Dirk Voigt and his team from Production and IT have a major task: in the future, they will ensure that data from all Volkswagen Group facilities flow together in a powerful data platform, the Digital Production Platform (DPP). They are gradually integrating the facilities. In total, the company has more than 120 production sites worldwide that are to become part of the large industrial cloud. The advantage: the more information is available from machines, plants and systems, the more efficiently the factories can organize their production. Since the start of the Corona pandemic, however, the team has faced a problem: business trips are taboo. The experts cannot enter the facilities which they are bringing into the cloud.
Strong through the covid crisis
These experts build
the industrial cloud from home
In the future, a digital platform will network data from all Volkswagen Group plants. The aim is to make production more efficient. The expansion is continuing apace even during Corona times – with digital means.