Siemens’ solutions help Vinfast shorten production time for its first car

Tuesday, Sep 10, 2019 16:35

A production line at VinFast. — Photo courtesy Siemens Vietnam

Siemens, an automation and digitalisation solutions provider, has announced that its portfolio of integrated software and hardware has helped VinFast produce its first cars ahead of schedule.

The company said that by deploying its portfolio, Siemens helped VinFast achieve its automotive production timeline to build the factory, complete car design, and start production in only 21 months, well ahead of an already ambitious schedule.

This is half of the average time to build such a manufacturing plant, Siemens said.

The entire value chain has been integrated and digitalised with Siemens’ digital enterprise portfolio, which includes the Xcelerator portfolio of software and Totally Integrated Automation (TIA).

VinFast deployed Siemens’ automation equipment for its manufacturing lines in all shops: press, paint, body, assembly, sub-assembly- and engine. Further portfolio provided by Siemens feature network components, power supplies, control products, low voltage distribution and switchgear, an energy distribution system, and motors and drives.

“VinFast and its new production site are a great example of how the automotive industry is driving the digital transformation of manufacturing,” said Bernd Mangler, senior vice president of Automotive Solutions at Siemens Digital Industries.

“We are proud that we contributed our offerings to create virtual and real production lines including technology for continuous optimizations along the entire life cycle of the equipment – and of course, all had to happen in record speed.”

VinFast is under Vingroup, the largest private enterprise and one of the leading technology, industry and service groups in Viet Nam.

The VinFast plant in Hai Phong went live in June and has a total design capacity of 250,000 cars per year.

The first vehicles have been e-scooters, compact cars, sedans and SUVs. These will be followed by battery electric passenger cars as well as electric buses. — VNS

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