Volkswagen and Amazon to develop Industrial Cloud
Volkswagen Group and Amazon Web Services are to develop the VW Industrial Cloud together.
In future, the Volkswagen Industrial Cloud will combine the data of all machines, plants and systems from all 122 facilities of the Volkswagen Group. This will cre-ate new prospects for the optimization of processes in production and allows considerable productivity improvements.
In the long term, the global supply chain of the Volkswagen Group with more than 30,000 locations of over 1,500 suppliers and partner companies could also be integrated.
By leveraging Amazon Web Services technology and services, Volkswagen is creating its Industrial Cloud as an open industry platform which other partners from industry, logistics and sales may use in the future.
In the medium term, about 220 specialists are to work on the project. They are based at several Volkswagen IT competence centers, as well as a projected joint Industrial Cloud Innovation Center in Berlin. Experts in Dresden, Munich and Wolfsburg are to support further.
Work is to begin immediately. The teams have already set 140 projects for integration. The goal is to put the Industrial Cloud and the first concrete services and functions into operation by the end of 2019.