Private 5G network for electric boat factory

Thursday, 02 February, 2023

Private 5G network for electric boat factory

X Shore, a disrupter in the electric boat industry, has established a new factory in Nyköping, Sweden, with the ambition of having the world’s most efficient and sustainable boat factory. In order to help deliver on this, Swedish telco Tele2 is providing X Shore with a private 5G network using Ericsson technology, enabling more efficient and flexible production processes for the factory while supporting the company’s sustainability agenda.

“Our goal is to ensure sustainable and efficient operations at all levels, from our working environment to production and product development, while reducing our environmental impact through the adoption of smart Industry 4.0 solutions,” said Elias Wästberg, Head of Industrialization at X Shore Industries 1.

The private 5G network builds upon Ericsson’s 4G/5G radio portfolio and dual-mode core technology that is used indoors and outdoors, enabling enterprises to take the next step in flexible modular manufacturing and logistics. The network can be tailored to specific business cases and builds the foundation needed to overlay other groundbreaking technologies, such as artificial intelligence, augmented reality, virtual reality and the Industrial Internet of Things.

Tele2’s 5G services ensure that X Shore can connect, measure, maintain and control many parts of the production wirelessly, increasing the ability to adjust to the current demand on production levels and shorten the time needed to modify the production line. The technology and end-to-end solutions are designed to boost factory productivity, reduce waste and limit the amount of cabling, resulting in a more efficient working environment and more value for customers.

“This is a great example of how our 5G solutions provide sustainable and commercial benefits to our customers,” said Jenny Lindqvist, Head of Northern and Central Europe at Ericsson. “We are proud to be partnering with Tele2 to provide our private 5G network solution. This is enabling X Shore to add flexibility and enhanced control over the production processes while lowering costs and reducing the climate impact. We will continue to transform the manufacturing industry, making it more efficient and sustainable.”

“A private mobile 5G network provides completely new opportunities to digitalise, automate and streamline operations for all types of industries,” added Stefan Trampus, Executive Vice President B2B at Tele2. “X Shore is now at the forefront of how a manufacturing company can use technology in a smart, sustainable and efficient way.”

Image courtesy of X Shore.

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