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PRO WOOD Regional Wood Cluster
Clusterul Regional al Lemnului PRO WOOD

Romania: Centre (Romania)
PRO WOOD Regional Wood Cluster
Profile:
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Overview

About us

  • Become trustful partner of the members. Representing member’s interests
  • Provision of advisory services to cluster members
  • Networking of members
  • Exchange of experience
  • Initiation, preparation, implementation of joint projects
  • Organization of thematic workshops
  • Foster R&D, innovation
  • Exchange information, matchmaking, networking
  • Common BRAND
  • Increase competitiveness on foreign markets
  • Internationalisation
Established - 19 April 2010
Staff in the management team - 1-5
Support services for upskilling and reskilling of companies workforce
  • Competence development
  • On-the-job training
  • Vocational training

Cluster composition

  • 69
    Cluster Members
  • 44
    SME's
  • 1
    Number of start-ups among SME's
  • 2
    Large Companies
  • 2
    Research Organisations, Universities, Technology Centers
  • 12
    Other Ecosystem Actors

Establishment of the Carpathian Furniture Cluster

The representatives of the PRO WOOD Regional Wood Cluster, together with experts from CLUSTERO - Romanian Cluster Association, participated on 14th February, 2019 in Bacău, in the workshop for the preparation of the establishment of the Carpathian Furniture Cluster. The Carpathian Furniture Cluster is located in the North-East Development Region of Romania. The agreement was signed on the 9th of July 2019, in Roman.

Furniture for General Directorate of Social Assistance and Child Protection Covasna

The activity of the PRO WOOD Regional Wood Cluster is not limited only to economic activities, but it is desired as cluster to bring together the entrepreneurial environment, educational and social institutions. The best example to highlight this aspect is the cooperation between HS Timber Group, Covasna County Council and the Technological High School “Puskás Tivadar” and PRO WOOD Cluster. The HS Timber Group timber factory from Reci (Covasna County) and Comănești (Bacău County) offered a significant amount of solid wood panels for furniture, worth RON 75,825.68 to the PRO WOOD cluster with the aim to use this materials for social purposes in Covasna County.

From the received materials, the designers of the PRO WOOD cluster designed different furniture pieces, and these were manufactured - under the guidance of the representatives of the member companies of the cluster, - by the students of the Technological High School “Puskás Tivadar” in Sfantu Gheorghe.

The produced furniture was offered to the General Directorate of Social Assistance and Child Protection in Covasna County, subordinated institute of Covasna County Council, for the replacement of furniture in family-type houses, care centers for people with disabilities, respectively homes for the elderly, subordinated to DGASPC Covasna. The first phase of this project was just finished before the Christmas time in 2017 but the involved parties agreed upon continuing this cooperation in the future.

This multiple partnership aimed a training and manufacturing session for students from the vocational school, respectively by equipping the social institutions of Covasna County with new furniture. Students were offered an unique opportunity to gain knowledge in collaboration with entrepreneurs, who through their experience, contributed on the improvement of the quality of the vocational training.

Legal form of the cluster organisation
Registered Association
Languages spoken
English German Hungarian Romanian
Link to the team description on the cluster organisation website

Management team

Bagoly Miklós-Levente
Project Manager
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Sulyok-Pál Andrea
ECCP Responsible Person
Kádár Rezső
Cluster Manager

Sectorial and industrial focus

Sectoral industries
Agriculture, forestry and fishing:A02 Forestry and logging - Manufacturing:C16 Manufacture of wood and of products of wood and cork, except furniture; manufacture of articles of straw and plaiting materials - Manufacturing:C31 Manufacture of furniture
Sectoral Industries (NACE 4 digit)
Forestry and logging:A0210 Silviculture and other forestry activities - Manufacture of wood and of products of wood and cork, except furniture; manufacture of articles of straw and plaiting materials:C1629 Manufacture of other products of wood - Manufacture of furniture:C3101 Manufacture of office and shop furniture - Manufacture of furniture:C3102 Manufacture of kitchen furniture - Manufacture of furniture:C3109 Manufacture of other furniture
Cross-sectoral industries
Environmental Industries
Industrial Alliances and Ecosystems
Alliances:Low carbon industries
Technology fields
A\: Human necessities:Agriculture; forestry; animal husbandry; hunting; trapping; fishing - A\: Human necessities:Furniture; domestic articles or appliances; coffee mills; spice mills; suction cleaners in general
S3 EU priority areas
Sustainable innovation:Bioeconomy - Sustainable innovation:Sustainable energy & renewables - Sustainable innovation:Waste management

