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.

Thursday, 29 December 2011

Market research by FRD Center 2005 - 2011



Between 2000 - 2011, the FRD Center research team completed over 100 market reports, sectorial studies and market researches in sectors such as foods & beverages, constructions, automotive, industrial manufacturing, agri-business, renewable energy, environmental technologies, retail, education, financial services, software, IT&C, medical devices, medical services, pharmaceuticals etc. in Romania and other markets in CE, SE and Eastern Europe.

In the last 6 years, some of our reports and studies are:

2011 – Market research for Romanian client active in the wine production sector: The Wine Bottling and Distribution in Romania, 34 pages

2011 – Sectorial report for Irish governmental client: The Romanian Fertilizers Market, 22 pages

2011 – Market report for Spanish client active in the consulting and development sector: The UE Funded Programs in Romania, 54 pages

2011 – Market research for Polish client active in the strategic management sector: The Robotic Welding in Romania, 50 pages

2011 – Sectorial report for Polish governmental client: The Romanian Constructions Market, 32 pages

2011 – Market research for Spanish client active in the agri-business sector: The Market for Animal Feeds in Romania, 25 pages

2011 – Market research for Canadian market research company-client: The Romanian Market of Lead Acid Auto Batteries, 31 pages

2011 – Market research for Spanish client active in the agri-business and grains trade sector: The Grains Production in Romania, 38 pages

2011 – Sectorial report for Polish governmental client: The Romanian Furniture Market, 32 pages

2011 – Sectorial presentation for Spanish development agency-client: The Potential of Agri-Business Sector in Romania, 16 pages

2011 - Market research for Spanish development agency-client: The Imports of Furniture and Home Décor in Romania, 38 pages

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2010 – Sectorial report for Irish governmental client: The Romanian Environmental Technologies and Wastewater Management Sector, 28 pages

2010 - Market report for Spanish client active in the plastic recycling sector: The PP and PE Production in Romania, 22 pages

2010 – Sector report for Canadian client active in the women garments sector: The Lingerie Retail Sector in Romania, 26 pages

2010 - Market research for Spanish client active in the motorcycle accessories sector: The Romanian Market for Motorcycle Parts and Accessories, 46 pages
2010 – Sector report for International client active in the strategic development sector: The Potential for Debt Recovery Services in Romania, 30 pages

2010 - Sector report for Spanish client active in the agri-business equipment sector: The Greenhouses and Irrigation Equipment Sector in Romania, 41 pages

2010 – Market research for Irish client active in pharma producing sector: The Production of Pills in Romania, 21 pages

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2009 – Market research for Irish private equity fund client active in the renewable energy sector: The Potential for Wind Energy Investment in Romania, 45 pages

2009 - Sectorial report for German client active in the special foams sector: The Potential for Special Foams in the Automotive Components Market in Romania, 32 pages

2009 – Market report for Norwegian client active in the energy efficiency sector: The Green Buildings and Energy Efficiency in Constructions in Romania, 58 pages

2009 – Market research for Irish client active in the secured printed cards sector: The Potential for Secured Printed Cards in Romania, 18 pages

2009 – Sectorial report for Irish client active in the architecture sector: Potential for Special Constructions in Romania: Hospitals, Hotels etc., 32 pages

2009 – Sectorial report for Canadian client active in the fast food sector: The Potential of Fast Food in Romania, 44 pages

2009 – Market report for Jordanian client active in the chemical products sector: The NPK Fertilizers Market in Romania, 94 pages

2009 – Sectorial report for US client active in the restaurants sector: The Fast Serve Restaurants Sector in Romania, 23 pages

2009 – Market research for Norwegian client active in the renewable energy sector: The Micro-Hydro Power Potential in Romania, 122 pages

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2008 – Sectorial report for Irish client active in the constructions sector: The Constructions Sector in Romania, 30 pages

2008 - Market report for Irish client active in the landscaping sector: The Demand for Landscaping Services in Romania, 22 pages
2008 – Sectorial report for Irish client active in the IT equipment sector: The IT Equipment Distribution in Romania, 22 pages

2008 - Market report for Irish client active in the software sector: The Market for Financial Software in Romania, 15 pages

2008 - Market report for Irish client active in the automotive materials sector: The Automotive Sector in Romania, 28 pages

2008 - Market analysis for Israeli client active in the food sector: The Market for Special Dietary Food Products in Romania, 53 pages

2008 – Report for Irish client active in the social services sector: The Situation of Domestic Violence Prevention Programs in Romania, 29 pages

