Weatherseal to expand operations in India


Hyderabad: Bengaluru-based un-plasticised polyvinyl chloride (uPVC) door and window maker Weatherseal which has set up its experience centre in Hyderabad in April this year is planning to foray into tier-2, tier-3 cities of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. The Indian uPVC door and windows market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 7 per cent annually.

On the company’s growth plans, Harish Munireddy, founder and CEO, Weatherseal told Telangana Today, “We are going to set up one product store in Warangal and one in Vijayawada in next 1-2 months. We are getting enquiries from cities such as Khammam and Visakhapatnam.”

Weatherseal is also planning to go pan-India in the next six months-one year. It wants to establish an experience centre in Mumbai and New Delhi. The company’s experience centres in the past had been witnessing a 95 per cent conversion ratio. “We are going to focus on residential markets through our experience centres in these two cities,” he added.

The company is in the process of developing new products through its R&D such as sliding windows, bi-fold doors. These are suitable to balconies. It is also coming out with lift and slide shutters that can be used in houses. Weatherseal has recently bagged a large order from Mahindra Lifespace in Bengaluru for 75,000 sq ft of windows. It is anticipating to win more large size projects in the near future.

Through its manufacturing unit with European technology and machinery in Bengaluru, the company also offers slide and fold doors as well as noise-proof windows. uPVC is a polymer used widely for doors and windows. The company has installed over 1 million sq ft of windows and doors, with windows accounting for about 60 per cent. The company’s products are resistant towards heat, dust, cold, sound, fire and water.