Siemens to Provide End-to-End Solutions for Cellforce Gigafactory in Groundbreaking Partnership

Rendering of the Cellforce gigafactory in Reutlingen, Germany

(IN BRIEF) Cellforce and Siemens have formed a strategic partnership to revolutionize the automotive market by accelerating battery manufacturing. Under the agreement, Siemens will provide automation and digitalization technology to support Cellforce’s gigafactory in Germany. The collaboration aims to enhance battery design, manufacturing processes, and building operations. Siemens will also contribute building management technology and energy performance services for a sustainable working environment. The partnership strengthens Siemens’ presence in the fast-growing battery market and demonstrates its expertise in the industry. The comprehensive solution offered by Siemens will enable Cellforce to produce high-performance batteries at scale while meeting sustainability targets.

(PRESS RELEASE) NUREMBERG, 15-May-2023 — /EuropaWire/ — Siemens AG (ETR: SIE), a German multinational conglomerate and Europe’s largest industrial manufacturing company, solidified its  collaboration with high-end battery manufacturer Cellforce with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding, marking the beginning of an ambitious strategic partnership. The aim of this alliance is to revolutionize the automotive market by leveraging Cellforce’s expertise in developing and manufacturing high-performance Li-Ion battery cells, coupled with Siemens’ cutting-edge automation and digitalization technology.

As part of the agreement, Siemens will be designated as Cellforce’s preferred supplier for automation and digitalization solutions, playing a pivotal role in expediting the construction of the Cellforce gigafactory in Reutlingen, Germany. This collaboration will empower both companies to enhance battery design, streamline the manufacturing process, and optimize building operations. By pooling resources and knowledge, they will tackle critical aspects such as production design, planning, and simulation, as well as product design and simulation, while also driving automation across the entire production chain.

A core focus of this partnership is the creation of a sustainable, comfortable, and safe working environment within the gigafactory. Siemens will employ its state-of-the-art building management technology and energy performance services to achieve this goal. By integrating Siemens solutions, both companies will work towards minimizing their carbon footprint and maximizing energy efficiency.

“End-to-end digitalisation of design and production is key for a commercially successful battery cell production with the lowest CO2 footprint in Germany,” said Dr. Markus Gräf, COO of Cellforce.

Siemens will provide an extensive suite of solutions from its renowned Siemens Xcelerator portfolio. These encompass various cutting-edge technologies, including Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES), industrial Edge computing, and IT/OT connectivity tools. Additionally, Siemens will offer fire safety and security measures, measurement and control technology, and energy optimization solutions to facilitate the development of a carbon net-zero battery cell factory. Through this comprehensive end-to-end solution, Siemens aims to support Cellforce in producing high-performance batteries at scale, while ensuring adherence to throughput, cost, and sustainability targets.

This strategic agreement marks a significant milestone for Siemens, further solidifying its technological leadership in the rapidly expanding battery market. Building upon its deep domain knowledge and expertise, Siemens has recently forged partnerships with prominent industry players, reinforcing its commitment to driving innovation in this dynamic sector.

Premium batteries require premium technology – Siemens technology,” said Cedrik Neike, Member of the Managing Board of Siemens AG, and CEO Digital Industries. “This is why Siemens is supporting with its technological leadership in the battery market this partnership.”

Siemens Digital Industries (DI) is a leading innovator in automation and digitalization. In close cooperation with its partners and customers, DI is the driving force for the digital transformation in the process and manufacturing industries. With its Digital Enterprise portfolio, Siemens provides companies of all sizes with all the necessary products, along with consistent solutions and services for the integration and digitalization of the entire value chain. Optimized for the specific requirements of individual industries, this unique portfolio enables customers to enhance their productivity and flexibility. DI continuously extends its portfolio to include innovations and the integration of future-oriented technologies. Siemens Digital Industries, with its headquarters in Nuremberg, has a workforce of around 76,000 employees worldwide.

Siemens Smart Infrastructure (SI)is shaping the market for intelligent, adaptive infrastructure for today and the future. It addresses the pressing challenges of urbanization and climate change by connecting energy systems, buildings and industries. SI provides customers with a comprehensive end-to-end portfolio from a single source – with products, systems, solutions and services from the point of power generation all the way to consumption. With an increasingly digitalized ecosystem, it helps customers thrive and communities progress while contributing toward protecting the planet. Siemens Smart Infrastructure has its global headquarters in Zug, Switzerland. As of September 30, 2022, the business had around 72,700 employees worldwide.

Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a technology company focused on industry, infrastructure, transport, and healthcare. From more resource-efficient factories, resilient supply chains, and smarter buildings and grids, to cleaner and more comfortable transportation as well as advanced healthcare, the company creates technology with purpose adding real value for customers. By combining the real and the digital worlds, Siemens empowers its customers to transform their industries and markets, helping them to transform the everyday for billions of people. Siemens also owns a majority stake in the publicly listed company Siemens Healthineers, a globally leading medical technology provider shaping the future of healthcare. In addition, Siemens holds a minority stake in Siemens Energy, a global leader in the transmission and generation of electrical power.
In fiscal 2022, which ended on September 30, 2022, the Siemens Group generated revenue of €72.0 billion and net income of €4.4 billion. As of September 30, 2022, the company had around 311,000 employees worldwide. Further information is available on the Internet at

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Head of Media Relations, Siemens Digital Industries
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Angela Finkbeiner
Media relations, Cellforce



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