Introducing Applus + IDIADA
Applus+IDIADA is one of the youngest of the big Testing, Inspection and Certification (TIC) companies. It was founded in 1971 starting with IDIADA (Institut d’Investgacio Aplicada de l’Automobil) at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Spain. In 1990 IDIADA became an independent company as a result of a spin off from the University. Later in 1999 it was completely privatised and 80% of the company was acquired by Applus.
Applus+IDIADA offers engineering services for safety of powertrains, vehicles and other products. It also provides homologation and certification services worldwide for motorbikes, trucks, coaches and components.
Since the 21st century the organization has spread internationally:
- 2003 France, Italy, Japan and Taiwan
- 2004 UK and China
- 2006 India, Poland and Czech Republic
- 2007 Malaysia