Atos delivers IT for ACC battery factories

The IT service provider Atos has been commissioned by Automotive Cells Company (ACC), the battery cell joint venture between Stellantis, Total and Mercedes-Benz, to ensure and monitor the operation of the IT infrastructure of three factories in France, Germany and Italy.

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According to a company statement, Atos’ solution for ACC “is based on a mixed business model” that combines manufacturing capacity, operational flexibility and financial competitiveness. To achieve the production target of more than two million lithium-ion batteries per year, ACC needs “best-in-class IT infrastructure.”

Atos teams in Bordeaux will be in charge of project management and systems expertise. According to Atos, they are known for their “experience in managed infrastructure services.” Atos’ Global Delivery Center in Poland will oversee and manage the network and infrastructure operations for this project.

The first ACC factory in Billy-Berclau near Douvrin, France, was opened at the end of May and is scheduled to be operational in 2023. The other two ACC factories in Kaiserslautern and Termoli, Italy, are expected to start producing battery cells in 2025 and 2026, respectively.

“Several factors influence the proper implementation of our manufacturing processes; among them, a flawless IT infrastructure. The latter is a prerequisite for the ramp-up of the Billy-Berclau site and nominal capacity by end-2024,” says François Carrot, CIO of ACC. “We selected Atos to supervise and maintain our three gigafactories in France, Germany and Italy not just for the quality of their proposal, but also their expertise in engineering strategic digital environments within infrastructure that is robust, industrialized, cost-effective and transparent.”

Stéphane Richard, Global Head of Technology Advisory & Customized Services at Atos, adds: “We are proud to support ACC as it steps up its manufacturing, as well as to contribute to the rollout of electric battery production in France by harnessing our expertise in mission-critical IT infrastructure. On behalf of Atos, I want to thank ACC for entrusting our expertise. As a pioneer in decarbonized digital services, Atos shares an ambition with ACC to decarbonize our industries through technological innovations.”



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