We are shaping the digital future and will grow together as a unit

In the last ten years, achelos has established itself as an expert for products and solutions in security-critical fields of application. Our team of developers and our cryptography specialists are recognised experts in the security sector. Many forward-looking projects at both the national and international level carry our seal.


The projects at achelos revolve around security in the digital world. The success of our company is based on a high degree of expert knowledge and direct exchange between the people behind the technology. At achelos, we are not only connected by our enthusiasm for technology, but also our far-reaching expertise, as well as an extremely high commitment to delivering quality and security.

We work in an open, fair and collaborative environment. We enjoy being pioneers for our customers and are keen to keep growing. We see the collegial management principle as the foundation for our collaboration. It promotes our continued growth, while preserving our market and customer orientation. We react flexibly to changes and achieve outstanding results. Together, we all benefit from greater design freedom and a high degree of motivation.

The achelos management

Kathrin Asmuth

Managing Partner
achelos GmbH, Paderborn

In May 2008, Kathrin Asmuth founded achelos GmbH, a manufacturer-independent software company based in the German city of Paderborn. The managing partner has built up achelos into a mid-sized enterprise with around 75 employees that possess a wide range of skills in the fields of cryptography and security technology.

Together with her team, Kathrin Asmuth offers highly specialised products, solutions and services that help ensure cross-sector security of digital identities and embedded technologies in security-critical fields of application.

Prior to this, she held the position of General Manager Product Development worldwide at Sagem Orga GmbH (today Idemia) until 2008. There, she managed all international development units with around 235 employees. Kathrin Asmuth has expert knowledge in the field of security technology for embedded systems and has been able to incorporate this in a large number of national and international customer projects and expert committees.


Thomas Freitag

Managing Director
achelos GmbH, Paderborn

From December 2019 Thomas Freitag has taken over the role of Managing Director of achelos GmbH. As an expert in IT security, he has since the founding of achelos and especially in the last 6 years as its Technical Director, played a leading role in its continued development. To his current role, he brings with him a deep technical knowledge and spear heads the introduction of agile processes and automation. He aims to position achelos as pinnacle Product and Service provider in the field of Security, Health, Public, Mobility und IoT.

Thomas Freitag is a renowned IT- Security expert in Germany and has represented achelos at various working groups and committees. He actively applies his experience in client projects and thereby ensures long-term and sustainable benefits for all the stakeholders.

He holds a degree in Electrical Engineering and prior to joining achelos, held a managerial role in the software development team at Sagem Orga GmbH, now Idemia. He was primarily responsible for the testing and acceptance of the German Health Insurance cards and for the development of the Smart Card Operating Systems like Micardo, Tachograph, SECCOS.