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Philotech – our name is our philosophy.

Philotech: Name and mission statement
Philotech from the ancient Greek word "philotechnos" means "friend of art and craft" (analogous philosopher: friend of wisdom). Translated into today: friend of technology (and art). 

This represents the mission statement in the modern meaning of Philotech:
We are friends of technology or as in our slogan "We love engineering".

Technology should serve man; man should not be the servant of technology. Many fundamental calculations and insights go back to ancient Greek mathematicians (such as Archimedes) and engineers (including the first analogue "computers").

Only an increasingly smart technology that is adapted to human needs can solve the problems of humanity in the future. In continuation of the outstanding philosophical and technical foundations of our civilization, Philotech is committed to always being at the forefront of technological progress. This is what Philotech and all its employees are committed to.

Our customer's success is our main goal

Philotech provides engineering and consulting services for demanding and safety critical applications. Our targeted customers are manufacturers and suppliers in these sectors.
We have accumulated in-depth competencies on international level. The customers have regarded the owner-managed company Philotech as their selected engineering and consulting partner for over 30 years. 

Engineering experts throughout Europe
Highly qualified and motivated engineers are working at our headquarters and branches in Germany as well as at our subsidiaries and at customer sites in Germany, France, Spain and the United Kingdom. Their expertise is constantly being fostered by an internal know-how transfer as well as by close cooperation with universities and research institutions. 

 Our customers rely on us

Philotech provides project consultancy and customized solutions along the entire lifecycle of complex systems. From the analysis to concept and design, from development, verification and documentation up to the in-service support - our customers can rely on our ingenuity and availability. 
As the competent partner in development, Philotech contributes a significant part to our customer's value chain. Thanks to our proficiency in projects and consultancy, we accept responsibility for our work performed in the development process. This builds a solid basis of the cooperation with our customers and their success.

 Mastering innovative development programs

Our philosophy is to strive to support our customers in mastering their innovative development programs in time and budget. The requirements of our customers regarding our service portfolio as well as our regional availability make us grow continuously.

 The Management Team

Encouraging and fostering their engineering people 

Philotech is an owner-managed company. Hartwig Dirscherl founded his company in 1987. He and his experienced management team take responsibility for the business divisions and subsidiaries throughout Europe. Provide yourself an overview of the Management on national and international level.

Philotech International

Mr Dirscherl started his career as a graduate engineer at the aerospace company VFW-Fokker/MBB where he gained comprehensive experience on different issues concerning aircraft development as well as flight test.

In 1987 he established Philotech, a medium-sized company for engineering services for aerospace, automotive, telecommunication customers.

As Managing Director and proprietor of the company, Mr Dirscherl takes care of Corporate Development and Strategy.

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 Head of Management: Hartwig Dirscherl

Philotech Spain

Mr. Morcillo studied Business Administration at AEDE Business School Madrid and graduated at the university Carlos III Madrid as Master of Science as telecommunication Engineer.

In the past Mr. Morcillo worked for Knorr-Bremse as transnational project manager for complex systems on multiple projects.

Within his work as member of the board of directors, program and technical manager as well as engineer at companies like Orbital Sistemas Aerospaciales, Airbus Military and Motorola Mr. Morcillo has gained comprehensive international experience in management, business development, leadership and people management.

Mr. Morcillo started mid May 2018 as CEO Philotech Spain.

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CEO Philotech Iberica S.L.: Raul Morcillo

Philotech France

Mr Rivier studied Business & International Management at KEDGE Business School in Marseille and at FH Bremen. Bi-cultural German-French Mr Rivier worked 6 years for an Engineering supplier in the aircraft industry.

With 12 years of international experience in Management, Business Development, and Communication Mr Rivier has two main objectives: the representation of Philotech Group in France and the development of the French subsidiary activities.

Since August 2017 Mr Rivier is the CEO of Philotech France.


 CEO Philotech France S.A.S.: Matthieu Rivier

Philotech Germany

Mr Dirscherl started his career as a graduate engineer at the aerospace company VFW-Fokker/MBB where he gained comprehensive experience on different issues concerning aircraft development as well as flight test.

In 1987 he established Philotech, a medium-sized company for engineering services for aerospace, automotive, telecommunication customers.

As Managing Director and proprietor of the company, Mr Dirscherl takes care of Corporate Development and Strategy.

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 CEO Philotech GmbH: Hartwig Dirscherl

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Executive Vice President:  Sven Bacher

After a successful degree in Electrical Engineering at the FH Rosenheim and finishing the MBA & Eng. in Munich Mr Bacher gained valuable experience and extensive knowledge in the field of software development and testing within various companies.

