Our story begins in 1969 and today - 2019 - we celebrate fifty years of collaboration and commitment alongside the wood and furniture sector companies. A history made of passion and competence, which has allowed us to become one of the most important international testing, certification and research institutes.

A long journey made of satisfactions and hardships, but above all of the desire to keep going forward, demonstrating to ourselves and others that we have a lot to say ... a path that we feel obliged to share with you within this section of our website.

1969: the starting

The first test equipment for chairs

Our story begins in February 1969, in the heart of an industrial district - the "Chair District" - celebrated around the world as the home of this fundamental element of furniture.

1969-2017: Angelo Speranza memories

Angelo Speranza: the origins.

The first contribution to a "confidential history" of Catas could only come from Angelo Speranza, engineer, born in 1941.
He was the person who took up the challenge of a territory, of a productive area and of some public realities that had well understood that the future of the "Chair Triangle" would have been strongly dependant from the creation of a well-organized scientific and technical structure.
1972: technical training has always been in our DNA.

The first seminars for the furniture sector companies.

Promoting the technical training of the furniture sector companies: one of the pillars of our mission.
1984: the Catas team starts

Andrea Giavon, the director of the fiftieth...

From the voice of Andrea Giavon, the story of our history continues ...

... to be continued