ASOCIACIÓN EMPRESARIAL DE INVESTIGACIÓN CENTRO TECNOLÓGICO DEL MUEBLE Y LA MADERA DE LA REGIÓN DE MURCIA (CETEM), Spain
CETEM is a non-profit private centre born as an industry association in 1994. It is located in the second biggest and most important furniture industry region in Spain. CETEM is entirely devoted to supporting and promoting the furniture and wood industries through the research and innovation in technologically advanced and critical areas. As an association of companies, it has around 140 members, with a broad range of activities covering all aspects of the manufacturing sectors of furniture, upholstery and woodworking machinery.
CETEM earmark and promote advanced services related to the furniture and wood sector to increase the entrepreneurial competitiveness. The advanced services provided by CETEM are divided in five main areas:
1) Information: Search and advice in petition of inventions, plan for improvements, fairs reports, technological reports, reports on legislation an standards, advice in IP rights, Tailor-made technology surveillance services.
2) Industrial design: Product “Briefings”, technical product development, prototypes development (Rapid prototyping, 3D modelling, Opposite engineering Mouldings, Pieces mechanizing, computer generated image), creation of technical departments/offices, infographics.
3) Quality and environment: consulting services to set up quality and environmental standards, management systems internal audits, management systems internal audits, calibration management of measuring equipment, quality procedures development.
4) Processing Technology: implementation of complaint and trouble procedures, redistributions in plant and improvement of productive spaces, tailor-made ERP systems implantation and organization of the work area: 5S, purchase and stock management, processes simulation
BETA RENOWABLE GROUP SL (BETAGROUP), Spain
BETAGROUP is a company strongly positioned in the energetic sector mainly specialized in production, distribution and putting on market either combustibles or biocombustibles. The company is actively involved in technology and environmental services, in innovation and development of projects related to Bio-Diesel, Bio-Gas, Bio- Mass, Bio-Ethanol, oil extraction from oleaginous seeds, CO2 capture and the improvement of energy usage, all of them based on an environment of strategic positioning Research + Development + Innovation.
BETAGROUP offers their more than eight years of knowledge and expertise over the biodiesel
production process, either with new or used cooking oil. This knowledge and expertise covers from viability economic studies, field works. The company has developed 7 Biodiesel plants currently in operation with a total annual capacity of over 100,000 tons and is currently developing a project in Espiel (Córdoba) generation biodiesel from agricultural and livestock waste, for a capacity of 50,000 tons annually. Besides these projects in Spain Beta is conducting various technical and feasibility studies for the implementation of Economic and Financial Information projects in Argentina, Brazil, Romania and Uruguay.
SOCIETA AZIONARIA PER L INDUSTRIA CHIMICA ITALIANA SAPICI SPA (SAPICI), Italy
SAPICI is leading company in the field of synthetic resins who was established in 1936 in Italy. The experience gained over the years in management and transformation of isocyanic monomers has enables them to develop systems based on internal technologies that permit a wide flexibility in the synthesis.
Stating from the normal laboratory scale, SAPICI is able to move to pilot production of 15-20 kg, 200 kg, 1000Kg, 4 ton. The scale up is fully integrated in the industrialization process and thus able to reproduce each single step of the whole synthesis process.
FESTEKIPARI KUTATO-FEJLESZTO ES VALLALKOZO KFT (FKI), Hungary
Festékipari Kutató Kft. (FKI) / Industrial Paint Research Ltd. was established in 1989 by the engineers and technicians of the Central Research Laboratory of the late Budalakk paint manufacturing company.
FKI has accredited laboratory which carries out tests on coatings according to MSZ EN ISO/IEC 17025 standards. FKI experts develop coating technologies, and render services in the field of the quality control of the surface protection works. FKI has a paint production that plant manufactures paints of our own development upon direct orders. FKI has experience in formulation and production of coatings directly to the needs from 10-1000 kg/batch and, at present, the production capacity is suitable for the production of 250-300 tons per year, in one-shift operation.
CYPRUS FURNITURE & WOODWORKING INUDSTRY ASSOCIATION (PASYVEX), Cyprus
PASYVEX’S main mission is to safeguard and promote the business interests of its members. This is done by undertaking certain initiatives towards the government, House of Representatives and trade unions on economic, labour, business, European, tax environmental legislative and social issues. The association is also offering a wide range of training programmes to its members as well as undertaking group activities for the promotion of the Cyprus furniture exports and the Cyprus furniture in the local market.
SKC-Consulting Ltd (SKC) , Hungary
SKC-Consulting has been built by a strong team of professionals and works closely together with universities and research institutes. The company has a number of regional offices that offer services such as corporate advisory and training; event planning; project management (focusing on, but not limited to EU tenders); market-based financing possibilities; CEE-specific technology transfer (focusing on the energy industry). SKC-Consulting devotes significant resources to developing new products, and provides technology-related consulting services for its clients. SKC-Consulting Ltd. is involved in the planning and implementation of financing models based on EU sources available through Hungarian mediator authorities, or on sources allocated from Brussels directly. We also offer market-based financing solutions. Since 2004, SKC analyses national, European and international tender opportunities, writes tenders and provides tender-related economic and environmental consulting and project implementation.
We offer complex service packages that range from the technical and economic preparation of plans through project implementation and technical assistance to the monitoring period after the project execution. Most of our partners consist of small and medium-sized enterprises, but we also cooperate with local governments and R&D institutions.
CONFEDERACIÓN ESPAÑOLA DE EMPRESARIOS DE LA MADERA – ASOCIACION – CONFEMADERA, Spain
First established in 1977, the Spanish Confederation of Woodworking Industries (CONFEMADERA) has a long experience and solid reputation in defending the interests of the companies of the woodworking sector in Spain representing 28.076 industries and 128.100 employees. CONFEMADERA´s aim is to help the Industries to adjust their Human Resources and products to the new commercial environment. CONFEMADERA belongs to the Spanish Confederation of Business Organisations (CEOE, the official employers’ association in Spain) and to the European Confederation of Woodworking Industries (CEI-BOIS) and has been involved in the decision committees to negotiate matters concerning international commerce, trade unions, environmental issues and all of the general regulations affecting the industry. For the formerly reasons CONFEMADERA has been recognised as unique representative for the wood Industry by the Spanish Government and related Organisations. CONFEMADERA has achieve notable support measures for the companies and promoted both international and national initiatives for the Spanish companies.