About us

In brief

– 44 employees
– A turnover of 6.78 million Euro
– Headquarters in Brest
– Second site in Saint Etienne
– Mother company : RISE (Göteborg, Sweden)



– Research & Development
– Consultancies & advice
– Corrosion tests
– Tests in natural environments
– Training center

Your partner against corrosion problems

Corrosion Institute has a Research Tax Credit Approval from the Ministry of Higher Education and Research. As such, the R&D conducted with our Company are eligible for CIR.

Institute of Corrosion is declared Body Vocational Training from the Brittany region and therefore has a No Activity Statement.


The French Corrosion Institute has 44 employees on its two sites in France : Brest (French Brittany, headquarters) and Saint- Etienne (South-East France). The second site is the former Correx laboratory which integrated the French Corrosion Institute in July 2009.

The Corrosion Institute is a subsidiary of RISE Research Institutes of Sweden AB in Göteborg. The French Corrosion Institute settled in Brest in March 2002.

European leader in the field of corrosion
With a team of more than 80 engineers and technicians, we are among the largest laboratories in the field of corrosion and corrosion protection of materials in the world. Involved in numerous standardisation commissions, we are recognised as one of the leading corrosion centre by the industry and the scientific community.
A rapid and effective service
From our three European centres, we can quickly provide solutions to various corrosion problems (including damage analyses, testing and laboratory investigations).
Multi-material competency
Our competency in investigations, diagnostics and studies is available for all metallic materials (steel, aluminium, zinc, copper, titanium and various alloys), paints, polymers and composites.
A unique industrial network in Europe

More than 150 industrial companies in the world are members of our Institute. With around 180 R&D projects and 1000 consultancies every year, the Corrosion Institute is involved in most industrial sectors concerned by corrosion : the transportation industry (marine, land, air), building and infrastructures, military and naval construction, oil & gas industries , nuclear and chemical industries, food industry, electronics… etc