2008 - Sectorial report for Irish client active in the constructions machinery sector: The Constructions Machinery Sector in Romania, 34 pages

2008 - Sectorial report for British client active in the furniture sector: The Furniture Manufacturing Sector in Romania, 58 pages

2008 - Market research for Irish Trade Mission: The Romanian Constructions Market, 26 pages

2008 - Market report for Swiss client active in the tooling sector: The Market for Automotive Tools in Romania, 87 pages

2008 - Market research for multinational market research client: The Retail and Prices in Romania, 104 pages

2008 - Sectorial report for Norwegian governmental client: The Software and Outsourcing Services Sector in Romania, 18 pages

2008 - Market report for Danish governmental client: The Market for Refrigeration Equipment in Romania, 118 pages

2008 - Market report for Irish client active in the constructions equipment sector: The Constructions Equipment Distribution Sector in Romania, 18 pages

2008 - Market analysis for multinational client active in the medical supplies sector: The Aesthetic Surgery Market in Romania, 20 pages

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2007 - Market report for Irish Trade Mission: The Romanian Telecom Market, 24 pages

2007 - Market report for Irish client active in the medical supplies sector: The Romanian Medical Supplies Market, 31 pages

2007 - Sectorial report for Israeli client active in private investment sector: The Concrete Market in Romania, 112 pages

2007 - Sectorial report for Irish client active in the engineering sector: The Romanian Agricultural Machinery Market, 36 pages

2007 - Market report for German client active in the renewable energy sector: The Renewable Energy Sector in Romania, 40 pages

2007 - Market report for Irish client active in the garments sector: The Romanian Knitwear Market, 28 pages

2007 - Sectorial report for multinational client active in the construction materials sector: The Aggregates Market in Romania, 197 pages

2007 - Market report for Irish Trade Mission: The Romanian Wastewater Sector, 30 pages

2007 - Sectorial report for International client active in the strategic development sector: The Non-Banking Financial Services Sector in Bulgaria, 34 pages

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2006 - Sectorial report for Irish Trade Mission: The Romanian Software and Services Sector, 28 pages

2006 – Sectorial report for Norwegian client active in the software sector: The Small Animals Clinics and Software for Veterinary Clinics in Romania, 96 pages

2006 – Market report for International client active in the strategic development sector: The Lubricants Market in Romania, 42 pages

2006 - Market report for Irish client active in the corporate investment sector: The Romanian LPG Market, 68 pages

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2005 - Sectorial report for Irish Trade Mission: The Romanian Mobile Telecom Sector, 35 pages

2005 – Sectorial report for Canadian client active in the automotive sector: The Market of Automotive Lubricants in Romania, 17 pages

2005 - Sectorial report for Irish Trade Mission: The Romanian Banking Sector, 28 pages

2005 – Market report for Polish client in the strategic development sector: The DYI Retail and Plastic Manufacturing in Romania, 35 pages

2005 – Sectorial report for US client active in the automotive sector: The Automotive Aftermarket in Romania, 40 pages

2005 – Sectorial report for US client active in the food production sector: The Romanian Market of Snacks, 26 pages

2005 - Market report for Irish client active in market development: The Romanian Alcoholic Drinks Market, 28 pages

2005 – Market report for South African client active in the automotive sector: The Chair Covers Manufacturing in Romania, 22 pages

2005 – Sectorial report for Canadian client active in the bioscience sector: The Romanian Sector of Laboratory Testing, 20 pages

Monday, 7 November 2011

Significant increases of the Romanian imports of devices in 2010 and 2011

In 2010 compared to the previous year, significant increases of the Romanian imports of devices were recorded for the following categories: optical devices, appliances and instruments n.e.s. (approx. 235%), semiconductor devices, not light sensitive or emitting (156%), indicator panels incorporating electronic displays (116%) and semi-conductor media, solid-state non-volatile storage devices, for the recording of sound and of other phenomena (approx. 113%).

Other increases of the imports in Romania in 2010 compared 2009 were recorded for: other instruments and apparatus especially designed for telecommunications, with a recording device (approx. 93%), electro-magnets n.e.s. and parts of magnetic devices (approx. 53%), thyristors, diacs and triacs, except photosensitive device (approx. 20%), other instruments and apparatus, for measuring or checking voltage, current, resistance or power, without a recording device (approx. 19%).

