Cooperation: SGS TÜV Saar and Process Fellows sign cooperation agreement

SGS-TÜV Saar and Process Fellows have agreed on an extensive cooperation in the area of product development according to Automotive SPICE® and Functional Safety, thus reacting to the growing customer demand. While the requirements of these two standards are mandatory for both manufacturers and suppliers, they are now increasingly being extended to other development disciplines (keywords "Mechanical SPICE" and "Hardware SPICE") and supplemented by the topic of security. Effective and efficient development processes that support a sensible combination of these standards avoid internal duplication of effort and inconsistencies and help to control product risks. As a result of this cooperation, all topics are now integrated in one service package - from training, consulting, and gap analyses to audits and assessments.

In the future, customers will have direct access to the combined support of two market-leading partners, both nationwide and internationally: the Process Fellows as experts on the relevant SPICE process models on the one hand, and the SGS-TÜV Saar as a neutral accredited service provider for Functional Safety and Security for Safety on the other. The smooth integration of these areas into customer-internal process landscapes allows the use of synergy effects and leads to optimized and lean procedures in the implementation and assessment of development processes. These meet not only the standard quality requirements of ISO 9001 or IATF 16949, but also the specific audits and assessments according to Automotive SPICE®, Functional Safety (e.g. ISO 26262) or Cyber Security (e.g. ISO 21434). In addition, a comprehensive seminar program in this subject area is available to all interested parties.

"Quality with all its characteristics plays an immensely important role in the automotive environment. One of the greatest challenges is to find an efficient way to meet all the requirements of the standards. Together with SGS-TÜV Saar, we can offer our customers the best possible support in mastering this task," says Bernhard Sechser, Managing Director of the Process Fellows and Principal Consultant for Functional Safety and Automotive SPICE®.

Martin Schmidt, Head of the Global Competence Center Functional Safety at SGS-TÜV Saar adds: "The special competence of the Process Fellows in the field of development processes ideally complements the existing services of SGS-TÜV Saar and the SGS Group in the field of functional safety, as well as the services of tomorrow in the areas of automated driving and security. The joint service offerings are certainly unique in terms of the depth of the know-how and the diversity of the services offered".

About Process Fellows

The Process Fellows accompany their customers with many years of international experience in the integration of state-of-the-art development methods into their system development through training, consulting, and coaching. They support the definition and implementation of all necessary development processes in the projects, starting with project management, via requirements tracking, up to system testing.

Their expertise also helps in projects with safety-relevant and regulatory requirements, as well as in the piloting and introduction of agile methods and efficient processes. A user-oriented approach to process improvement and the use and adaptation of tools is always favored.

The Process Fellows are always at the side of their customers and help to prove the standard conformity of system and software development processes through audits and assessments, for example according to Automotive SPICE®.

For further information please contact us:
Julia Thomas, Manager Presales & Backoffice
Process Fellows GmbH, Schlegelleithe 8, 91320 Ebermannstadt
Phone +49 9194 3719957
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About the SGS Group Germany

The SGS Group is the world leader in inspection, testing, verification, and certification. Founded in 1878, SGS, headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, with more than 89,000 employees and an international network of over 2,600 offices and laboratories, sets globally recognized standards for quality, safety, and integrity.

The SGS Group has been active in Germany since 1920 and is present at around 40 locations throughout the country. The SGS Institut Fresenius GmbH and the SGS-TÜV Saar GmbH also belong to it. On behalf of manufacturers, dealers or governments, SGS provides numerous inspection, monitoring and testing services across all stages of the value chain to ensure more safety, more efficiency, and higher quality.

SGS-TÜV Saar GmbH supports customers in all aspects of functional safety and in the area of "Security for Safety". As an accredited service provider, it is active with a global network of functional safety experts in the areas of training, personal qualification, consulting, safety analysis, testing, and certification.

The SGS-TÜV experts are actively involved in the relevant standardization committees in the formulation of standard contents - e.g. on ISO 26262 and ISO 21434 - so they are always involved in the further development of the state of the art in science and technology and can provide comprehensive advice and qualifications in this field.

For further information, please contact us:
Dr. Harald Günther
SGS-TÜV Saar GmbH, Joseph-von-Fraunhofer-Str. 13, 44227 Dortmund
Tel.: +49 231 9742 7325
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