Volkswagen, is now working with Amazon. The two companies have agreed a multi-year development co-operation, a so-called industry-to build Cloud. In this in the future, the data of all machines, equipment and systems should be made of all the 122 factories of VW merged, in order to increase productivity. In the long term, it is also about the Integration of the global supply chain to go with over 30,000 locations from more than 1,500 suppliers and partner companies. The Cloud platform should also be the same for other automotive manufacturers, it said. The project had initially reported the Süddeutsche Zeitung.

“We will strengthen the production as a competitive factor for the Volkswagen group,” said Porsche chief Oliver flower that is in the VW group Board of management member for production. Cooperation with the Amazon subsidiary Web Services-creating essential prerequisites for this. With the construction of the Industrial Cloud of the group, creating the basis for an end-to-end digitisation of its production and logistics.

Volkswagen is under pressure to reduce costs, the large investments in electric mobility, new mobility services and self-driving cars. Group chief Herbert Diess to increase the productivity of the plants by 2025 to 30 percent. The car manufacturer had joined forces recently with the world’s largest software company, Microsoft, digital services and mobility offerings on a Cloud.