Saeder-Krupp Schwerindustriegesellschaft (Saeder-Krupp Heavy Industries Company), or S-K, headquartered in Essen, Germany, is the largest corporation in the world. It controls BMW, one of the seven founders of the Corporate Court and thus possesses permanent AAA prime megacorporation status. Since a leveraged buyout in 2038, Saeder-Krupp is wholly owned by the Great Dragon Lofwyr. Saeder-Krupp’s main business interests lie in heavy industry, nuclear energy, oil, chemistry, aerospace and telecommunications.
Saeder-Krupp grew from the restructuring of BMW. Michel Beloit took control of BMW in 2010. He restructured the company, ensuring growth in the automotive industry but first expanding its focus. BMW quickly followed the Eastern European industrial Keruba into the development of low-latitude vectored-thrust vehicles (probably helped by its link with Rolls-Royce), and by 2011 won most of the bids launched by European governments to equip their armed forces with LAVTV. BMW acquired Krupp and Saeder Munitions, and established strong operations in the Middle East and Africa. BMW was among the founding companies of the Inter-Corporate Council, and later the Corporate Court. Beloit restructured the group, merging Krupp and Saeder Strategic Industries into Saeder-Krupp, and turning it from a subsdiary of BMW to the head company, with BMW as a subsidiary. In 2025, Saeder-Krupp was involved in the privatization of the European Space Agency.
In 2032, Beloit died and his wife Mrs. Wilhelmina Graff-Beloit took over control of the company. She had, like her husband before her, a minority stake in the company, but controlled the executive committee. Five years later, in 2037, the Great Dragon consolidated ownerships in a number of shells, making him the majority shareholder with 63% of Saeder-Krupp capital. The dragon voted himself as President, Wilhelmina Graff-Beloit out of the board, and a management buyout to make him the unique shareholders of Saeder-Krupp. Graff-Beloit made an attempt to prevent this, but failed. She fell into obscurity (only moving to Zurich-Orbital in 2050).
In the following years, Lofwyr continued to restructure the company, also buying out everything that remained of the European space program, including the space launch company Arianespace. Saeder-Krupp also took control of the Mid-Eastern oil remaining reserves, exploiting a part of them and acting as a middleman between the local government and the American oil companies.
Lofwyr converted the company completely and now has Saeder-Krupp a structure different from all other megacorps. Lofwyr controls everything. Sometimes Lofwyr lets the company’s executives work as they desire, and the following day micromanages the operation. From the human eye, this organization seems to be confusing. However, no one can argue with the results, as Lofwyr has led Saeder-Krupp to become the #1 megacorp.
Arianespace (European space launching company, primarily operating from Kourou in French Guiana).
ATT (British company operating on the telecom and drone markets)
Barytech (one of the Saeder-Krupp two largest subsidiaries, with Ruhr Nuclear, and the most important of S-K subsdiaries not to be headquartered in Germany)
BMW AG (automotive)
GIAT Industries (French ground armament and munition manufacturer. It also owns a part of Esprit Industries’ capital)
Commerzbank, Dresdner Bank and Swiss Bank Corporation
Hermes Eurocom and Ruhr Datafax (The two major Matrix provider in Europe, directly or indirectly operating the grids in Austria, France, Hungary, Poland and Spain)
Krupp Group (Krupp is the heavy industry part of Saeder-Krupp. The group includes Krupp Manufacturing, Krupp Specialist Engineering, Krupp Munitions and Krupp Chemicals)
Messerschmitt-Kawasaki (helicopters, boats, and motorcycles)
Orbital Dynamix (satellite network)
Ruhr Nuclear (world leader in fusion energy)
Siemens-Nixdorf and Philips (electronics; both are members of the Eurotronics Consortium)