LG Energy Solution (LGES), leading global battery manufacturer behind innovations like NASA’s spacesuit batteries and 13 of the top 20 global electric vehicles has signed a memorandum of understanding with Siemens Aktiengesellschaft (Siemens AG) for collaboration in battery production, focusing on the digitization process.
Joining forces will allow LGES to develop more advanced techniques for smart battery manufacturing at their worldwide production facilities. Up first on the collaboration is Ultium Cells LLC, a part of LG Energy Solutions and General Motors, located in Tennessee. Production is set to begin in 2023.
Working toward sustainable battery manufacturing
With the growing pressures of industries needing to find more sustainable manufacturing practices, this merger will assist in reducing the carbon footprint left by supply chain logistics. LGES actively monitors greenhouse gas emissions and energy consumption from suppliers. The company is the first global battery manufacturer to join the RE100 and EV100 initiatives and achieve a 100% transition to renewable energy by 2030.
Both LGES and Siemens AG will work toward building digital twin roadmaps to maintain stable operations at factories without compromising quality products.
"We believe the partnership with the world-renowned Siemens AG will efficiently promote LG Energy Solution's digitized manufacturing processes, ultimately enabling LGES to provide the finest services to our clients," said Young Soo Kwon, CEO of LG Energy Solution. "The process of manufacturing intelligence in producing batteries is becoming a critical factor, especially as LGES continues to advance the quality of its products while expanding production base worldwide."