Press Release: Volkswagen also to cooperate with Siemens for Industrial Cloud


1 Press Joint Press Release Munich /Wolfsburg, March 29, 2019 by Siemens and Volkswagen Volkswagen also to cooperate with Siemens for Industrial Cloud • Siemens to ensure the efficient networking of production systems, lkswagen machinery and equipment of various manufacturers at the 122 Vo plants as integration partner • Data transparency and analysis to lay the technological foundations for further productivity improvements at Volkswagen Volkswagen and • intend to develop new functions and services Siemens together with machinery and equipment suppliers which can be used in future by all partners of the Industrial Cloud Siemens technology group is to be the integration partner for the Volkswagen In- dustrial Cloud. This was announced by Volkswagen and Siemens today. Siemens will play a key role in ensuring that machinery and equipment of different manufacturers at the 122 Volkswagen plants are networked efficiently in the y and analysis will lay the technological cloud. The resulting data transparenc foundations for further productivity improvements at Volkswagen plants. In addition, Siemens and machinery and equipment suppliers will make applications and apps from the MindSphere Internet of Things system avail able in the Volkswagen Industrial Cloud. Volkswagen and Siemens intend to develop new functions and services for the Industrial Cloud together with machinery and equipment suppliers; these will then be available to all future partners. The he Volkswagen Industrial Cloud is gathering pace. development of t Siemens AG Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft -von Werner -Siemens -Str. 1 P.O. Box 1973 80333 Munich 38436 Wolfsburg Germany Germany 1/4 Page Reference number: PR2019030218COEN

2 Joint Press Release by Siemens and Volkswagen “We intend 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 outstand ing digitalization and industry expertise,” says Oliver Blume, Chairman of the Executive Board of Porsche AG and Member of the Board of Management of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft responsible for ‘Production’. development of its new Industrial “We are pleased to support Volkswagen in the Cloud with our open IoT platform MindSphere. For this purpose, we will network machinery, production systems and equipment more effectively using MindSphere and our automation platforms. This way, Volkswagen, suppliers and machinery producers will be able to leverage the potential of production data even more effectively. It will be possible to make production more efficient and flexible as well as further improving product quality,” says Klaus Helmrich, Member of the Managing Board of Siemens AG. Siemens is contributing its comprehensive expertise in automation, the networking of machinery and plant and the world of industrial IoT to cooperation with Volkswagen. Apart from the applications and apps of the MindSphere plat forms, this will also include industrial edge solutions. With this approach, production data will be processed directly by equipment and machinery or in the production process before they are transmitted to the Industrial Cloud. This will allow further opt imization of complex production processes and also improve the data quality of the Volkswagen Industrial Cloud. For example, Siemens and MindSphere partners also offer applications for the predictive maintenance of machines with optimized maintenance cycl es calculated in advance. Via the cloud, these can then be rolled out to all the Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft Siemens AG P.O. Box 1973 Werner -von -Siemens -Str. 1 80333 Munich 38436 Wolfsburg Germany Germany 2/4 Reference number: PR2019030218COEN Page

3 Joint Press Release by Siemens and Volkswagen Volkswagen plants. It will be possible to control Volkswagen’s production environment and supply chain even more efficiently because the connected suppliers and machinery producers will also benefit from the knowledge gained from data analysis. With the Volkswagen Industrial Cloud, that is being developed jointly with Amazon Web Services (AWS), the Volkswagen Group is laying the foundation for the digitalization of its production and logistics. In the long term, this will seamless also include the integration of Volkswagen’s global supply chain with more than 30,000 locations of over 1,500 suppliers and partner companies. In future, the also be available as a platform for other partners. Industrial Cloud will You can find this press release at Follow us on Twitter at Contact for journalists Siemens A G Business and Financial Press Yashar Azad 37970; E -mail: [email protected] Phone: +49 89 636- Trade Press David Petry +49 9131 17- 35398; E -mail: Phone: [email protected] Siemens AG Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft -Siemens Werner P.O. Box 1973 -von -Str. 1 80333 Munich 38436 Wolfsburg Germany Germany Reference number: PR2019030218COEN 3/4 Page

4 Joint Press Release by Siemens and Volkswagen Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft: Corporate Communications | Head Dr. Marc Langendorf [email protected] -mail: 34474; E Phone: +49 5361 9- Corporate Communications | Spokesperson Jonas Kulawik [email protected] -mail: Phone: +49 5361 9- 71121; E (Berlin and Munich) is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, Siemens AG years. The company is active around the globe, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for more than 170 focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization. One of the largest producers of energy - efficient, resource- saving technologies, Siemens is a leading supplier of efficient power generation and power as automation, drive and software solutions transmission solutions and a pioneer in infrastructure solutions as well for industry. With its publicly listed subsidiary Siemens Healthineers AG, the company is also a leading provider of such as computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging systems – and a medical imaging equipment – 30, 2018, Siemens leader in laboratory diagnostics as well as clinical IT. In fiscal 2018, which ended on September generated revenue of €83.0 billion and net income of €6.1 billion. At the end of September 2018, the company had around 379,000 employees worldwide. Further information is available on the Internet at . The Volkswagen Group, with its headquarters in Wolfsburg, is one of the world’s leading automobile manufacturers and the largest carmaker in Europe. The Group comprises twelve brands from seven European countries. Each brand has its own character and operates as an independent entity on the market. In addition, the Volkswagen Group offers a wide range of financial services. The Group operates 122 production plants in 20 European countries and a further 11 countries in the Americas, Asia and Africa. 664,496 employees worldwide produce vehicles, and work in vehicle- related services or other fields of business. The Volkswagen Group sell s its vehicles in 153 countries. Siemens AG Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft -Str. 1 Werner -von P.O. Box 1973 -Siemens 38436 Wolfsburg 80333 Munich Germany Germany 4/4 Reference number: PR2019030218COEN Page

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