Shape this path together with us. Take advantage of our network for sustainable and intelligent structures and a robust standing in the automotive markets of the future.
We are the nucleus for initial answers to the top issue of data exchange in the automotive industry. Be there – live!
We connect to cross-industry networks and technologies for data infrastructure (GAIA-X) and data exchange. You benefit from an operational holistic system.
We connect industry outfitters and adopters. The Catena-X network is open and our technologies are scalable – no matter the size of your company. Become a member and join the network too.
Oliver Zipse - Chairman of the Board BMW AG
"With Catena-X, we want to connect companies across industries. An end-to-end data networking from small and medium-sized enterprises to OEMs will help to make important progress in the sustainability of our products and the resilience of our supply chains."
Christian Klein - Chief Executive Officer SAP SE
“To achieve sustainable and efficient processes in the automotive industry, data and information must be exchanged in a secure and reliable way along the entire value chain. This needs common standards. We are delighted to help build Catena-X as a pioneer and technology partner. The cloud-based data ecosystem is open to all companies in the European automotive industry and their global partners, users and suppliers."
Ola Källenius - Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and Mercedes-Benz AG
“With Catena-X, the automotive industry is taking another big step in its digital transformation. The aim is to achieve secure data transfer between companies to enhance efficiency, transparency and sustainability along the entire value chain. The integration of small and medium-sized enterprises also strengthens innovative power and digitalization of our industry. Together we have the chance to take a leading position in technology and innovation for Germany and Europe. And that’s exactly what we do now.”
Timotheus Höttges - Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Deutsche Telekom AG
"As a technology partner, we stand for a secure data ecosystem. Open to all companies in the European automotive industry, their global partners, users and suppliers. A network that stands for data sovereignty with simultaneous supplier and technology openness."
Oliver Blume – Member of the Board of Management of Volkswagen AG and Chairman of the Executive Board of Porsche AG
“The auto industry is shaping the digital transformation. Data is the driving force, ensuring greater efficiency and sustainability. Constantly connected data chains are helping to further enhance our productivity – from the supplier all the way up to the manufacturer. At the same time, supply chains are becoming more transparent. Uniform standards and common principles are crucial here for realizing the full potential of data networks. Catena-X provides the basis for this.”
Wolf-Henning Scheider – CEO of ZF Group
“We want to further digitize the value chain in the vehicle industry and make cross-industry networking more efficient. To do this, we need a secure and trustworthy data infrastructure. Catena-X offers us this and enables the transformation in many business areas as we realize a safe, clean and available mobility for everyone."
Dr. Roland Busch - Chief Executive Officer Siemens AG
„Through digitalization, we can make our economy more productive, efficient and sustainable. To do this, we need to connect companies with each other along the entire value chain. With Catena-X, we are developing the necessary standards and technologies for this in the European automotive industry. This is a crucial step toward leveraging the opportunities of digitalization in this industry – and it can serve as a role model for other sectors as well.“
Dr. Markus Heyn - Member of the board of management of Robert Bosch GmbH
„We are collaborating in the Catena-X network with the aim of pooling expertise to enable secure, cross-company data exchange among all members of the automotive supply chain – an important building block for the success of new digital services and their related ecosystems. Germany and Europe can thus jointly play a pioneering role in enabling the data sovereignty und technological neutrality of an entire industry.”
Catena-X sees itself as a rapidly scalable and expandable ecosystem, which allows all contributors in the automotive value chain to participate equally. The goal: to provide an environment for the creation, operation and collaborative use of end-to-end data chains along the entire automotive value chain. Are you part of it?
As the Catena-X Automotive Network, we pursue the goal of creating a platform for all contributors in the automotive value chain. Together, we address challenges such as resilience, sustainability and geopolitics. We set ourselves the task of creating end-to-end data chains and connecting SMEs to our network.
We improve competitiveness for the companies involved. How?
|Consistent data chains for relevant value creation processes|
|Industrialised data ecosystem|
|Value-added services through network-based, innovative approaches|
|Systemic (copy) protection for the European automotive industry|
Here you can find the elected members of the board of the Catena-X Automotive Network e.V.
Chairman of the Board
Consortium Leader Catena-X Automotive Network
Program Manager Data Driven Value Chain
Vice Chairman of the Board
Executive Director of the Institute
Director Automotive Ecosystems
Director Strategic Partnerships and
Robert Bosch GmbH
Senior Vice President
Precious and Base Metal Services
Head of Digital Production
Global Vice President
Industry Business Unit Automotive
CIO Mercedes-Benz Research & Development
Chairman of the Advisory Board
Verband der Automobilindustrie e. V. (VDA)
Vice Chairman of the Advisory Board
T-Systems International GmbH
German Edge Cloud GmbH & Co. KG
Robert Bosch GmbH
Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie (BMWi)
What is the Catena-X Automotive Network working on?
The Catena-X Automotive Network strives to create the conditions for the rapid and successful development of an open ecosystem for the efficient and secure exchange of information between companies in the automotive industry.
What is the goal of the Catena-X Automotive Network?
The goal of the Catena-X Automotive Network is to create standardized data and information flows along the entire automotive value chain. The focus is on benefits and added value for each participant in the network while maintaining data sovereignty in accordance with the standards of the European Union (GAIA-X).
Who can access the Catena-X Automotive Network?
The cloud-based network is intended to be open to all companies in the European automotive industry as well as their global partners along the entire automotive value chain.
Is it worthwhile to participate as a small and medium-sized enterprise (SME)?
One focus is on small and medium-sized enterprises and their active participation is central to the success of the network. The Catena-X Automotive Network will therefore operate from the outset as an open network with "SME-ready" solutions in which SMEs are to participate quickly and with low IT infrastructure investments.
Which use cases are planned?
The following use cases are planned as part of the implementation of the Catena-X Automotive Network:
- Traceability of hardware and software components (compliance with supply chain law à “Lieferkettengesetz”)
- Sustainability (proof of CO2 footprint, compliance with social standards)
- Circular economy (CO2 footprint minimization)
- Quality management (real time & collaborative quality management)
- Demand and capacity management (security of supply)
- Business partner database (master data service)
- Data and model-centric development and operations support (Digital Twin)
- Modular production (shared service)
- Manufacturing as a Service (Shared Service)
- Real-time control and simulation (Shared Service)
What role does GAIA-X play for the Catena-X Automotive Network?
From a German and European perspective, GAIA-X is a prerequisite and enabler for the simple, efficient, sovereign and secure exchange of data and information in the automotive data economy. Thus, the Alliance will rely on GAIA-X, and depends in part on GAIA-X for its success.
When was Catena-X Automotive Network e.V. founded?
The founding meeting of Catena-X Automotive Network e.V. took place on 07.05.2021.