BMW Group Plant Dingolfing tests entirely connected logistics

Dingolfing. Autonomous, connected and intelligent: As
partial of a three-year investigate plan upheld by a Bavarian
Ministry of Economic Affairs, Regional Development and Energy, a BMW
Group and 3 partner companies from Bavaria are exploring the
possibilities for creation BMW Group Plant Dingolfing a intelligent factory
for logistics.

The “Autonomous and Connected Logistics” investigate plan was
strictly launched in Sep 2019 and is now entering the
unsentimental phase. A series of innovative Industry 4.0 production
technologies are being sum in an altogether judgment and tested under
genuine conditions during BMW Group Plant Dingolfing. Behind a plan is a
prophesy of entirely connected prolongation in that unconstrained transport
systems, logistics robots and mobile inclination seamlessly communicate
with one another and with a control system.

Bavarian Minister of Economic Affairs Hubert Aiwanger: “With this
rarely innovative plan focused on building unconstrained and
connected logistics processes and formulating a 5G testbed, the
Dingolfing site is presenting itself as a colonize in a destiny field
of Industry 4.0. As partial of a “Regional Alliances Autonomous
Driving” investigate and growth initiative, we are contributing
around 3.23 million euros to support a Bavarian economy with
successfully moulding a digital transformation. In this way, we are
assisting Bavaria feat a ability for creation to a full in the
general marketplace.

In new years, a BMW Group prolongation network has piloted several
logistics solutions exclusively of one another, winning a German
Logistics Award in 2019. The investigate plan will now pierce forward
with serve growth to grasp limit connectivity between
particular logistics solutions and confederate them into a BMW
prolongation system. The BMW Group is contributing around 4.8 million
euros towards a plan costs.

Dr. Thomas Irrenhauser, obliged for Innovation and Industry 4.0
in a Logistics multiplication and conduct of a project: “Connecting our
innovative logistics solutions creates additional clarity over
element and appurtenance movements and enables us to try how we can
best feat a intensity of entirely connected prolongation for BMW Group logistics.”


5G testbed as a pivotal driver

Testing of 5G wireless technology, which, over a march of the
project, will be set adult during BMW Group Plant Dingolfing as a trial
network, will play a pivotal purpose in joining opposite logistics
solutions. The new mobile telecommunications customary allows large
information volumes to be eliminated within a really brief time. 5G enables
real-time connectivity between machine and equipment. Within a BMW
Group prolongation network, a BMW Brilliance Automotive corner venture
has already rolled out a 5G wireless communications network across
all a 3 plants. The long-term idea is to set adult a 5G network at
all BMW Group plant locations worldwide.

Further sub-projects will try a use of logistics robots, mobile
inclination and digital displays in a logistics routine and test
connectivity between opposite systems. Peter Kiermaier, conduct of
Logistics Planning during BMW Group Plant Dingolfing: “We also wish to use
new technologies to boost clarity in required processes
and capacitate well-spoken coupling of primer and unconstrained technologies.”

The investigate consortium is done adult of 3 serve Bavarian
companies alongside a BMW Group: m3connect GmbH from Rosenheim is
operative to set adult a private 5G network during BMW Group Plant Dingolfing;
Stäubli WFT GmbH from Sulzbach develops and produces transport
solutions that can stratagem autonomously by logistics areas.
Scientific monitoring for a plan is supposing by a Institute for
Engineering Design of Mechatronic Systems MPLM e.V. – IEDMS e.V.


If we have any questions, greatfully contact:

Bernd Eckstein, BMW Group Plant Dingolfing, Head of Communications
Telephone: +49 8731 76 22020, Email: [email protected]

Benedikt Fischer, BMW Group Plant Dingolfing, Communications
Telephone: +49 8731 76 25449, Email: [email protected]

Hanns Huber, Communications Production Network BMW Group
Telephone: + 49 89 382 31181, Email: [email protected]


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The BMW Group Plant Dingolfing

Plant Dingolfing is one of a BMW Group’s 31 tellurian production
sites. At Plant 02.40, about 1,500 cars of a BMW 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8
Series hurl off a public lines each day. In total, a plant
made scarcely 330,000 cars in 2017. At present, a sum of
approx. 18,000 people and 800 apprentices work during a BMW Group’s site
in Dingolfing.

In further to a automotive core production, BMW Group Plant
Dingolfing is also home to prolongation comforts for vehicle
components such as pulpy parts, seats as good as framework and drive
components. Due to a plant’s aluminium imagination in vehicle
construction and longstanding knowledge in producing alternative
drives, BMW Group Plant Dingolfing similarly provides crucial
components for a BMW i models – such as high-voltage battery,
e-transmission and a expostulate structure – to a prolongation site in
Leipzig. In addition, Dingolfing produces both high voltage batteries
and electric engines for a BMW Group’s plug-in hybrid models.

The automobile bodies for all Rolls-Royce models are also made at
a site. The Dynamics Centre, a vast storage and transshipment
facility, provides a tellurian BMW and MINI dealership organization
with strange tools and equipment.


The BMW Group

With a 4 brands BMW, MINI, Rolls-Royce and BMW Motorrad, a BMW
Group is a world’s heading reward manufacturer of automobiles and
motorcycles and also provides reward financial and mobility services.
The BMW Group prolongation network comprises 31 prolongation and assembly
comforts in 15 countries; a association has a tellurian sales network in
some-more than 140 countries.

In 2019, a BMW Group sole over 2,520,000 newcomer vehicles and
some-more than 175,000 motorcycles worldwide. The distinction before taxation in the
financial year 2018 was € 9.815 billion on revenues amounting to
€ 97.480 billion. As of 31 Dec 2018, a BMW Group had a
workforce of 134,682 employees.

The success of a BMW Group has always been formed on long-term
meditative and obliged action. The association has therefore established
ecological and amicable sustainability via a value chain,
extensive product shortcoming and a transparent joining to
conserving resources as an constituent partial of a strategy.