Mechanical and electronic solutions from a single source
Munich/Hamburg, May 6, 2013 – Juergen Meyer, Head of the Automotive Division of Berner & Mattner, is now also Director Automotive Division of Assystem GmbH in Germany. Since 2003, the 48-year-old electronics engineer has been responsible for product development processes and services in the field of electronic systems development of the Automotive Division at Berner & Mattner. The joint leadership reinforces the intention of the international parent group Assystem, a leading engineering service provider with headquarters in France, to better pool the technical and sector-specific strengths of the subsidiaries.
Technically integrated, the German Assystem subsidiaries offer a comprehensive service portfolio ranging from safety & systems engineering to calculation and construction of components, the specification and model-based development of ECU functions, AUTOSAR & Virtual Integration, engineering and operation of test systems through to the development of hardware prototypes including small series production. With this portfolio, the companies support the customers through the entire development cycle of innovative and new vehicle functions while assuming responsibility for implementing these challenging projects.
"We're happy to take on responsibility for complete packages in development or series production," says Juergen Meyer. "As Assystem, we are financially in the position to assume large-scale projects at a fixed price. In terms of employees, too, we can rely on the group´s worldwide qualified resources, such as Romania."
Center for complex calculations reduces development costs
in the field of mechanics
Munich/Hamburg, April 23, 2013 – Berner & Mattner teams up with Assystem to establish a dedicated Automotive Competence Center for Stress Engineering & Simulation in Munich. In this Center, the engineers are mainly focusing on the calculation of mechanical aspects. These simulations are getting more and more important in the automotive industry as OEMs are optimizing their development costs also in the field of mechanics. The service portfolio ranges from linear-static strength calculations to very complex non-linear simulations through to virtual crash testing.
With the Competence Center for Stress Engineering & Simulation, Berner & Mattner and Assystem complement their range of services offering electronic and mechanical services from a single source. The development processes in the field of mechanics are characterized by conflicts between safety, sustainability, costs and weight aspects as well as increasingly varying material usage. By pooling its methodology competency and by building up special tool chains, the Competence Center offers efficient solutions. By calculating and simulating possible application scenarios in early development stages, issues can be clarified that normally could only be tested with costly prototypes leading to significant cost reductions at OEMs. In addition to normal FE strength calculations, multi body simulations as well as thermomechanics and vibration analyses are carried out.
"Finite element calculations are being successfully deployed in the automotive development. We pool the know-how in our Competence Center in order to validate components efficiently with the mathematical model already in the earliest development phase", explains Juergen Meyer, Head of the Automotive Division at both Berner & Mattner and Assystem. "There is a huge potential of cost savings and acceleration of development processes in this area, mostly playing an important role in new development fields such as hybrid and eMobility concepts as well as new materials."
FOCUS: Assystem named one of Germany's best employers
The Engineering Service Provider for Whom It's a Pleasure to Work
Hamburg/Munich (Germany), April 8, 2013 – Assystem Deutschland Holding GmbH, which, together with the companies Assystem GmbH, Berner & Mattner Systemtechnik GmbH and SILVER ATENA Electronic Systems Engineering GmbH, makes up the German division of the Assystem Group, was named one of Germany's Best Employers by the German news magazine FOCUS.
Germany's Top Employers of 2013' were selected according to a comprehensive, multi-stage process. The following criteria were taken into consideration as part of the selection process: Survey results of company employees, ratings from other employers in the industry, ratings from young professionals and the company's level of proactiveness with regard to recruitment.
After seeing Berner & Mattner, one of our German subsidiaries, perform so well in the employer ranking published by WEKA FACHMEDIEN, I am extremely pleased to see Assystem, along with all of its companies operating in Germany, appear in FOCUS' list of Germany's best employers," says Ulrich O. Feik, CEO of Assystem Deutschland Holding GmbH. "The thing that makes us most proud of this type of accolade is that it is primarily based on scores given by employees and applicants. This provides us with excellent feedback on our efforts to establish a top-rate corporate culture and on our standing as an employer. It's impressive to see that we're able to successfully compete with the kinds of internationally renowned companies listed in these rankings. Apparently it means that people who work for us as service providers, engaged in interesting projects for the big names in the automotive industry, the rail industry, aviation and space technology, automation technology or other sectors, are just as satisfied as the employees working for those companies directly.
Engineering solutions and products
that meet the growing challenges of the aviation industry
Hamburg/Munich - 18 March 2013 – Assystem, a leading innovation and engineering consultancy, and its subsidiary, Silver Atena, system provider and specialist for safety-critical electronics applications, will present a range of innovative engineering solutions and products at Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg (9th - 11th of April 2013, Hall 6, stand E48). Together, the companies will demonstrate the potential of their joint aerospace portfolio, adding leading edge mechanical and systems skills with a strong project management capability, thus meeting the permanently rising challenges of the aviation industry. At this occasion, the Group will introduce one of its R&D projects: an Aircraft Simulator with which visitors will be able to take off for a personal flight under professional guidance.
