MES Launches MES Ltd. in Shanghai
MES' on-site subsidiary firma supports the innovation boom of the Chinese automotive industry in the development of embedded software
On July 1, 2019 Berlin-based software company, Model Engineering Solutions GmbH (MES)'s subsidiary firma, Model Engineering Solutions Ltd. in Shanghai officially launches into the Chinese market. This is in response to the strong demand and current innovation boom in the Chinese automotive industry. The company is an important supplier of embedded software development tools to the world's leading automobile manufacturers and continues to expand its reach in the field. Through direct sales, MES also assumes the responsibilities of its previous sales partner in Shanghai, YISU Information Technologies Co., Ltd. (Yisu).
Innovation Driving the Chinese Automotive Sector Forward
The automotive industry in China is booming. Manufacturers such as SAIC Motor, Dongfeng Motor, FAW, Geely, BYD, and the Beijing Automotive Group are among the world's largest automobile manufacturers and are experiencing rapid growth in the international marketplace. Innovative technologies, such as autonomous driving and electrically powered vehicles in particular, are making significant advancements in China. For this reason, securing safety-relevant systems is a vital focus area of software development in China. Well-known car manufacturers are being heavily relied on to provide proven solutions for securing embedded software. Heiko Dörr, CEO of MES, explains the vision of his company in China as follows: "The pace of development and innovation in China is rapid, and automotive OEM development teams are working hard to achieve the highest standards and efficiency in quality assurance. Having an on-site presence enables us to better understand the needs of our Chinese customers and to support them directly. Strengthening the region is an integral part of MES' corporate strategy, as it is the only way we can anchor our toolchain in the processes of Chinese car manufacturers and suppliers."
Extended Support for Chinese Customers
With the founding of MES Ltd., MES provides extensive support to its clientele in China. Sales and support are being undertaken directly. As a result, Chinese customers also have a direct channel to the MES development teams in Germany and to support from these teams. MES also offers first-hand consulting, training classes, and tool training to their Chinese clientele. Consequently, MES Ltd. is the only authorized distribution channel for MES’ products and services in China. Licenses and maintenance contracts previously acquired through distributors remain valid and are supported directly by the relevant contact persons at MES. To further expand support, the support section of MES’ website is available in Chinese, and from now on webinars in the Chinese language are also accessible on-demand via their website. In addition, customers will be kept informed and up-to-date about current content, events, and releases via regular newsletters. Furthermore, a social media channel (WeChat) has been set up for direct support inquiries to the development team in Berlin. In the future, these social media channels will be further expanded to provide MES’ Chinese customers with a forum for knowledge sharing with regards to industry-relevant topics such as ISO 26262 and other relevant international ISO safety standards.
Contact the Regional Sales Manager Greater China
About MES: Software Quality. In Control.
Founded in 2006 in Berlin (Germany), software company Model Engineering Solutions GmbH (MES) offers solutions for integrated quality assurance of software projects. MES supports its customers in developing model-based software in compliance with industry standards such as IEC 61508, ISO 25119, and ASPICE. The MES Tool Chain comprises four complementary tools for all phases of the model-based software development process: the MES Quality Tools. The MES Model Examiner® (MXAM) conducts automated checks to verify compliance with modeling guidelines for MATLAB Simulink®/Stateflow®, Embedded Coder®, TargetLink®, and ASCET® models. The MES Test Manager® (MTest) efficiently implements requirements-based unit testing in model-based development. MES M-XRAY®’s fast and precise structure and complexity analysis gives you complete transparency of your Simulink®, Stateflow®, Embedded Coder®, and TargetLink® models. MES Quality Commander® (MQC) evaluates the quality and product-readiness of your software and delivers key decision-making data throughout the product development lifecycle. MES Model & Refactor® (MoRe) supports users in modeling with MATLAB Simulink® by simplifying and accelerating model editing and reducing monotonous work steps. The MES Test Center team supports its customers with testing services from requirements management through setting up test specifications and automated test evaluation to quality monitoring. The MES Academy provides training classes and company-specific consulting services and projects. The consultants offer support in introducing and improving model-based development processes to fulfill standards such as IEC 61508, ISO 26262, and ASPICE. MES clients in the automotive industry include 16 of the 20 largest OEMs worldwide and their suppliers. In addition to this, the number of MES customers in the automation technology field continuously grows. MES is a TargetLink® Strategic Partner of dSPACE GmbH and a MathWorks and ETAS Product Partner. The MES Academy collaborates with SAE International.