Metallurgy Research Centre

Management Policy

Edificio IK4-AzterlanIK4-AZTERLAN is a private non-profit Metallurgical Research Centre, whose main purpose is linked to the generation and transfer of knowledge in the field of metallurgy and the different metallic materials transformation technologies, as well as to provide high added value services that contribute to the improvement of the competitiveness level of the metal-mechanical industry.

Recognized as a Technology Centre by the Basque Science, Technology and Innovation Network and by the Development and Innovation Department of the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness from the Spanish Government, IK4-Azterlan keeps a strong commitment to the country’s industrial and innovation policies.

As a reference key element, IK4-Azterlan has adopted a Management System that structures and covers its different activities. This System allows to advance in the pursuit of excellence, ensures compliance with the applicable requirements, including those from the UNE 166002 standard on which it is based, and consolidates the continuous improvement process of the organization.

With the approval of this Management Policy, the management shows its commitment with the compliance of this Policy and takes the compromise to communicate it to all the staff of IK4-Azterlan, making it available as well to the different agents and stakeholders directly and indirectly involved in the scope of the activity of the Centre.