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Transylvanian Furniture Cluster

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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Tuesday, 17 July, 2012
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
6-10
Regions: 
Nord-Vest
Cluster Excellence Label: 
Gold Label
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmail
Morcan
Ciprian
Cluster Manager
004 0743363787
ciprian.morcan@transylvanianfurniture.com
Languages spoken: 
English
Hungarian
Romanian
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Furniture
Plastics
Technology fields: 
3D printing
Coatings
S3 EU priority areas: 
Advanced materials
Furniture
Areas of specialisation of the cluster not covered above: 
Wood and furniture
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
70
Number of SME members: 
48
Number of larger company members: 
9
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
8
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Name and link of major players: 
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

Mission:

To become the most representative associative structure from Romania, built on the value chain, in order to contribute on increasing the productivity of the furniture production trough innovative products  and services.

Main Objectiv:

To increase the economic competitiveness of the cluster, both on intern and extern market, based on quality, innovation and sustainable development

Do you have a formalised strategy?: 
Yes
Do you have a specific strategy focus that addresses internationalisation ?: 
Yes
Services
Support services provided: 
Access to the European Internal market
Access to public support (regional/national programmes, innovation vouchers, etc.)
Access to technology services
Facilitation of collaboration between members
Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
French Southern Territories
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: 
Austria
Bulgaria
Denmark
Germany
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: 
Name & Description (Regional/National)

“Transylvanian Furniture Cluster - Innovative Cluster " - •Program: POC  - Innovative Clusters

 

Promotion
Success Story / Achievements: 

The story of Transylvanian Furniture begins in 2012, in an unfriendly economical context.  The  cluster is located in Cluj-Napoca and gathers together members from the furniture industry, RDI, design and consultancy from the Nord-West region of Romania.

 Even though the concept of cluster is well known and very appreciate among the world, in Romania the situation was different at the moment of establishment. With a very few people aware of the benefits of an large association based on the value chain we manage to gather together a number of 15 furniture producers from Transylvania and to initiate common actions in order to enhance our collaboration and to prove that the concept of the cluster can be successfully applied even in Romania.

An important development factor for the cluster was the EU funding which helped us to form and maintain a professional and experienced cluster management team and to continuously develop our services and increase the regional and national representativeness of the cluster.

Due to a huge amount of work, today, the cluster has over 35 productive members and the capacity to provide complete furnishing and interior design solutions for diverse clients and we also managed to make all the steps from emergent to innovative cluster.

We also took care of the members competitiveness from the technological point of view; during the last two years, we raised and invested over 12 million euros from European funds in modern equipment, therefore we can assure you that our furniture factories are high technologized, ready to concur with   every modern factory from the anywhere in Europe or the world. 

A further step, after massive investments was the internationalization of the cluster, therefore we gained a solid experience in delivering complete furnishing solutions as a cluster. No matter what form of business partnership we are running, we can guarantee a reasonable quality-price proportion, flexibility and fidelity to all our clients.

In order to offer a great business experience to our clients, beside complete furnishing solutions we create a high qualified export team and a smart procedure for manufacturing and quality control. Therefore we can help the clients to save time, energy and money and still be sure that everything is exactly how they want it. 

All in all we, through our members can provide excellent quality in the field of the furniture and a great quality-price proportion, flexibility and fidelity.