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Renault migrates data to Google Cloud Platform

Written by Tue 14 Jul 2020

Multi-year cloud deal will see Google train Renault staff in data management

Groupe Renault has announced a new multi-year deal with Google Cloud to help the french car manufacturer accelerate its Industry 4.0 transformation.

A major component of the partnership is the optimisation of Renault’s industrial data platform, which connects and aggregates data from 22 global sites and 2,500 machines.

As part of the agreement, Renault will shift data to Google Cloud and make use of the platform’s smart analytics, machine learning and AI services to improve supply chain and manufacturing efficiency and production quality.

Groupe Renault said it hoped the migration would enable it to foster “new vertical solutions for the automotive industry”.

“This agreement and the commitment of our IT teams will allow us to accelerate the deployment of our Industry 4.0 plan designed to transform and connect our production sites and logistics processes around the world,” said Jose Vicente de los Mozos, director of Manufacturing and Logistics, Groupe Renault.

In addition to leveraging Google’s smart cloud services to improve its data platform, Renault will draw on Google’s digital training services to upskill its staff.

Google will train the automaker’s engineering, manufacturing and IT teams via a programme of coworking, training and enablement sessions. Renault said it hoped the initiative would create a “data-driven culture” at the company.

“This partnership is also an asset for Groupe Renault employees who will benefit from high-level training in digital data management,” Vincente de los Mozos added.

Renault’s collaboration with Google extends back to 2019, when the companies announced that the carmaker had begun using Google data services to refine its manufacturing process.

Google has stepped up efforts to secure major cloud contracts in a bid to improve its position in the cloud market, where it sits in third behind Microsoft and Amazon.

Last week, the tech giant beat its cloud rivals to a ten-year cloud contract with Deutsche Bank, Google’s first notable big win in the financial sector.

Written by Tue 14 Jul 2020


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