Digitalisation and sustainability of automotive production processes in Berlin
German giant Mercedes Benz has partnered up with technology company Siemens to ensure the digitalisation and sustainability of its automotive production processes. City of Berlin will support the two companies to advance digitalisation and automation in the automotive industry.
Michael Müller, governing mayor of Berlin, stated: “This agreement is a clear commitment by Mercedes-Benz and Siemens to Berlin as a location for innovation and production. Both companies have 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.”
Cedrik Neike, member of the management board of Siemens AG and CEO Digital Industries said: “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.”
Solutions which will be provided by Siemens are going to be developed at the company’s Werner-von-Siemens Centre for Industry and Science in the Siemensstadt in Berlin. 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, reports smart-energy.com.
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