Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s Enterprise Services business will help National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS) accelerate the setup of its global electric vehicle production. As part of the project, HPE will create a global manufacturing IT platform for NEVS that will operate across plants in Sweden and China.
NEVS, a Swedish holding company, was founded in 2012 and acquired the main assets of the former Saab Automobile company. NEVS’ vision is to provide a global portfolio of mobility solutions and sustainable city offerings and fully electric premium cars.
To support production, HPE will deploy proprietary and proven solution templates, based on the company’s experience establishing car production plants around the globe. HPE will design, build and operate an integrated end-to-end solution for NEVS’ existing manufacturing plant in Trollhättan, Sweden and and new plant in Tianjin, China.
NEVS will begin production of its first electric vehicle in 2017.
HPE’s solution will replace the majority of NEVS’ existing manufacturing application landscape, creating a globally standardized and integrated manufacturing IT platform. This new environment will support a high-volume and highly flexible production capability, which will provide NEVS with the flexibility to adapt their operation to changing market conditions.
Prepared for Industrial Internet concepts, the new platform will also give NEVS full control and planning ability of the entire value chain from incoming order to final delivery of a vehicle.