The Association ASTRICO NORD-EST

The Association ASTRICO NORD-EST includes producers of yarn, knitwear, clothing and from other fields (furniture, packages) from the North-Eastern development region of Romania.

The main exponent of the association is RIFIL SA Savinesti, the most important manufacturer of acrylic yarn in the European Union.

Our members produce per year more than 20000 tons of yarn of various sorts and compositions and circa 3.5 million knitwear items made by flat and circular knitting machines, using also other equipment for assembling, ironing and finishing.

The raw material used consists mainly of the following sorts: wool-type yarns and cotton-type yarns in various compositions (100% acryl, mix of wool/acryl, mix of cotton/acryl etc.), of densities between Nm 40/1 and Nm 3.

In the manufacturing and marketing units of the association work over 2200 employees and in 2019 the aggregated turnover was of over RON 810 million (EUR 170 million).

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Textile Cluster ASTRICO NORD-EST

In the year 2010 ASTRICO NORD-EST launched and signed a partnership with:

  • The North-East Regional Development Agency;
  • The Technical University "Gheorghe Asachi" Iasi – Faculty of Textile , Leather and Industrial Management;
  • The National Research&Development Institute for Textiles and Leather-Bucharest;
  • Inno Consult SRL- Bucharest
Thus The Textile Cluster ASTRICO NORD-EST was created.

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