Projekt System & Management GmbH (PSM) is a Joint Venture (50% stake each) of Krauss-Maffei Wegmann GmbH und Co. KG (KMW) and Rheinmetall Landsysteme GmbH (RLS), two of Europe´s leading manufacturers of armoured wheeled and tracked vehicles.
PSM was established in 2002 with the objective of coordinating the development and production of the new Puma armoured infantry fighting vehicle for the German Army on the industry side.
PSM is prime contractor for the AIFV Puma programme, currently the biggest development and procurement programme of the German Army. At the same time PSM is the customer of the companies KMW and RLS.
Under its overall system responsibility, PSM is planning and managing the project in terms of concept definition, development, testing and qualification as well as production.
Due to its obligation for sales and marketing of the Puma, PSM is also the point of contact for international customers.
The expertise and competence of PSM is based on the know-how of proven and acknowledged experts of the parent companies; forming the staff of PSM. They guarantee the successful development and production of the AIFV Puma with their experience and skills.
Kassel was chosen to be the company headquarters, as both KMW and RLS operate engineering and production facilities within that city.