Volkswagen, Siemens will collaborate on Amazon cloud tech

BERLIN — Volkswagen Group has chosen Siemens as its integration partner to help connect its global plants to Amazon’s cloud in an effort to raise efficiency in production.

“Siemens will play a key role in ensuring that machinery and equipment of different manufacturers at the 122 Volkswagen plants are networked efficiently in the cloud,” VW said in , without giving financial terms.

VW on Wednesday said it has with Amazon Web Services to link up and integrate data from plants, machines and systems, as a way to improve and standardize its production systems and processes.

For Siemens, VW is an important, high-profile customer for its MindSphere internet of things platform, the core of its Digital Factory division.

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