The emerging markets in CE, SE and Eastern Europe include Romania, Poland, Hungary, Turkey, Serbia.

The emerging markets in CE, SE and Eastern Europe include Romania, Poland, Hungary, Turkey, Serbia.
The emerging markets in CE, SE and Eastern Europe include Romania, Poland, Hungary, Turkey, Serbia, Lithuania.

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

New Autovehicle Market in CE and SE Europe

According to the FRD Center analysis, the new autovehicle market in CE and SE Europe is developing quite dynamically in 2017. FRD Center is constantly monitoring and analysing certain potential opportunities for investors and for exporters active in the automotive sector, providing B2B matchmaking, market research and deal origination.

Here are some examples of the New Autovehicle Market in CE and SE Europe dynamics:

In Q3 2017 vs. Q3 2016, Romanian new car registrations went up 32.7%. Romanian car and motorcycle trade went up 11.8% in the first ten months of 2017 compared to the similar period of 2016.

New car registrations in Poland rose by 24.7% from a year earlier, helped by corporate purchases. Registrations of cars, vans and small trucks totalled 45,981, marking a 31th consecutive month of annual growth.

Polish new registrations in January-October were up 15.9%, the data from the private Samar research institute showed, reflecting strong consumer demand.

Registrations of new passenger cars in Serbia rose by an annual 4.2% to 37,519 in the third quarter of 2017.

In the July-September period of 2017, a total 4,963 new trucks were registered, up 7.5% on the year, while bus registrations rose by 25.3% to 277.

Are you interested to research the market opportunities or to acquire a local player in the automotive sector? To export your automotive products such as car parts, accessories, tyres, lubricants etc.?

Perhaps we could collaborate.

More details about our Deal Origination services are available at: http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2017/02/deal-origination-in-romania-and-region.html

FRD Center operates a solid specialised d-base of local players in car accessories, dealerships, car parts etc. in CE and SE Europe. For the FRD Center B2B matchmaking services in Romania and other Emerging Markets in Europe consult: http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2016/09/b2b-matchmaking-services-in-romania-and.html

We, at FRD Center, are constantly monitoring various sectors and analysing certain potential opportunities for investors, for exporters and for those looking to source from Romanian manufacturers, providing B2B matchmaking and deal origination in the cosmetics and pharma sector.

For tailor-made sector data and B2B matchmaking with players in the Emerging Markets in Europe, feel free to contact the FRD Center team at: email: europa@frdcenter.ro or tel: +4021 411 1459/60/61

FRD Center provides market research in Eastern Europe and the region, B2B matchmaking in the CE Europe and SEE, M&A assistance in Romania, in CEE and SEE, in the Emerging Markets in Europe.

For more details about the 

Automotive Manufacturing Sector in CE and SE Europe visit the FRD Center businessblog at: http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2017/10/automotive-manufacturing-sector-in-ce.html


For more details about the 

Romanian Automotive Sector visit the FRD Center businessblog at: http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2017/07/romanian-automotive-sector-whats-new.html and


For more details about the Imports and Importers of Automotive Aftermarket Parts in Romania visit the FRD Center businessblog at: http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2017/03/imports-and-importers-of-automotive.html


Romania's retail market goes up 12% in 2017

Romania’s retail market is estimated at EUR 40 billion this year, up 12% over 2016, according to a study by credit insurance company Euler Hermes.

About 85% of the products sold in Romania are of mixed origin whereas only 15% are from local production.

The local retail market has gone up in the last two years due to the increase in the gross minimum wage, the VAT cut from 24% to 19%, and the higher employment. Increased consumption has boosted the dynamics of the retail market.

Some 230,000 sqm of new retail space were delivered last year, up 40% over 2015. The modern retail sector saw a record number of 240 new stores. Profi was the most active retailer, with 134 new stores, followed by Mega Image with 60. Retailers have focused on opening proximity and small-format stores.

Four large companies have a stake of 60% in the modern retail market, namely Kaufland, Carrefour, Metro Cash&Carry and Auchan.

Source: https://www.romania-insider.com/romanian-retail-market-2017/

More details about the dynamics of the Romanian retail in the FRD Center businessblog at http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2017/06/modern-retail-in-romania-develops-at.html
and
http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2017/05/romanian-retail-registers-double-digit.html

More details about the development of the food retail in Romania in the FRD Center businessblog at
http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2017/08/romanian-food-retail-development-in-2017.html

More details about the DIY and building materials retail in Romania in the FRD Center businessblog at http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2017/07/romanian-diy-market-new-developments.html

The study does not refer to garments or electronics retail, for example.

