Bihl+Wiedemann GmbH, founded in 1992 by Jochen Bihl and Bernhard Wiedemann, is a highly specialized, internationally operating engineering company based in Mannheim. It is among the leading providers of safety technology and electronic components for automation technology with AS-Interface. In 1995, Bihl+Wiedemann was the first company to receive a certificate from AS-International for its AS-i master. This master is used as a reference for the certification of AS-i slaves. Other milestones in the history of the Mannheim-based company include the realization of the first AS-i master to comply with specification 3.0, the presentation of the first AS-i master in a stainless steel housing with extended diagnostic functions (2004) and the joining of the AS-Interface safety consortium (2005). Since then, Bihl+Wiedemann has also been among the industry leaders in the area of safety technology with AS-i Safety at Work. In addition to its headquarters in Mannheim, the company has employees in several European countries. Additional sales partners within Germany and abroad ensure that Bihl+Wiedemann is represented around the world.