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“Made in Digital Germany” Partnership at Aachen University: E-mobility by e.GO and digitalization by Software AG
Darmstadt and Aachen, Germany, Friday, July 13, 2018
The European 4.0 Transformation Center (E4TC), a collaboration platform by the prestigious RWTH Aachen Campus of the Aachen University, and Software AG, a market leading provider of digitalization and IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things), have announced a partnership for digital transformation of e.GO Mobile AG’s production. e.GO Mobile AG is a visionary startup from the RWTH Aachen Campus that produces economical and customer-centric electric cars. Its new facility in Aachen Rothe Erde starts production today.
European 4.0 Transformation Center: realizing digital transformation
E4TC helps manufacturers achieve rapid digital transformation. Based at the RWTH Aachen Campus, the center is unique in combining the specific tasks necessary for realizing digital transformation with the campus’ interdisciplinary research activities. Findings are used and tested at e.GO Mobile AG, a real production scenario. Thanks to this one-of-a-kind scenario, a wide range of digitized processes for production, development, sales and marketing can be tested and optimized using this functional use case. The results are already impressive. As of immediately, the first e-cars are coming off the production line and are cost-effective and affordable. The new assembly plant opens today in Aachen Rothe Erde (Germany).
Software AG—partner for digitalization
Software AG will provide its Digital Business Platform, which can integrate information technology (IT) with operational technology (OT). The company specializes in the Internet of Things with leading solutions to integrate, connect and manage IoT components as well as to analyze data and predict future events based on artificial intelligence.
These solutions will now be employed by e.GO producing tangible results at its digital factory of the future and facilitating “made in digital Germany” e-mobility. Software AG will collaborate closely with e.GO Digital, a subsidiary of e.GO Mobile AG, that has been developing data-based business models and business apps in cooperation with leading high-tech companies since 2017. This creates value through simplification of business processes and customer apps in the “new mobility” ecosystem.
CEO of European 4.0 Transformation Center GmbH, Dr. Thomas Gartzen, commented: “We are extremely pleased to welcome Software AG to our network. Digitalization plays a special role in achieving affordable e-mobility. We are happy to have access to the expertise of a digitalization specialist like Software AG. In exchange, we will provide our new member with a unique forum for long-term collaboration based on our interdisciplinary network including all departments and members of the RWTH Aachen Campus. Rolling out real digital transformation projects with e.GO Mobile AG, located here on campus, offers a special opportunity in that it is a living demo. I am certain that, together, we will make the future of e-mobility successful!”
Dr. Wolfram Jost, Software AG’s CTO, added: “This partnership isn’t just an excellent opportunity to put our IIoT expertise to the test. It also gives us the chance to collaborate with visionaries, innovators and experts in both a scientific and business context. Additionally, we will be able to show our customers and prospects concrete examples of what digitalization can do using the exciting field of e-mobility on campus. We look forward to our successful work together!”
The first results of the partnership will be presented on October 10-11, 2018 at the 3rd Practice Forum, “Realizing digital transformation: Explore the new Industry 4.0 series production plant and experience the Internet of Production for development, production and customer processes.” Register here.
„In the future, Software AG will support the digital transformation of the production of e.GO Mobile AG in the newly opened Plant 1 in Aachen.”
Copyright: e.GO Mobile AG
About European 4.0 Transformation Center GmbH
The European 4.0 Transformation Center (E4TC) is a collaboration platform by the RWTH Aachen Campus that unites manufacturing companies with research institutes to enable development of new digital transformation solutions for the manufacturing sector. Members of E4TC have direct access to RWTH Aachen Campus’ living demo environment which allows them to apply the physical-digital results of interdisciplinary projects in a tangible way. The e.GO Mobile AG startup is a concrete example of comprehensive 4.0 transformation developed and supported by E4TC. E4TC currently consists of 13 international member companies from the software and hardware sectors.
For more information, please visit: www.e4tc.de
European 4.0 Transformation Center GmbH | Campus-Boulevard 57 | 52074 Aachen | Germany
Tel. +49 241 47574 950
About e.GO Mobile AG
e.GO Mobile AG was founded in 2015 by Prof. Dr. Günther Schuh as an electric car manufacturer. Located on the RWTH Aachen Campus, its 230 employees benefit not only from the pioneer StreetScooter project. They also use the campus’ unique network including about 360 hi-tech companies and research institutes. e.Go Mobile’s agile teams work on different cost-effective and customer-centric e-vehicles for short distances. e.GO Mobile AG is opening a series production plant in Aachen Rothe Erde (Germany).
For more information, please visit: www.e-go-mobile.com
e.GO Mobile AG
T +49 241 47574-206
About Software AG
Software AG (Frankfurt TecDAX: SOW) helps companies with their digital transformation. With Software AG’s Digital Business Platform, companies can better interact with their customers and bring them on new ‘digital’ journeys, promote unique value propositions, and create new business opportunities. In the Internet of Things (IoT) market, Software AG enables enterprises to integrate, connect and manage IoT components as well as analyze data and predict future events based on Artificial Intelligence (AI). The Digital Business Platform is built on decades of uncompromising software development, IT experience and technological leadership. Software AG has more than 4,500 employees, is active in 70 countries and had revenues of €879 million in 2017.
To learn more, visit www.softwareag.com.
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