Infosys to digitise and automate processes at Envision AESC’s EV battery plants

In collaboration with Infosys, Envision AESC is taking a cloud-first approach to digitise operations as it looks to catalyse the development of next-generation EV batteries from a sustainability and circularity standpoint.

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Infosys, a global leader in next[1]generation digital services and consulting, has inked a strategic collaboration with battery technology company Envision AESC. Through this collaboration, Infosys will help develop a cloud-based platform to digitise and automate manual processes at Envision AESC’s Electric Vehicle (EV) battery manufacturing plants.

With a head office in Japan, Envision AESC Group operates battery production facilities in Zama, Japan, Sunderland in the UK as well as Tennessee in the US. The company’s fourth production site is in Wuxi, China.

Initially, the cloud-based platform seeks to digitise key processes that require a high level of human intervention. In the long-term, the cloud-based platform aims to improve productivity, enhance end-to-end visibility, and simplify quality monitoring through data-driven reporting and analytics tools. Further, the modular and extensible cloud-based platform will not only offer rich user experience but also bring about scalable, resilient, and predictable performance of business applications across geographies.

This new cloud-based platform, co-developed by Infosys and Envision AESC, leverages AWS Cloud components of Infosys Cobalt, a set of services, solutions and platforms for enterprises to accelerate their cloud journey.

“At Envision AESC, we believe that advancements in battery technology will propel the EV revolution to newer heights. The manufacturing processes of our breakthrough batteries need a robust digital foundation to accelerate the speed and scale of innovation. We are confident that Infosys, with their trusted cloud technologies and deep expertise in the automotive industry, will help us continue on our journey towards achieving our transformation goals,” said Brian Sullivan, Executive Vice- President of Global Manufacturing and Supply Chain at Envision AESC.

Jasmeet Singh, Executive Vice-President and Global Head of Manufacturing at Infosys, commented:  "As e-mobility continues to transform the automotive landscape, building a strong digital core in cloud is a business imperative. We are delighted that in collaboration with Infosys, Envision AESC will be taking a cloud-first approach to digitise operations in its EV battery manufacturing plants. We believe that our co[1]innovation efforts will catalyze the development of next-generation EV batteries from a sustainability and circularity standpoint.”

Envision to supply battery cells for next-gen BMW EVs
In October 2022, Envision AESC had announced a new multi-year partnership with BMW Group to supply latest innovation battery cells for the global brand’s next-generation EVs.

To support production, Envision AESC has committed to invest in a dedicated new 30GWh battery manufacturing plant in South Carolina, which will be powered by 100 per cent net zero carbon energy. Work is currently underway by the company to finalize a suitable site close to BMW Group’s vehicle production and battery assembly facilities.

As part of the agreement, Envision AESC will supply technology-leading battery cells that result in 20% more energy density, faster charging speeds and an extended range of up to 30% for new electric models produced in BMW Group’s Spartanburg plant by 2030.

Lead image: Envision AESC

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