ABOUT CLUSTER

ABOUT

CLUSTER

WHO WE ARE

We are a team of Georgian producers, interior designersand training providers, offering a range of quality goods and services to both industrial and private clients. We aim to foster cross-industrial collaborations as we believe them to be a key to a success of any given company in the realities of a dynamic, free market economy.

We unite more than 30 small and medium enterprises located mostly on the territory of the “Craftsmen City”, agglomeration of furniture producers and other industry players in Avchala, Tbilisi. Our initiative started with an idea of strengthening cooperation and communication between numerous companies and jointly overcome challenges that all of us face individually.We began working towards this goal in December 2016 and, along the process, forged strong linkages not only amongst ourselves, but also with foreign partners. In July 2017 we registered first Georgian Furniture Cluster, and we now look forward to expand it beyond Tbilisi and Georgia itself, to unite entire industry and promote production and sales/export of higher value added Georgian furniture and interior design products.

Georgian Furniture Cluster is open not only to local enterprises, but also to companies of foreign origins, to jointly utilize the opportunities offered both by Georgia itself, with its business friendly environment and strategic positioning, as well as opportunities generated by the free trade agreements that our country possesses with EU, Turkey, China, EFTA, CIS. With the forthcoming construction of Anaklia Deep Sea Port and rehabilitation and expansion of Georgia’s logistics infrastructure as a whole, our country is more than ever positioned to become a regional hub for doing business.

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MISSION & VISION

Mission: Our mission is to enhance profitability and competitiveness of Georgian Furniture Cluster members on both local and export markets. We aim to position the cluster as a strong and key actor in dialogue with the national government, regarding the topics relevant to the industry. At the same time, we strive to be a productive partner for governmental agencies oriented on private sector development in the country, by facilitating their linkages with the industry.

Vision: We envision our Cluster as a gateway for Georgian producers and designers to exports markets, as well as a stepping stone for the international players to our region.

 

Goals & Objectives

Joint representation of the member companies in negotiations with potential clients, government and education institutions; linking the members with these actors.

Access to information – raising member companies’ awareness regarding government support programs, information on new regulations, market data, developments in the region.

Access of cluster members to training programs, both for technical-level and soft skills

Joint promotion of the cluster on local and foreign markets, lead generation of joint projects

Promotion of good business standards among cluster members

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partners

European Union

The Member States of the European Union have decided to link together their know-how, resources and destinies. Together, they have built a zone of stability, democracy and sustainable development whilst maintaining cultural diversity, tolerance and individual freedoms. The European Union is committed to sharing its achievements and its values with countries and peoples beyond its borders. EU4Business initiative brings together all EU programmes assisting SME and private sector development in Georgia. It enables the private sector to take advantage of the opportunities offered by the EU Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement which gives Georgia access to a common market of 500 million consumers.

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is a global service provider in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development and international education work, with 19,506 employees. GIZ has over 50 years of experience in a wide variety of areas, including economic development and employment, energy and the environment, and peace and security. Our business volume is around 2.6 billion euros. As a public-benefit federal enterprise, GIZ supports the German Government – in particular the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) – and many public and private sector clients in around 120 countries in achieving their objectives in international cooperation. With this aim, GIZ works together with its partners to develop effective solutions that offer people better prospects and sustainably improve their living conditions.

Ligna Group

Ligna Group is a contract furniture expert providing hotel, retail stores, automobile showrooms furniture, fixtures and equipment (FF&E). The company is a specialist in Hotel refurbishment for a sizeable number of European Hotel Groups. We command a supply chain of 50 furniture manufacturers throughout Europe, but specifically from the competitive producers of South East Europe within EU.