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The Hungarian Government Commissioner for Defence, Defence Industries and the Coordination of Defence Modernisation announced that HDT Védelmi Ipari Kft. Company has acquired the Austrian Hirtenberger Defence Group.

„Hirtenberger Defence is globally known for its technology and performance of products. We are convinced this is driven by the outstanding people at Hirtenberger. For us, it is key to maintain and further grow Hirtenberger business, technology and its outstanding customer relations. We will maintain our operations in Hirtenberg.“ says Gáspár Maróth, Government Commissioner Responsible for Defence, Defence Industries and the Coordination of Defence Modernisation. “Our location in Middle Wallop will also play a major part of future growth of the Hirtenberger Defence Group” he added.

The acquisition of Hirtenberger is a cornerstone of the Hungarian strategy to develop the Hungarian Defence Industry Sector. HDT Védelmi Ipari will maintain Hirtenberger as it is and takes full responsibility for all commercial operations and commitments to employees, customers and suppliers.

Hirtenberger Defence will continue to operate from all its locations and carry the well-known brand. From 29 October on Hirtenberger will operate under the new ownership; the Hirtenberger management will stay on board.

„I am very happy to have HDT Védelmi Ipari Kft as an investor, it will allow us to further grow our business, drive our key research and development programs and gain opportunities in the growing Defence Industry globally. I think we‘ll have a lot of opportunities for our customers and partners for the future“ says Carsten Barth, CEO Hirtenberger Defence.

Waldemar Geiger