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Carl Zeiss Opens Technology Center in India

Bangalore location enables Carl Zeiss to support customers in South and Southeast Asia in metrology issues and applications

(PresseBox) (Oberkochen, ) A technology center for industrial metrology opened recently in Bangalore, India. The first facility of this type on the Indian subcontinent was inaugurated by Dr. Rainer Ohnheiser, President and CEO of Carl Zeiss Industrielle Messtechnik GmbH, and Mr. Ven Raman, Managing Director of Carl Zeiss South and Southeast Asia.

In addition to industrial measuring machines, the technology center also showcases microscopes and medical systems which are used for demonstration and training purposes. Application specialists and Carl Zeiss representatives are available to demonstrate the systems, describe their range of applications, discuss application-specific details and explain how metrology can help improve the quality of parts and components. Moreover, the technology center offers Indian industry 24-hour service for everything to do with metrology. The center's largest and most precise 3D coordinate measuring machine is an ACCURA® bridge-type machine featuring MASS® technology for the fast change between contact and optical scanning.

The guest speaker at "Trends in Metrology" was Mr. B. R. Satyan, Director of the Central Manufacturing Technology Institute (CMTI). The CMTI possesses the most precise measuring machine in India, an F25 3D coordinate measuring machine. "We are very proud that one of our most advanced technologies is used here in India," said Dr. Rainer Ohnheiser. "This is a clear signal that India attaches prime importance to leading-edge technology." In his opening speech, he underlined the central importance of state-of-the-art measuring technology: "If you want to export, you have to meet global demands on accuracy. Carl Zeiss offers products and solutions that can help you close the gap." Mr. B. R. Satyan pointed out that measuring is one of the critical activities that "will provide the foundation for progress." He added that "the CMTI currently has the leading industrial metrology lab in India." Mr. B. K. Das, Assistance General Manager of Quality Assurance at Tata Motors in Jamshedpur, emphasized: "Many of us need the support of technology centers, not only to train people, but also to access equipment that we do not have ourselves."

India - a future-oriented market

To enhance customer closeness in industry, additional offices will be established in the province of Uttarakhand and in Jamshedpur in the federal state of Jharkhand. Carl Zeiss has 40 employees in India dedicated to industrial metrology, and is planning further, rapid expansion in the near future. About one third of the orders in 2007 came from the automotive industry; further key segments include mechanical engineering and the aerospace industry.