1890–1999 (company); 1890–present (brand)
In 1999, Mannesmann was acquired by the British telecommunications company Vodafone, which has been one of the largest-ever company takeovers worldwide. Orange, which was just acquired by Mannesmann, was divested to France Télécom (now Orange S.A.) in the following year.
While the company was dissolved, the brand, as well as its steel pipe industry, is still exist under German company Salzgitter AG.
|Subsidiaries, joint ventures and licensees:|
Europe: Albania | Channel Islands (Airtel-Vodafone)1 | Cyprus (Cytamobile-Vodafone) | Czech Republic (Oskarta) | Germany | Greece | Hungary | Ireland | Italy | Netherlands2 (50%) (Vodafone | Ziggo) | Northern Cyprus (Telsim Vodafone) | Portugal (Yorn) | Romania | Spain (Lowi | yu) | Turkey | United Kingdom (Talkmobile | Voxi)
Divested: SmarTone (Hong Kong) | Verizon Wireless5 (United States) | J-PHONE–Vodafone (Japan) | SFR (France) | Nema (Faroe Islands) | Si.mobil–Vodafone (Slovenia) | Europolitan–Vodafone (Sweden) | MTC–Vodafone (Bahrain) | Orange (United Kingdom)