Automotive Cells Co. and Siemens Partner for Sustainable Battery Cell Solutions

Siemens and Automotive Cells Company to cooperate on large-scale and sustainable solutions for battery production as part of Siemens Xcelerator open ecosystem.

Siemens and Automotive Cells Company to cooperate on large-scale and sustainable solutions for battery production as part of Siemens Xcelerator open ecosystem.

Battery module designed and manufactured by ACC. Image courtesy of Siemens and ACC.

Siemens and Automotive Cells Company (ACC) have signed a memorandum of understanding to join forces in a new strategic partnership. Under the agreement, Siemens will become ACC’s preferred supplier in automation, digitalization and electrification technology, enabling ACC to scale-up its production.

The partnership is part of the Siemens Xcelerator open digital business platform, launched in June 2022, where a curated portfolio of internet-of-things-enabled hardware and software and commitment to strong partnerships aims to accelerate digital transformation, the company reports. This partnership will make it easier and faster for ACC to progress towards its planned gigafactories at scale, according to ACC.

Siemens will provide ACC with access to its Digital Enterprise portfolio of hardware and software: from production design to product design, from product lifecycle management to energy management systems. Siemens and ACC plan to create comprehensive digital twins of the battery and the production lines. Leveraging Totally Integrated Automation and Teamcenter software from Siemens Xcelerator, ACC will be able to better connect design and manufacturing to scale-up production, the companies note.

“The emergence of a European equipment industry is a key success factor for ACC, whose ambition is to be a European leader of automotive battery cells and modules. We must facilitate the establishment of an entire battery ecosystem, covering the entire value chain. In this perspective, being able to rely on Siemens is very important for ACC. Throughout the project, Siemens Xcelerator offers the perfect set of solutions for our needs” says Yann Vincent ACC CEO.

Also, Siemens is extending its footprint in the battery manufacturing industry. ACC’s gigafactories will increase the availability of high-performing and affordable EV batteries in Europe, according to Siemens.

“Sustainably designed and produced batteries are good for the planet and good for our business, as they power the green transition and drive new growth” said Cedrik Neike, member of the Managing Board of Siemens AG, and CEO Digital Industries. “As a prime partner in the transformation of the automotive industry, it is natural for us to join forces with ACC, as we aim to jointly develop a sustainable European electric vehicle battery production.”

The agreement between ACC and Siemens extends to cooperation in the areas of IT/OT connectivity. The MoU also covers infrastructure solutions including energy management to create a carbon net zero factory and involves potential financing options via Siemens Financial Services. 

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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