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The IMH, Machine Tool Institute is an Advanced Centre in Manufacturing, which offers specialised training in Advanced Manufacturing, and Tecnological/Organizazional Innovation services for companies.

In 1986 a group of professionals in education from the Vocational Training School of Elgoibar started this project, who, after securing support from businesses and institutions from the Basque Country, founded the Foundation for Technical Training in Machine Tools. The IMH was inaugurated in 1991 in Elgoibar.

As a public Integrated Centre for Professional Training that is associated with the Basque Government, IMH belongs to the Ikaslan Gipuzkoa network.

The Dual Engineering University School of the IMH is attached to the University of the Basque Country since 2011.

The IMH as an integral part of the AFM Group is responsible for training the machine tool sector. The AFM Group is made up of AFM, The Machine Tool, Accessories, Component parts and Tools Manufacturers' Association on Spain that is responsible to coordinate and provide different services to the sector and INVEMA, Foundation for Research in Machine Tool.

We also are an Agent of the Basque Science, Technology and Innovation Network in the category of "intermediate agency for innovation" and members ofi2BASK and RedIRIS