ARTEC GmbH was founded in the year 1999. It is a Joint Venture of Krauss-Maffei Wegmann, Rheinmetall Landsysteme and Rheinmetall Defence Nederland B.V.
ARTEC is responsible for the BOXER development programme for Germany, the Netherlands, Lithuania and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland acting as the prime contractor. ARTEC is further in charge of the co-ordination of series production and is the focal point organisation for any BOXER export cases.
The main tasks of ARTEC are: