Developing company-relevant applications
With amplimind, Audi will systematically advance its IT strategy NEXT:IT. The new joint venture is intended to enhance the company’s core performance in the area of software development.
“Over the next few years, software development expertise will become significantly more strategically relevant for digitizing efficient business processes,” says Frank Loydl, Chief Information Officer (CIO) of AUDI AG. As part of its sourcing strategy, Audi primarily wants to develop relevant IT applications and top digital projects in enterprise IT itself in the future. “We want to build up and secure the necessary expertise together with a strong partner over the long term,” says Loydl. The new joint venture also expands the portfolio of A4nXT GmbH, which was founded in 2020 and is a holding company of AUDI AG. In particular, it holds shares in young, innovative companies and strategic joint ventures. amplimind complements the services of the XL2 joint venture, which focuses on consulting and technology services for all aspects of SAP.
Strategic partnerships for the digital transformation of the automotive industry
Lufthansa Industry Solutions has many years of experience with strategic cooperation and partnerships with companies from various industries as well as software and cloud providers. This Lufthansa subsidiary has been building up its automotive industry IT expertise for over 25 years. The company supports the industry with professional expertise – for example in the areas of agile software development, artificial intelligence, and program and project management.
“amplimind makes AUDI and Lufthansa Industry Solutions even more sustainable. In addition, we are driving the digitalization of the entire industry forward,” says Jörn Messner, Managing Director of Lufthansa Industry Solutions. “We are pooling our expertise and forming a team with a start-up spirit to achieve quite a lot. What both companies have in common is fast innovations of the highest quality. It’s all about customized, individual developments – especially in the cloud sector – that meet the automotive industry’s demanding safety requirements.”
Further information about amplimind can be found here (in German)