Two major companies are showing off their partnership to make vehicles more resource efficient at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit.
Ford and Siemens have worked together for 25 years to maximise manufacturing efficiency and apply global standards through the adoption of manufacturing engineering and production automation solutions.
As a result of this, Ford has been able to reduce the energy needed to produce a vehicle, increase safety and improve the flexibility of plants and processes.
At NAIAS from 13-26 January, Ford and Siemens will be demonstrating how they expect manufacturing to develop.
Siemens Industry Automation Division president Raj Batra said: “Siemens is honoured to showcase how our technology is supporting Ford, and what better way than to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Ford’s moving assembly line, an innovation that has withstood the test of time.
“Historically, the automotive industry has been a trendsetter for manufacturing as a whole and today is no different. As Ford’s NAIAS display makes clear, the future of manufacturing is upon us, where software, industrial integration and resource efficiency are increasing productivity and flexibility, and reducing time-to-market.
“Few companies demonstrate this real-to-virtual innovation better than Ford.”