Ola teams up with Siemens to build scooter mega-factory in India


India mobility business Ola has partnered with Siemens to build the world’s largest scooter manufacturing facility in India.

The factory, which will initially produce 2 million units a year, will be built on Industry 4.0 principles and will have almost 5,000 robots deployed across various functions.

Ola said the factory will be AI-Powered with its proprietary AI Engine and tech stack deeply integrated into every aspect of the manufacturing process, continuously self-learning and optimising every aspect of the manufacturing process.

The partnership with Siemens will provide the company with access to Siemens’ integrated Digital Twin design and manufacturing solutions to digitalise and validate product and production ahead of actual operations.

Bhavish Aggarwal, Chairman & Group CEO, Ola, said the factory will serve as the company’s global manufacturing hub catering to its customers in India as well as key markets across Europe, UK, Latin America and ANZ.

He said the entire material handling at the factory will be fully automated for maximum efficiency, right from raw materials, to materials movement inside the factory, to storage, to the finished scooter rolling off the production lines and being loaded onto trucks.

“Siemens is a global leader in Industry 4.0 and we are proud to contribute to Ola’s vision of creating a factory of the future using our automation and digitalisation expertise to ensuring the highest levels of productivity and quality while enabling an agile and flexible production process,” he concluded.

The factory is expected to generate almost 10,000 new jobs.

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