Transylvanian wood industry cluster offers to act as a gateway for international business to business cooperation between its group of companies and foreign companies or clusters. The cluster is able to facilitate contacts and proper commercial communication between its SME members and foreign companies interested to identify suppliers, producers and service providers in the wood related industrial sectors.
The cluster was established in 2010 and is one of the few Romanian clusters benchmarked as a bronze label cluster by the European Secretariat for Cluster Analysis. The cluster gathers 21 companies, 3 professionals associations, 6 public authorities, 4 R&D and education organizations and 6 institutions. The core of the cluster is represented by its group of companies covering the following fields of the wood industry: • wood harvesting and processing, • production of wooden houses and wooden constructions, • production of wooden doors, windows, stairs and balusters, • manufacturing of solid wood furniture, • production of wooden decorations, accessories and sculptures. The cluster is strongly oriented toward internationalization activities having as main objective the creation of business connections between its member companies and potential foreign business partners. The advantages of choosing the cluster as an access point toward the Romanian wood industry SMEs consist in the fact that the potential business partner can be directed to the most appropriate company or can receive integrated solutions, products and services involving more than one company. Contacts with foreign clusters from the same industry field are always welcomed.
Innovations and advantages
Transylvania has a long tradition in wood harvesting and processing, benefiting of both abundant wood resources and skilled professionals. However finding the right business partner in this filed can be difficult due to lack of structured information and language barriers. Offering a solution to this impediment, the cluster will act as a one stop shop for the foreign companies interested to find a reliable Transylvanian business partner or group of partners in the field of wood industry.
Market application codes
09004002 Office furniture and other professional furnishings
09005 Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Animal Husbandry & Related Products
09007002 Manufacture of construction materials, components and systems
Area of partner's activity
The cooperation partner should be a foreign company interested to find a Romanian subcontracting partner, manufacturer or service provider in the field of wood industry. The cluster will act as a one stop shop for these companies, being able to direct them toward the most appropriate Romanian company or to offer integrated solutions, products and services involving more than one company. Cluster to cluster relations are welcomed as they could lead to commercial partnerships between their respective SME members.