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Siemens, LG team on digital twin of battery factories

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By Nick Flaherty

Siemens has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)  with LG Energy Solution (LGES) for battery manufacturing, particularly the digitization of production process and the use of digital twins.

The deal, was signed by Cedrik Neike, Member of the Managing Board of Siemens AG and CEO Digital Industries and Young Soo Kwon, CEO of LG Energy Solution and at LGES’s headquarters in Seoul, will see Siemens digital technology used at LGES production facilities worldwide.

The first will be at Ultium Cells in Tennessee, US, a joint venture with General Motors that will start production in 2023 for electric vehicle batteries. The digitalisation will allow LGES to cut the carbon footprint of its entire supply chain management.

The companies will also collaborate on building a digital twin roadmap to ensure stable operations at facilities to offer high quality products at the right time. Together, the companies will also develop training programs within the Institute of Battery Technology (IBT) for academic students set to work for LGES. 

“We believe the partnership with 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 quantum leap 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 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.”

www.siemens.com; www.lgensol.com

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