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AMEC - Association of the Internationalized industrial companies

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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Wednesday, 1 January, 1969
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
21-30
Regions: 
Cataluña
Cluster Excellence Label: 
Bronze Label
Other Label: 
National and International recognition as a representative of the Internationalized industrial companies
Membership to European Strategic Cluster Partnerships (ESCP-4i or ESCP-S3): 
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
NameWebsite
Enterprise Europe Network
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmail
Oscar
Puig
Cluster Manager
0034934150422
opuig@amec.es
Languages spoken: 
Catalan
English
French
Spanish
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Electric Power Generation and Transmission
Food Processing and Manufacturing
Technology fields: 
Food Processing
Materials, components and systems for construction
S3 EU priority areas: 
Machinery & equipment n.e.c.
Food security & safety
Emerging industries: 
Advanced Packaging
Digital Industries
Areas of specialisation of the cluster not covered above: 
Environmental and urban technologies (from water and waste, to transport and public lanscape); Equipment for industry (food, packaging, electrical, plastics); Equipment for construction projects
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
355
Number of SME members: 
320
Number of larger company members: 
15
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
10
Number of other ecosystem actors : 
10
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Name and link of major players: 
NameWebsiteType
VISCOFAN
Larger Company
FLUIDRA
Larger Company
SOLER Y PALAU
Larger Company
ORMAZABAL
Larger Company
ROCA
Larger Company
DACSA
Larger Company
SICE
Larger Company
ULMA
Larger Company
PARKARE
SME
SENSEFIELDS
SME
Smart City Business Institute
Research Organisation
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

Promote the internationalization of its members, enhancing the collaboration between them, their innovation and competitiveness

Objectives:

• To generate new business opportunities to the members of the cluster, all adapting to new international trends.

• To strengthen the competitiveness of urban technologies and industry enhancing the synergies and cooperation among their companies and agents.

• To contribute to promote our industrial companies and Barcelona as an international reference in the field of urban technologies and machinery.

 

Do you have a formalised strategy?: 
Yes
Do you have a specific strategy focus that addresses internationalisation ?: 
Yes
Services
Support services provided: 
Internationalisation support (= Access to third countries markets)
Facilitation of collaboration between members
Support of knowledge transfer
Details of support services: 

We incorporate the best companies with a clear overseas vocation, some of them are lead players so their experience is the value of our organization.

We promote through services and activities the internationalization of companies at all stages, from their first exports to their consolidation and implementation abroad, facilitating their innnovation processes to be more competitive in their international expansion.

We facilitate networking, sharing experiences and generating synergies amongst our members.

We also defend their interests before the authorities and through our participation in international forums, being also a benchmark of opinion in media.

Furthermore we're partnsrs in reference projects of business cooperation at international level, cooperating with a wide range of organizations.

 

 

Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
China
India
Iran
Mexico
United States
Our cluster organisation undertook the following international activities to support our members: 
Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs
Trans-national Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Denmark
France
Germany
Netherlands
Sweden
Our cluster organisation undertook the following trans-national activities to support our members: 
Promotional Activities
Which clusters do you collaborate with?: 
PPP for Cities (Spain)
Habitat Cluster (Spain)
Illumination Cluster (Spain)
Construction cluster - Anmopyc (Spain)
Food Cluster (Spain)
Packaging Cluster (Spain)
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
European ProgrammesProject NameLinkName & Description (Regional/National)Link (Regional/National)
Other

European Comission - AL Invest and PRO Invest: leading and cooperating in a large number of projects

 

 

Icex - Spanish Institute of Foreign Trade: cooperation on promotional activities in foreign markets

Accio - Catalan Agency for Competitiveness : cooperating in different programs

European Comission - AL Invest and PRO Invest: leading and cooperating in a large number of projects

 

Relevant Project References: 
Promotion in many fairs for different countries and different sectors facilitating the participation and penetration of the companies in many makets like the US, Latam , Asia and Middle East.
Promotion
Success Story / Achievements: 

We have increased the volume of exports of our members and the number of exporting companies since 1969. Furthermore we have promoted the innovatios throght the cooparation of our members. The companies and sectors represented in amec has incresed along the years due to the growth of our members and the quality of the services provided, reaching hight levels of loyalty.

 

 

Why should partners choose you for cooperation?: 

- The diversity of our members and their quality as companies

- Our sector knowledge added to our domain in internationalisation strategies and market access

- Our access to international networks out of the EU

- Our experience cooperating with other partners