In the early 1970’s CMRDI was just a metallurgical department part of the National Research Centre. In early
1980’s, with the help of the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO), the different
laboratories, pilot plants and administration was established and CMRDI moved to its current premises near
to the industrial region of Helwan (Cairo, Egypt).
* UNIDO is a specialised agency of the United Nations mandated to promote and accelerate sustainable industrial
development in developing countries and economies in transition. UNIDO works towards improving living
conditions in the world's poorest countries by drawing on its combined global resources and expertise.
During the past 25 years, CMRDI has made vital contributions to the development of metal, materials and welding
technologies not only in Egypt but also in Africa and the Middle East. Nowadays CMRDI is the most famous
research performers amongst Egyptian industrial sectors and build strong links with them: automotive, aeronautics,
energy, heating and cooling, water treatment and medical/dental industries. On the other hand CMRDI, based
on its well developed international cooperation, got modern pilot plant machineries and equipments which
helped in the achievement of more than 300 industrial development projects on contract