The most popular technologies are: the design of computer aided tooling (50%), machine tools, numerical control (40%), steel foundry electric arc (30%), rolling of stainless steel profiles (30%) and automated machines for injection plastic molding hot runner (20%). a A lack of experience they have in finding information technology (2%) and in monitoring the evolution of technologies, and in the negotiation and contracting-in the environment (4%), are the result of poor surveillance performing and non-assessment of their technological capabilities. In addition, his experience is limited in terms of diagnostic studies on its technological and production problems (6%), transfer of technologies generated or enhanced (8%) and in establishing partnerships with ECITE and CES (8% .) a In most cases, the directors consider that the improvement is insufficient staff. With the exception of three (3) companies (30%), the rest thought their workers overcome inadequate as a brake on innovative activity, only occasionally, most companies (80%), very empirically evaluated needs improvement. For its part, only 30% of institutions have a program of improvement which typically involve short courses, ignoring other, more comprehensive and structured as graduates and master's and doctoral programs. a In all the firms in question is used to some extent, computers. The greater use made of it is in the accounting and financial management (19%) in the production of documents (19%) and to a lesser extent, in production planning (16%), process control production (11%), as well as sales management (11%) and warehouse management (8%), but this technology is little used in key activities such as project management, simulation, in activities to overcome and the introduction and improvement of technologies, as well as scientific and technological diffusion in the organization.