Services

Support services provided

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Further information

The Pro Wood Cluster has initiated the meeting of clusters and associations from the wood sector, in the Centru region, Romania. The aim of this meeting was to discuss about the commonly encountered problems in the wood processing sector. This meeting was very important because the wood industry from the Centru region is facing some major changes because of some foreign investments in the region. A consortium of associations and clusters was established, thanks to the initiative of the Pro Wood Cluster, in order to develop this sector. The creation of the whole value chain was considered to be important, from the forest owner, till the producer and seller. This value chain could contribute in the implication of each actor  from the wood industry, to create a middle- and long-term strategy. As a major impact of this activity, we want the establishment of a consultative comission on national level, which includes every cluster and association from the wood sector, from the country.

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The members of the Pro Wood Cluster participated together at an auction to furnish a campus university.  A price offer was made acording to the request of the University. The amount of furniture was too huge for one company, so a consortium was created with companies interested in this work, in order to fulfil the order. The tender book contained also furnishing of teh rooms with bed clothes, curtains, etc., a collaboration has been set up with companies from the textile cluster from Sf. Gheorghe, the members provided the textile products specified in the tender book. In the cluster, the set up of common businesses among the cluster members has a great importance.

Support services for upskilling and reskilling of companies workforce

Competence development - On-the-job training - Vocational training

Support programmes

EU Programmes

European Programmes
FP7 H2020 INTERREG Other

Name & description

Adriatic Danubian Clustering - South East Europe Programme - Transnational Cooperation Programme

The ADC project aimed to create sectoral cluster networks in the Adriatic-Danubian region. Partnership agreements were established in 4 main areas: agro-food processing; mechatronics; modern housing; logistics.The PRO WOOD Cluster signed the Partnership Agreement in the Modern Housing category, and was one of the representatives from this Sector, from Romania. As Romanian partners we've participated at several actions, to promote the concept of environmental friendly and modern housing, presenting the assimilated best-practices to the members of the cluster.

Clustering knowledge, Innovation and design in the SEE wood sector - South East Europe Programme - Transnational Cooperation Programme 

The Regional Development Agency of Centru Region, Romania was one of the partners in this project. Thanks to the good cooperation with the RDA, and on the other hand the woody region, Covasna, Harghita and Brasov counties, where the cluster members were situated, the PRO WOOD Cluster was selected as example of best-practice in the region. The cluster participated at several experience-exchange events, fairs in the country and abroad. ID:WOOD aims to promote and foster innovation and competitiveness of SMEs in the wood sector in the SEE area by sharing and transferring technical and organizational know-how to enable local support organizations to address structural deficits of SMEs and enhance innovation potentials. Project objectives: building up and consolidating transnational network of wood-furniture clusters, wood technology centres, RDAs and knowledge poles; fostering innovation skills in the wood sector supporting structures; creating new functions and competencies on design, intellectual property and environmental issues; bridging gaps between the productive sector and knowledge poles; rising SMEs capacity to implement innovation processes.

POS CCE  1.3.3 - Sectorial Operative Programme, Increase of Sectorial Competitiveness; Integration of SME's in Clusters

A project  for the development of cluster management, to integrate SME's in clusters. Besides the development of cluster management, the PRO WOOD Cluster aims to develop with the help of this project, to create a whole value chain among its members, from the forest owner till the producer and seller, in order to create a common brand and popularize it at national and international level.  During this project several thematic meetings will be organized, market research, trainings will be held to improve communication and cooperation between institutions and companies from the wood industry sector.

