Siemens K.K. (Siemens K.K., Tokyo, President and CEO: Kuni Horita, hereinafter referred to as Siemens) and HIRANO TECSEED Co., Ltd. (HIRANO TECSEED Co., Ltd., Nara Prefecture, President and Representative Director: Kaoru Okada, hereinafter referred to as HIRANO TECSEED) have agreed to enter into a cooperative business partnership to promote the standardization of battery manufacturing equipment and to promote digitalization.
boasts world-class engineering in the manufacture of coating and lamination
equipment, and in the long-term vision for 2030 that they drafted in May 2023,
they raised “contribute to the world with roll-to-roll technology” as one of
their missions. With this mission, they have expanded their business in the
energy field for things such as battery manufacturing equipment, including for
next generation batteries, and are aiming to become the global leader in
Siemens is supporting the realization of HIRANO TECSEED’s long-term vision
through the offering of solutions aimed at comprehensive digital enterprise,
including simulations and Totally Integrated Automation (TIA), as well as by
offering the experience and know-how Siemens has garnered through the construction
of large-scale plants overseas.
One example is the
standardization of battery coating machines that two companies are currently
engaging in together. Standardization of these machines is essential to be successful when competing globally. Standardization is going to
accelerate time-to-market, as well as make it possible for us to flexibly and
meticulously meet the demands of end users.
concepts, as well as the wealth of hardware and software solutions, will make
the standardization easier, and contribute to improving the profitability of
Siemens is supporting the creation of digital twins by HIRANO TECSEED, allowing
both companies to command a structure that is capable of rapidly responding to
the diversifying requirement specifications of end users and to changes in
designs. Siemens’ Virtual Commissioning Service technology supports detailed
evaluations of requirements from the negotiation stage and the rapid
establishment of mass-production systems for end users. Further, they are able to
promote continued optimization of manufacturing equipment by making use of the
benefits of digital twins, which give manufacturing data feedback on product
Siemens and HIRANO TECSEED are going to continue to work together as
technological partners to improve the competitiveness of the battery
manufacturing equipment toward the digital transformation of the battery
industry, which is growing rapidly globally.