Metallurgy Research Centre

  • 26 de mayo de 2017

An institutional delegation from Argentina visits IK4-AZTERLAN interested in the working model of the Research Centre with the metal-mechanical industry

The visit has been coordinated by the SPRI Group (Business Development Agency from the Basque Government) to share experiences and seek for collaboration opportunities with the Argentinean industry, after the economic crisis of the last decade.

Two official Secretaries from the Government of Argentina, along with representatives from their metallurgical industry take part as well in the delegation. This group is visiting Euskadi to get first-hand information about the industrial transformation our country has experienced in the last 20 years.

The intense agenda of the delegation has allowed the coordination of a very positive working meeting at IK4-AZTERLAN Metallurgy Research Center. Interesting discussions have taken place about some of the key factors that lead the successful activity of the Technology Center, specialized in metallurgy and with a high level of expertise in the different metallic material transformation technologies that allow to provide know-how capacities to support the Basque industry and to improve its competitiveness level.

The Argentinean delegation was formed by Mr. Martín Etchegoyen, Secretary of Industry and Services of the Argentine Ministry of Production, Mr. Diego Pérez Santisteban adviser to the Ministry in the Investment Attraction Agency, Mr. Javier Ibáñez, President of INTI National Institute Of Industrial Technology, Mr. Juan Carlos Lascurain, President of ADIMRA (Metallurgical Industry Association), Dr. Laura Herrlein, Director of Institutional Relations and Federal Development, Mr. Sebastián Kossacoff, Director of the Network of Technology Centers and Mr. Edgardo Gambaro, President of CAME (Argentine Confederation of Medium-sized Enterprises). Further potential collaborations are to be analyzed in the closer future.

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Members of the institutional delegation form Argentina, Grupo SPRI and IK4-AZTERLAN at the end of the meeting.

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IK4-AZTERLAN members show metallurgical testing laboratories to the institutional delegation from Argentina.

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IK4-AZTERLAN members show metallurgical testing laboratories to the institutional delegation from Argentina.