Fleckner + Simon UPDATE

Additional F+S employees certified

Continuous advanced training is an important aspect of the F+S corporate culture. For some training courses it is possible to receive formal confirmation of being technologically up to date by passing an exam.

We are pleased to announce that last year several of our employees have once again passed demanding exams, so that we now have additional CAST® Certified Automotive Testers, ASQF® Certified Professional Project Managers and ISAQB Certified Professional Software Architects.

Gate4SPICE: SPICE Assessors at F+S

On Oct/19/2017, we hosted the "How to achieve process acceptance?" Gate4SPICE event. Fully booked out in advance the "Journey into a New World" guided by our co-founder Dr. Joachim Fleckner and the presentation by Christian Knüvener, CEO Knüvener Mackert GmbH, yielded intensive discussions.PastedGraphic-1

Different workshops looked at technical, organizational, cultural, and social aspects as critical success factors for process acceptance, followed by the presentation and discussion of the results.

Thanks to the active participation of all attendees the event was very successful in sharing an improved understanding of how to roll out effective standard-compliant processes.

F+S Summer Party 2017

All employees and their families were invited to our 16th annual summer party at Limpark to participate in interesting and entertaining events.
For example, some were locked up in a room with an hour to solve a riddle to escape. More fitting to our industry was the thrilling cart race with some near-accidents. It was even almost won by our two CEOs (3rd and 4th place).IMG 20170818 162158 Ausschnitt
There were also the bubble-ball matches: players in large bubbles attempting - more or less successfully - to compete in soccer games.
This action-packed day ended with a great and well-earned dinner and many pleasant conversations over alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.

F+S is a member of the registered association Competence Center for Applied Security Technology, CAST e.V.

The employees and management of F+S GmbH are aware of the importance of security in automotive development and are - some for many years already - part of the competence network of the CAST e.V. This non-profit association provides information events, consultation, workshops and tutorials related to the selection and utilization of demand-oriented security technology.

To take account of the growing importance of security in automotive applications and to better support the important work of the CAST e.V. especially in the automotive sector, F+S GmbH is now also an active member of the association.

Embedded World 2017

DSCF9812 For the seventh time in a row F+S GmbH has presented its services along with more than 1.000 fellow exhibitors at the embedded world Exhibition&Conference - the world's biggest exhibition for embedded technologies and THE meeting point for the international embedded community.

We have met many of our customers, made new contacts and used the opportunity to discuss current topics of the automotive industry. Turns out that the challenges of functional safety are still a matter of high priority for developers and project managers alike. Also, Automotive "security" is becoming more important and will soon be taking precedence over safety.DSCF0021

We have had many interesting contacts and discussions about this and the lock picking set we brought along as it clearly highlights security holes in everyday products. By the way: many of our visitors were able to pick the lock.