Mahindra's Chakan plant becomes India’s first 5G-enabled automobile factory
Airtel and Tech Mahindra partner to deploy captive private network at the Chakan plant; ‘5G for Business’ solution enhances network connectivity and results in improved speeds for software flashing, a critical operation for all vehicular despatches.
Mahindra & Mahindra’s Chakan manufacturing plant has become India’s first 5G-enabled automobile manufacturing facility. Communications provider Bharti Airtel and Tech Mahindra, the leading provider of digital transformation, consulting, and business re-engineering solutions, have inked a strategic partnership under which they have deployed the ’5G for Enterprise’ solution at the automaker’s plant.
The ‘5G for Business’ solution has significantly enhanced Chakan’s network connectivity that has resulted in improved speeds for software flashing, a critical operation for all vehicular despatches. Blazing hi-speeds and ultra-low latency now allow managers to undertake multiple software flashing sessions in parallel, which has resulted in reduced turnaround time for an operation. Further, the computerised vision-based inspection is now fully automated resulting in improved paint quality.
Speaking about the partnership, Ajay Chitkara, Director and CEO, Airtel Business, said, ”Our 5G solution for enterprise will transform manufacturing operations in the country. We are thrilled to partner Tech Mahindra and Mahindra Auto to demonstrate this transformation and have made the Chakan manufacturing facility India’s first 5G-enabled auto manufacturing unit. As the industry 4.0 paradigm gathers momentum, reliable data networks will prove to be a key differentiator in factory & manufacturing performances. This is just the beginning, and I am certain we will showcase many more innovative use cases that will help redefine manufacturing in India.”
Manish Vyas, President, Communications, Media and Entertainment Business, and CEO, Network Services, Tech Mahindra, said, ”5G roll-out has revolutionalised the world of internet, ushering a new era of connectivity, communication, and collaboration. Our collaboration with Airtel is aimed at enhancing customer experience through digitally powered new-age platforms and solutions. We are confident that this partnership will help unlock opportunities across industries to improve productivity, drive intelligent network-led enterprise digitalisation, and spur innovation.”
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