At the leading exhibition for airplane interiors Assystem and Silver Atena will be presenting their broad portfolio of aerospace engineering solutions and products focusing on cabin design and cabin systems. Both companies, well known as reliable engineering partners for OEMs, MROs and aircraft operators are becoming increasingly renowned in the growing retrofit market. Their comprehensive systems, structure and cabin interior related mechanical and electronic knowledge enables the companies to realise the entire engineering including certification services for cabin retrofit programmes. The offered services range from minor seat modifications to complete cabin upgrades.
Key product highlights
Silver Atena will be showing an electronic dual-channel V12 FADEC (Full Authority Digital Engine Control) from its current control unit family for aircraft engines. The FADEC enables comfortable single lever control of a 12-cylinder common rail Diesel aircraft engine and incorporates lifetime monitoring as well as an intelligent fault management. With the SLAT MCE Silver Atena has developed a flight control unit that controls the electrical adjustment of the slat in the new A350 XWB.
Also on display is the company's latest Group-owned R&D project: the Aircraft Simulator. This airplane simulation platform, entirely created by Assystem, meets both challenges of development and management of innovative projects in integration testing, as well as in-house training enhancement. Aircraft simulators are complex and expensive systems that have long been available only to OEMs and professional pilots. With the development of its own aircraft simulator platform, Assystem now has a tool that can easily be upgraded and used for system integration testing operations. Moreover, this project also shows the company's commitment to extend and improve its internal training courses: within its training centres – the Assystem Aerospace Institute, the Aircraft Simulator can be used to model several aircraft systems that Assystem is currently working on, making interactive learning sessions become much more realistic.
Donation for "Parents' Initiative for Children with Cancer Munich"
Hamburg/Munich, December 12, 2012 – At the end of the year, the three operating companies of Assystem Deutschland Holding (Assystem, Berner & Mattner, SILVER ATENA) all support the same charity with their annual donations. Their choice fell on "Parents' Initiative for Children with Cancer Munich" (Elterninitiative Krebskranke Kinder München e. V.). Their donation of € 8,000 helps this charity to provide advice, organizational support and financial aid to families affected.
“We gladly support local charities in the areas of our subsidiaries in Germany. In Munich, all three Assystem companies are strong partners of the local automotive and turbo-machine industries. Due to the long-standing relationship between “Parents’ Initiative for Children with Cancer Munich” and our company it was an obvious decision to assume social responsibility for this important initiative“, says Ulrich O. Feik, CEO Assystem Deutschland Holding.
About Parents‘ Initiative for Children with Cancer Munich
Founded in 1985, the charity provides manifold support for children who have cancer and receive medical care in Munich as well as for their parents, brothers and sisters. It aims at alleviating the families‘ suffering in this period of extreme strain – during therapy and in the following years. There is a close cooperation between the Parents’ Initiative and oncological children’s medical units, doctors as well as nursing and psychosocial staff.
The management works on a voluntary basis; any support is funded by donations only. More information and possibilities for you to help can be found at: www.krebs-bei-kindern.de (German).
f. l. t. r.: Ulrich Feik (CEO Assystem Deutschland Holding), Christa Sauer, Angelika Andrae (both Parents‘ Initiative for Children with Cancer Munich.), Josef Mitterhuber (CEO SILVER ATENA)
Berner & Mattner‘s CEO Dr. Klaus Eder assumes the Function of CEO of Assystem GmbH: United also in the Top Management
Hamburg/Munich, July 24, 2012 – Dr. Klaus Eder is the new CEO of Assystem GmbH. Earlier this year, Klaus Eder has already taken the chair of the Berner & Mattner management board from Hans Berner. By assigning the responsibility and through the close cooperation of two companies complementing each other in the operative field Assystem, a global market leader in engineering services, emphasizes its objective to quickly strengthen its position in Germany. Throughout the past two years, Ulrich O. Feik, CEO of Assystem Holding, has transformed Atena and Assystem Aerospace into Assystem GmbH and managed both. Within the scope of his responsibility for the Assystem Group in Germany he will generate additional growth by means of further acquisitions.
The 47-year-old computer scientist Dr. Klaus Eder joined the company in 2001 as an authorized representative and has been general manager of Berner & Mattner since 2007. In 2011, the Munich-based company became a member of the international Assystem Group. Assystem GmbH is one of the major engineering service providers in the German aerospace and turbo machine markets. Berner & Mattner has many years of experience in the fields of automotive, transportation, and industrial embedded systems. The objective of uniting the companies’ management is to coordinate and further intensify the collaboration of Assystem’s two affiliates in these areas. Another personnel decision has the same aim: The previous COO of Assystem GmbH, Dr. Oliver Kosing, will become Project Services Director and as such be responsible for the development of increasingly transnational projects in the field of aerospace.
