Atos launches new ‘factory of the future’ project in Angers

Paris France, February 16, 2022

Atostoday announced the formal launch of its ‘Factory of the Future’ job in Angers, France. With this new state-of-the-artwork manufacturing facility, Atos is committed to both of those enhancing the high quality of daily life at function for its workforce, and meeting the greatest technological specifications demanded by its consumers all around the world, via enhanced efficiency, space optimization and a decreased carbon footprint.
Atos has been based mostly in Angers for 60 many years, many thanks to the acquisition of Bull in 2014, and makes and tests its supercomputers, quantum simulator, large-close servers, cryptology and cybersecurity solutions and technologies right here.

The ‘Factory of the Future’ undertaking will eventually produce all around 100 qualified employment and transform the plant into a true European innovation centre, the Group’s flagship, on an international scale. It will so help the development of a promising sector for French industrial excellence and lead to the development of the Anjou area and the Pays de la Loire area. Lasting for a interval of 5 many years from when the developing permit is been given, the task will price tag 60 million and will characterize the most significant industrial financial commitment in the location due to the fact at minimum the early 1990s.

A ‘Factory of the Future’

The systems made in this manufacturing unit are made use of by consumers from all more than the entire world – the French Atomic Power Fee (CEA), Météo France, the French national supercomputing agency GENCI and European investigate universities – to have out temperature forecasts, design vehicle crash assessments and even exploit genomics for customized medication.
To much better meet regional, nationwide and intercontinental demand, the new manufacturing unit will be dependent on Business 4. principles to boost the site’s excellent and overall performance, although meeting the most demanding environmental requirements. The project to build an Business 4. plant is centered on the subsequent levers: digitalization, cybersecurity and security, connectivity (IoT), robotics, cobotics (human-robotic collaboration) and collaborative engineering. The project will double the current production ability even though increasing efficiency by 30%. With condition-of-the-artwork safety, substantial high-quality stages, as well as functioning expenses lessened by 30%, the carbon impression will be optimized to fulfill the highest specifications in the industry.

Unfold in excess of 8 hectares, the new plant will enhance the perform knowledge and dwelling natural environment for workers with new, practical and fashionable workspaces that will be accessible to all and boost collaboration and creativeness.

In addition, in order to anticipate future advancement, the new manufacturing facility style and design provides the likelihood for even further growth in the potential.

As a important player in the decarbonized electronic sector and dedicated to cutting down its carbon emissions, Atos strategies to lessen the site’s carbon footprint right from the design phase. By rebuilding on its individual industrial web site, this venture is section of the zero net artificialization (ZAN) method. In addition to the eightfold boost in green spaces and the solar panel roof, the plant will be supplied with electrical energy from renewable strength sources. The design and style of the web site will also enable for the reinjection of so-identified as waste heat from the design of its servers and supercomputers into the urban heating network. This warmth manufacturing will also help you save the city the cost of constructing a new biomass heating plant. The task will be BREEAM (Creating Investigate Establishment Environmental Evaluation Strategy) accredited, the most commonly used certification common in the planet for development, which guarantees greatest regard for the setting from the design stage to the conclude of the building’s existence.

“By investing significant human and economical sources, Atos will create a modern and ground breaking facility that will meet up with the troubles of electronic growth on a regional, countrywide and global scale. This big-scale job will allow us to meet up with the expanding requirements of our consumers in higher-tech regions such as supercomputing, servers and cybersecurity merchandise, and tomorrow’s quantum computing. In this way, the Atos Group is reaffirming its contribution to the reindustrialization of the area and its dedication to the generation of competent careers, in line with its 60-calendar year presence at the Angers web page,” reported Vincent Sarracanie, SVP Offer Chain & Manufacturing at Atos.

“With a finish ecosystem specializing in electronics and digital know-how, the Angers region and its gamers have been equipped to adapt to changes in the sector, building Angers Loire Métropole a land of innovation that appears to be like to the long run by using element in jobs that reconcile financial enhancement with the difficulties of ecological transition,” reported Christophe Béchu, Mayor of Angers and President of Angers Loire Métropole. “With its new plant, Atos is strengthening its situation as a leader in the supercomputing market place, putting the metropolis of Angers, the Pays de la Loire location, France and Europe at the forefront of these long run technologies.”

“We are delighted with Atos’ renewed determination and the institution of this sort of a large-tech manufacturing unit in Angers, in the Pays de la Loire area. This is a highly effective project that illustrates our dedication and expertise in the field of the foreseeable future and reinforces the attractiveness of our region. It is a job with a robust impact for our region, a job that generates work opportunities and displays our ambition to endorse environmentally friendly advancement,” stated Christelle Morançais, President of the Pays de la Loire Regional Council.

Now, the Angevine agglomeration is making certain, via its Alter CITÉ satellite, the all round restructuring of the website in buy to accommodate the new Atos 4. plant. This initiative will be financed by the Pays de la Loire Location (€1.5m) to accelerate industrial jobs.

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