Metallurgy Research Centre

History and Strategy

Edificio AzterlanIK4-AZTERLAN is a private Technology Centre specialized in metallurgy focused in performing Research and Development activities linked to the different metallic materials' transformation technologies, along with an extensive offer of advanced services that provide support to the metal-mechanical industry.

IK4-AZTERLAN promotes high added value research working lines with a strong technology transfer compromise, working in close cooperation with leading national and international scientific and technological agents.

IK4-AZTERLAN aims to become a European reference in metallurgy, promoting basic and applied research with the main objective of providing competitive and innovative solutions to the industry.

With more than 30 years of experience, IK4-AZTERLAN provides a reliable response to the industrial needs offering Advanced Technological Services and technical support to more than 1,500 customers from different industrial sectors such as iron and steel, automotive, energy, aerospace, marine, oil&gas, railway, machine-tool, urban mobility and mining, among others

IK4-Azterlan belongs to IK4 Research Alliance, a strategic cooperation of seven Technology Centres specialized in different areas of knowledge, that provide higher capabilities to respond to the increasing complex challenges and demands from the industry.