Catena-X Automotive Network

The gateway to a Digital Economy

Catena-X Automotive Network

The gateway to a Digital Economy


Alliance for secure and standardized data exchange

We share the vision of a continuous data exchange for all contributors along the automotive value chain. A goal, we will only be able to achieve together. We offer the network and the technology for one of the central challenges of the automotive industry as we believe that innovation emerges from collaboration. With a powerful and holistic system, we ensure the economic viability of all network partners – from small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) to corporate groups. The goal is to establish a globally operating network based on European values.
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.

Initial use cases.

We are the nucleus for initial answers to the top issue of data exchange in the automotive industry. Be there – live!
Technology and network.

We connect to cross-industry networks and technologies for data infrastructure (GAIA-X) and data exchange. You benefit from an operational holistic system.
Transfer and scaling.

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.

Join the Catena-X Network

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?


Our strengths
at a glance

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
Integrated SMEs
Industrialised data ecosystem
Value-added services through network-based, innovative approaches
Systemic (copy) protection for the European automotive industry

Do you have any questions? Contact us!

Contact details:

Catena-X Automotive Network e.V.
Reinhardtstraße 58
10117 Berlin

Board of Directors

Our board of directors

Here you can find the elected members of the board of the Catena-X Automotive Network e.V.

Oliver Ganser

Chairman of the Board
Consortium Leader Catena-X Automotive Network

Program Manager Data Driven Value Chain

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Boris Otto

Vice Chairman of the Board

Executive Director of the Institute
Fraunhofer ISST

Claus Cremers


Director Automotive Ecosystems 
Siemens AG 

Steve Schindler-Le Huray


Director Strategic Partnerships and
Partner Management
Robert Bosch GmbH

Dr. Matthias Dohrn


Senior Vice President
Precious and Base Metal Services
BASF Corporation

Frank Göller

Head of Digital Production
Volkswagen AG 

Hagen Heubach

Global Vice President
Industry Business Unit Automotive

Dr. Jürgen Sturm

ZF Group

Dr. Inga von Bibra

CIO Mercedes-Benz Research & Development
Daimler AG 

Advisory Board

Dr.-Ing. Joachim Damasky

Chairman of the Advisory Board

Verband der Automobilindustrie e. V. (VDA)

Oliver Spielvogel

Vice Chairman of the Advisory Board

T-Systems International GmbH 

Achim Berg



Dieter Meuser


German Edge Cloud GmbH & Co. KG

Nik Scharmann


Robert Bosch GmbH

Ernst Stöckl-Pukall


Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK)


The most important facts about Catena-X

  1. 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.

  2. 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).

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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)
  6. 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.

  7. The founding meeting of Catena-X Automotive Network e.V. took place on 07.05.2021.


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