Capgemini and Audi form JV for digital manufacturing

Capgemini and Audi have launched their joint venture – XL2 that will provide digital technology and consulting services in the fields of SAP S/4HANA and cloud services primarily for Audi and the entire Volkswagen Group.
Audi technology investmentThe goal of XL2 is to expand its project business and achieve a powerful workforce within the next five years. XL2 is designed to enable digital manufacturing, covering all central processes, including production planning, logistics, finance, maintenance, quality and materials management.

Projects of the legally independent entity are to be carried out for Audi. The first focus areas are SAP projects for production and master data management, as well as development in the context of cloud-based applications.

“XL2’s focus on important key technologies is part of our vision and our needs in advancing digital transformation. Our long-term relationship with Capgemini and its proven capabilities in the automotive and SAP sectors makes it the right partner,” Frank Loydl, chief information officer at AUDI, said.

The joint venture will have dual leadership: by Geraldine Aubert, previously vice president of Packaged Based Services at Capgemini, and Felix Spitznagel, previously director SAP Acceleration Center at Audi.

The company is planning to recruit SAP consultants, software developers as well as analytics and data engineers, from graduates to experts. XL2’s headquarters are located in Heilbronn in Germany, in close proximity to Audi’s production site in Neckarsulm.