Enhanced competitiveness for Finnishcompanies in the textile, clothing andfurniture sectorsthrough sourcing and production...
Trends in sourcing and production• Offshoring -> Nearshoring• Near sourcing, responsible and ecological production andtran...
Central and Eastern Europe and Turkey –Partnership for Finnish companies?• Central and Eastern Europe(CEE) and Turkey offe...
Why CEE and Turkey?• Business culture & Freetrade agreementsAll countries have free tradeagreements within textilesector t...
Why CEE and Turkey?• Competitive costsThe labor costs arecompetitive in the markets.Example Bulgaria still at 2008price le...
Finpro as an internationalization partner• CEE market offers variousopportunities for Finnish companiesto improve their co...
Finpro’s offices in Central and Eastern Europeand Turkey21/05/2013 © Finpro 11Czech RepublicPrague(Also assignments forSlo...
Finpro Navigator21/05/2013 12© FinproImprovingMarket PositionEstablishing aPresencePlanningMarket EntryPlanningInternation...
Finpro Navigator21/05/2013 13© FinproImprovingMarket PositionEstablishing aPresencePlanningMarket EntryPlanningInternation...
Examples of textile and clothing production’sstrong segments21/05/2013 © Finpro 14BulgariaKnitwear, shirts, suits, trouser...
Examples of furniture production’s strongsegments21/05/2013 © Finpro 15BulgariaSofas and chairs, MDF andwooden furnitureCz...
References from different industries21/05/2013 © Finpro 16
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Enhanced competitiveness for finnish companies in the textile, clothing and furniture sectors finpro

  1. 1. Enhanced competitiveness for Finnishcompanies in the textile, clothing andfurniture sectorsthrough sourcing and production in Centraland Eastern Europe and TurkeyHenri NorioConsultantFinpro
  2. 2. Trends in sourcing and production• Offshoring -> Nearshoring• Near sourcing, responsible and ecological production andtransportation routes• Production moving closer to home markets21/05/2013 6© FinproSource: PR NewswireSource:UT San DiegoSource: Billboard BizSource: Just-style.com
  3. 3. Central and Eastern Europe and Turkey –Partnership for Finnish companies?• Central and Eastern Europe(CEE) and Turkey offernumerous possibilities forFinnish textile, clothing andfurniture industry companiesto enhance competitiveness• CEE and Turkey are marketsnot only for competitive costlabor and production, butalso for highly skilledworkers, long traditions inindustries and partnershipswith foreign companies21/05/2013 © Finpro 7
  4. 4. Why CEE and Turkey?• Business culture & Freetrade agreementsAll countries have free tradeagreements within textilesector to EU and they sharethe European mentality andunderstanding in business.• Flexibility & EfficiencyThe suppliers in the marketsprovide short lead anddelivery times• QualityCountries have longtraditions in the textile andfurniture industry21/05/2013 © Finpro 8
  5. 5. Why CEE and Turkey?• Competitive costsThe labor costs arecompetitive in the markets.Example Bulgaria still at 2008price level.• Production close to theconsumersThe markets are relativelynear to Finland, which savesup in logistics when themarket for Finnish company’sproduct is in Europe or Russia.• CapacityModern technologies andskilled workers enable Finnishcompanies to adjust the rightproduction capacity.21/05/2013 © Finpro 9
  6. 6. Finpro as an internationalization partner• CEE market offers variousopportunities for Finnish companiesto improve their competitiveness• Finpro has helped many Finnishcompanies from different industriesto find partners in sourcing andproduction. 2012: 1400assignments, dozens in the CEEarea in textile business.• In CEE market Finpro has foundpartners for example for hometextile, work wear and underwearproduction• Finpro can help to find the rightsourcing partners, who can deliverthe needed quality and capacity incompetitive cost.21/05/2013 10© Finpro
  7. 7. Finpro’s offices in Central and Eastern Europeand Turkey21/05/2013 © Finpro 11Czech RepublicPrague(Also assignments forSlovakia)PolandWarsawUnkariBudabest(Also assignments forSerbia)RomaniaBucharest(Also assignments for Bulgaria)• Textile consultants• Familiar with culture and language• 100% commitment• Finnish Embassy
  8. 8. Finpro Navigator21/05/2013 12© FinproImprovingMarket PositionEstablishing aPresencePlanningMarket EntryPlanningInternational GrowthAcquisitionCandidate SearchMarket MonitorSales AcceleratorEntry Options Partner SearchInternationalGrowth PlanTest DriveRight MarketsSales ChannelDevelopmentDirect SalesEstablishingCompanySupplier EvaluationExport PartnerGroupsTrend PulseIndustrial Services
  9. 9. Finpro Navigator21/05/2013 13© FinproImprovingMarket PositionEstablishing aPresencePlanningMarket EntryPlanningInternational GrowthAcquisitionCandidate SearchMarket MonitorSales AcceleratorEntry Options Partner SearchInternationalGrowth PlanTest DriveRight MarketsSales ChannelDevelopmentDirect SalesEstablishingCompanySupplier EvaluationExport PartnerGroupsTrend PulseIndustrial Services• Perusteellinen etsintä jaarviointi tuotantokumppanista• Tarjouspyynnöt, tarjoustenvertailu• Vierailu yritykseen• Testitilauksesta jatkuviintoimituksiin
  10. 10. Examples of textile and clothing production’sstrong segments21/05/2013 © Finpro 14BulgariaKnitwear, shirts, suits, trousers, lightand heavy workwear, socks andaccessories.Czech RepublicProduction potential for high quality,mainly technical textile andautomotive industry related products.HungaryFine leather products, protectiveclothing, knitwear, waterproofsportswear and home textiles.PolandHigh quality clothing, upholsterytextiles, boat textiles such a coversand tents, high tech materialproducts.RomaniaKnitwear, pants, work wear, socks andaccessories, shoes and other leatherproductsSerbiaFinished clothing, knitwear, underwear,work wear, socks and shoes.SlovakiaLuxurious clothing, textiles, technicaltextiles and shoes from high qualityoutdoor shoes to safe work shoes.TurkeyCotton fabrics and yarns, knitwear,woven clothing (suits, jackets, dresses,skirts), home textiles, tights and socks.
  11. 11. Examples of furniture production’s strongsegments21/05/2013 © Finpro 15BulgariaSofas and chairs, MDF andwooden furnitureCzech RepublicRaw material supplier andsubcontractor network isreliable, wood processingindustry is well developedPolandThe cost of production andlabor is competitive. Highquality products, workforce isqualified and skilled, welldeveloped large suppliernetworksRomaniaWooden furniture parts, kitchen furnitureand bookcasesSerbiaFurniture for hotels, hospitals and schoolsSlovakiaExcellent material base, strong woodprocessing industry, upholstered furnitureTurkeyWooden furniture for offices, kitchens andbedrooms
  12. 12. References from different industries21/05/2013 © Finpro 16
  13. 13. Follow us on socialmedia and visit ourwebsite www.finpro.fi

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