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Lithuanian Plastics Cluster

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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Thursday, 1 January, 2015
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
6-10
Regions: 
Lietuva
Cluster Excellence Label: 
Other
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
NameWebsite
ECP4
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmail
Darius
Lasionis
Cluster Manager
+370 679 33872
darius.lasionis@linpra.lt
Languages spoken: 
English
Lithuanian
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Downstream Chemical Products
Plastics
Technology fields: 
Plastics, Polymers
S3 EU priority areas: 
Chemicals & chemical products
Rubber & plastic products
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
13
Number of SME members: 
8
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
4
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Name and link of major players: 
NameWebsiteType
Frilux
SME
Putokšnis
SME
Plasteksus
SME
Terekas
SME
Šiauliai State College
University
Public Institution Kaunas University of Technology
University
Šiauliai Vocational Training Centre
Technology Center
LINPRA
Premeta
SME
Meteltera
SME
Hoda
SME
Association of Šiauliai industrialists
Autoplasta
SME
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

Vision:

 

To become a reliable union of enterprises of the plastics industry, recognised among partners, which develops and produces innovative and competitive technological products with high added value.

 

Mission:

 

To unite Lithuanian enterprises operating in plastics industry and engage in common activities to increase competitiveness of the Lithuanian plastics industry and disseminate information about the potential.

 

Aims:

  • To cooperate with cluster enterprises when developing and producing technologically innovative products (value chain, specialisation, etc.)
  • To share experience, exchange information, develop competences of the heads and employees of enterprises (common training, etc.).
  • To organise joint stands when participating in international exhibitions.
  • To organise trade missions and conduct new partner search.
  • To cooperate with education and science institutions:
  • Education, training of specialists, practice;
  • Encouraging youth to study technical specialities;  
  • Organisation of open door events, etc.;
  • Using laboratories of science institutions.
  • To establish a joint certified laboratory.
Do you have a formalised strategy?: 
Yes
Do you have a specific strategy focus that addresses internationalisation ?: 
No
Services
Support services provided: 
Access to the European Internal market
Access to technology services
Facilitation of collaboration between members
Facilitation of cross-sectorial cooperation
Staff Mobility
Details of support services: 

Why Lithuanian Plastic Cluster?

  • Extensive experience working with automotive companies in Western Europe and Russia.
  • Flexible business relations.
  • Skilled workforce.
  • Median wage significantly lower than the EU average.
  • Companies produce small and middle sized automotive parts and components.
  • Available engineering skills and expertise plus R&D potential.
Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
None
Trans-national Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
Germany
Poland
Our cluster organisation undertook the following trans-national activities to support our members: 
Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
Promotion
Success Story / Achievements: 
Why should partners choose you for cooperation?: 

Benefits for cluster enterprises:

1. Increase in sales and exports.

2. Increase in profits.

3. Entering new markets and finding new partners.

4. Developed competence.

5. Decrease in costs.

6. Involving foreign partners in cluster activities and cooperation.

7. Improved image of the cluster and enterprises.

8. EU Structural Funds support for the development of cluster activities.

9. Attraction of specialists.