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1 The Lodz Textile Cluster - Transformation of the tradition towards science-based industry. Brussels, 9th of October 2007 Błażej Moder – Vice President of the Management Board Lodz Regional Development Agency

2 Regional Development Agency Brief characteristic of the sector Potential of the textile-clothing industry in the region of Lodz: economic subjects, values of sale: 4454,10 MLN PLN, average employment fluctuate on a level of 4 figures for one enterprise 18,5% of all people is employed in this branch in Poland ( people), 31% of employment in whole polish fibred industry ( people), employment altogether in sector people, ratio of basic employment level in sector people, High ratio of localization for region which amounts 4, what signifies high influence of economic development in region, from the creation of a new working places point of view

3 Regional Development Agency Brief characteristic of the sector About the meaning of textile industry for the region of Lodz can testify the value of localization ratio LQ, which for the region of Lodz amounts 4, what means that textile industry has an enormous meaning for economical development of region from the creation of a working places point of view. It should be underlined that this ratio of localization is regarded as one of the ratios, which rank to the methodology of analyses that examinants possibilities of creating a cluster.

4 Regional Development Agency Brief characteristic of the sector Textile-clothing sector plays a very important role in the region of Lodz, it generates not only a significant amount of working places, but also in a further degree innovational technologies. On the strength of the analyze of textile industry in a system of provinces, should be determined that the province of Lodz still makes the center of the textile industry in Poland. Moreover a huge research and development base exists in this sector. What is more in the province of Lodz works the Center of Advanced Technologies of Friendly for Human Textiles Pro Humano Tex in which frames following researching units are united: Central Institute for Labour Protection – National Research Institute in Warsaw Institute for Sustainable Technologies in Radom. Center of Development and Research of Textile Machines POLMATEX-CENARO in Lodz Textile Research Institute in Lodz Institute of Dyes and Organic Products in Zgierz Instituteof Fibre Materials Engineering in Lodz Institute of Cotton Architecture in Lodz Institute of Technic and Technology of Knitting in Lodz Institute of Natural Fibres in Poznan University of Lodz Technical University of Lodz Agricultural University in Poznan University of Bielsko-Biala Institute of Security Technology Moratex

5 Regional Development Agency Specialization of production

6 Regional Development Agency Production of textiles In reality production of textiles in the region of Lodz is: crushed, in selection structure not always adjust to the needs of recipients, in a significant part badly, or even not at all exposed, badly organized in terms of logistic and supplies, anonymous, not promoted, on quite high quality with relation to material consignment, not adjust to realization of large orders, textile companies in region do not posses the ability of gaining quality recurrence of successive parts of the fibred materials, based on imitation, in a small way competitive, in a small way profitable.

7 Regional Development Agency What should be done To change this state we should: base the production of basic fibred materials on a new technologies, organizational joined The Center of Advanced Technologies ProHumano Tex with center of fashion, create center of industry design and dress based on cooperation with European Schools of Art. How to do that: distinct the attribute which is quality of textile manufactures by qualifying products of Lodz clothing fibred industry features of a brand product, creation of regional brand which main function would be role of catalytic converter for creation of regional textile cluster.

8 Regional Development Agency Definition of the cluster Industrial cluster (another designations are: circle, industrial bundle, local production system, pole of competition) is a geographic concentration of competitive companies in joined together sectors, joined with each other economically, sharing the same skills, technology and infrastructure. In a cluster large, as well as little companies reach much more, then in a situation, when they will have to work on their own, thanks to the web of joined together companies, suppliers, services, academic institutions and producers concentrated on the same area. (Porter M. E., The Competitive Advantage of Nations, Macmillan Press, Hampshire and London 1990)

9 Regional Development Agency How does it work? Źródło: McKinsey & Company Poland Sp. z o.o.

10 Regional Development Agency Cluster tasks Main tasks of the cluster are: elaboration and inculcation a strategy of the brand of clothing promotion which is directed to selected sections of a market, creation of a center of new technologies and pattern designing, creation of organizational and psychological bases to define legal form of cooperation of the companies coming into the structure of a cluster, coordination of actions in frames of cluster.

11 Regional Development Agency How it should be done? In structures of majority of acting clusters are units of B+R sphere. Increase of competitiveness a production offer of a cluster is derivative of an innovational level of articles produced by companies which are coming into the structure. Without the possibility of a sale growth through the participation in a cluster, company would not be interested in taking part in informal relations of institutions originally joined by mutual aim.

12 Regional Development Agency How it should be done?

13 Regional Development Agency How it should be done? 1.Rise of possibilities of co-financing public resources and actions connected with creation of a cluster, 2.Existence in region some institutions of business surrounding, which posses some predispositions to accomplish tasks of cluster coordinatior, 3.Condition of rising and functioning of a textile cluster is: gaining by the market cluster-coordinator of structure functioning, organizational and financial ability to selling off articles produced by companies coming into structure of a cluster, creation in resistance of Center of Advanced Technologies Pro- humano Tex center of new technologies and industrial pattern designing, elaboration and initiating, in logistic and financial categories creation of textile articles brand programmed, which would be result of production made by cluster members.

14 Regional Development Agency How it should be done? The task of B+R sphere units in the structure of textile structure would be leading to change in asortmential structure of products fabricated by textile industry in Lodz region: 1.Transition from mass products to recess products: New specialist fibres, Improvement of usable surface properties of materials, Biomaterials and biotechnologies, processes friendly for environment. 2.New implementation in fibre industry: New textile products used in various spheres of human life New textile products to technical usage, Intelligent garments/clothing. 3.Individualization of a product: Mass clothing created by order of individual user made of fibre materials of a new generation yarns, based on new technologies, New technological and designing conceptions, Modern methods of management by full cycle of products life.

15 Regional Development Agency How it should be done? In presented conception of textile cluster very important role plays trade institution of a cluster. It fills functions of: lift pump productional and processional innovations from B+R sphere to the cluster-institution system of wholesale market collocation, Institution of wholesale and retail turnover by textile articles, Coordinator of structure and size of textile production, Controlling in case of quality of textiles producing process, Creator of a brand identity of products fabricated in cluster formula.

16 Regional Development Agency How it should be done?

17 Błażej Moder Vice President of the Managment Board Lodz Regional Development Agency


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