What opportunity is interesting for you? How can we be of assistance to you?

For tailor-made sector data and B2B matchmaking with players in the Emerging Markets in Europe, feel free to contact the FRD Center team at:

email: europa@frdcenter.ro or tel: +4021 411 1459/60/61

Are you looking to connect with local specialised importer-distributors and direct buyers or with local suppliers / manufacturers in markets such as Romania, Czech Republic or Poland?

Perhaps we can collaborate. For tailor-made sector data and B2B matchmaking with players in the Emerging Markets in Europe, for product introduction to potential buyers in Romania, Poland, Czech Republic, Serbia, Lithuania etc. feel free to contact the FRD Center team at: email:europa@frdcenter.ro or tel: +4021 411 1459/60/61


FRD Center provides market research in Eastern Europe and the region, B2B matchmaking in the CE Europe and SEE, M&A assistance in Romania, in CEE and SEE, in the Emerging Markets in Europe.

The FRD Center B2B Matchmaking services involve identification and selection of most relevant targets, direct liaison at Manager level, presentation of the Client's products / services, pursuit for obtaining expression of interest in a 1-2-1 meeting with the Client representative, arranging and confirming 1-2-1 business meetings in a Commercial Agenda / Business Itinerary in the market, assistance on location, follow-up etc.

FRD Center organises B2B meetings, Trade Missions, Trade Delegations and business matchmaking between foreign producers, manufacturers, exporters and local buyers, importer-distributors, wholesalers, supliers in Romania, Eastern Europe and Emerging Markets in Europe.

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

2017: A Busy and Successful Year for FRD Center Market Entry Services

The FRD Center Clients had a very good and successful year this year. The FRD Center team was quite busy assisting them with Market Entry and M&A consulting services.

Here are some highlights of FRD Center's activity in 2017:

November 2017 - January 2018: 
FRD Center is subcontracted by a multinational IT group to carry out a comprehensive regional Market Opportunity Assessment project for their products in Romania, Bulgaria and Turkey. For tailor-made sector data and B2B matchmaking with players in the Emerging Markets in Europe, feel free to contact the FRD Center team at: email: europa@frdcenter.ro or tel: +4021 411 1459/60/61

November 2017: 
FRD Center Managing Director, Andrei Bojor, participates at the “RAINMAKER SUMMIT“ - the 27th M&A Worldwide Convention in Barcelona, and meet with European investors as well as with partners from over 35 countries in a 3-day Convention to discuss joint M&A projects and M&A cross-border opportunities. More details about our Deal Origination services are available at: http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2017/02/deal-origination-in-romania-and-region.html

October 2017 - January 2018: 
The FRD Center team carries out a comprehensive Market Opportunity Assessment project for a foreign SME, manufacturer of floor care products interested to introduce their products onto the Romanian market in 2018.

October 2017: 
FRD Center welcomes its newest private Client, the Czech company Tomton Radiators. For the FRD Center B2B matchmaking services in Romania and other Emerging Markets in Europe consult: http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2016/09/b2b-matchmaking-services-in-romania-and.html

September - November 2017: 
Jackie Bojor, Director in FRD Center, is selected to become a Senior Non-Key Expert, Market Assessment Advisory Services, for the International Development Ireland consultant firm. 

August – October 2017: 

The U.S. Department of Commerce International Trade Administration, through the representatives in the U.S. Embassy in Bucharest, Romania invited FRD Center to join forces and prepare B2B meetings with relevant local players, specialised importer-distributors, potential business partners and buyers for American companies participating in the Trade Winds SE Europe event in October 2017. Trade Winds is the largest annual U.S. government-led trade mission. FRD Center facilitated B2B matchmaking of US companies in sectors such as medical devices, health equipment, FMCGs, foods & beverages, agri-business, technology etc. More details at http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2017/09/frd-center-assists-us-embassy-in.html

The 10th anniversary of the Trade Winds Forum and Mission in Romania, welcomed 100 U.S. companies which were joined by over 100 key Romanian companies and government officials interested in establishing partnerships. Over the course of four days, over 1500 one-on-one meetings and 33 events and bilateral discussions were organized.

