French carmaker Renault has selected IT services major Atos to collect and analyze data in order to assist Renault to achieve cost savings.
Renault and Atos said their data partnership would allow manufacturers to collect and structure data from industrial equipment at scale to improve operational excellence and product quality, Atos said in a news statement.
Renault Group’s IT, digital and engineering teams have developed this solution to capture data from its manufacturing facilities as part of the company’s digital transformation strategy. Renault has deployed this solution on a large scale across 22 plants within Renault Group.
More than 7,500 pieces of equipment are connected, with standardized data models representing over 50 different manufacturing processes from screwdriving to aluminum injection, including car frame welding, machining, painting, stamping, in addition to new manufacturing processes for electric motors and batteries.
Renault Group is saving 80 million euros per year and aims to deploy this solution across the remainder of its 35 plants, connecting over 22,000 pieces of equipment, by 2023 to generate savings of 200 million euros ($211.5 million) per year.
The ID@scale service benefits from Atos’ Edge to Cloud offering, enabling real-time analysis of large volumes of complex industrial data while securing it from the Edge to Cloud platforms, as well as optimizing the inference of the most complex artificial intelligence models thanks to its Bull Sequana Edge server range.
“Through our collaboration with Atos, we will go one step further in commercializing our expertise as we support manufacturing sector organizations in the scale-up of their digital transformation. This marks a new step in Renault Group’s digital transformation and innovation capacity,” said Jose-Vicente de los Mozos, EVP Group Industry, Renault Group.
“Atos and Renault are enabling organizations to effectively collect data from their plants to leverage information on a large-scale basis and successfully scale-up and accelerate their digital manufacturing transformation,” said Rakesh Khanna, Head of Digital, Atos.