ANT Nachrichtentechnik GmbH
ANT, or ANT Nachrichtentenchnik, was a German company that specialized
in development, marketing and sales of information and intelligence equipment.
The company originally started life in 1949
as Allgemeine Elektricitäts-Gesellschaft
(AEG) and was renamed
several times, first in 1955 as Telefunken,
until in 1983 the name ANT Nachrichtentechnik GmbH was adopted.
At that time ANT, who was still partly owned by
became part of a consortium made up of Bosch, Mannesman and Allianz.
After that, the company was renamed, merged and acquired a few more times
until in 2000/2001 the company was split up and sold off. The Telecom division
went to Marconi
and later became Telent, whilst the satellite division was
first renamed to Tesat-Spacecom and was later sold to EADS Astrium.
was later sold to Finmeccanica and is now known as
Selex Communications GmbH (Backnang).
Some equipment featured on this website was partly developed or marketed by
ANT. Some equipment was initially (partly) developed by Telefunken but was
moved to ANT when AEG-Telefunken sold its remaining shares and the company
became known as ANT (see below).
➤ ANT equipment on this website
1949 - AEG Fernmeldetechnik GmbH
The company started life in 1949 when AEG Fernmeldetechnik (Telecommunications)
moved from Berlin to Backnang, just north of Stuttgart (Germany).
1955 - Telefunken GmbH
In 1955, they were joined by AEG's radio-link department, that moved from Ulm
to Backnang. From that moment on, the company used the name Telefunken GmbH.
1967 - AEG Telefunken AG
In the 1967, the name of the company is changed to AEG Telefunken AG
and on the 1st of March that year an aerospace division is founded.
1982 - AEG Telefunken Nachrichtentechnik GmbH
In 1982, the company is changed from an AG (Plc) into a GmbH (Ltd) again
and the name is changed into AEG Telefunken Nachrichtentechnik GmbH.
AEG-Telefunken remains in charge as the majority shareholder with 51%.
The remaining 49% is in the hands of a consortium consisting of Bosch,
Mannesmann and Allianz.
1983 - ANT Nachrichtentechnik GmbH
A year later, AEG-Telefunken sells its 51% to the other three shareholders,
and the company is renamed to ANT Nachrichtentechnik GmbH. Bosch, Mannesmann
and Allianz are now the owners of ANT.
1995 - Bosch Telecom GmbH
ANT Nachrichtentechnik GmbH is transformed into Bosch Telecom GmbH
and becomes a full 100% daughter of the Robert Bosch group.
2000 - Bosch Satcom GmbH / Marconi Communications GmbH
Five years later, in 2000, the aerospace division is separated out into
an idependent company called Bosch SatCom. The remaining Telecom division
is sold to Marconi
and is divided over Marconi Communications GmbH
and Marconi Mobile GmbH.
2001 - Tesat-Spacecom GmbH & Co.KG
Shortly afterwards, in November 2001, the name of Bosch Satcom is changed
into Tesat-Spacecom GmbH &Co.KG and a month later, in December, it is
acquired by EADS Astrium. This part of the company is still trading
as Tesat-Spacecom today (2012).
2006 - Telent GmbH
In 2006 the name of Marconi Communications GmbH
is changed into Telent GmbH
and the company specializes as systemintegrator and technology
service provider. Since 2011, Telent GmbH has become part of the Euromicron
Gruppe and is still trading as Telent GmbH today (2012).
2005 - Selex Communications GmbH
In 2005 Marconi Mobile GmbH
was bought by the Italian Finmeccanica consortium
and became Selex Communications GmbH,
a full daughter of Selex Communications
S.p.A. in Rome, which in turn is part of Selex SI
(now: Selex ES).
This part of the company is still located in Backnang (2012).
- ANT Nachrichtentechnik GmbH
Phone: +49 (0)7191-13-0
- Selex Communications GmbH
Phone: +49 (0)7191-378-0
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