May 16, 2020

JCB India utilises Wipro's cloud-based IoT platform

Wipro
cloud technology
IT
Manufacturing
Nell Walker
2 min
Wipro’s cloud-based IoT platform helps connect over 10,000 JCB India construction equipment machines
Wipro Ltd., a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company, has announced that it has achieved a significant...

Wipro Ltd., a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company, has announced that it has achieved a significant milestone in its ongoing Internet of Things (IoT) deployment for JCB India Ltd, a leading construction equipment manufacturer. JCB’s Livelink telematics system has successfully connected over 10,000 pieces of construction equipment and machines, such as backhoe loaders, excavators and compact wheel loaders, deployed for its customers across India.

The Livelink IoT solution has been designed and deployed on Wipro’s cloud-based industrial asset platform. Wipro’s after-markets solution team, a part of the manufacturing and hi-tech SBU brought together a consortium of specialist partners to provide the turnkey solution, and is responsible for ongoing deployment and support.

The Livelink system allows JCB to remotely monitor the real-time health and performance of JCB assets in the field. The predictive capability of the platform helps all stake holders to collaborate in ensuring operational availability of the asset whereby maximizing the value derived from it. The geo-fencing feature prevents misuse and theft of assets, whilst allowing asset owners to enforce contract compliance. The stakeholders have already started to see the benefit of the solution.

“IoT is an emerging technology domain and one where there are no proven paths for success. Wipro has been a trusted partner through the design and deployment of JCB’s Livelink IoT solution. Through a combination of strong technology expertise and excellent program management capabilities, Wipro has provided end-to-end integrated support to enable this milestone for our customers,” said Vipin Sondhi, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, JCB India Limited.

“IoT presents a huge opportunity for industrial manufacturers world-wide and this platform is one of the few live cases. We are privileged to have partnered with JCB India to bring the Livelink initiative to life. Today, we are delighted to have over 10,000 JCB machines across India, running successfully on Wipro’s cloud-based industrial internet platform. This platform provides an ideal base for us to deliver differentiated value to JCB’s end customers," said N. S. Bala, Chief Executive, Manufacturing & Hi-Tech Industry SBU, Wipro Limited. 

 

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May 10, 2021

Lion Electric to Construct US EV Manufacturing Facility

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SmartManufacturing
Sustainability
Technology
Georgia Wilson
3 min
Lion Electric |Smart Manufacturing | Sustainable Manufacturing | Electric Vehicles | Electric School Buses | Electric Medium and Heavy Duty Vehicles | Sustainability | Technology | Freight | Transportation
Lion Electric announces its selection of Illinois to construct its all-electric medium and heavy-duty urban vehicle manufacturing facility...

Who is Lion Electric?

Founded in 2008, Lion Electric is an innovative manufacturer of all-electric, zero-emissions, medium and heavy-duty urban vehicles. Lion Electric designs, manufactures, and assembles all components for its vehicles that have unique features specifically adapted to the users and their needs. “We believe that transitioning to all-electric vehicles will lead to major improvements in our society, environment and overall quality of life,” believes Lion Electric. 

Lion Electric’s new Illinois Manufacturing Facility

Just two months after announcing plans to construct a battery manufacturing plant and innovation centre in Quebec, Lion Electric is expanding its locations further, selecting Joliet, Illinois for its new manufacturing facility in the US.

The new facility is said to “represent the largest dedicated production site for zero-emission medium and heavy-duty vehicles in the US,” as well as being the company’s biggest footprint in the market. The new facility will give Lion Electric the capacity to meet increasing demand for ‘Made in America’ zero-emission vehicles and bring production closer to customers. 

It is expected that the first vehicles off the production line will be in the second half of 2022.

“Lion’s historic investment to bring its largest production facility to Illinois represents not only a win for our communities, but a strong step forward in our work to expand clean energy alternatives and the jobs they bring to our communities,” said Gov. J.B. Pritzker. 

“The new Joliet facility will put Illinois at the forefront of a national movement to transition to zero-emission vehicle use, advancing our own goals of putting one million of these cars on the road by 2030. In Illinois, we know that a clean energy economy is about more than just vehicles – it’s about healthier communities and jobs for those who live there. We are excited to welcome Lion to the Land of Lincoln and look forward to their future success here.”

Lion Electric’s Agreement with the Government of Illinois

Over the next three years, Lion Electric will invest a minimum of US$70mn into Illinois. The new facility - totalling 900,000 square feet - is expected to create a minimum of 745 clean energy direct jobs in the next three years, and have an annual production capacity of up to 20,000 all electric buses and trucks.

Scaling electric bus production and decarbonising freight and transportation

As the US moves to electrifying its school buses, the additional production capacity at the facility will help Lion Electric to scale its electric bus production, as well as produce an increased volume of heavy-duty zero-emission trucks to help governments and operators in the US further the decarbonisation of freight and transportation fleets.

“Lion is the leader in electric school buses and has always been dedicated to the U.S. market, and our commitment to be close to our customers is one of the core values we have as a company. This significant expansion into the U.S. market will not only allow us to drastically increase our overall manufacturing capacity of electric trucks and buses but to also better serve our customers, while adding critical clean manufacturing jobs that will form the backbone of the green economy,” said Marc Bedard, CEO and Founder of Lion.

“I also want to acknowledge the crucial role that P33 and Intersect Illinois, civic groups committed to developing developing a long-term roadmap for the local tech industry, played in connecting Lion with the Chicago area’s business and civic community to help further commercial traction, as well as engagement with key workforce and supplier partners.” 

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