August – October 2017: 
For the second consecutive year, FRD Center has been commissioned by the FINPRO Agrotechnology from Finland Growth Program to organise an Inward Buyer Mission of decision makers in Romanian importer-distributors of agribusiness equipment, agrotechnology and farm machinery to travel to Finland and meet with Finnish producers in a B2B event at the KoneAgria trade fair. More details at http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2017/10/romanian-agrotechnology-buyers-travel.html

July - October 2017: 
Switzerland Global Enterprise subcontracts FRD Center to develop a comprehensive Market Entry and B2B matchmaking project in Romania for one of their Swiss Clients in the medical devices and para-pharmaceutical sector. The results of the FRD Center activity have been very highly evaluated by the Client, with maximum scores, appreciating also the extra market information that he has received from FRD Center during the project. 

More details about the
Medical Devices and Health Equipment importer-distributors in Romania at http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2017/08/medical-devices-and-health-equipment.html


July - August 2017: 
FRD Center research team releases two demo sector analyses available for free download here - http://www.frdcenter.ro/English/studies.htm
CE and SE Europe Agricultural Machinery and Agribusiness Market
The Romanian Agricultural Machinery Market

Both studies have subsequently been published by the European Association of Agricultural Machinery Manufacturers (CEMA) at http://cema-agri.org/publications/5/download

July 2017: 
The FRD Center profile has been published in the Business Service Providers BSP directory as a Business Development support firm in Romania for US exportersFRD Center is a Business Service Provider (BSP) for the US Exporters. More details at http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2017/07/frd-center-is-now-business-service.html

June - September 2017: 
Subcontracted by the Instituto de Fomento Region de Murcia, FRD Center organises the 2017 Inward Buyer Mission to the Yecla Furniture Fair in Murcia region, Spain. Five Romanian specialised importer-distributors of high quality furniture have been selected to participate and travelled to Murcia for B2B meetings with the Murcian furniture producers during 3 days.

Junio - septiembre 2017: 
Bajo la contratacion del Instituto de Fomento Region de Murcia, FRD Center ha organizado una nueva Mision Inversa de clientes rumanos a la la Feria de Mueble de Yecla, en Murcia. Cinco importadores rumanos de mueble de alta calidad han participado y han viajado a Murcia por reuniones B2B con los productores murcianos de muebles, visitas a sus instalaciones etc.

May 2017: 
FRD Center directors, Jackie Bojor and Andrei Bojor, participate at the Global M&A Forum in London and meet with M&A partners from over 32 countries in a 3-day M&A Convention to discuss joint projects and M&A cross-border opportunities. Romanian company owners delegate FRD Center to attract foreign buyers / investors in their firms - more details at http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2017/05/romanian-company-owners-delegate-frd.html

April – August 2017: 
For one of our Clients in the BPO sector interested to further expand by acquiring suitable players in Romania and Bulgaria, FRD Center has developed a comprehensive and detailed Target Acquisition Search and Selection project in these two markets. Why acquire a player in Romania? More details at http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2016/11/why-choose-to-acquire-player-in-romania.html

More details about successful crossborder acquisitions in Romania at http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2017/01/successful-crossborder-acquisitions-in.html

April – June 2017: 
FRD Center has been selected by The Royal Netherlands Embassy in Bucharest to carry out a Food & Beverages Trade Mission of 5 Dutch companies to Romania. FRD Center provided all local support, B2B matchmaking services, logistic assistance. The FRD Center team organised B2B matchmaking meetings, company visits, a roundtable with KOLs in the F&B sector in Romania and a group visit to a key retail chain store in Bucharest. 

For more details on Trade Missions and Inward Buyer Missions for Export Promotion Agencies organised by FRD Center go to http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2017/10/trade-missions-and-inward-buyer.html as well as at http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2017/07/trade-missions-and-inward-buyer.html


April 2017: 
FRD Center is registered as an Evaluated Expert in Finpro Expert Search system, the only Finpro Expert with HQ in Bucharest.

