October 27, 2022
Siemens and Automotive Cells Company (ACC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to join forces in a new strategic partnership. Under the agreement, Siemens will become ACC’s preferred supplier in automation, digitalization, and electrification technology, enabling ACC to scale-up its production, maximizing plant and energy efficiency.
The partnership is part of the Siemens Xcelerator open digital business platform, launched in June this year, where a curated portfolio of IoT-enabled hardware and software and commitment to strong partnerships aims to accelerate digital transformation. This partnership will make it easier and faster for ACC to progress towards its planned gigafactories at scale.
“The emergence of a European equipment industry is a key success factor for ACC, whose ambition is to be a European leader of automotive battery cells and modules. We must facilitate the establishment of an entire battery ecosystem, covering the entire value chain. In this perspective, being able to rely on Siemens is very important for ACC. Throughout the project, Siemens Xcelerator offers the perfect set of solutions for our needs” said Yann Vincent ACC CEO.
“Sustainably designed and produced batteries are good for the planet and good for our business, as they power the green transition and drive new growth” said Cedrik Neike, Member of the Managing Board of Siemens AG, and CEO Digital Industries. “As a prime partner in the transformation of the automotive industry, it is natural for us to join forces with ACC, as we aim to jointly develop a sustainable European electric vehicle battery production.”