- AFM CLUSTER is the organization that represents the interests of Advanced a
Through six industrial associations, it brings together more than 700 companies that employ more than 16,500 people and invoice more than 3,000 million euros per year. From its headquarters in San Sebastian and its offices in Tianjin (China), AFM CLUSTER works to promote internationalization, industrial and technological development, strategic positioning, digitization and training of the people of its associated companies.
The six interrelated and synergistic sectors grouped by AFM CLUSTER are the following: machine tools and advanced manufacturing technologies (AFM); additive manufacturing and 3D printing (ADDIMAT); hand tools, hardware and industrial supplies (ESKUIN); machining and metalworking transformation (AFMEC); technology-based companies and startups (UPTEK) and smart technologies for advanced manufacturing (STECH).
AFM Cluster offers a wide range of services to its associates
We offer services adapted to the level of internationalisation of each company, guiding them through the process.
SUPPORTING TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT
At INVEMA, AFM's technological unit, we work with companies to determine their individual and joint projects:
We promote forums aimed at finding synergies between companies, sharing information and facilitating business-to-business cooperation.
TRAINING and PERSONNEL SELECTION
We work to ensure that the people at our companies are perfectly trained for the challenges facing the sector, collaborating with, among others, the IMH (Machine Tools Institute) and the UPV (the machine tools and manufacturing technology lab of the Bilbao Higher Technical School of Engineering).
MANAGEMENT OF SUBSIDIES AND GRANTS
We manage all kinds of subsidies and grants. We track the grant that best fits your needs and fully manage everything from application to payment, only charging for our services when we are successful.
MARKETING AND COMMUNICATION PLANS
Industrial marketing consultancy:
We offer a highly specialised security service for factories, companies, machines and partly-completed machines:
INNOVATION IN PROCESSES AND TESTING
With the aim of helping small companies in practical innovation projects with a short duration and a limited budget, by networking and collaborating with companies, technological centres and universities, Tkgune offers unique added value, as the proximity between centres and companies allows them to provide all the knowledge acquired from working on specific projects.