The German army, the Bundeswehr, and the military economy work closely and in partnership. This is a key factor in the specification of requirements for military technical equipment, in research, development, testing, production and in logistical matters.

Following the cuts to the Bundeswehr and to investment in the defence budget, the national German defence market has shrunk, which is why the military economy is focusing on international markets, including outside Europe. Despite the challenges arising out of a constantly changing security landscape that are making investment outside the EU more difficult, the military economy remains robust.

The following factors play a key role:

  • National consolidation to retain core capability and international competitiveness and the retention of systemic competence
  • Focus on core technological competences
  • The establishment of cooperation-enabled structures within the company organisation
  • International partnerships for expanding the product range, accessing new markets, securing the technological fields
  • Retention of the international market leading position, in particular in the marine sector and armoured vehicles

In this this highly complex sector of the economy decisions about personnel issues involve a high level of responsibility and market knowledge.

And there one of the focus areas of umaris specifically lies. With the expertise within our teams, our strong relationships with members of the armed forces and professional experience in the sector, we know what our clients need and can talk their language. We are also represented in important industry associations within the sector and have contacts right up to the decision-making committees of military procurement projects. This benefits our clients both in terms of positioning their companies as well as aligning their HR strategy.