January - April 2017: 
The FRD Center research team has developed a series of sector analyses and demo market researches available for free download: http://www.frdcenter.ro/English/studies.htm
  • The Romanian Market of Medical Devices and Equipment
  • Romanian Smart Metering Sector
  • Water and Wastewater Developments in Romania - Players Activity and Opportunities for International Companies in Romania
  • BPO Sector in Romania - Players Activity and M&A Analysis
  • Bakery Sector in Romania : Activity and Acquisition Targets Analysis
  • El mercado rumano en el 2016 y oportunidades por el 2017
  • Animal Farms, Dairy and Meat Processing in Romania
  • Successful Crossborder Acquisitions in Romania
For more details about
Market Entry to Romania and the Emerging Markets in Europe go to http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2017/08/market-entry-to-romania-and-emerging.html


For more details feel free to contact the FRD Center team at: email:europa@frdcenter.ro or tel: +4021 411 1459/60/61

FRD Center provides market research in Eastern Europe and the region, B2B matchmaking in the CE Europe and SEE, M&A assistance in Romania, in CEE and SEE, in the Emerging Markets in Europe.

Thursday, 30 November 2017

Romanian market of cosmetics, personal care, beauty products and perfumery

Romanian consumers are spending more on personal care and beauty products in 2016 and 2017. The products in these categories are supplied by major international players - such as P&G, Johnson&Johnson, Unilever etc. - as well as by local producers, by private labels of major retail chains and imported brands.

According to market analysts, the Romanian market of cosmetics, personal care and perfumery is estimated to 1.2 bnEUR. The y-t-y market growth is estimated at 7%.

The sales of dermocosmetics in Romania increased by 25% in the second quarter of 2017, reaching 13.8 mEUR, according to the Romanian Association of Non-Prescription Drugs, Food Supplements and Medical Device Manufacturers.

The Romanian consumers prefer to purchase cosmetics products in brick&mortar stores, followed by pharmacies, and beauty salons. At the same time, the online sales have significantly increased in the last 2-3 years.

Some of the strongest local beauty and personal care brands are Farmec and Elmiplant.

In the first six months of 2017, Farmec recorded a turnover of 23 mEUR, up 9% year-on-year. The company runs 19 local stores under the Farmec and Gerovital brands. Recently, it has inaugurated their eighth brand store since the beginning of the year. The company plans to open two more units until the end of 2017 and 8 new Gerovital stores in 2018.

The Elmiplant brand is part of the Sarantis group and has a portfolio of approximately 160 skin care products, distributed nationwide in both modern and traditional retail. The brand was established in 1992 in Romania. Sarantis Romania reached a turnover of 57.6 mEUR in 2016, up 25% over the previous year.

Cosmetic Plant, one of the main local producers of cosmetics, registered in H1 2017 a turnover by around 15% higher than the same period of 2016.

Sources include: Romania-Insider.com, Business-Review.ro, the Companies
Romania is the most dynamic economy in Europe, having registered a 8.8% GDP growth in Q3 2017 and a GDP growth of 7% for the first nine months of the current year. Romanian consumption is registering double-digit growth for the last 2 years.

In respect to cosmetics, personal care and perfumery products, the Romanian consumer is preferring more and more the natural products, with traditional ingredients and natural fragrances.

Are you a foreign cosmetics and beauty producer looking to export to the Emerging Markets in Europe? To present your products to the Romanian / Polish / Hungarian etc. buyers and importer-distributors? Perhaps we can collaborate and assist you with B2B matchmaking and Business Partners Search and Selection.

FRD Center operates a solid specialised d-base of local players in the cosmetics, personal care and beauty products in CE and SE Europe. For the FRD Center B2B matchmaking services in Romania and other Emerging Markets in Europe consult: http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2016/09/b2b-matchmaking-services-in-romania-and.html


Some of our Clients in the beauty & personal care, pharmaceuticals, health etc. include: Kamedis (Israel), Soraya (Poland), Cana Laboratories (Greece), Carewell Dermalabs A.S (Turkey) etc.


Are you interested to research the market opportunities or to acquire a local player in the Romanian cosmetics manufacturing sector? Perhaps we could collaborate. More details about our Deal Origination services are available at: http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2017/02/deal-origination-in-romania-and-region.html

We, at FRD Center, are constantly monitoring various sectors and analysing certain potential opportunities for investors, for exporters and for those looking to source from Romanian manufacturers, providing B2B matchmaking and deal origination in the cosmetics and pharma sector.

For tailor-made sector data and B2B matchmaking with players in the Emerging Markets in Europe, feel free to contact the FRD Center team at: email: europa@frdcenter.ro or tel: +4021 411 1459/60/61

FRD Center provides market research in Eastern Europe and the region, B2B matchmaking in the CE Europe and SEE, M&A assistance in Romania, in CEE and SEE, in the Emerging Markets in Europe.

