An eye on digitalisation
Mercedes-Benz and Siemens plan to cooperate on advancing digitalisation and automation in the automotive industry, supported by the State of Berlin. Mercedes-Benz AG aims to digitise its production processes. Siemens, a supplier of automation, industrial software and smart infrastructure, will bring its expertise and technologies to the partnership to ‘develop highly flexible, efficient and sustainable automotive production’ together with Mercedes-Benz.
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 (http://mb4.me/UWbRz2GR ), in addition to the redesign of production activities. In the future, e-mobility components will also be assembled in Berlin.
The company wants to secure the future for the Berlin plant, which is the oldest site in the Mercedes-Benz global powertrain production network. The Mercedes-Benz Digital Factory Campus in Berlin is the technological and digital nucleus for the entire Mercedes-Benz Cars production network. Its objective is to roll out the new developments that have been tested in Berlin at Mercedes-Benz plants worldwide and provide the users with the required qualifications.
“With the Werner-von-Siemens Centre for Industry and Science in the Siemensstadt in Berlin, there is already an excellent wealth of experience that can be incorporated into this cooperation. With the synergies of the Siemensstadt2 and the Mercedes-Benz Digital Factory Campus Berlin, plants that represent the origin of industrialisation in Germany, will be transformed into two modern digital sites,” explained Siemens.
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.