By Suprotik Sinha - March 29, 2019 2 Mins Read
Volkswagen has selected Siemens as its integration partner to connect its 122 plants to Amazon’s cloud. This is a move to increase efficiency in their production.
As per the CEO of Volkswagen, Herbert Diess, this is a part of the strategy to have Siemens play a key role in ensuring that machinery and equipment of different manufacturers at the 122 Volkswagen plants are networked efficiently in the cloud says. Confirming for this, Klaus Helmrich, Member of the Managing Board of Siemens AG added that Siemens is supporting Volkswagen in the development of its Industrial Cloud with their open IoT platform MindSphere. “For this purpose, we will network machinery, production systems, and equipment using MindSphere and automation platforms. This way, Volkswagen, suppliers and machinery producers leverage the potential of production data effectively. It will be possible to make production more efficient and flexible as well as further improving product quality,” he added.
Volkswagen further confirmed that they are in partnership with Amazon Web Services to link up and integrate data from plants, machines, and systems, as a way to improve and standardize its production systems and processes “We want to make our Volkswagen Industrial Cloud a partner network with digital functions, bringing benefits to all the participating companies. In Siemens, we have secured a strong partner with outstanding digitalization and industry expertise,” said Oliver Blume, Chairman of the Executive Board of Porsche AG and Member of the Board of Management of VW, speaking about this move.
Suprotik Sinha is the Global News Correspondent with OnDot Media. He writes about technologies and trending news in the global enterprise space. An animal lover, Suprotik, is a postgraduate from Symbiosis Institute of Mass Communication (SIMC) Pune. He carries two years of experience in mainstream broadcast media where he worked as a reporter with Ibn7 and Zee Media in Mumbai.
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