Google Cloud and Renault partner to accelerate Industry 4.0

Groupe Renault are set to leverage AI and ML capabilities from Google Cloud, combining this with extensive automotive industry expertise in order to develop new vertical solutions, and reduce its carbon footprint.

The partnership aims to accelerate production facility and supply chain digitisation, in order to increase efficiency and improve production quality.

Groupe Renault has been developing its own digital platform since 2016, which connects and collates data from 22 sites and over 2,500 machines worldwide, representing 76% of vehicle production. Google Cloud will aid the optimisation of this platform.

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In addition, the alliance aims to build a unique, scalable program in order to develop and enhance digital skills within process engineering, manufacturing and IT teams. This will involve coworking, training and enablement sessions with Google.

José Vicente de los Mozos, director of manufacturing and logistics at Groupe Renault, said: “This collaboration is a perfect illustration of Groupe Renault’s digital strategy, applied here to the industrial field.

“This agreement and the commitment of our IT teams will allow us to accelerate the deployment of our Industry 4.0 plan designed to transform and connect our production sites and logistics processes around the world to improve our standards of excellence and performance.

“This partnership is also an asset for Groupe Renault employees who will benefit from high-level training in digital data management.”

Thomas Kurian, CEO of Google Cloud, commented: “The automotive industry has innovation in its DNA, and there is immense potential for digital technology to have a significant impact on production.

“We are proud to be partnering with Groupe Renault to help revolutionise the future of automotive manufacturing and power the next generation of supply chain excellence.”

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Aaron Hurst

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