzer Luchs



panzer 68

Panzer 68


Marder IFV