Press release

Safety certified to the highest maturity level for the first time

embeX FSM is the first to be certified to IEC 61508 with highest maturity level 5.

TÜV Rheinland awards the first Functional Safety Management (FSM) certificate with the highest maturity level


Electronics, which must operate reliably enough to control the potential hazards they pose to life, limb and the environment must be designed to be functionally safe. The basic safety standard for Functional Safety (IEC 61508) requires designers and manufacturers to implement a Functional Safety Management (FSM) for the safety life cycle.

embeX GmbH, the technologically leading development service provider for the automation, medical and transportation industries, is the first company to receive a TÜV Rheinland certificate with the highest Maturity Level 5 for its Functional Safety Management (FSM). This award is granted by TÜV Rheinland, as embeX GmbH has continuously provided proof of this during an audit and certification cycle of more than 10 years. For a multitude of safety-related product developments with hardware and software the company has introduced, implemented, and complied to all organisational measures and requirements in accordance with the relevant standards (IEC 61508).

“TÜV Rheinland has been working with the embeX organisation for over 10 years. By awarding the "Maturity Level 5" we recognise the achievements embeX have made in this time to continually develop and implement a robust FSM system in accordance with our certification rules”, says Thomas Steffens, Business Unit Manager and responsible for the Certification Body for FSM certification of TÜV Rheinland worldwide.

“Functional safety is our most important competence”, emphasises embeX managing director Jürgen Wiegand. “For embeX, the certification with the highest maturity level means a special recognition of the continuous work, the reliability and the commitment of our employees. We are very proud of this.

The maturity of the processes and our established safety competence are the best guarantee for project success for our customers. They are complemented by extremely dynamic developments in the field of cybersecurity. This enables us to offer our customers integrated Safe & Secure product developments.”


About embeX

embeX GmbH is the technologically leading development service provider for the automation, medical and transportation industries. More than 150 highly qualified engineers and scientists develop sophisticated embedded systems for measurement, control, and drive technology at two locations on behalf of customers. As the leading technology provider, the company provides its customers with access to regulated markets with high normative requirements such as those for functional safety, cybersecurity, and explosion protection. embeX masters system and product development from the idea to series production and is responsible for the development results at notifies bodies. In addition to product development, the company also provides consulting services and transfers the self-developed and proven processes to its customers.


Dr. Kai Borgwarth, Director Marketing & Sales, k.borgwarth(at), +49 761 479 799-677