Branko Mihalić

Report
NETWORKING AS A TOOL
FOR SUCCESSFUL CLUSTER DEVELOPMENT
AND ACTIVE EU PROJECTS PARTICIPATION
Branko Mihalić
AutoCluster Croatia
Opatija, 22.11. 2012.
CROATIA IN EUROPE
Population:
4,442 Mil
Land area:
56.594 sq km
Political system:
Parliamentary
democracy
Capital:
Zagreb
Currency:
Croatian Kuna
(HRK)
GDP per capita
(PPP, 2010):
17.400 USD
Exchange rate
(2011):
1 EUR = 7,40 HRK
1 USD = 5,50 HRK
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MAIN CAR PLANTS IN EUROPE
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FAMOUS?
• Croatia is not famous for automotive industry
– there are no big-series final products (cars)
– minor exceptions (manufacturers of buses, special vehicles,
tractors, agricultural equipment…)
• But… Croatia has well known industrial tradition, skilled
workers & engineers and several proven suppliers of
quality parts for the European & global OEM’s
– a total of 80 companies with 10,000+ employees
– mostly small/medium companies (Tier 2/3), fewer Tier 1 suppliers
– specialized mainly in supplying of smaller series, premium brands
and prototype producers
– even Aston Martin, Bentley, Ferrari, Porsche, BMW, Mercedes etc.
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SUPPLIERS of…
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COVERING ALL CUSTOMER
SEGMENTS
Engineering
Passenger Cars
2-Wheelers
Racing
Simulation
Construction
Agriculture
Commercial Vehicle
Testing & Services
Locomotive
Marine
Power Plants
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CLUSTER’S KEY FIGURES
• NGO, founded in 2006 (24 members)
• Cluster members 2012:
–
–
–
–
50+ Companies
5 R&D institutions
specialized in producing, engineering, R&D
5.000+ Employees
• Turnover:
– EUR 380 M
– 80-90% exported to the European market(s)
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MEMBERSHIP DEVELOPMENT
Members
60
50
40
30
Members
20
10
0
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
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CLUSTER’S MISSION
•
•
•
•
center of excellence & communication
within Croatian automotive industry
promotion & support of members and partners
on local, national and international level
joint participation and better use of
EU projects and funds
Co-operation, R&D, competitiveness...
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PROJECT PARTNERS
Ministry of Economy
Zagrebačka županija
(Zagreb county)
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CLUSTER MEMBERS / PARTNERS
Auto GAZ
PETRAKOM
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PRODUCTS & SERVICES
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PRODUCTS & SERVICES
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RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT
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RTD SERVICES
VOLVO S80
AUDI TT
MAZDA
AUDI V6
POWERTRAIN
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CUSTOMERS
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CUSTOMERS
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Regional Automotive Network
(RAN)
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AUTOCLUSTERS Project
„The international
cooperative network
of educational and
research institutions
with subcontractors
and other bodies
active in Automotive
Industry“
2010 – 2013
www.autoclusters.eu
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AutoNet project
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EAI – European Alliance
for Innovation
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E-MOBILITY
„Sorry Tesla,
but Nikola Tesla
was born in
Croatia…”
(YouTube)
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ELECTRIC CHASSIS FOR
GREEN LOW FLOOR MINIBUS
• PROJECT PROPOSAL FOR PARTNERSHIP AND COOPERATION
• FP7 - Capacities - Research for the benefit of SMEs
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ELECTRIC CHASSIS FOR
GREEN LOW FLOOR MINIBUS
• An Innovative Concept for Sustainable Mobility and Clean Cities
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CHASSIS DESIGN
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OUR GOALS
 Increase
of employment
 New jobs for highly educated
people
 Transfer of know-how and new
technologies from/to EU
 Contribution to knowledge
based society
 Build the stronger links with EU
companies
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Thank you!
Contact Information:
Branko Mihalić, Managing Director
AutoCluster Croatia, Zagreb
Association of Automotive Industry Suppliers
T/F: +385-1-7778960
M: +385-98-534444
E: [email protected]
www.autocluster.hr
www.autoclusters.eu
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