Sunday, 19 November 2017

Romanian foods imports go up 15% in 2017

In the period January-August 2017, the Romanian food imports grew by almost 15%, totalling EUR 4.639 billion. 

The Romanian imports of pork are in the top, advancing by 15.1% in quantitative terms and by 42.8% in terms of value. Thus, in the first eight months of this year, 193,000 tons of pork were imported, worth 86.3 mEUR.

Other agrifood imports increased as follows:

  • maize                                                +48.2 mEUR 
  • cheeses nearly                                   +30 mEUR 
  • wheat                                                +23.3 mEUR 
  • soybeans                                           +20.3mEUR 
  • food products                                     +20.3 mEUR 
  • bakery products, pastries and biscuits  +19.9 mEUR 
  • sunflower seeds                                  +16.8 mEUR 
  • milk and cream                                   +14.8 mEUR 
  • chocolate                                            +12.9 mEUR 
  • tomatoes                                            +11.2 mEUR 
  • bananas                                             +10.1 mEUR 
  • coffee                                                +8.5 mEUR 
  • live pigs                                             +7.7 mEUR
Sources: Romanian Ministry of Agriculture, Agerpress

Romania is the most dynamic economy in Europe, having registered a 8.8% GDP growth in Q3 2017 and a GDP growth of 7% for the first nine months of the current year.

For a FRD Center analysis of the Food retail and food imports developments in Romania go to http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2017/03/food-retail-and-food-imports.html and http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2017/09/retail-growth-in-romania-continues-at.html

For more info about the Romanian Food Retail Development in 2017 go to http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2017/08/romanian-food-retail-development-in-2017.html

For the Romanian Food Market report produced by FRD Center for the Dutch Embassy in Romania go to https://www.dutchromaniannetwork.nl/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Food-Report-Romania-2016.pdf

The Romanian Food & Beverages Retail continues to develop in 2017, mainly based on imported products. Are you a foreign producer / exporter looking to enter the Romanian and regional market through an acquisition of a Romanian food processor?

Are you a foreign food producer looking to export to the Emerging Markets in Europe? Perhaps we can collaborate.

Are you interested to research the market opportunities or present your products to the Romanian buyers? To acquire a local player in the Romanian food retail or import-distribution market? Perhaps we could collaborate.


We, at FRD Center, are constantly monitoring various sectors and analysing certain potential opportunities for investors, for exporters and for those looking to source from Romanian manufacturers, providing B2B matchmaking and deal origination in the food & beverages sector.

For tailor-made sector data and B2B matchmaking with players in the Emerging Markets in Europe, feel free to contact the FRD Center team at: email: europa@frdcenter.ro or tel: +4021 411 1459/60/61

FRD Center provides market research in Eastern Europe and the region, B2B matchmaking in the CE Europe and SEE, M&A assistance in Romania, in CEE and SEE, in the Emerging Markets in Europe.

Friday, 17 November 2017

Building materials market in Romania grows supported by 82.9% growth of the residential constructions sector

In the first nine months of 2017, the Romanian residential constructions sector advanced 82.9% compared to the similar period of 2016. 

The Building Materials market in Romania grows supported by the local demand of insulation, mortars, bricks, tiles, fixtures, paints, cement etc. generated by local producers and also imported.

The Romanian market of expanded polystyrene (EPS) recorded a 9% increase in the first six months of the current year, compared with the same period in 2016, according to estimates of the Romanian Polystyrene Manufacturers Association (ROMEPS). The optimal evolution was due, on the one hand, to the maintenance of the slight development trend of the thermal insulation industry and, on the other hand, to the increase of the quality level of the materials used on the domestic market, according to the recommendations for external insulation.

There are about 35-40 polystyrene producers in Romania, with a total estimated EPS production capacity of 3.5-4 million cubic meters per year. In 2016, some 3.5 million cubic meters of polystyrene were produced and sold in Romania, with the sector valued at about 150 mEUR.

Some of the players operating on the Romanian polystyrene market include Arcon, Austrotherm, Hirsch Porozell, Swisspor, Congips, Firos, Masterplast, Mindo, Onebrand, Euroconf Impex, Mecatronics, Plastics Europe and Isopor. 


