The Focke-Wulf Flugzeugbau was founded in 1923 in Bremen by Henrich Focke, Georg Wulf and Werner Naumann. It absorbed the old Albatros company in 1931. The company has become associated with the designs of the gifted Kurt Tank, who designed several key German military aircraft for the company during the World War II years. The company was for practical purposes decimated by the end of World War II, although it was revived in the 1950s. Ultimately it was absorbed into the EADS-Airbus conglomerate.