Together with Berner & Mattner and SILVER ATENA Electronic Systems Engineering GmbH the company represents the German part of the international Assystem Group. Here our customers can benefit from around 1,200 highly qualified engineers and technicians as project partners for developing solutions in the fields of software, embedded systems, electronics, mechatronics, and mechanics. If required, a global network with more than 10,000 employees throughout 16 countries provides additional development capacities for transnational projects.
“I look forward to assuming this challenging task. With this step we would like to contribute even more to the extension of the Assystem Group in Germany and the collaboration of its members“, says Dr. Klaus Eder. “Thanks to the support of my strong team, I look forward to the new challenges."
Ulrich O. Feik, responsible for the Assystem Group in Germany, emphasizes his strategic role. “I am glad that Klaus Eder additionally takes on this operative function and that we are thus able to represent the synergies of our service portfolio as a strong team together with SILVER ATENA and its CEO, Josef Mitterhuber. As part of the international group, we will join forces to support the entire organization on its path to growth in the German markets and to successfully complete our service and industry portfolio in the field of engineering through additional acquisitions.”
Once again among the top 25 in Lünendonk®-ranking
Hamburg, July 05, 2012 - The Assystem Group in Germany has been ranked no. 17 in the current market-barometer, the Lünendonk® list ‚Führende Anbieter von Technologie-Beratung und Engineering Services in Deutschland’ as in the previous year. This affirms Assystem’s position among the most outstanding engineering service providers in Germany.
The list was released yesterday by the renowned market research company Lünendonk GmbH in Kaufbeuren. It is based on turnover and headcount in Germany.
The three operative Assystem holding units Assystem, Berner & Mattner and Silver Atena with 1,200 employees (Dec. 2011) have been able to improve the results slightly compared with the prior year due to good capacity utilization. An achievement; considering the challenges in the aerospace industry.
Assystem is still optimistic about the future as an engineering supplier in Germany and is also on track with its growth strategy into other industries besides the aerospace area. This strategy is bearing initial fruit and will be systematically continued.
Assystem Renews E2S referencing from EADS
Paris, June 11, 2012 - Assystem, an international engineering and innovation consultancy group, today announces that it has been re-selected by EADS as an E2S preferred supplier for engineering services.
On the 11th of May, EADS published its global referencing for 21 engineering firms for the next two years. Assystem is ranked among the top five.
"We are proud to be referenced by EADS after a selection that underscores the high technology quality and involvement of our teams. We are grateful to our customer for their renewed confidence in us, and we are engaged in a process of continuous improvement that benefits both parties," said David Bradley, member of the Assystem Management Board, in charge of the Aerospace Engineering division.
Assystem is an engineering partner of EADS since its inception. The company’s aerostructure engineering teams in Germany, France, Spain the UK and India have worked on the challenges of the A380, the A400M, the A350 XWB and today the A320neo. Assystem is also helping develop programs for Eurocopter, EADS-Astrium and Cassidian. It also operates on simulation, testing and validation and has developed specific expertise in inspection and quality control for aerospace production lines by designing dedicated training solutions. The company has nearly 3,000 experts in the air defence sector.
Assystem is a member of the BDLI
Hamburg, January 25, 2012 - At the beginning of 2012, Assystem GmbH became a member of the German Aviation and Aerospace Industries Association (BDLI). The association, consisting of 190 members, represent the interests of the German aviation and aerospace industry.
As a strategic engineering service company to many prestigious customers from the aviation, aerospace and turbo machines industry in Germany, Assystem are very pleased to become a member of the BDLI and look forward to contributing the extensive know-how of its employees into the association's work within regulatory boards and technical committees.
Ulrich O. Feik, CEO Assystem GmbH and Assystem Deutschland Holding GmbH said; "The BDLI membership strengthens our position in our specialized and high turnover business areas of aerospace and turbo machines. It is a clear signal that we will continue to grow in these markets in Germany; as well as independently in our rapidly expanding business areas of electronic/embedded systems, automotive, energy/plant engineering and rail/transportation."
As a subsidiary of the Assystem Group, the company looks back over 30 years of experience as an engineering partner to the aerospace industry, and with more than 400 aerospace engineers in Germany working in association with nearly 3,000 employees internationally, Assystem offers an extensive spectrum of services. The services portfolio includes traditional development in the areas of design and analysis, as well as, quality and project management and production-related engineering services such as production control, material technology and test engineering.
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06/05/2013 - Mechanical and electronic solutions from a single source
Juergen Meyer, Head of the Automotive Division of Berner & Mattner, is now also Director Automotive Division of Assystem GmbH in Germany. Technically integrated, the German Assystem subsidiaries offer a comprehensive service portfolio.
We look forward to seeing you - our next events:
Automotive Testing Expo, 04th -06th June 2013, Messe Stuttgart (Hall 1 - Stand 1537)
VDI Recruiting Tag, 12th June 2013, Hamburg (Handelskammer, Adolphsplatz 1, 20457 Hamburg)