CTR is a Technological Centre funded with private capital that belongs to the Ruiz-Juliá Group. Our centre was established in the year 2000 and is located in Pradejón (La Rioja). Its premises are divided into:
- Training classrooms, meeting rooms and offices
- A laboratory with auxiliary rooms for mixing, raw material and ageing
CTR is accredited by the ENAC (Spanish Accreditation Agency) in order to conduct tests on elastomers, additives for elastomers and insulating oils.
CTR provides its services by collaborating and cooperating with the industry, institutions and individuals.
In spite of being incorporated as a specialised centre in the rubber industry, CTR also currently provides services to other industrial sectors, (such as the automotive, plastic and composites, and lubricant and painting industries). Our policy embraces continuous improvement as a strategic aspect within the organisation, which encourages us to widen our scope of activity towards more industrial sectors, with the sole objective aimed towards an increasing number of companies improving and progressing in conjunction with us. To achieve this, we offer the following services:
- Technical services that are tailor-made for the industry
- Coordination of technological and R&D projects
- Operations consultancy
- Laboratory tests
In 2005, the minister of agriculture and economic development of the Autonomous Government of La Rioja officially inaugurated our new premises, an opening ceremony that included the presence of the highest local and regional authorities, as well as representatives from different research centres and companies from all around Spain.