Vingroup revs up global expansion moves with Google Cloud

Vingroup, the largest private conglomerate in Vietnam, is working with Google Cloud to modernise and connect its critical systems and data at a group-wide level. 

The collaboration will support the international expansion of VinFast, Vietnam’s first and only global smart electric vehicle maker, and help maximise synergies across Vingroup subsidiaries.

Through this partnership, Vingroup and its subsidiaries will migrate their entire SAP footprint from on-premises data centres to Google Cloud’s open and secure cloud infrastructure. 

This will transform Vingroup’s supply chain management, enterprise resource planning (ERP), finance management, human capital management (HCM), manufacturing operations, and more.

Le Thi Thu Thuy, vice chairwoman of Vingroup, said that with Google Cloud’s cloud infrastructure and unified data platform, “we can now access data-driven insights to better understand our customers’ needs, respond with personalised products and services, and create more compelling customer experiences.”

She said the collaboration will also help to enhance the security and efficiency of Vingroup’s business systems and applications across the world.

On top of generating significant operational cost savings over the next three to five years, the migration will enable Vingroup to operate in a scalable and reliable cloud environment that delivers global access to its applications with maximum uptime and extremely low latency. 

To accelerate its global smart electric vehicle (EV) push, VinFast will be running SAP S/4HANA on Google Cloud in the US, France, Germany, and the Netherlands under the RISE with SAP offering. 

This follows the company’s moves to establish local headquarters in Los Angeles, Frankfurt, Paris, and Amsterdam; build new manufacturing hubs in Vietnam’s Ha Tinh province and North Carolina to complement its existing 335-hectare digital automotive factory in Vietnam’s Hai Phong province; and expand its network of physical and online customer touchpoints in the US, Canada and Europe. 

VinFast most recently exported its first batch of smart EVs to international markets and received its biggest corporate order to date from the largest car subscription service firm in the US.

By connecting its SAP software systems to the data warehouses that it has already established with Google Cloud, VinFast will acquire the ability to integrate and analyse petabytes of historical and real-time data from its manufacturing lines and its digital estate for EV sales and aftercare. 

This will enable VinFast to gain fresh insights to improve decision-making, facilitate advanced automation to enhance production yield and address growing demand, and explore new ways – including the use of Google Automotive Services – to assist customers throughout the vehicle ownership lifecycle.

In addition, Vingroup subsidiaries in other sectors like VinHMS, Vinpearl, Vinhomes, Vinschool, Vinmec, and more, will be running their business operations using SAP on Google Cloud.

Ruma Balasubramanian, managing director of Google Cloud in Southeast Asia, said the collaboration with Vingroup is an example of the next-generation, enterprise-ready capabilities that Google Cloud can bring to local enterprises – including those with plans to transition to more environmentally sustainable business operations.