Weiss Umwelttechink of Germany, specialising in making simulators of real environmental conditions as testing equipment for different sectors, has floated its Indian subsidiary Weiss Technik India Pvt. Ltd. with Hyderabad as its headquarters to cater to the growing needs of the Indian market.

Weiss Technik India Managing Director M. A. Gaffar said the simulators for different environmental conditions from extreme cold to heat, humidity, high altitude, solar and wind with dust and corrosion were being used to test the quality of products in electrical, electronic, battery, automobile, space and aerospace sectors to prove their survivability in the real environment.

Talking to reporters later, he said Weiss was providing its simulators to public and private sector companies and it had 700 installations with 450 customers so far. The market size of environmental simulators in India was worth about Rs.100 crore annually and the share of Weiss was Rs.60 crore. The company had recently set up a manufacturing facility in China as it was reducing labour costs by 20 per cent compared to Germany to cater to the needs of the Asian market.

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