VW in order to improve production with the Amazon cloud-to-network factories

FILE PHOTO: Volkswagen logos are displayed during the media day of the Salao do Automovel International Auto Show in Sao Paulo, Brazil-November 6, 2018. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Volkswagen on Wednesday said it has in partnership with Amazon Web Services to link and integrate the data from 122 VW-Group plant, machinery and systems, as a way to improve the production processes and systems.

Amazon will help Volkswagen join-up of the plants and supply chain with over 30,000 locations and 1500 suppliers with the help of a data platform known as the “Volkswagen Industrial Cloud,” the company said in a joint press release with Amazon.

The cloud platform could be made available for other vehicle brands and specific negotiations with large industrial companies who are interested in a move to Volkswagen Industrial Cloud are already underway, VW, and Amazon said.

The cloud helps VW to detect bottlenecks and process breakdowns early, and optimising the operation of machines and equipment.

Amazon machine learning, analytics, and production know-how will be extended to the requirements of the automotive industry, VW and Amazon Web services said.

Reporting by Edward Taylor; editing by Thomas Seythal

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