Metallied, based in Irun, Spain, was created in 2007 and is a spin-off of the CEIT research institute based in San Sebastian, Spain.

Metallied, with fewer than 10 employees, uses its state-of-the-art and innovative powder atomisation equipment to specialise in the production of small batches of tailor made fine powders available in a wide range of alloys. The deal means that Metallied can rely on an industrial partner and Erasteel, pursuing its growth strategy in the field of powder metallurgy, is extending its R&D resources.