In 2011, imports of electric and electronic items in Romania have continued the growing trend, mainly due to:
- increasing industrial manufacturing
- increasing demand from end-users
- growing purchasing power
- diversification of needs for components

It is expected that the Romanian market of electric and electronic items will continue its growth in the years.

For more details please feel free to contact us directly at europa @ frdcenter.ro

Monday, 27 June 2011

Romania has the power to attract investments in energy

Investment opportunities on the local market were on everyone’s lips at the Energy Series BR event held on June 21.

There are two main arguments in support of Romania’s investment potential: “Romania is in a really privileged position: it is a growing market with both natural and human resources.

There are definitely opportunities for investment here,” said Tudor Gafton, general manager of Petrofac. Romania’s 150-year tradition in the oil & gas industry is another one of its competitive advantages, attendees also heard.

Investment will also be encouraged through a new strategy that will be considered by the Ministry of Economy this autumn, announced Corneliu Condrea, general manager at AGRI Romania (the Azerbaijan-Georgia-Romania Interconnector gas transportation project), which as Anca Ionita, Business Review business development director and the event moderator, pointed out, will provide a suitable context for organizing a new Oil & Gas event. “The new strategy that will be adopted by the ministry will be an incentive for Business Review to organize a new roundtable to discuss it and try to understand where we are heading next year,” she stated.

More details at: http://business-review.ro/power/romania-has-power-to-attract-oil-gas-investment/11776/

For tailor-made market intelligence and investment opportunities in the energy sectors in Eastern Europe, please do not hesitate to contact us at europa @ frdcenter.ro

Kind regards,
Jackie Bojor
FRD Center Market Entry Services
www.market-entry.ro

Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Chamber of Commerce vs. Boutique Market Entry Consulting Firm

In comparison to a Chamber of Commerce, a boutique market entry consulting firm offers targeted tailor-made services, carefully pre-selecting local companies for the business matchmaking process.

Also, a boutique consulting firm utilizes up-dated d-bases of contacts rather than using out-of-date general d-bases. Sending general emails to "office" or "info" email addresses is not what a reputable consulting firm does.

A boutique market entry consulting firm, as opposed to a Chamber of Commerce optimises costs and has a pragmatic one-to-one approach.

Commercial one-to-one meetings, business itineraries and company visits are carefully prepared, secured and reconfirmed.

Market intelligence is gathered through desk research as well as 1-2-1 meetings with KOLs and sector experts. Data is reliable and structured in a pragmatic manner.

For more details visit www.market-entry.ro

Thursday, 28 April 2011

Medical devices market in Central and Eastern Europe

Are you looking to export and expand to Central and Eastern Europe?

Then perhaps this infomation is useful to you: Many of the markets in this part of Europe exhibit fast growth rates, and the region as a whole is expected to grow annually by 9.3%, to reach US$14.1 billion in 2015, according to Espicom. According to the same source, around 73% of the Russian and approx. 90% of the Romanian medical device market are supplied by imports. In 2010, the Polish market for medical equipment and supplies is estimated at US$1,758 million and around 85% of the Polish medical device market is supplied by imports.

For more details regarding market opportunities in Romania, please visit our demo report at http://www.slideshare.net/JackieBP/medical-and-dental-equipment-market-in-romania.

Should your be interested in entering your products onto these markets or to acquire a local player / make a JV, please do not heistate to contact us at europa @ frdcenter.ro

Jackie Bojor
FRD Center Market Entry Services
www.market-entry.ro

Monday, 11 April 2011

Chinese national grid operator seeks stake in Transelectrica

The State Grid Corporation of China, or SGCC, is interested in buying the 15% stake Romania plans to sell in state-owned power grid operator Transelectrica, according to market sources.

The SGCC ranked eighth last year among Forbes' Top 500 companies of the world, with turnover in excess of 120 billion euros in 2009. The company has over 1.5 million employees.

The SGCC was founded in 2002 and it is mainly active in the construction and operation of power grids in China.

Romania's Economy Ministry, which holds a 73.6% in Transelectrica, plans to sell 15% in the company on the Bucharest bourse.

Company management also proposed a share capital hike equivalent to 12% of stock, which would unfold in parallel with the listing operation.

Another Transelectrica shareholder is investment fund Fondul Proprietatea, with 13.5%.

