About us

Laboratorio Central Oficial de Electrotecnia (LCOE)

Laboratorio Central Oficial de Electrotecnia (LCOE) celebrates its 75th anniversary in 2022.

From the beginning until today, our raison d’être has been to offer a complete and quality service to the industry by providing our know-how and technical experience in testing, measurements and inspections in the electrotechnical field.

The LCOE belongs to the FFII (Fundación para el Fomento de la Innovación Industrial), a private non-profit foundation created in 1992 at the Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros Industriales of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid.


— 1949: Establishment of the LCOE as an Electrical Verification Laboratory
— 1952-1957: Creation of the Calibration and High Voltage Laboratory.
— 1981-1988: Creation of the Automotive, Household Appliances and Luminaires Laboratories.
— 1989: RELE accreditation (prior to ENAC) according to EN 45001 for the labs. HA, TRON, LUM.
— 1991: EMC Laboratory as Competent body and Notified Body.
— 1992: EMC Laboratory as Competent body and Notified Body.
— 1992: Change of legal status to Foundation (FFII)
— 1993: ENAC Accreditation for High Voltage and EMC
— 1996: Recognition in the IEC/CB agreement for HA, TRON, LUM
— 1999: 50th Anniversary
— 2001: New laboratories at the Getafe I site
— 2002: ENAC accreditation according to ISO/EN 17025.
— 2005: Project for the new facilities of TECNOGETAFE’s head office
— 2011: Relocation and start of activities at the TECNOGETAFE site
— 2019: 70th Anniversary
— 2022: We continue to be fully active, offering services to industry and expanding our testing capacity with new fields in the automotive, railway, electromedical, etc. sectors.