© Leoni Electronics Production | April 05, 2019
Leoni and relayr enter strategic partnership
Leoni and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) solutions provider, relayr, are entering a strategic partnership. The companies will jointly work on linking intelligent cable and automation systems with innovative IoT technologies.
The upcoming solutions are aimed at enabling carmakers and their suppliers to reduce unplanned downtime of robotic manufacturing lines and raising production efficiency thereby improving overall equipment effectiveness (OEE). Through this partnership, Leoni and relayr will be jointly developing and providing an intelligent solution for predictive maintenance and monitoring of robot lines in car manufacturing based on the LEONiQ technology and relayr’s IoT portfolio, a press release reads. In the scope of this collaboration, Leoni will provide intelligent, IoT-enabled energy and data management on robot lines, related data analysis skills, as well as knowledge of automation and processes in the automotive industry. Relayr will contribute its know-how in IoT technology, data analysis and process optimisation in industrial production. Together, the two companies will be realising the first test installations in car production as early as 2019 in order then to offer their solutions to a broad customer base from 2020. “The automotive industry is a key sector of the German economy. Making it as intelligent and efficient as possible with the help of IoT – that’s what drives us. In Leoni, we have found the ideal partner because of its far-reaching expertise in car production and industrial robotics,” says Josef Brunner, relayr’s CEO, in the release.