In 2022, the Cetiat (Technical Center of Aeraulic and Thermal Industries) strengthens its activities in the field of combustion by acquiring the domestic thermal activity of Ctif (Technical Center of Foundry Industries). An investment that will allow Cetiat to strengthen its position on the energy transition market and Ctif to refocus on its core metallurgy business. The planned transfer in the second half of 2022 will be carried out with the aim of ensuring the best continuity of service to the business' customers.
An opportunity for both technical centers
Associated center of Cetim since autumn 2021, Ctif refocuses its activities on its "core business", foundry, forging and metallurgy. In this context, theCtif wished to sell its historical activity of domestic thermal to Cetiat, in its capacity as an independent technical center, competent in the field of thermal, and recognized by many international certifiers (NF mark, CE marking ...).
Domestic thermal covers 3 types:
○ Testing of wood-fired stoves and inserts ;
○ Testing of domestic gas-powered equipment (ovens, hobs, planchas and gas barbecues), beyond the tests on professional cooking equipment already conducted by Cetiat;
○ The testing of charcoal-fired barbecues , a novelty for cetiat.
From January 2023, Cetiat will be fully operational to carry out all these tests and conformity analyses produced and will thus be the only independent French laboratory for homologation tests on individual wood heating and domestic gas cooking appliances.
This transfer of activity is a development opportunity for Cetiat, which is fully in line with its mission to validate device performance according to French, European and international standards. It thus puts its expertise at the service of manufacturers in the sector to meet, ultimately, the expectations of consumers who wish to be reassured about the quality and safety of a product.
This transfer will be accompanied by a strengtheningof the human and technical resources of the center with, eventually, the recruitment of 2 test technicians. Cetiat will thus have additional capacities to respond to the ever-increasing number of topics dealing with combustion for the private and the collective.
"I am very pleased with this partnership between our two technical centers, which ensures continuity of services for customers and partners and offers us an opportunity to consolidate our expertise. Ultimately, we are aiming for 15 to 20% growth in our homologation testing activities," said Pierre Claudel, CEO of Cetiat.
" It is a real satisfaction that this historic activity of the Ctif can be transferred to a French Center whose competence is recognized and will allow the continuity of service for our customers. Our teams are making every effort to ensure that this transfer is carried out in collaboration with our clients, for whom maintaining national expertise in this sector is an important issue ," adds Clotilde Macke-Bart, Deputy Director of the Ctif.