For Deal Origination in Romania and the Region go to http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2017/02/deal-origination-in-romania-and-region.html

At the end of 2016, the cumulative value of the local thermal insulation market exceeded 200 mEUR, of which the polystyrene sector was around 150 mEUR, the mineral wool was about 50 mEUR, the remaining value being generated by other product categories, such as graphite polystyrene, polyurethane foam etc.

Sales of polystyrene adhesives registered by the building materials producer Duraziv in the first eight months of the current year compared to the same period in 2016, went up 10% according to company data. The weight of adhesives for polystyrene in Duraziv's total adhesives division was quantitatively around 60% in the analyzed range, while in terms of value their share reached 52% of total sales.

The Building Materials and Construction Development in Romania has been analysed by FRD Center in previous blog postings such as: http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2017/01/building-materials-and-construction.html

The Romanian Paints Industry has been estimated at around 200 mEUR in 2016, according to the AIVR (Romanian Association of Paint Industry Association). There are 172 local producers operating on the market, 100% owned by private investors and competing successfully with major international manufacturers represented by importer-distributors and commercial offices.

The Swiss manufacturer of chemical materials for building Sika, owns in Romania two production units, namely one for additives, with a capacity of 10,000 tons / year in Brasov and one in Capusu Mare, where special mortars and adhesives for constructions are manufactured, with a capacity of about 50,000 tons / year. Last year, the company announced it will invest in the opening of the third plant, which will be built in the southern area of Romania. According to the latest available data, the sales of Sika Romania sales have cumulated about 28 mEUR in 2016, after a 9% increase from in 2015.

AdePlast, a Romanian building materials manufacturer, recorded a 17% growth of its 9 months turnover in 2017, 37% of which was due to polystyrene. After three quarters, AdePlast managed to deliver more than 1,000,000 m³ of polystyrene, surpassing 87,000 m³ of production in the same period last year. Their exports increased 97%.


Sources include: Agenda Constructiilor, the Companies

For more details about the new developments and growth expectations of the Romanian DIY Market go to http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2017/07/romanian-diy-market-new-developments.html

For more details about the Electric Power Tools Market in Romania go to http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2017/05/electric-power-tools-market-in-romania.html

Are you interested in the opportunities presented by the construction and building materials sector in Romania and other Emerging Markets in Europe? To export to these markets? To acquire a local player? To source for various building materials?


We, at FRD Center, are constantly monitoring various sectors and analysing certain potential opportunities for investors, for exporters and for those looking to source from Romanian manufacturers.

For tailor-made market research, B2B matchmaking with players in the Emerging Markets in Europe, for M&A assistance and target origination feel free to contact the FRD Center team at: email: europa@frdcenter.ro or tel: +4021 411 1459/60/61

FRD Center provides market research in Eastern Europe and the region, B2B matchmaking in the CE Europe and SEE, M&A assistance in Romania, in CEE and SEE, in the Emerging Markets in Europe such as Poland, Serbia, Lithuania, Hungary, Czech Republic, Bulgaria or Turkey.

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

The Plastic Production Sector in CE and SE Europe

FRD Center has been analysing the The Plastic Production Sector in CE and SE Europe and the opportunities presented by the players in this sector in various markets such as Romania, Czech Republic, Hungary, Lithuania, Slovakia etc.
The report - a DEMO example of what type of analyses FRD Center can produce upon specific demand - is available for download at 
http://www.frdcenter.ro/assets/FRD-Center-Plastic-Packaging-Production-Sector-CE-SE-Europe.pdf

FRD Center also has in its sell-side mandates portfolio plastic products manufacturers based in Romania, the most dynamic economy in Europe. For these companies, FRD Center is actively looking for buyers and foreign investors.

Products of interest include plastic foil, plastic tubes, plastic bags, flexible packaging, flexographic printed labels.

Are you looking to connect with local plastic products manufacturers in markets such as Poland, Romania, Serbia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Bulgaria, Lithuania or Turkey?  Perhaps we can assist you with the Market Entry and B2B Matchmaking.

The FRD Center B2B Matchmaking services involve identification and selection of most relevant targets, direct liaison at Manager level, presentation of the Client's products / services, pursuit for obtaining expression of interest in a 1-2-1 meeting with the Client representative, arranging and confirming 1-2-1 business meetings in a Commercial Agenda / Business Itinerary in the market, assistance on location, follow-up etc.http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2016/09/b2b-matchmaking-services-in-romania-and.html

Are you looking to expand on the Romanian or Eastern European market through the acquisition of a local producer? A Merger&Acquisition? Since 2000, FRD Center offers deal origination, market research and M&A consulting services to foreign buyers and investment funds interested to enter Romania and the emerging markets in Europe as investors or joint-ventures.

