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Energy & Industry Division
Industrial and environmental inspection, vendor inspection, technical assistance, non-destructive testing (NDT) and technical staffing for all type of industries.
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Laboratories Division
Multidisciplinary laboratories.Testing and engineering for product development. Conformity testing and product certification. SYSTEMS CERTIFICATION.
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Automotive Division
Statutory vehicle inspection services and emission & gas testing solutions worldwide.
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IDIADA Division
Design, engineering, testing and homologation services for the automotive industry worldwide.
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Proving ground services


Applus IDIADA proving ground is open 24 hours per day, 7 days per week enabling clients to test without interruption all-year-round.



At Applus IDIADA confidentiality and security are of the highest priority. The complex is designed to easily monitor all movement.


Located 70 km south-west of Barcelona (Spain), Applus IDIADA’s proving ground location stands out for its favorable climatic conditions, easy access by motorway and tourist surroundings.

  • 10 km from the Mediterranean coast                                                                           
  • Excellent motorway links with the rest of Europe                                                               
  • 45 minutes drive form Barcelona international airport
  • Wide range of public roads, including winding country and coastal roads, mountainous areas, motorways… etc

Climatic conditions

Located close to the Mediterranean coast, the favorable climate allows all-year-round testing. Summer temperatures are ideal for hot climate tests and development programs are able to continue independently of the weather during the winters months, making this facility the first choice regardless of type of testing.

Proving ground oriented to the client’s satisfaction

Applus IDIADA proving ground is the unique proving ground fully oriented to satisfy the client. A team of 10 people of different nationalities are at the client’s disposal to help them to solve any problem or need.

Proving ground complementary services

Applus IDIADA provides a wide range of services that clients may need during their stay

  • Hotel booking
  • Training courses adapted to the client’s needs
  • Organization of events
  • IDIADA weather information
  • Support services at Granada (Sierra Nevada mountain)
  • Car rental
  • Special fuel purchasing
  • Towing dynos
  • Temporary red testing plates
  • Loading and unloading client’s materials
  • Shipments
  • Customs clearances
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