Source: CBA Newsletter

If you are interested in investment and market entry opportunities in Romania and other markets in Eastern Europe, please don't hesitate to contact us at europa @ frdcenter.ro

Jackie Bojor

Thursday, 7 April 2011

200 million EUR subsidies for investments in renewable energies in Romania

Almost 50 companies that invest in renewable energy will receive subsidies totaling approximately EUR 200 M from the Environment Fund, Romanian Environment Minister Laszlo Borbely stated. Borbely added that each of the 49 companies with approved investment projects could receive the equivalent of EUR 7 M.

He added that in the future Romania will have to produce more energy from renewable sources although this measure entails “very high” costs since a significant part of the energy it currently consumes comes from coal.

The Minister added that he is a supporter of “safe” energy and the Cernavoda nuclear reactors project is not in the situation of “being canceled.” Nevertheless, there are a series of conditions having to do with higher security. “A decision to stop building nuclear power plants will probably not be taken but there will be higher restrictions and I, as Environment Minister, can state that I support those investments that do not entail any kind of danger for the environment,” Borbely added.

Source: Nine O'Clock

In case you are interested in investing or entering your products and services onto the renewable energy markets in Eastern Europe, please do not hesitate to contact our team at europa @ frdcenter.ro

Jackie Bojor
FRD Center Market Entry Services
www.market-entry.ro

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Private medical services market to remain on the rise in 2011

The market of private medical services will remain on the rise in 2011, as well, after an estimated 15% increase this year, with acquisitions to continue in the industry, as well as consolidation of big players.

According to data from research company PMR, the Romanian market of private medical services is estimated to be worth 420 million euros in 2010, up 13% against 2009.

Several private clinics have forged partnerships with a view to attracting a strategic investor and being able to fund expansion plans.
As almost all large players have already been involved in a deal, there are fewer possibilities of tapping into the market now, with the acquisition of bundled clinics as one of them.

The price of a consultation with an internist has increased 80% since 2005, according to a ZF analysis based on data supplied by four clinics networks which agreed to supply the data.

Source: Ziarul Financiar

For more market intelligence, market entry and investment opportunities in the medical services and equipment sectors in Romania / Eastern Europe, please don't hesitate to contact our team at europa @ frdcenter.ro

Jackie Bojor
FRD Center Market Entry Services
www.market-entry.ro

Romania's workforce is among the best and most competitive in Europe

HM Ambassador to Romania, Martin Harris, OBE, writes in his blog: "British companies are not just investing in Romania to reach the Romanian market. The new business model is to invest in Romania to reach markets across the world. Why? Because Romania's workforce is among the best and most competitive in Europe."

http://blogs.fco.gov.uk/roller/harris/entry/uk_investment_from_britain_to

Are you ready to invest or to relocate production to Romania / the emerging markets in Eastern Europe?

Jackie Bojor
FRD Center Market Entry Services
www.market-entry.ro

Romanian retail to grow by over 60%

Romania is the European market with the highest retail market growth in the last ten years, by 123% between 2000 and 2010, with consultants saying the market's potential continues to be one of the biggest, comparable only to that of Bulgaria, Poland and the Baltic states (Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania).

The value of the retail market in Romania, estimated at 22 billion euros in 2010, will increase by 62% over the next ten years, while in countries such as Portugal, Spain, Italy and Greece, the rise will only amount to around 10%, according to a study of Oxford Economics quoted in a report of real estate consultancy King Sturge.

"Less mature markets such as Romania, Bulgaria and the Baltic States are forecast to see retail sales grow by more than 60% over the next decade, with larger markets such as Poland, Czech Republic and Hungary all poised for growth of more than 40%," say the authors of the study.

At the beginning of this year a series of real estate developers have started investments of millions of euros in cities such as Bucharest, Craiova, Oradea and Constanţa, amid demand from strong European retailers, who are counting on Romania in the long term. Big Romanian cities with an over 60% growth potential are Bucharest, Piteşti and Timişoara, while in Iaşi, Cluj-Napoca, Brăila and Braşov, the market has a potential to grow by over 50%, according to the same study.

Source: http://www.zf.ro/zf-english/romanian-retail-to-grow-by-over-60-in-ten-years-report-says-8090968

Friday, 1 April 2011

Ready for growth - Romanian CEOs regain confidence

http://www.pwc.com/ro/en/Publications/ceosurvey.jhtml

Key findings for Romania from the 14th Annual Global CEO Survey

As recession fears subside, optimism seems to return amidst the Romanian business community. The results of this year’s edition of the Global CEO Survey for Romania show that local CEOs are moderately confident about the short term growth perspectives of their companies, 43% stating that they are very confident about their company’s prospects for revenue growth in the next 12 months. These results are slightly better than the EU average, where 40% of the CEOs expressed confidence for revenue growth in the future year, yet more cautious than the Global and CEE averages, of 48% and 53% respectively.

