Inside Ford’s state-of-the-art Environmental Test Center in Cologne, Germany


Nicknamed The Weather Factory, the ETC, which is located at the Blue Oval’s John Andrews Product Development Centre in Merkenich, Cologne, saw a US$81.7m investment. Housing three climatic wind tunnels, conditions from high humidity, rain, snow, through to high and low temperatures, as well as altitude and wind, can all be replicated inside. More in the September issue of ATTI.


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