IK4-AZTERLAN is a private non-profit Technological Centre specialized in metallurgical research. The main activities of the center are oriented towards applied research in close cooperation with the metal-mechanical industry and with the R&D units of companies.
IK4-AZTERLAN promotes excellence in the different applied research working lines and is specifically committed to develop and to perform a constant technological transfer to the industry.
IK4-AZTERLAN aims to become a European reference within the metal-mechanical industry promoting simultaneously basic research, generation of knowledge, applied research and technological transfer.
With more than 30 years of experience, IK4-AZTERLAN has developed a wide range of technological services as a supporting feature to its research and technology transfer, offering technical support to more than 1,500 customers from different industrial sectors such as the automotive industry, wind energy sector, aeronautic, marine and railway industries, among others.
The integration in the IK4 alliance, which is composed by nine Technological Centers with more than 1,400 researchers, is certainly an impulse for achieving the goals of IK4-AZTERLAN based on high value added scientific research.