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MIP Automotive Sub-Industry Cluster
MIPASIC

Turkey: Aegean Region
Asya Padovan
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Overview

About us

Our Mission

To ensure recognition of the Cluster and increase national and international competitiveness by strengthening the innovation and collaboration culture among our members.

Our Vision

Developing and implementing policies that will enable our members to be in an ecosystem capable of developing pioneer and high-technology products, and realize innovation based on R&D within 5 years. 

Our Strategic Targets

  • Within 3 years, carrying out studies that will strengthen the cooperative efforts of the cluster to optimize costs by meeting with international and domestic players in the sector, to encourage the establishment of joint ventures in Manisa Industrial Park by meeting and to strengthen the industrial capacity of the cluster by operating in line with attracting knowledge-intensive Foreign Direct Investors to the cluster.
  • Transforming the cluster's production and production management systems to E4.0 - digital transformation and turning the cluster into a nationally and internationally recognized production center.
  • To jointly apply for regional, national and European funds and coordinate activities to benefit from R&D, innovation and investment incentives. 
  • To cooperate with OEMs to ensure the establishment of a prototype production center and design verification infrastructure with a 3D printer that will respond to customers' (OEM) rapid prototyping needs, and to cooperate with technology companies and universities with this respect.
Established - 30 April 2018
Staff in the management team - 1-5
Support services for upskilling and reskilling of companies workforce
  • Hiring of specialists

Cluster composition

  • 70
    Cluster Members
  • 39
    SME's
  • 22
    Large Companies
  • 3
    Research Organisations, Universities, Technology Centers
  • 6
    Other Ecosystem Actors
Legal form of the cluster organisation
Non-Profit
Languages spoken
English Turkish

Management team

Asya Padovan
Cluster Manager

Sectorial and industrial focus

Sectoral industries
Manufacturing:C22 Manufacture of rubber and plastic products - Manufacturing:C25 Manufacture of fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment - Manufacturing:C29 Manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers
Sectoral Industries (NACE 4 digit)
Cross-sectoral industries
Digital Industries
Industrial Alliances and Ecosystems
Alliances:Circular Plastics Ecosystems:Electronics
Technology fields
B\: Performing operations; transporting:Mechanical metal-working without essentially removing material; punching metal - B\: Performing operations; transporting:Machine tools; metal-working not otherwise provided for - B\: Performing operations; transporting:Working of plastics; working of substances in a plastic state in general
S3 EU priority areas
Digital transformation:Digitising Industry (Industry 4.0, smart and additive manufacturing) - KETs:Advanced materials

Services

Support services provided

Internationalisation Support (access to third countries markets)
Facilitation of collaboration between members (within the cluster)
Facilitation of external collaboration (beyond cluster) such as matchmaking
Support of Research, Development and Innovation
Development of human resources, such as staff mobility, access to training

Further information

Our cluster management offers foreign trade consultancy to member companies. The consultancy services include; how to access new markets, which margets to target, solving problems during trading procedures, as well as letter of credit context.

We apply government incentive programs to provide funding for their common activities such as training, coordinated purchase visits from OEMs as well as R&D.

We create platforms on which members can get together and dicuss their services and products. With these services members get a chance to become each others's suppliers.

We provide R&D consultancy to members to promote innovative products or production. 

We work to promote and attract foreign direct investment to Manisa Industrial Park in collaboration with government agencies. Manisa Industrial Park provides optimum investment and production environment to investors with competitive energy prices, logistics services and so forth.

Within the scope of the activities and projects carried out in order to increase the export of the companies operating within the Manisa Industrial Park and to increase their current brand value, MIPASIC Automotive Sub-Industry Cluster, which was established as a result of the International Competitivity Advancement Project initiated to achieve common market targets by creating a coalition between of companies operating in the same sector by clustering studies in order to enable companies to enter new markets and increase their exports, with more than 20 companies within its structure, serves as a solution partner to the main industry with its different activities such as mold, metal parts, sheet metal parts, cables, wheels, suspension solutions, leaf spring & light weight solutions, suspension systems, cardan shafts, steering columns, transmission parts, bumper, rubber tube and pipe production.

In this context, our project is not only to be a solution partner to the main industry, but also to support the national and international development of companies in MIPASIC Automotive Sub-Industry Cluster, and contributes to their development. 

In addition, in order to meet local and public requirements, MIPASIC Automotive Sub-Industry Cluster is designed to cooperate with universities and R&D institutions, domestic and foreign organizations providing advanced engineering services, to work in collaboration with OEMs, to enable technology companies to settle in MIP, and to manufacture products or subsystems in its field, to activate credit and financing institutions under the most favorable conditions and to continue its lobbying activities in the eye of the public.

Support services for upskilling and reskilling of companies workforce

Hiring of specialists

Examples of training materials

  • Sales and Marketing Strategies, International Business Intelligence, Market Estimation, Sales and Customer Relations Management
  • Export Incentives and Support Programs
  • Business Strategies (New Business Models and Differentiation Strategies for Competitiveness)
  • Efficiency Improvement Techniques
  • Technological Intelligence and New Product Development Process
  • R&D Project Management
  • Intelligent Production Systems in the Automotive Sector
  • Industry 4.0 (Digital Transformation) Change Management
  • Data Analytics and Management
  • Finance Resources / Support Programs / National and International R&D and Innovation Support Programs
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Lean Management

Cooperation activities

International cooperation

Targeted countries

China
Japan
Mexico
Republic of Korea (South Korea)
United States

Transnational cooperation

Targeted countries

France
Germany
Netherlands
Spain

Transnational support activites

Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs

International support activites

Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs

Further information

- Organized a meeting with JAPIA ( Japan Auto Parts Industries) Management to inform JAPIA Members for possible business collaborations with the Cluster Members

-Organized a platform with the collaboration of JETRO (Japan External Trade Organization) and the Embassy of Turkey where cluster members performed presentations to Japanese counterparts followed by B2B meetings.

-Organized B2B meetings with potential buyers in Rwanda with the collaboration of the Embassy of Rwanda and RDB (Rwanda Development Board)

-Organized meeetings with RDB, Rwanda government representatives (Ministry of Industry, Trade and Energy)

-Organized yearly fair visits to Germany,

-Organized meetings with local Trade Agencies to promote cluster members and learn about potential business opportunities. 

-Organized training programs targetting sales and international trade.

-Participated in EU Project applications.

-Accelerate the establishment of an Innovation Center.

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