Transylvanian Furniture Cluster - the first Romanian Cluster with GOLD Label Certificate

Submitted by Codruta Marginean on 13 December 2017

Transylvanian Furniture Cluster is marking an important international recognition by receiving the "GOLD Label” in Cluster Management Excellence, awarded by the European Secretariat for Cluster Analysis (ESCA) and Cluster Excellence Expert Group. The report of  the  quality auditors  concluded that “Cluster Mobilier Transilvan is a cluster organisation that features a strong management structure. In terms of the indicators against which Cluster Management Excellence is measured the organisation demonstrates a very good performance that is reflected in the high result of 94% of the cluster management excellence score”.

Transylvanian Furniture Cluster was established in 2012 and today has over 65 members, represented by commercial companies , research institutions and universities,  public institutions and several catalyst organizations. Its activity developed constantly and in 2014 it became the only cluster in Northern Transylvania implementing a competitiveness pole project, financed by the Operational Programme for Increasing Economic Competitiveness. The mission of the cluster is to consolidate and further develop value chains as a prerequisite for an easy access to resources and production factors. Further, the cluster aims to increase productivity through R&D activities, contribute to horizontal and vertical development based on common standards along the entire supply chain (production – packaging – storage – transport – sales) aiming to boost the volume and value of sales of its members in national as well as international markets. 

This Gold Label is a premiere for Romania, Transylvanian Furniture Cluster is currently the only Romanian cluster with this distinction.

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