Centro Ricerche FIAT (CRF) is an industrial organisation with 980 employees, having the mission of promoting, developing and transferring innovation in order to provide competitiveness to its clients: FIAT Group and Suppliers, companies from other sectors, SMEs, research agencies. CRF attains this objective by focussing on: the development of innovative products, the implementation of new processes (manufacturing and organisational), the development of advanced methodologies (including optimisation and statistics), consultancy and the training of human resources. Priority areas of R&D at CRF include Energy and the Environment, Safety and Well-Being, and Sustainable Growth.