How it all started…
BFFT was founded in 1998 as a two-man business by Georg Behr and Markus Fichtner. Right from the beginning, BFFT’s focus was on automotive electronics with projects in the fields of test rigs and automotive engineering for AUDI AG. After just a few years BFFT received the status as a “Strategic Development Partner of AUDI AG”.
From then on the company successively expanded its business areas (among others in the fields of driver assistance systems, digitalization and energy storage systems). At the same time BFFT continued to expand providing its engineering services in close proximity to its customers. This development was supported by Frank Fichtner as BFFT Technical Director and attorney until August 2016 and as competent advisor until today (Note: Markus and Frank Fichtner are twin brothers).
der bis August 2016 Technikleiter und Prokurist bei BFFT war und dem Unternehmen seitdem beratend zur Seite steht.
ATON GmbH acquired 100 percent of the BFFT shares at the beginning of 2013 in order to provide BFFT with strategic and financial support. As a specialist for electronic development, BFFT, under the umbrella of EDAG, expanded the engineering line of business of the family-owned holding company. BFFT remained an operatively independent company and at the same time, the BFFT management was reinforced by Michael Mittag.
The company now has about 800 employees at numerous sites in Germany and abroad. In 2015, the annual sales volume amounted to 76.4 million Euro.