The European manufacturing system is characterised by a strong presence of small and medium-size firms which typically belong to sectors usually classified as ‘traditional’ (such as textile, leather and footwear, wood). It has been demonstrated how these sectors experience a competitive advantage based on knowledge spillovers and innovation, and this impact seems to be higher for them than for other sectors. The overall effect of the differentials in labour cost and labour productivity on the ratio of gross profits over value added points out a higher profitability of innovative firms in traditional sectors. In fact, the innovative firms in the traditional sectors seem to have a higher gross operating profit ratio than non-innovative.
Our aim is to help identifying the best opportunities for innovation based on R&D initiatives for particular SMEs belonging to traditional manufacturing sectors, helping them building integral project ideas and finding public financial support at European level to make them a reality. We also support them in finding proper cooperators for carrying out the projects and in managing and exploiting their Intellectual Property Rights.
Developing marketing capabilities in response to competition under volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity of high-tech markets is the constant urge for these firms nowadays, and accelerating intra – firm change is vital for their survival. Our aim is to help them facing this enormous challenge, and make the most from public financial support and strategic alliances at European level.
One of our favourite examples
Molecor is a pioneer company specialized in the development of the latest technology applying molecular orientation to pipeline solutions with astonishing mechanical properties. Founded in 2006 by highly skilled engineers in this field, with a proven experience in the plastic pipe division, this revolutionary developed process provides reliable and user friendly systems that widen the pipe global business possibilities.
Molecor offers the technology for PVC O pipe manufacturing adapted to any specific need, technical requirement and market standard. For that purpose, Molecor builds long term relationships with its clients to back up every phase of the project, before, during and after the industrial technology implementation.