Atos supports the ramp-up of three gigafactories in Europe for Automotive Cells Company

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Atos supports the ramp-up of three gigafactories in Europe for Automotive Cells Company

Paris, France – October 24, 2023 – Atos today announces that it has been selected by Automotive Cells Company (ACC), the European electric vehicle (EV) battery manufacturer, to supervise and maintain operations for the IT infrastructure of its three gigafactories1 located in France, Germany and Italy.

ACC must leverage best-in-class IT infrastructure to achieve its production target of more than 2 million lithium-ion batteries a year by 2030, which accounts for 120 GWh of power. The first of its gigafactories in Billy-Berclau (northern France) will be operational by the end of 2023, signaling ACC's official entry into the market. Once it achieves full capacity of 40 GWh, the Billy-Berclau site will represent one third of ACC's total production. The EV battery manufacturer then intends to increase its capacity by implementing two other Atos-powered gigafactories in Kaiserslautern (Germany) in 2025 and Termoli (Italy) in 2026.

Atos' solution for ACC's managed infrastructure services is based on a mixed business model combining manufacturing capabilities, operational agility and financial competitiveness. Project governance and system expertise services will be overseen by the Atos teams in Bordeaux who are recognized for their experience in managed infrastructure services, which are delivered to major manufacturers over the world. Atos' Global Delivery Center in Poland will monitor and maintain network and infrastructure operations for this future flagship within European industry.

During the tender process, with its focus on consulting and co-development, Atos prioritized open and transparent dialog with the ACC teams and demonstrated its agility in adapting to highly scalable factors, needs and volumes. All of these efforts aimed to establish and stabilize customer processes and architectures. Thanks to these practical solutions, ACC was able to assess the quality of Atos' offering and its ability to manage the EV battery manufacturer's critical development stage.

"Several factors influence the proper implementation of our manufacturing processes; among them, a flawless IT infrastructure. The latter is a prerequisite for the ramp-up of the Billy-Berclau site and nominal capacity by end-2024. We selected Atos to supervise and maintain our three gigafactories in France, Germany and Italy not just for the quality of their proposal, but also their expertise in engineering strategic digital environments within infrastructure that is robust, industrialized, cost-effective and transparent" said François Carrot, CIO, ACC.  

Backed by European authorities, TotalEnergies-Saft, Stellantis and Mercedes, ACC aspires to become Europe's leading manufacturer of high-capacity EV batteries that are sustainable and affordable. Three years on from its inception, ACC already operates an R&D center in Bruges, near Bordeaux, and is bolstered by a pilot plant in Nersac (southwestern France) and its first-ever gigafactory in Billy-Berclau, in the north of the country.

"We are proud to support ACC as it steps up its manufacturing, as well as to contribute to the rollout of electric battery production in France by harnessing our expertise in mission-critical IT infrastructure. On behalf of Atos, I want to thank ACC for entrusting our expertise. As a pioneer in decarbonized digital services, Atos shares an ambition with ACC to decarbonize our industries through technological innovations" commented Stéphane Richard, Global Head of Technology Advisory & Customized Services, Atos.

This project is spearheaded by Tech Foundations, the Atos Group business line leading in managed services.


About Atos

Atos is a global leader in digital transformation with 107,000 employees and annual revenue of c. € 11 billion. European number one in cybersecurity, cloud and high-performance computing, the Group provides tailored end-to-end solutions for all industries in 69 countries. A pioneer in decarbonization services and products, Atos is committed to a secure and decarbonized digital for its clients. Atos is a SE (Societas Europaea) and listed on Euronext Paris.

The purpose of Atos is to help design the future of the information space. Its expertise and services support the development of knowledge, education and research in a multicultural approach and contribute to the development of scientific and technological excellence. Across the world, the Group enables its customers and employees, and members of societies at large to live, work and develop sustainably, in a safe and secure information space.

About Tech Foundations

Tech Foundations is the Atos Group business line leading in managed services, focusing on hybrid cloud infrastructure, employee experience and technology services, through decarbonized, automated and AI-enabled solutions. Its 52,000 employees advance what matters to the world’s businesses, institutions and communities. Present in 69 countries, Tech Foundations generated revenue of € 6 billion in 2022.

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1 Gigafactory: large-scale manufacturing facility specially designed for electric vehicle (EV) batteries and motors, since conventional facilities have insufficient production capacity to meet global demand.



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