Tech Day at BFFT Italia – Insights into the workshop of the future
(Crevalcore/Bologna, September 29, 2017) – High-tech that you can get your hands on and insights into the future of the automotive industry were some of the highlights at BFFT Italia’s “Tech Day”. On Friday, September 22, the technology developer opened up its branch at the Crevalcore site near Bologna to well-known customers from the automotive industry. “Together with OEMs and their suppliers, we were able to take a look behind the scenes at Research and Development,” explains Matteo Canella, CEO BFFT Italia. “The presentations, exhibits and demonstrators particularly focused on strategic topics such as infotainment and driver assistance systems, testing and system technology and how these can be integrated into the vehicle – in an impressive way.”
At the start of 2015, the technology developer founded the company “BFFT Italia Srl” with its registered offices in Sant’Agata Bolognese. Very soon afterwards, in the autumn of 2016, it expanded, adding the Crevalcore site, just 4 miles away. “In northern Italy, and especially in the area around the metropolitan region of Bologna, there is a highly-concentrated automotive presence with well-known OEMs like Lamborghini, Ferrari, Maserati, Ducati, Pagani and TIER I companies like OPAC and ART. Bringing all the experience and expertise of BFFT to bear, we want to be both a partner and a driving force for technology development and innovation in the future of the automotive industry in this area,” explains Markus Fichtner, the CEO and founder of BFFT. The intention behind BFFT Italia’s “Tech Day” was to serve as a “showcase for innovations” and as a “high-quality forum for experts to exchange thoughts and ideas”.
“At BFFT, Research and Development are not just dull theory. It is quite the opposite – when devising and trying out future technologies in connection with digitization, networking and e-mobility, the important thing for us and our partners from the automotive industry is to always ensure it actually translates into power on the roads,” Fichtner stresses. In order to achieve this, BFFT, employer of around 800 staff at its head offices in Gaimersheim/Ingolstadt (Bavaria) and in other offices in Germany, Italy and the USA, supports its design teams with all the available expertise as needed, he goes on to explain. “Ultimately, what sets us apart in the competitive arena of the automotive industry of the future, are know-how and agility,” Fichtner believes. At the “Tech Day” in Crevalcore, customers were able to see this for themselves, gaining an extremely multi-faceted view of the company.