Tecnalia. Inspiring Business

Tecnalia. Inspiring Business

TECNALIA and TRESCAL create a new metrology and calibration company


This agreement will mean that the new laboratory in the Basque Country will become the benchmark laboratory of the Trescal Network in Spain.

This alliance, which will allow for a more global service in the field of calibration and to undertake differential metrology and calibration activities, will have the same technical capacities and accreditations, experience and technical rigour that has traditionally characterised the TECNALIA Calibration Laboratory, as well as the support of an international network, extensive technical capacities and significant presence in the global market offered by TRESCAL.


TECNALIA and the TRESCAL Metrology services company have reached an agreement to set up a new company called TRESCAL IBERICA de CALIBRACION SL, made up of 70% TRESCAL and 30% TECNALIA.

The new company will incorporate the technical equipment and human resources that have been working in TECNALIA and will be integrated in the Trescal International Network, becoming a benchmark centre in Spain. Therefore, the new company will employ 27 people, divided between two laboratories located in Bilbao and Vitoria, and is expected to have a turnover of 1.8 million Euros.

Thanks to this operation, TRESCAL IBÉRICA de CALIBRACIÓN will lead larger projects with an even more specialised technical component in the field of calibration, metrology and customised engineering, adapting to customers' ever more demanding needs. Calibration and measurement, which make up the metrology activity, are essential for customers' processes and the quality of their products.

The Technological Services Director at TECNALIA, José Luis Elejalde, has explained that "we have sought an international partner in metrology that offers us technological solvency to adapt to current market demands with global competitors, and that also responds to the professional development requirements of our human capital.  For this reason, we have selected TRESCAL, worldwide leader in calibration, with first rate technological development and growth".

The Head of Acquisitions and Mergers at TRESCAL, Federico Levenson, has assured that this new business project "represents a key step in our development to serve the Spanish market. Trescal Ibérica de Calibración will help us get closer to our customers by increasing our geographical presence and technical depth on significantly increasing our range of accreditations.  Furthermore, thanks to the new size of our organisation in Spain, we will have more resources to offer a better service to our customers every day". 


European leader in calibration,  it offers the equipment Market a wide range of Testing and Measuring services.
TRESCAL is directly present in 16 countries: Germany, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Spain, United States, France, Great Britain, Holland, Italy, Romania, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland and Tunisia. 

Complementing its standard verification, repair and calibration services, TRESCAL also offers its expertise for the implementation and acquisition of measurement systems, customised software solutions for equipment handling and control, metrology, technical support and training.

TRESCAL currently runs 67 laboratories and employs over 1,800 people in Europe, America, Asia and Africa. Trescal has 28,000 customers in different sectors, such as Defence, Aerospace, Aeronautics, Automation, Energy Generation, Electronic Devices and Components, Communication, Pharmaceutical and Cosmetics, among others.  Trescal invoices around 180 million Euros.


TECNALIA Research & Innovation is the first Private Applied Research and Technological Development Centre in Spain and one of the most important centres in Europe; with more than 1,400 experts, of over 30 different nationalities, focusing on transforming knowledge into GDP to improve people's quality of life, by creating business opportunities for companies.

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Marta Fernández

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