Automotive Company Faurecia Opens Tel Aviv Cybersecurity Outpost
The new office will focus on cybersecurity technologies for autonomous vehicles and improving vehicle tracking for emergency responders
Euronext Paris-listed Faurecia S.A. has opened a Tel Aviv cybersecurity outpost, the company announced Thursday. The new office will operate under Faurecia’s Israeli subsidiary, Faurecia Security Technologies Ltd., managing director Uri Pachter told Calcalist Wednesday.
Founded in 1997, Faurecia develops automotive parts including seating, interior systems, and clean mobility technologies. The company employs some 114,000 people in 35 countries worldwide.
The new Israeli outpost will focus on technologies to counter cyber attacks on autonomous vehicles, vehicle data breaches, and improving vehicle tracking for emergency responders, Pachter said. The new office will also serve Faurecia in scouting for Israeli startups to partner with and invest in, he said.
Faurecia CEO Patrick Koller. Photo: Faurecia
Faurecia has had a presence in Israel since 2016, according to Pachter. In June, the company backed Israeli automotive cybersecurity startup Guardknox Cyber Technologies Ltd.