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Who are we ?

Founded in 1984, CRITT MATÉRIAUX INNOVATION is an analysis, tests, expertise, and R&D centre, specialized for study and characterization of the materials and their surface properties. It is located at Charleville-Mézières (France, Ardennes) and Nogent (France, Haute-Marne). Serving the industry, CRITT MATÉRIAUX INNOVATION performs a complete offer, from standardised services to R&D projects:
  • Material physicochemical analysis, to core or surface
  • Controls and tests on samples or finish parts
  • Expertise to determine causes of an issue or a malfunction (breakage, wearness, corrosion…)
  • Solutions research for a materials or process issue…
  • CRITT MATÉRIAUX INNOVATION has a team of about fifty engineers and technicians working in a very requiring quality environment. This excellence has enabled it to gain recognition at European level in the implantable medical devices sector, aeronautics and in all other sectors performing or treating metallic materials.

    Who are we ?

    Founded in 1984, CRITT MATÉRIAUX INNOVATION is an analysis, tests, expertise, and R&D centre, specialized for study and characterization of the materials and their surface properties. It is located at Charleville-Mézières (France, Ardennes) and Nogent (France, Haute-Marne). Serving the industry, CRITT MATÉRIAUX INNOVATION performs a complete offer, from standardised services to R&D projects:
  • Material physicochemical analysis, to core or surface
  • Controls and tests on samples or finish parts
  • Expertise to determine causes of an issue or a malfunction (breakage, wearness, corrosion…)
  • Solutions research for a materials or process issue…
  • CRITT MATÉRIAUX INNOVATION has a team of about fifty engineers and technicians working in a very requiring quality environment. This excellence has enabled it to gain recognition at European level in the implantable medical devices sector, aeronautics and in all other sectors performing or treating metallic materials.

    The team

    Acquisition and maintenance of the skills of its staff is a major challenge for CRITT MATÉRIAUX INNOVATION. All its Employees are under permanent contracts, except for a few apprentices and PhD students. Significant resources are allocated to their training and resourcing throughout their professional lives.

    CRITT MATÉRIAUX INNOVATION can therefore rely on a stable, competent team that is fully involved in serving its industrial clients.

    Jean-Marc POPOT

    General Manager

    Marie-Elisabeth
    MARTIN

    Administrative and Financial Director

    Caroline
    DEFONTAINE

    Technical Director

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    Bruno
    CAUWE

    R&D Director

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    Clément
    MEIRHAEGHE

    Sales Director

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    Julien
    BOUARD

    Director of the Nogent site

    Clotilde
    GAILLIOT

    Quality, Safety and Environment Manager

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    Our values

    Confident of our customers and others partners is our most valuable asset. This is based on our staff’s expertise and on professionally qualified equipment, which are garantator of  reliable and impartial results.

    We warrant the confidentiality of all studies entrusted to us. All CRITT MATÉRIAUX INNOVATION employees and trainees have signed a confidentiality agreement.

    We always look for the best solution for your needs, at the best cost.

    We are transparent: we don’t tolerate any ambiguity about our results and undertake to communicate any anomaly that could compromise them.

    All CRITT MATÉRIAUX INNOVATION employees have made a declaration of interest in which they undertake to refuse any compromise, wherever it may come from.

    Business model and governance

    CRITT MATÉRIAUX INNOVATION is an non-profit association, with about 250 members, all of them industrialists. 85% of its resources come from services invoiced to its customers, the rest comes from subsidies received for the conduct of collaborative R&D projects with university, industrial or other CRT partners, which provide a permanent resourcing for its staff.

    Profits from services are used in full to complete the funding of these collaborative projects or to conduct internal R&D studies.

    CRITT MATÉRIAUX INNOVATION is governed by a Board constituted of two colleges: eight full members representing the local authorities and nine industrial members elected by the General Assembly.

    The Board elects a Bureau, consisting of a President, a Secretary and a Treasurer. The current President of CRITT MATÉRIAUX INNOVATION is Mr Pierre GRABETTE, Industrial Director of SPHERING GROUP.

    All Board and Bureau members are volunteers.

    CRITT MATÉRIAUX INNOVATION have also a Scientific Council, constituted of about 15 members, from industry and academia.

    The network

    CRITT MATÉRIAUX INNOVATION is very active in national and European networks. It’s member of MICA CARNOT Institute which gathers 18 academic labs and CRT specialist in materials.

    It’s also member of several scientific circles: EPMA (European Metal Powder Association), A3TS (Thermical Treatment and Surface Treatment Association), “Cercle d’Etude des Métaux” (Metal Study Circle) …

    In addition of these networks, CRITT MATÉRIAUX INNOVATION regularly collaborates with some twenty laboratories on collaborative research projects.

    At last, CRITT MATÉRIAUX INNOVATION is active in  the regional innovation ecosystem animation. In particular, it participates in the governance of the MATERALIA Competitiveness Cluster, the PLATINIUM 3D technology platform and the NOGENTECH business cluster.

    Key dates

    1984
    1984

    CRITT-MDTS foundation, in Charleville-Mézières

    1986
    1986

    Accredited by the “Réseau National d'Essai” (National Tests Network) (precursor of the ISO/CEI 17025 standard)

    1988 
    1988 

    Creation of the Nogent site

    1990
    1990

    Establishment in new dedicated buildings in Charleville-Mézières

    1996
    1996

    ISO 9001 certification and CRT labelling

    2009
    2009

    Establishment in dedicated buildings in Nogent

    2016
    2016

    Integration into the CARNOT MICA Institute

    2019
    2019

    Accredited from NADCAP

    2021
    2021

    CRITT-MDTS becomes CRITT MATÉRIAUX INNOVATION

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