More details about our Deal Origination services are available at: http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2017/02/deal-origination-in-romania-and-region.html

For tailor-made market research, B2B matchmaking with players in the Emerging Markets in Europe, for M&A assistance and deal origination feel free to contact the FRD Center team at: 

email: europa@frdcenter.ro or tel: +4021 411 1459/60/61

FRD Center: Market Entry Consulting Services in CE and SE Europe

Factor Regional Development Center (FRD Center) is a privately owned market-entry and M&A consulting firm which, since 2000, offers complete tailor-made business development, trade and investment support services for successful market access of foreign companies to Romania and the region.

Click here for a BRIEF VIDEO PRESENTATION

Our services include:
  • data collection, market intelligence, competitor analysis, market research, sector studies and reports
  • product introduction and market opportunity assessment from buyers, distributors
  • access to local suppliers
  • M&A advisory and support services
  • business matchmaking, target qualification
  • B2B and direct sales consulting
More details at http://www.frdcenter.ro/English/home.htm

Our Corporate Presentation is available at http://www.frdcenter.ro/assets/FRD-Center-Corporate-Presentation-2017.pdf - including a series of examples of market-entry and M&A consulting project Case Studies.
Since 2000, FRD Center offers market research and M&A consulting services to foreign companies and organisations interested to enter Romania and the emerging markets in Europe as investors or joint-ventures. FRD Center assists export promotion organisations from Ireland, Finland, Spain etc. with their trade missions, B2B matchmaking and market research projects in Romania and the CE and SE Europe.

For tailor-made sector data, B2B matchmaking with players in the Emerging Markets in Europe, for M&A assistance and target origination feel free to contact the FRD Center team at: 
email: europa@frdcenter.ro or tel: +4021 411 1459/60/61





Saturday, 11 November 2017

Investment opportunities in the AgriFood Sector



The new M&A WORLDWIDE AgriFood Industry Report is now available for download at https://m-a-worldwide.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Agri-Food-Beverages-Industry-Report-october-2017.pdf

Topics include "Food Retail Development in Romania – 2017", "The organic food market in France" , "Western food industry benefit from Asians demand of higher quality".


Established in 2004, M&A Worldwide is a leading global alliance of mid-market merger & acquisition specialists: 42 member firms operating in 42 different countries. All members are closely linked in a global alliance to advise clients on mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, capital raising, and other strategic transactions.


In 2016, the members of M&A Worldwide closed 641 deals in for an aggregate value of over US$3.7 billion.


Agriculture, food and beverages industries register an important growth in the global economy. M&A WORLDWIDE has been involved for many years in this sector by advising Clients on best decisions to increase their company value. 


FRD Center is the Romania member of MAWW. 

Romania is a gateway to the EU and Eastern Europe and numerous crossborder investments and acquisitions are registering double-digit profits. Why acquire a player in Romania? More details at http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2016/11/why-choose-to-acquire-player-in-romania.html

Sectors of interest for crossborder acquisitions in Romania include: healthcare, private medical services, plastic packaging, automotive, food processing, agribusiness, chemicals production and distribution, furniture manufacturing, IT, BPO, logistics and transport, retail and distribution.

More details about successful crossborder acquisitions in Romania at http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2017/01/successful-crossborder-acquisitions-in.html

Since 2000, FRD Center offers market research and M&A consulting services to foreign buyers and investment funds interested to enter Romania and the emerging markets in Europe as investors or joint-ventures.

More details about our Deal Origination services are available at: http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2017/02/deal-origination-in-romania-and-region.html

For tailor-made sector data, B2B matchmaking with players in the Emerging Markets in Europe, for M&A assistance and target origination feel free to contact the FRD Center team at: email: europa@frdcenter.ro or tel: +4021 411 1459/60/61

Friday, 10 November 2017

Industrial production in CE and SE Europe - interesting increases

Romanian industrial output grew a robust 10.3% in annual terms in August, accelerating from July’s 7.4% increase. According to the Romanian National Institute of Statistics, in the first eight months of 2017 compared to the similar period of 2016, the industrial production in Romania has increased by 8.2% as gross series due to rises in manufacturing (+8.9%), mining and quarrying (+5.2%) and electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply (+1.8%).

