About us


FRIENDSHIP SYSTEMS is a team of software developers, mathematicians, engineers, marketing and office staff. The core team is based in Potsdam, Germany, with support work force in China and Japan. The company is managed by Claus Abt and Dr. Stefan Harries. Both are founders of the company.

FRIENDSHIP SYSTEMS was founded in 2001 as a spin-off from the Technische Universität Berlin (Technical University Berlin, TUB) and its division Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering at the Institute of Land and Sea Transport Systems (ILS). Offering software solutions and design consultancy, the company transformed from the German legal entity GbR to GmbH in 2003. In 2007 the consultancy branch was excluded and became FRIENDSHIP CONSULTING (now part of DNV GL Maritime Advisory). Software development and support services remained core businesses of FRIENDSHIP SYSTEMS. The company merged with GL Group, now DNV GL, in 2009, and had been part of DNV GL until beginning of 2015. As of 29th of January 2015, the company is an independent stock corporation, called FRIENDSHIP SYSTEMS AG.



FRIENDSHIP SYSTEMS is not just your engineering software supplier, but also your technology cooperation partner. We are customer-driven and with our consulting, support, and training services we aim to assure your success. Our team of experts can help you on a project basis, or with the implementation of CAESES into your company’s product development process.

Services include:

  • Creation of complex parametric models
  • Process integration and implementation
  • Custom coupling to your CFD or CAE tools
  • Tailored on-site training to meet your specific needs.
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