Silesia Automotive & Advanced Manufacturing

Partner profile

Name Silesia Automotive & Advanced Manufacturing
Acronym SA&AM
Country Poland
Cluster Excellence Label Bronze Label
Total numer of members 105
Number of SME members 38
Website http://www.silesia-automotive.pl
ECCP profile link profile
Email biuro@silesia-automotive.pl
Address 42 Wojewódzka St, Katowice


The cluster’s aim is to develop strategic competences in automotive. Global competition in this sector puts a lot of pressure on OEM’s and suppliers to deliver quality solutions at competitive prices. Continuous process and production improvement, employee productivity and motivation, new technology competences and local supplier networks are key success factors. The coordinator organizes best practices exchange meetings, brokerage events, thematic workshops, analyses and benchmarking surveys in two domains:

· Human Resources and Labour Market issues

· Innovation and Cooperation.

We apply a bottom-up approach, which means that most of our activities meet the direct needs and challenges being faced by the cluster members. We bring together directors, engineers, scientists and thematic experts to discuss and solve problems and to create practical solutions. Our mission is create the Silesia, Opole and Małopolskie voivodeship - a Central European
leading region in securing key competences for Automotive and Advanced Manufacturing .

Support services provided

· Facilitation of collaboration between members

· Periodic Information dissemination

· Support of technology transfer

· Provision and facilitation of access to training for members

· Innovation Management / Support of innovation processes (internal, external)

Considering your next automotive project in Central Europe, consider Silesia Automotive & Advanced Manufacturing We offer a network of opportunities:

· premises of the Katowice Special Economic Zone offering favorable location conditions

· more than 230 companies in automotive being potential partners in your next project

· cooperation between companies and technical schools focusing on tailored competence development    

· technical universities in the regions: Opolskie, Śląskie and Małopolskie delivering well prepared engineers

· research teams in the Centre for Automotive Technologies, joining competences in science and engineering

· thematic analises and benchmarking activities including dissemination of results among the participating members


The cluster Silesia Automotive & Advanced Manufacturing was established in 2011 and covers three regions in the Southern part of Poland: Sląskie, Małopolskie and Opolskie. More than 600 companies are active in the automotive sector in this area and many others in related industries (Industry 4.0, plastics, metal parts, specialised services), of which 93 are official cluster members. Several other companies – most of them situated on the premises of the Katowice Special Economic Zone – participate in the cluster activities on a case by case base.

We are honoured with the presence of companies like: Opel Manufacturing Poland, Brembo Poland, Eaton Automotive Systems, Electropoli-Galwanotechnika, Ficomirrors Polska, KLGS, MAPRO, Nexteer Automotive, Plastic Omnium, Postęp, Saint-Gobain Innovative Materials, Rhenus SILS Centre Gliwic, Tenneco Automotive Polska, ZF-TRW and many others delivering high quality solutions for the international automotive market.

The companies in the Silesia Automotive & Advanced Manufacturing Cluster, as part of multinationals, are active in global supply chains and on international markets. They cooperate with local and regional specialised suppliers as well as with suppliers from neighbouring countries. The cluster avtivities are focused on the development of new methods for training and education - companies cooperate with vocational schools and universities, establish new programs and organise apprenticeships for youngsters. Other activities include competence development and best practices sharing in the field of production technologies and new materials. Among cluster members are technology suppliers related to industry 4.0. During workshops new solutions are discussed and verified.

The Silesia Automotive & Advanced Manufacturing Cluster is open for cooperation with other Automotive clusters in Europe. Specific fields of interest include: new methodologies in education, tools and methodologies for benchmarking and best practices sharing in a global competitive environment, technology trends related to future vehicles (new materials, electric cars, functional vehicles, internet of things, big data).