HAIFA, ISRAEL (May 15, 2019)—exida, a global supplier of functional safety and security products, services, and certifications, has decided to open an Israel subsidiary in recognition of the growing importance of the local Automotive and Smart-Mobility ecosystem. “Israel is fast becoming one of the leading countries in the new Automotive Industry”, said Amir Rahat, the CEO of the local subsidiary, “and we hope to provide a critical component in this ecosystem”.
exida, founded in 1999, has until now provided these services remotely to Israeli companies from its offices in Germany, Italy and the USA. While the customers, such as Innoviz Technologies (www.innoviz.tech), are happy with the support they received, exida realized this model is less effective. “Remote consulting with occasional visits limits our ability to help companies new to the field, such as start-ups”, said Rainer Faller, exida Founder – Germany, “while a local office with local experts can really make a difference”.
Since its creation on January 1st, the Israeli subsidiary has signed on several Israel-based companies as new customers. Among them are Foresight Automotive Ltd. (www.foresightauto.com), GuardKnox Automotive Cybersecurity (www.guardknox.com) and Guardian Optical Technologies (www.guardian-optech.com). Says Guardian CEO, Gil Dotan “we are very happy about the collaboration with exida. The combination of exida expertise and local, Hebrew-speaking consultants is exactly what we need to speed-up our Safety efforts and become an Automotive certified supplier. What exida brings to the table would allow us to develop a lifesaving, industry changing product.”.
exida is a certification and research firm specialising in functional safety and cybersecurity for automotive systems and semiconductors, high availability automation and control systems, and alarm management. For twenty years, exidahas been working with the leading Automotive OEMs and Tier1 companies to ensure automotive safety. exidaprovides training, safety and security analyses and assessment services, and has performed more process control safety certifications than any other company worldwide. exida’smain offices are located in Sellersville, PA, USA and Munich, Germany and it has worldwide operations with service centers in Italy, China, Brazil, Singapore, Canada, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Japan, South Africa, India, the United Kingdom and now Israel.
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