NeST becomes the 4th Company in the world to receive Automotive SPICE® Maturity Level 5 Certification
Network Systems and Technologies Pvt Ltd (NeST) – the Software division of SFO Technologies and a part of the NeST Group of Companies, has announced that its Automotive Software division has achieved Automotive SPICE® Organizational Maturity Level 5 certification under the PATHFINDERTM scheme. NeST becomes the fourth company in the world and the first company in Technopark to receive the Automotive SPICE® Maturity Level 5 certification.
Automotive SPICE® (ASPICE) is a framework for assessing software development processes for automotive applications. A joint assessment team from Impronova AB (Sweden) and KPMG (India) carried out the week long assessment of NeST’s Automotive Software Group. The assessment team leader was Alec Dorling from Impronova AB. Alec Dorling, who is is also the international convener of the ISO/IEC standardization project said: “NeST joins the select group of companies that have achieved certification to Automotive SPICE® Maturity Level 5 under the PATHFINDERTM scheme. This is a significant achievement and reaffirms NeST’s commitment to adhere to world’s best practices in developing software for the automotive industry. With the quantum of software required to be developed for Automobiles increasing exponentially, the addition of NeST as an ASPICE high maturity developer can only be beneficial to the industry”.
At NeST, Quality has always been a way of life, with continual allegiance to quality standards like ISO 9001, CMMI® and the recent accreditation by Belgium based ISTQB (International Software Testing Qualifications Board).
Mr. N Jehangir, Vice Chairman and MD of the NeST Group said: “We are extremely proud to have been awarded the ASPICE Maturity Level 5 Certification. It is all the more significant because we are only the fourth company in the world to have achieved this. It demonstrates our passion for quality and commitment to deliver software adhering to the world’s best practices.”
The automotive software group is part of the 1200 plus team of engineers at NeST. Located at Technopark, Trivandrum, NeST provides engineering services in multiple domains including Automotive, Consumer Electronics, Healthcare, Industrial Automation and Communicators. An end to end solutions provider, NeST is involved in product engineering, embedded applications, high performance computing, quality consulting and testing.
NeST Software, the Software division of SFO Technologies and a part of the NeST Group of companies, an International Corporate group of over 25 companies is headquartered in Chantilly, VA. NeST group has over 4000 employees world-wide. NeST Software provides high quality, cost effective and reduced time-to-market service & solutions in the area of hardware manufacturing, software development, embedded product development, optronics, fiber optics, broadband, Multicore computing, R&D and many other cutting edge technologies. The NeST Group has several hardware and software facilities spread across Trivandrum, Cochin, Bangalore and Mysore in India and, in the USA. The NeST software Division is certified at 1SO 9001 and ISO 27001. NeST is also the world's third company to be assessed at CMMI Level 5 .With some of the world’s leading corporations as customers; NeST has business operations in the United States, Canada, Australia, Japan, United Kingdom & Qatar.