From battery module configuration and ordering by the customer to the definition of required parts and their procurement, and then to production and delivery. To put this in visionary terms: “Once ordered, a battery pack looks for its production location and machine by itself.”
Flexible production processes, simplified modification of existing production facilities and the installation of new facilities allow simpler, more efficient manufacturing processes. This in turn allows shorter innovation cycles, and product innovations can be transferred to more model series in a shorter time (time-to-market).
Clean and Renewable Energy
Our factory is powered by renewable energy sources, with the goal of achieving net zero energy.
Attractive Working Environment
Active interaction between man and machine, also using new operating interfaces, will change the working environment in many areas. Taking demographic changes into account, this opens up new perspectives when creating new working and lifestyle models.
Efficient use of resources such as energy, buildings or material stocks is a decisive competitive factor; a completely digital process chain also means constant inventory control: components can be identified at anytime and anywhere. Production facilities can be controlled from anywhere.
The smart factory allows production to respond even faster to global market fluctuations and changing, even more individual customer demand. Digital production also makes it easier to produce increasingly complex products.
3D printing/Additive Manufacturing: Use in rapid prototyping, protective covers (e.g. for tooling in man-robot cooperation), tools (e.g. gripping elements).
Machine learning/machines assist their users: The path to be followed by lightweight robots can be generated by “demonstration”, i.e. the worker leads the robots and the machine learns the path. Production Data Cloud/worldwide availability of production data.