An integrated approach at all levels

The Research & Innovation process involves identifying, planning and managing projects that are in keeping with the product/business drivers that have been identified, and in line with the aims, results, times and costs, while at the same time working to transfer the results achieved to the end product.


Research and innovation work is coordinated by the R&I Corporate department, which is responsible for defining, updating and implementing the technology development plan, as well as safeguarding and developing the Group's intellectual property.


In order to maintain a high level of integration and coordination between Business Units and the Company and to ensure that projects are managed and completed promptly and in full, each Business Unit comprises a R&I body, and work is carried out in collaboration with CETENA and the Group's subsidiaries.