In the spring of 2020, the International Furniture and Woodworking Cluster Partnership expanded with two new members from Romania.

New members became The Transylvanian Furniture Cluster and PRO WOOD Regional Wood Cluster

The Transylvanian Furniture Cluster was established in 2012 as a legal entity association type and its main activity resides in the furniture manufacturing sector. The Cluster represents a platform for cooperation and networking of wood furniture industries, representation of interests, educational institutions, research and public administration. The mission of the cluster is to develop competitive products for both domestic and foreign markets, designed to successfully satisfy customer requirements in the field of furniture products. The cluster is the holder of the Gold Label of the European Cluster Excellence (ECEI).

PRO WOOD was established in 2010, as the first cluster in the wood processing sector in Romania and the first Romanian cluster in the modern sense of the word and its methodology became a national model.  A particular focus of the cluster is enhancing the innovation level of SMEs acting in the sector by means of cooperation within larger European networks in particular in the field of smart furnituring including cross sectorial (agro, energy etc.) and circular economy , bioeconomy approaches. Currently, the cluster aims to award the Gold Label of the European Cluster Excellence (ECEI).

The partners are in contact mainly in the form of conference calls and e-mail communication.

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