However, on the medium and long term, the perspectives for growth in Romania seem highly appealing for the local CEOs, 70% of which state that they are very confident in their company’s prospects for revenue growth in the next three years, a significantly higher level of confidence than that shown by the CEOs from the more mature markets of the EU (47%). Quite remarkably, Romanian CEOs seem to mirror the medium term optimism of top managers from highly dynamic emerging markets such as China, where 72% of CEOs have expressed high confidence in the prospects for revenue growth in the next three years.

Now at its 14th edition, the PwC Global CEO Survey has been setting the agenda of the debates on international economic trends through its launch at the World Economic Forum in Davos. We, at PwC Romania, are very proud that Romanian CEOs have joined this platform and are sharing their opinions in our first country report.

For market entry consulting and investment support in Romania, please don't hesitate to contact our team at europa @ frdcenter.ro

Jackie Bojor
FRD Center Market Entry Services
www.market-entry.ro

Friday, 18 February 2011

Romania on first place in the EU on construction activity in December

Romania occupied in December the first place in the EU on construction activity in December when it increased by 17.6% compared to November, Eurostat reports. At the EU level, the activity in construction dropped by 3.1% in December and in the euro zone by 1.8%.

Romania is followed by Slovenia with 5.3%, Sweden with 1.2% and Poland with 1.1 while Germany registered a 24.1% decrease, Great Britain -15.2% and Czech Republic -13.3%. Compared to December 2009, the activity in constructions sector diminished by 1.9% while in the euro zone the activity dropped by 12% and at the EU level by 8%.

Source: http://english.hotnews.ro/stiri-regional_europe-8311514-romania-first-place-the-construction-activity-december.htm

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

In 2010, the online IT&C market recorded 60% growth

Romanian IT&C online retailer eMag Wednesday said its sales rose 60% year-on-year in 2010, to EUR102 million, due to attracting new corporate clients, a larger product range and better organization processes.

For 2011, the online store estimates sales of EUR150 million.

"Online retail will represent 20% of the total IT&C market in Romania on the segments we operate, and we will actively contribute to achieving this figure," eMag general manager Iulian Stanciu said in a statement.

In 2010, the online IT&C market recorded sales of EUR145 million, up around 60% on the year. According to the company, eMag had a 70% share in 2010.

Source: http://www.mediafax.ro/english/romanian-online-retailer-emag-10-sales-up-60-to-eur102m-7989369/

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Pfizer buys food supplements plant

American giant Pfizer, the world's biggest drug maker, with 68 billion dollars (50 billion euros) in turnover in 2010, has become the owner of a food supplements plant in Cluj, with over 5 million euros in annual sales.

The Ferrosan plant in Cluj, which produces Multi Tabs (vitamins, minerals and Omega 3), Bifiform (probiotic products), Zinaxin (joint relief), was taken over as part of the acquisition of Danish company Ferrosan Consumer Healthcare in an international transaction.

Ferrosan posted 150 million euros in turnover in 2009.

The deal, which is set to be finalised in the second quarter of the year, marks Pfizer's entry onto the production segment of the Romanian pharmaceutical market, with the company being present only as an importer so far. The value of the deal was not made public. In 2010, Pfizer ranked third among the top players on the Romanian drug market, with 628.1 million lei (150 million euros) in sales and a 6.5% market share, according to market research and analysis company Cegedim.

Source: http://www.zf.ro/zf-english/pfizer-buys-food-supplements-plant-in-cluj-7985550

For more specific details regarding the pharma manufacturing market and the opportunities in the food supplements sector, including for acquisition targets, please don't hesitate to contact our team at europa[at]frdcenter.ro

Kind regards,

Jackie Bojor
FRD Center Market Entry Services
www.market-entry.ro

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Anti corruption file: Major raids at Romanian customs

Major raids at Romanian customs. Suspects brought to Bucharest by helicopters. Minister questions trade union leaders

A series of major raids took place at five customs points in Romania starting Tuesday Morning. The points have been monitored for several months as investigators tried to collect enough evidence to prove a series of crimes. Customs checks were halted on both sides of the border.

​The raids took place at Moravita, Cruceni, Severin, Deta and Naidas.

The Stamora Moravita point was reopened two hours after it was closed as checks in offices continued. An hour later the Naidas point was also opened. According to Realitatea TV news channel, the suspects in Naidas and Moravita were carried to Bucharest by helicopter. Inquiries were due to start in the afternoon.

