LG Energy Solution (LGES), a leading global battery maker, announced Tuesday that it had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with a German-based technology company Siemens Aktiengesellschaft (Siemens AG), for joint collaboration in the field of battery manufacturing, particularly the digitization of production process.
Under the terms of the agreement, which was signed by Young Soo Kwon, CEO of LG Energy Solution, and Cedrik Neike, Member of the Managing Board of Siemens AG and CEO Digital Industries at LGES’s headquarters in Seoul Monday, the two companies plan to take steps to promote the process of battery manufacturing intelligence at LGES production facilities worldwide.
Through this strategic collaboration, LGES will implement smart battery manufacturing processes at its factories with advanced techniques. The partnerships’ first line of collaboration will be realized at Ultium Cells LLC, a joint venture of LG Energy Solution and General Motors, located in Tennessee, expected to begin production in 2023.
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Furthermore, the collaboration will allow LGES to cut back on its Carbon footprint in its entire supply chain management, as it aims to boost sustainability in its business operations. LGES previously announced its ESG visions and business strategies to embrace sustainable business practices.
As a leading supplier in automation, industrial software, Siemens AG offers a comprehensive digital enterprise portfolio and domain knowledge in the battery industry for LGES to accelerate efficiencies for digital transformation strategy.
In addition, Siemens AG will contribute to the rapidly growing battery industry by solidifying its position as a technology partner for the advancement and efficiency of battery manufacturing technology.
Two companies will also collaborate on building a digital twin roadmap to ensure stable operations at facilities to offer first-rate quality products at the right time. The companies will also develop training programs within the Institute of Battery Technology (IBT) for academic students set to work for LGES. LG Energy Solution previously announced it would build IBT in Korea to educate and build expertise in battery technologies.
“We believe the partnership with the world-renown Siemens AG will efficiently promote LG Energy Solution’s digitized manufacturing processes, ultimately enabling LGES to provide the finest services to our clients,” said Young Soo Kwon, CEO of LG Energy Solution. “The process of manufacturing intelligence in producing batteries is becoming a critical factor, especially as LGES continues to advance the quality of its products while expanding production base worldwide.”
“The future of carbon-neutral mobility requires high-performing batteries. They are at the heart of the electric vehicle market. Siemens and LG ES will work on a big leap forward in battery manufacturing. We are proud that technology from Siemens enables this momentous transformation”, said Cedrik Neike, Member of the Managing Board of Siemens AG and CEO of Digital Industries. “With this cooperation, we underscore Siemens’ positioning as a focused technology company. Joining forces with the world’s leading battery manufacturer allows us to showcase our deep domain know-how in the battery market.”
Source: LG Energy Solution
Date: Dec 14, 2021
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