Mercedes-Benz and Siemens have announced a strategic partnership on advancing automation and digitalisation of sustainable production methods in the automotive industry.
The car manufacturer aims to digitise its production processes, with Siemens bringing its expertise and technologies to the partnership to develop highly flexible, efficient and sustainable automotive production.
The Mercedes-Benz Berlin-Marienfelde site in Germany will be transformed into a competence centre for digitalisation, with a focus on the development and implementation of the digital Mercedes-Benz Cars ecosystem MO360, in addition to the redesign of production activities.
E-mobility components will also be assembled in Berlin in the future.
The Mercedes-Benz Digital Factory Campus in Berlin will refine and test new digitalised production processes before rolling them out to its global production network.
Jörg Burzer, Member of the Board of Management of Mercedes-Benz AG, Production and Supply Chain Management said: “Mercedes-Benz takes digitalisation to the next level in the global Mercedes-Benz Cars production network. Together with Siemens, we are driving forward the development of sustainable future technologies – from Berlin for the whole world.”
Siemens‘ automation and software solutions lay the foundation for the digital transformation of automotive production, opening up new possibilities for gathering, understanding and using huge amounts of data generated in engineering and production.
For example, with innovation Internet of Things (IoT) applications, production processes can be made much more flexible and energy efficient.
Cedrik Neike, Member of the Managing Board of Siemens AG and CEO Digital Industries added: “We are further expanding our decades-long successful co-operation with Mercedes-Benz in the field of engineering and production.
“Together, we want to take the next big step towards sustainable and even more competitive automotive production. To achieve this, both partners rely on end-to-end digital technologies to connect technology, sustainability and new working environments more closely than ever before.”