Interreg Danube - Foresda - FOREST-BASED CROSS-SECTORAL VALUE CHAINS FOSTERING INNOVATION AND COMPETITIVENESS IN THE DANUBE REGION: Supporting the transformation, strengthen the competitiveness of traditional forest-based industries. Through its activities, FORESDA will transform the traditional forest-based areas into innovative, modern areas, develop innovation-friendly ecosystems aiming to improve or reconfigure the existing value chains; improve innovation culture in SME’s, and also strengthen collaboration in the quadruple helix and implement new ways of collaboration in the Danube area. Duration: 2017-2019H2020 European Network of Regions on Sustainable WOOD Mobilisation ROSEWOOD: ROSEWOOD aims at building a trans-European network among stakeholders of the forestry value chain for the transfer of best practices & innovations in sustainable wood mobilisation. ROSEWOOD will analyse the wood mobilisation value chain, identify the needs, select innovative solutions and best-practices in the field and support the development of new partnerships and business models. Duration: 2018-2020

Development of the RDI capacity of the PRO WOOD cluster – ”INNO WOOD”: Development of the RDI capacity of the PRO WOOD cluster – ”INNO WOOD” project aims to develop the RDI agenda of the cluster, thus contributing to the increase of competitiveness and level of innovation of members; strenghtening of cooperation, creation of new, innovative products with high added-value and increasing the level of internationalization. Duration: 2018-2020

H2020 – ROSEWOOD 4.0 ROSEWOOD4.0 harnesses digital solutions and boosts knowledge transfer to connect multiple actors along the forest value chain to reinforce the sustainability of wood mobilisation in Europe.

ROSEWOOD4.0 builds on the ROSEWOOD network of regional hubs, extending this well-established network both in geographical reach and the breadth of tools and solutions shared with stakeholders across Europe.

 FGOI – Furniture Go International - Fostering Single EU Market, Grabbing Third Countries Markets  COS-CLUSINT-2020-3-01 (Clusters Go International) Furniture Go International – FGOI – will help SMEs to reach new markets through collaboration and innovation. The project will establish a European Strategic Cluster Partnership to intensify cooperation in furniture and related industries, within EU and towards four third countries, namely USA, Canada, Egypt, and South Africa.

Project name

ADC - Adriatic Danubian Clustering - South East Europe Programme -  Transnational Cooperation Programme

POS CCE 1.3.3 Sectorial Operative Programme,Increase of Sectorial Competitiveness; Integration of SME,s in Clusters

Smart FurniturRE RE- Manufactoring - Danube Region Strategy Start - Danube Region Project Found

Interreg Danube - FORESDA - Forest-based cross-sectoral value chains fostering innovation and competitiveness in the Danube Region

Horizon 2020 - ROSEWOOD - European Network of Regions on Sustainable Wood Mobilization

H2020 – ROSEWOOD 4.0 EU NETWORK OF REGIONS ON SUSTAINABLE WOOD MOBILISATION READY FOR DIGITALISATION

COSME - FGOI Furniture GO International

Cooperation activities

International cooperation

Targeted countries

South Africa
Canada
United States
Egypt

Transnational cooperation

Targeted countries

Germany
Denmark
France
Hungary

Transnational support activites

Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs

International support activites

Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs

Membership in cluster networks, meta clusters and national associations of clusters

Profile name Location Network type
Romanian Cluster Association - CLUSTERO

Romania

Furniture and Woodworking Cluster Partnership

Czech Republic

International

Membership in Cluster Partnerships or initiatives

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Latest news and documents

News Published: 09.09.2020
“Cluster Organisation Management Excellence Label GOLD” for PRO WOOD Regional Wood Cluster
News Published: 01.06.2020
Medical visors produced by a member of the PRO WOOD Cluster
News Published: 01.06.2020
ROSEWOOD Final Conference and Forest Innovation Workshop Handbook
News Published: 01.06.2020
SVTech PRISM infrared thermometer

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