Industrial production in the Czech Republic expanded a solid 4.4% year-on-year in September. FocusEconomics Consensus Forecast panelists expect Czech industrial output to expand 3.7% in 2018. According to the Czech Statistical Office, the industrial production in the Czech Republic has increased in Q3 2017 by 5.5% year-on-year, after working days adjustment.

Latvian Industrial production surged 12.9% in September compared to the same month last year, above August’s already robust revised 12.5% year-on-year increase. Analysts surveyed by FocusEconomics expect industrial production in Latvia to expand 4.3% in 2018.

According to the Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic, in the first eight months of 2017, the industrial production in Slovakia has increased by 4.5% year-on-year, due to the increase in electricity, gas, steam and air-conditioning supply by 7% and in manufacturing by 4.3%.

Industrial production in Serbia expanded 7.3% in September from the same month last year, while Croatian industrial output in September increased 3%. FocusEconomics Consensus Forecast panelists expect the Serbian industrial production to expand 4.3% and the Croatian one 3% in 2018.

According to the Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia, the industrial production in the period January – September 2017 compared with the same period of 2016 has increased by 3.5% in Serbia, due to the increase in manufacturing by 6.8% and in mining and quarrying by 1.7%.

Lithuania’s industrial production expanded 4.8% year-on-year in September. Analysts surveyed by FocusEconomics expect industrial production to expand 4.4% in 2018.

According to the Polish Central Statistical Office (GUS), industrial production grew 4.3% in September from the same month of last year. FocusEconomics Consensus Forecast panelists expect the Polish industrial production growth to increase 4.7% in 2018. According to the same source, in the period January - September 2017, the sold production of industry in Poland has been by 5.9% higher than in the corresponding period of 2016.

According to the Bulgarian National Statistical Institute, the working day adjusted industrial production index in Bulgaria has increased by 4.9% in August 2017 in comparison with August 2016. On annual basis in August 2017, the industrial production index calculated from working day adjusted data has increased in the manufacturing sector by 6.4%.

According to the Turkish Statistical Institute, the industrial turnover index in Turkey has increased by 26.6% in August 2017 compared with same month of the previous year. When the sub sectors of the calendar adjusted industrial sector (based on 2010=100) have been examined, the mining and quarrying index has increased by 25.1% and the manufacturing index increased by 26.6% in August 2017 compared with August 2016.

Industrial production in Kazakhstan grew 6.9% in September over the same month last year. FocusEconomics panelists expect the Kazak industrial production to expand 5.5% in 2018.

Are you looking to connect with local industrial manufacturing players in markets such as Poland, Romania, Serbia, Bulgaria, Lithuania or Turkey? With importer-distributors of machinery and tools for metal processing or with importer-distributors of machine-tools and accessories? Perhaps we can assist you with the Market Entry and B2B Matchmaking.

The FRD Center B2B Matchmaking services involve identification and selection of most relevant targets, direct liaison at Manager level, presentation of the Client's products / services, pursuit for obtaining expression of interest in a 1-2-1 meeting with the Client representative, arranging and confirming 1-2-1 business meetings in a Commercial Agenda / Business Itinerary in the market, assistance on location, follow-up etc.http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2016/09/b2b-matchmaking-services-in-romania-and.html

Are you looking to expand on the Romanian or Eastern European market through the acquisition of a local producer? A Merger&Acquisition? Since 2000, FRD Center offers deal origination, market research and M&A consulting services to foreign buyers and investment funds interested to enter Romania and the emerging markets in Europe as investors or joint-ventures.

More details about our Deal Origination services are available at: http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2017/02/deal-origination-in-romania-and-region.html

For tailor-made market research, B2B matchmaking with players in the Emerging Markets in Europe, for M&A assistance and deal origination feel free to contact the FRD Center team at: 
email: europa@frdcenter.ro or tel: +4021 411 1459/60/61

More details about Automotive Manufacturing Sector in CE and SE Europe at http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2017/10/automotive-manufacturing-sector-in-ce.html

More details about Machine-Tools Imports and Importer-Distributors in Romania at http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2017/08/machine-tools-imports-and-importer.html

More details about Romanian importer-distributors of Metal Processing Tools and Machinery http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2017/07/romanian-importer-distributors-of-metal.html

Sources of info include www.focus-economics.com