CATAS: THE BIGGEST ITALIAN-EUROPEAN RESEARCH AND TESTING CENTRE FOR WOOD & FURNITURE INDUSTRY
CATAS, with offices in San Giovanni al Natisone in the province of Udine and Lissone (Monza-Brianza), was born in 1969 in the district known throughout the world as the home of the chair and furniture components, the area among Manzano, San Giovanni al Natisone and Corno di Rosazzo in the Friuli-Venezia-Giulia Region of Italy.
The institute was founded by the Chamber of Commerce of Udine to primarily respond to the needs of local companies to develop on new foreign markets, to adapt their products to domestic and foreign standards and to be updated on the use of innovative materials. Such companies, that still characterize this important sector, were aware about the need for a technology centre, closely linked to the industry, offering scientific expertise and solutions applicable in a field, that of wood, extremely competitive. The development of CATAS was initially supported only by the Udine Chamber of Commerce, the local industry associations (small industries and craftmen), the Friuli Venezia Giulia Region, the Professional School of San Giovanni al Natisone and the University of Udine.
For more information contact Dr. Franco Bulian, Vice Director:
CATAS Via Antica 34-3 I-33048 San Giovanni al Natisone / Udine / Italy Ph. +39 0432 747211 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org