iPoint becomes Catena-X member
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iPoint becomes Catena-X member

New automotive network for a digital economy

We are proud to announce that iPoint has been officially welcomed as a full member of the Catena-X Automotive Network e.V. The network, established in May 2021 by leading players of the vehicle industry, strives to create the conditions for the rapid and successful development of an open ecosystem to exchange information between companies in the automotive industry efficiently and securely. iPoint will actively participate in the Catena-X working groups to contribute our 20 years of experience in software development and integration for automotive manufacturers and suppliers.

The Catena-X Automotive Network addresses challenges such as resilience, sustainability, and geopolitics and is intended to be open to all companies in the European automotive industry as well as their global partners with the overarching goal 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).

As a starting point, ten use cases have been identified for the implementation of the Catena-X Automotive Network. iPoint will actively participate in the Catena-X working groups – in particular on the topics of sustainability, circular economy, and traceability –, having already identified these use cases as relevant in 2012 and researched them in the SustainHub project, funded by the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Commission (FP7). The project resulted in iPoint’s cloud-based SustainHub platform, a universal hub which is used by approx. 61,000 users to exchange compliance and sustainability data along the supply chain. At Catena-X, we will explore how existing data could be re-used and which overlaps or interlinks exist, especially with the International Material Data System (IMDS), the worldwide material data system of the automotive industry.

“We are thrilled to be a member of Catena-X, the newly-established alliance for secure and standardized data exchange in the automotive industry. Indeed, iPoint and Catena-X share the same vision of a digital economy that can only be achieved through collaboration and secure, transparent data exchange,” states iPoint CEO and founder Joerg Walden, adding: “Since 2001, iPoint has been empowering companies to collect and analyze all necessary data to assess and report the environmental, social, and economic impacts of their products and related processes. We are looking forward to participating in the Catena-X working groups to contribute our software development and integration expertise tailored to the requirements of the automotive industry and to offer our solution know-how, especially in the fields of supply chain transparency, compliance with social standards, and carbon footprint detection.”

Learn more about the Catena-X Automotive Network here.