Corporate information


The IMH (Machine Tool Institute) is a benchmark educational center for advanced and digital manufacturing, in technological and geographical growth, with a flexible and customer-oriented organization that works in a network with local and international strategic alliances

The IMH is an Integrated Public Vocational Training Centre of the Basque Government, as well as partner of Ikaslan Gipuzkoa, a network of public vocational training centers in this territory.

On the other hand, the IMH University School of Dual Engineering is, since 2011, a center attached to the University of the Basque Country / Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea (UPV / EHU).

The IMH is an Agent of the Basque Network of Science Technology and Innovation in the category of “Intermediate Innovation Organization” and member of i2bask and RedIRIS.

The IMH, as part of AFM CLUSTER, is responsible for the training of the machine tool sector. AFM CLUSTER represents the interests of Advanced Manufacturing in Spain, and is made up of more than 450 companies, which employ 16,500 people and with a turnover of more than 3,000 million Euros.


To contribute to the increase of the innovative capacity and business dynamism in the industrial sector in the Basque Country through actions that affect the competitive development of people and companies:

  • Offering training solutions, services and technological dissemination adapted to the specific needs of each interest group.
  • Activating lifelong learning.
  • Meeting the problems of companies and proposing individualised solutions.
  • Creating a fertile work environment in which innovative and quality ideas and projects are developed naturally.


The IMH is an Advanced Manufacturing Center that provides specialized training in Advanced Manufacturing and innovation services for SMEs.


We wish to be a reference model by applying the following ethical principles and values. The values of the centre reflect our orientation towards Total Quality:

Continuous improvement: We believe that everything we do every day can and should be improved in a relentless search for excellence in our actions to better serve our stakeholders where we recognize that complacency means decline.

Innovation and creativity: We believe that we must transform the present by creating a fertile working environment in which innovative ideas and projects can develop naturally.

Own culture: We affirm that we will be able to create a "school culture" of our own, based on the freedom and autonomy of people, and which facilitates an integral and harmonious development of people to adequately face the challenges of work and life.

Leadership: We believe that we must strive to be leaders in everything we do to meet the commitments we have made to our stakeholders and thus become a permanent reference model.

Service: We believe that we are at the service of social and human progress, promoting the training of people and providing technical support to companies, to the educational system itself and to society in general.

Cooperation: We believe that our actions should be based on teamwork among equals, in a coordinated and shared way among all the members that make up our community (public institutions, companies, trade unions, professionals, parents and students).

Management model: We believe that our organization must have an efficient and unitary management, which allows us to act with capacity of maneuvering to face our present and future challenges.

Learning: We believe that people are the fundamental factor for the development of our organization, so we must create and maintain a work environment that favors communication and continuous learning.

Confidence: We believe in a system of relationships based on trust and mutual support, where we allow ourselves to be evaluated by our clients, respect the opinions of others and share available information.