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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Friday, 6 August, 2010
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
Cluster Excellence Label: 
Silver Label
Membership to European Strategic Cluster Partnerships (ESCP-4i or ESCP-S3): 
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
Cluster Management Team: 
Cluster Manager
Project Manager
Languages spoken: 
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Marketing, Design, and Publishing
Technology fields: 
Advanced Textile Materials
Manufacturing plants networks
S3 EU priority areas: 
Advanced materials
Textiles, wearing apparel & leather& related products
Emerging industries: 
Creative Industries
Experience Industries
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
Number of SME members: 
Number of larger company members: 
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
Number of other ecosystem actors : 
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Name and link of major players: 
Cluster Strategy

The main targets of the cluster are:

  • To stimulate the innovation by the exchange of information and running joint projects with immediate applicability in production;
  • To create new products with increased added value;
  • To optimize the costs by innovating the processes and by technologic transfer between partners;
  • The continuous training and development of the human resources by jointly run programs;
  • The approach of a joint market strategy intended to ensure the consolidation of the existent market and the running of actions intended to extend this market;
  • Development of regional and international partnerships as eligible structures in research-development programs;
  • To protect the brands and the industrial copyright;
Do you have a formalised strategy?: 
Do you have a specific strategy focus that addresses internationalisation ?: 
Support services provided: 
Access to the European Internal market
Facilitation of collaboration between members
Periodic Information dissemination
Promotion of activities (marketing/ visibility)
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The advantages of being part of Astrico Nord-Est Textile Cluster structure:

  • Improving the productivity, the product and process quality by transfer of know-how;
  • Increasing the degree of skill and qualification of the staff by continuous training;
  • Increasing the market share by participating fairs and exhibitions and potentiating the own resources within a joint commercial policy;
  • Counselling, permanent information and direct access to the innovations in the field;
  • Development of innovative products and processes.
  • Integrated center for new products and collections development;
  • Common marketing and sales system.
Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
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: 
Moldova, Republic of
United Kingdom
Our cluster organisation undertook the following trans-national activities to support our members: 
Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs
Please explain: 

We participated in fairs, exhibitions and trade missions in France, Belgium, Germany, Italy.

1.Fashion SVP, London: 29-30 September 2015

2. Premiere Vision, Paris: 17-19 September 2013

3. Pitti Filati, Florence: 01-03 July 2015

4. TECHTEXTIL, Frankfurt: 4-7 May 2015

5. European Cluster Days, Strasbourg, 18-19 March 2015

Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
European ProgrammesProject NameName & Description (Regional/National)

1. The project Clothing Technician Profile Update via Education - CosTUmEfunded by ERASMUS +, sub-programme “Support for policy reform”(01.10.2018 – 30.09.2020).

2. The project Textile Clusters for Industrial Modernization - TEX4IM” funded by COSME,  European Strategic Cluster Partnership for smart specialisation investments (01.10.2018 – 30.09.2020).

1. The project ”Human resources development in rural areas” funded by Sectoral Operational Programme for Human Resources Development. (01.01.2012 - 28.02.2014).

2. The project ”Institutional Development of Astrico Nord-Est Textile Cluster”, funded by Sectoral Operational Programme “INCREASE OF ECONOMIC COMPETITIVENESS” (23.04.2014 - 22.11.2015).

3. The project  ”PROACTIVE 2013 - Viable solutions for unemployed integration on the labour market", funded by Sectoral Operational Programme for Human Resources Development (02.06.2014 - 30.11.2015).

4. The project „The innovative development of the textile cluster Astrico Nord-Est funded by the National Plan for Research, Development and Innovation (01.06.2018 - 31.05.2020).

5. The project "Practice and be competent", funded by Operational Programme Human Capital (12.09.2018 - 10.09.2020).

6. The project "Improvements in qualification and occupation in the textile industry with the support of the relevant sector stakeholders”, funded by Operational Programme Administrative Capacity (27.10.2018 - 26.02.2020).

Success Story / Achievements: 

ASTRICO NORD EST is a group of yarn and knitwear manufacturers, located in the North-Eastern development region of Romania.

Main achievements:

  • 20.000 tons of different types of yarns and over 3,5 millions garments annual production;
  • over 2.400 employees in production and commercial units;
  • 820 million RON, over 176 million Euro annual turnover;
  • 8 European projects implemented;
  • close collaboration with research and educational institutions;
  •  more than 80%  of production  exported in EU, USA and other countries;
  •  significative  investments in technology and human resources;
  •  strong creative departments, own creative production capacity;
  •  silver label certificate, awarded by the "European Secretariat for Cluster Analysis".                                       


Why should partners choose you for cooperation?: 

The advantages of collaboration with the group ASTRICO NORD-EST

  • a performant technical endowment allowing the manufacturing of a large range of products;
  • access to the sampling and collection creation centre of the group;
  • specialized staff well trained and experienced in working with customers on the internal and external market;
  • firm delivery terms and competitive product prices;
  • processing raw material of certified quality (ECOTEX), manufactured by RIFIL SA and by the partners within the group;
  • professional and expedient commercial and logistics services;
  • location in an easily accessible geographical area, in the proximity of the European road E85;
  • international airports in the area: Bacau, Iasi, Suceava;