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CLUSTER HOISTING DEVICES LTD.

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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Thursday, 15 September, 2016
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
1-5
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
NameWebsite
Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmailGender
Vasil
Todorov
Cluster Manager
+359886656006
todorov@bcci.bg
Male
Languages spoken: 
Bulgarian
English
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Production Technology and Heavy Machinery
Technology fields: 
Engineering
Apparatus Engineering
S3 EU priority areas: 
Electrical equipment
Machinery & equipment n.e.c.
Emerging industries: 
Logistical Services
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
16
Number of SME members: 
11
Number of start-ups among SME members: 
1
Number of larger company members: 
2
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
2
Number of other ecosystem actors : 
1
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Name and link of major players: 
NameWebsiteType
Balkansko Echo LTD
Larger Company
ELMOT JSC
Larger Company
Skladova Tehnika JSC
SME
MV Yantra JSC
SME
Technical University of Gabrovo
University
Institute of Mechanics
Research Organisation
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 
  • To examine the conditions and trends in the market development, the technological and technical progress in the field of hoisting devices;
  • To help expand investments and increase turnover, improve competitiveness and productivity of the partners;
  • To support the business interests of the partners before state and public institutions in the country and abroad; to represent their interests before foreign chambers and other business organizations, etc.;
  • To promote business cooperation between the partners and to help increase their export potential;
  • To promote the launch of new joint projects related to reducing expenses and creating additional added value.
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)
Access to technology services
Facilitation of collaboration between members
Promotion of activities (marketing/ visibility)
Support of technology transfer
Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Azerbaijan
China
India
Israel
Republic of Korea (South Korea)
Our cluster organisation undertook the following international activities to support our members: 
Promotional Activities
Trans-national Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Hungary
Russian Federation
Serbia
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
Turkey
Our cluster organisation undertook the following trans-national activities to support our members: 
Promotional Activities
Which clusters do you collaborate with?: 
Industrial Cluster Srednogorie, Europe
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
European ProgrammesProject NameLinkName & Description (Regional/National)Link (Regional/National)
Other

Development and Internationalization of Cluster Hoisting Devices

Operational Programme "Innovation and Competitiveness" 2014-2020 (National)

Promotion
Success Story / Achievements: 

The cluster supports the internationalization of the activities of its members. The cluster is negotiating cooperation agreements with 20 Bilateral Chambers in Bulgaria - with 6 Chambers signed so far, working with Macedonia, Azerbaijan, Romania, Israel, Korea, Scandinavian countries. Negotiations with others continue.

Why should partners choose you for cooperation?: 

The cluster brings together 90% of the manufacturers of hoists and cranes in Bulgaria. Over 90% of Cluster members' output is for export. The products are exported to over 80 countries. The cluster includes in its structure a technical university and a scientific institute from the system of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. The cluster is supported by the Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, which is the largest business organization in Bulgaria with over 53,000 members, 28 regional chambers and 105 branch organizations in its structure. The cluster team has experience in applying and implementing projects funded by the European Funds.