Uniti partners with Siemens to support fully automated car manufacturing
Swedish EV start-up partners with engineering giant to support automated manufacturing
Uniti announces a new partnership with Siemens Nordics, with the aim to manufacture its EVs in a fully automated facility in Sweden.
The company states: "The "˜industry 4.0' factory will be one of the first of its kind in the world, focusing on sustainable manufacture of composite materials and automated vehicle assembly. With this approach, we found a way to greatly simplify the manufacturing process and exponentially reduce the carbon footprint for Uniti's production, whilst shortening time to market and decreasing capital outlay."
Our partnership with Siemens here in the Nordics is based on Siemens' PLM software suite that enables the entire production process to be planned in a virtual setting before implementation in the physical world. "The whole process is so perfected that the first vehicle produced on the physical production line can be sold directly to the customer with no test vehicles needed", explained Mats Friberg, the CEO of Siemens PLM Software.
"The partnership with Siemens is essential to our long-term plans as we now have the opportunity to not only develop a sustainable car, but also manufacture it in a sustainable way at a large scale, faster and with a significantly lower initial capital demand", says Lewis Horne, CEO of Uniti, "Our fully-automated production line can basically have the lights turned off for 22 hours a day."
The facility is anticipated to be capable of producing up to 50,000 units per year within its first year of production.