Metallurgy Research Centre

History and Strategy

Edificio IK4-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 high added value services that provide technical support to improve the competitiveness level of the metal-mechanical industry.

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

The vision of IK4-AZTERLAN is to to become a European reference in metallurgy, promoting basic and applied research with a continuous effort in the generation of knowledge and in the technology transfer to the industry.

A group of highly qualified people who share a common project, in order to provide competitive solutions to the industry. The activity of IK4-Azterlan is run through the different technological specialization areas that align the capacities of the center with a clear orientation to the market.

With more than 30 years of experience, IK4-AZTERLAN provides a reliable response to the industrial needs offering advanced services and technological 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 has recently become a member of the Basque Research and Technology Alliance (BRTA) that gathers 16 Basque science and technology reference agents. Without any doubt this Alliance will help to improve the performance of the mission and the achievement of the objectives of IK4-AZTERLAN as a Technology Center.