German automaker Mercedes Benz has partnered with technology firm Siemens to ensure the digitalisation and sustainability of its automotive production processes.
The State of Berlin will support the two companies to advance digitalisation and automation in the automotive industry.
Siemens will bring its expertise and technologies to the partnership to develop highly flexible, efficient and sustainable automotive production at Mercedes Benz’s Berlin-Marienfelde site in Germany, the company’s oldest site in the global powertrain production network.
The site will be redesigned to enable the development and assembling of e-mobility components in future.
Solutions to be provided by Siemens will be developed at the company’s Werner-von-Siemens Centre for Industry and Science in the Siemensstadt in Berlin.
The cooperation between the two companies will mean the Siemensstadt2 and the Mercedes-Benz Digital Factory Campus Berlin will be transformed into two modern digital sites.
Automation and software solutions will lay the foundation for the digital transformation of automotive production. The physical and virtual worlds as well as operational technology (OT) and IT can be combined with them. This opens up new possibilities for gathering, understanding and using the huge amounts of data generated in engineering and production.
With innovative IoT applications, for example, 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: “We are further expanding our decades-long successful cooperation 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.”
Michael Müller, governing mayor of Berlin, adds: “Today’s agreement is a clear commitment by Mercedes-Benz and Siemens to Berlin as a location for innovation and production. Both companies have long established and close ties to Berlin. With their strategic partnership, they are strengthening Berlin’s leading scientific and research location and can secure jobs and training places. We are very pleased that Siemens and Mercedes-Benz want to jointly advance the digitalization of production processes from here – and we are very happy to support networking and cooperation with potential partners from science, research and business who are working here in the capital on future-oriented digital solutions for industrial applications and production.”