In 2006 he took over the challenge of establishing and expanding of the branch office Philotech Eastern Germany as a test centre.

Since then Mr Bacher has successfully managed the branch as well the ‘Verification & Validation’ department.

Mrs Wolf-Scherrer studied Industrial Engineering at the Technical University of Karlsruhe.

After holding leading positions in Finance Departments and Human Resources at international companies Mrs Wolf-Scherrer took over 'Finance and Controlling' as well as 'HR' at Philotech in 2008.

Mrs. Wolf-Scherrer is responsible for all commercial and personnel matters in the company.


 CFO & CHRO: Silvia Wolf-Scherrer

After a successful degree in Computer Science at the Saarland University and the DFKI  German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence, Mr. Herrmann started his career in the telecommunication business at Alcatel in Stuttgart. Starting in Software Development and Integration, he took over project management and development department responsibilities for Mobile communication and automotive telematics Projects worldwide.
Beginning of 2016 Mr. Herrmann joined Philotech as Head of Sales, with the task to expand Philotech’s Business in the automotive industry.
Since than Mr. Herrmann has successfully grown the new business year by year and is now additionally coordinating the new business line automotive inside Philotech. 

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 Head of Sales: Bernd Herrmann

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Mrs Rosenberger studied computer science at the TU Munich and has been working in the IT sector of the automotive and aerospace industry for over 20 years.

Mrs. Rosenberger is working at usb since 2004 as a project manager and consultant in the area of product lifecycle management and configuration management. She significantly influenced the development of the usb's own M³ Mass Management System and is responsible for the product manager.

Since January 2017, Mrs. Rosenberger is the managing director of the usb.

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 CEO usb GmbH: Claudia Rosenberger

Our Locations


Branch Offices

Project Offices




Thessaloniki (Partner)





EN 9100 based on ISO 9001

Philotech Systementwicklung und Software GmbH has established and maintains a management system relevant for Systems-, Life-Cycle-, Software-Engineering, Design/Analysis, Verification & Validation.
Since September 2003 Philotech Systementwicklung und Software GmbH is certified according to the EN 9100 standard which defines the requirements of quality management systems for aviation, space and defence organisations.
The EN 9100 standard is based on ISO 9001. The certification includes the company locations Taufkirchen, Hamburg and Cottbus, Toulouse and Madrid.

TISAX - Trusted Information Security Assessment Exchange

TISAX represents a testing framework coordinated by the VDA with a focus on Information Security for suppliers in the automotive sector.
Philotech is an approved service provider for OEMs from the automotive sector (VW, Porsche, BMW) and is allowed to perform projects with the classification "high protection requirements" at the company locations Taufkirchen, Landshut, Hamburg, Cottbus and Getafe.


 Preferred supplier

  • Airbus Group

    • Airbus E2S Supplier Status

    • Airbus Group Master Supply Agreement

    • Airbus Operations/KID: preferred supplier for Embedded Software of Cabin Systems

    • Airbus Operations Germany: selected as contractor for temporary employees

    • Airbus Customer Services: preferred supplier for MSG-3

    • Airbus Defense & Space: selected as contractor for temporary employees

  • Rohde & Schwarz

  • Liebherr Aerospace

  • Diehl Aerospace

  • Rolls Royce Deutschland

    • Approved supplier for the scope "engine control / monitoring software verification"

 German Testing Board Premium Partner

Philotech GmbH Cottbus is entitled to offer the ISTQB® Certified Tester training course Foundation Level, accredited according to CTFL® Syllabus 2011 by German Testing Board.

ISTQB® Platinum Partner

From the International Software Testing Qualifications board we achieved the level of ISTQB® Platinum Partner.
The ISTQB® Partner Program connects organizations around the world that place great value on the training of their employees and that want to demonstrate this qualification with the ISTQB certificate. For these organizations, software testing is the way of verifiably ensuring high-quality work products. We are proud of our certified software testing staff and of being one of those organizations!


European Social Fund – Investment in Your future

Philotech Cottbus receives funding for the training "Technical Competence Software Tests" from the European Social Fund (ESF) by the Brandenburg Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs, Health and Women's Affairs.

European Commision (EC)

European Social Fund (ESF)

Brandenburg Ministry for Economic Affairs, Labour and Energy

Philotech is member of

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Allianz für Cyber-Sicherheit
UAV Dach
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