History of the MIZ
The MIZ was founded at the instigation of the Federal Minister of Defense. The reason was, that the Federal German Navy needed urgently technical-logistical support for the operation of their weapon systems, in particular of American origin.
Founding members were the companies MTG Marinetechnik GmbH and Messerschmitt-Boelkow-Blohm GmbH (MBB). The logistical know-how and the technical knowledge in naval technology transferred the MIZ to appropriate procedures and methods of operation of the Navy. At an early stage, close relationships with American companies and military departments were established. For more than 45 years, MIZ has acquired an extensive logistical potential for knowledge and experience, which has now also been useful in economic enterprises beyond the original military operations.
Today, the MIZ is in private ownership.