Gurugram: MG Motor India has partnered with Siemens to leverage cutting-edge digital technologies to build digital solutions to conserve energy.
MG Motor will leverage Siemens’ digital technologies including MindSphere, Plant Simulation, IoT and data analytics to build digital solutions that will help conserve energy. This will enable MG Motor to increase productivity, save energy and cost, and lower emissions and carbon footprint in its operations.
The British automaker has claimed to become the world’s first auto OEM to use MindSphere and Plant Simulation as a closed-loop digital twin. The software can connect plant assets and processes and provide insights into more streamlined paint processes, resulting in a 15% increase in the future pre-treatment and electrocoating paint process.
“Our partnership with Siemens is focused on industrial digitalisation and intelligent manufacturing. It will strengthen our commitment to lowering carbon footprints, increasing production efficiency, and providing significant energy and cost-saving solutions,” said Ravi Mittal, Director of Manufacturing, MG Motor India.
“We are excited about this development and take immense pride in partnering with MG Motor. What we have created with MG Motor is the digital twin of production,” said Suprakash Chaudhuri, Head of Digital Industries, Siemens Limited.
“It allows MG to connect the plant through automation and monitor real-time operational performance. This generates valuable insights by applying advanced analytics to real-time data in a closed-loop simulation environment,” added Chaudhuri.
MG aims to drive change with innovation as a brand pillar and adheres to its vision of CASE mobility. Strategic collaborations (like with Siemens) will enable MG to spearhead and develop digital solutions and skills to improve productivity, save energy, reduce emissions, enhance customer experience, and drive growth.
The brand has introduced many firsts in the segment features in the past, including the industry’s first CAAP (Car as A Platform), a unique on-demand in-car service and subscription-based model. The automaker recently became the world’s first automotive brand to use ULTRAX Degreaser (a liquid alkaline degreasing cleaner) to reduce 787 tonnes of CO2 per year.
MG had also installed 4.85 MW of wind-solar power plant to run its operations in the Halol manufacturing hub, saving 2 lakh MT of CO2 over 15 years.