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We are expert in a variety of competence areas:
Functional Safety, Cybersecurity, Quality, Engineering, Development Methodologies.
We offer a variety of services:
Safety Analyses, Audits and Assessments, Outsourced support, Verification Driven Design Support, Development Services V-Bottom, Consultancy Services V-Top, Certifications, Books and Templates.
We are experienced in a variety of business sectors:
Automotive, Process Industry, Medical devices, Automation Machinery, Energy, Railway.



Our History

exida was founded in 1999 by Dr. William Goble (USA) and Mr. Rainer Faller (Germany). Goble and Faller are among the leading authorities in the field of Functional Safety.

They identified the growing need for companies operating in the safety domain to become more knowledgeable about the requirements for safety related applications.

exida has evolved over the years, from having two offices in the USA and Germany respectively, to develop an entire global support network.

Our Profile

exida provides qualified customers with certification for several functional safety and security standards, such as IEC 61508, IEC 61511, ISO 26262, ISO 13849, IEC 62061, and the ISA Security Compliance Institute (ISCI). We have certified more process safety devices for IEC 61508 than any other agency worldwide.

exida's engineers participate and have voting rights on the IEC and ISA committees and regularly speak at leading industry conferences. As a result of this involvement in key safety committees, exida is at the forefront of the industry in the development of training programs, tools, and knowledge resources to help you better understand and measurably improve the safety, security, and reliability of your processes and automation systems.

In virtue of the experience of exida‘s employees in the automotive sector, derived, almost exclusively, from large reputable automotive companies, in addition to the expertise gained by exida in the automotive domain and confirmed by our customers, the company  provides not only  exceptional know-how in the management of functional safety and safety engineering, but also puts at disposal the knowledge and experience of automotive specialists for deep functional understanding.

Projects in the areas of:

  • Chassis Electronics
  • Engine Development
  • “Body Control” functionality

Have often been developed with mass production projects and innovative topics in the associated safety concepts.

Our technology is pervasive in terms of safety and high availability automation. We have compiled  the textbooks used for teaching automation reliability. We contributed to the writing of the standards that the world uses for designing safe automation systems. We wrote the procedures that certification agencies use to verify the effectiveness of safety system hardware. We developed the procedures that industry uses to select automation that is both safe and cost-effective. We give the lectures and symposium that train industry’s top professionals, and present the latest developments.


exida is a unique organization, rich in Functional Safety, Cybersecurity, Quality, SW Development, Product Testing, Design and Simulation experience, in an endless pursuit to exceed customer expectations.

Fully integrated with global Functional Safety, global Requirements and Standards, exida delivers best-in-class Functional Safety and Control System Security products, services, and support solutions.

Our support is focused on OEM’s and End Users in Process, Automotive, Utility and Discrete Manufacturing markets.

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We provide consulting, assessment, cybersecurity, alarm management, product testing and certification under a number of Functional Safety, Security and SW Quality standards, such as IEC 61508, IEC 61511, ISO 26262, ISO 13849, IEC 62061, ISA Security Compliance Institute (ISCI), ASPICE


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