Some 1,200 officers took part in the raids among customs officers and border police suspect of taking bribes and allowing cigarette trafficking from Serbia.

The operation against corruption at Romania's customs points was launched with phone interceptions some six months ago.

Raids also took place in customs offices in Bucharest and the counties of Arges, Galati, Olt, Ilfov, Maramures, Suceava, Dolg, Giurgiu, Timis and Dambovita. Some 150 people are targeted, including about 100 border police officers, about 30 customs officers as well as traffickers.

Romanian Interior minister Traian igas said on Tuesday that it appeared that some trade union leaders might be connected to what was happening at Romania's border points. "We want to know whether union leaders are with us in fighting tax dodgers or with those involved in crimes", he said the day when the General Anti-corruption Department launched the rides.

Source: http://english.hotnews.ro/stiri-top_news-8283177-major-raids-romanian-customs-suspects-brought-bucharest-helicopters-minister-questions-trade-union-leaders.htm

Monday, 7 February 2011

Investments of over 600 mil EUR in 2011 in energy production

Russia's Lukoil, and Petrom, the biggest company on the Romanian market, are in the process of completing investments of over 600 million euros in 2011 in energy production facilities. These are among the few conventional energy projects carried out in the last 20 years, being the first challenges to the state's monopoly in the sector.

Lukoil finalised a 160 million-dollar (115 million-euro) investment in modernising an energy production facility on the platform of the Petrotel refinery in Ploieşti, while Petrom is on the finishing straight with a 860-MW greenfield investment, bigger than a reactor of the Cernavodă plant, worth 500 million euros at Brazi, on the platform of the Petrobrazi refinery. Both oil companies will use these investments to meet their own energy consumption needs, but also sell the bulk of the energy generated on the market.

The announcement of the completion of the Lukoil investment was made in the presence of Vagit Alekperov, president of the Russian petroleum giant with over 81 billion dollars in turnover in 2009. Alekperov also had several meetings with representatives of the Economy Ministry as well as with Romanian President Traian Băsescu.

Source: http://www.zf.ro/zf-english/lukoil-and-petrom-600m-euro-investments-in-energy-7951027

Thursday, 3 February 2011

Imported equipment and technology in the Romanian commercial refrigeration market

The commercial refrigeration market in Romania is dominated by the imported equipment and technology. The equipment is imported mainly from Italy, France, Germany etc.

Some foreign brands of refrigeration equipment present on the Romanian market are: Friulinox, Zanotti, Incold, Alaska, Thermogel, COF, JDK, Sanden, Helkama, Klimasan, Safkar etc.
Some brands of refrigeration equipment produced and / or assembled locally are Frigoglass, Frigotehnica, Raptronic, Davicani, Marco & Alex, Frigomatic etc.

In the last two years, the expansion of the retail networks on the Romanian market was characterised by prudence and this fact influenced also the businesses of the companies that sell and install commercial refrigeration equipment.

Some important measures in the Romanian Government’s national strategy for the operational programme in the sector of fruits and vegetables are:
• the renovation and the construction of the refrigeration cells and the acquisition of the related installations and equipment
• the acquisition of transport vehicles with controlled temperature or additional cooling equipment (cool boxes)
• the acquisition of the measuring and security instruments (electricity generating equipment, equipment for the temperature and humidity recording, sensors and alarms), cooling equipment, refrigeration platforms.

For 2011, some market analysts consider that the domestic market of commercial refrigeration market will resume its growing trend registered before 2009.

According to National Cold Storage Association - Arola Frig, the recent trends in the cold storage and logistics sectors in Romania are represented by:
• new modern and efficient warehouses
• decrease of prices due to overcapacity
• splitting frozen / chilled manufacturers - logistics role

More details at:
http://www.slideshare.net/JackieBP/commercial-refrigeration-market-in-romania-2011

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Four of the six investors decided to withdraw from the two new 4bn-euro reactors of Cernavodă

Who's to blame for the freeze of the 4bn-euro reactor project? Four of the six investors decided to withdraw from the two new 4bn-euro reactors of Cernavodă, Romania's biggest investment project of the past 20 years.

The situation of reactors 3 and 4 calls to mind, though, the long list of new station projects drawn up during economic growth periods that came to no avail.

The question is who is to be held accountable for this failure and what are the risks Romania is facing?

Sources from the major companies that were involved in reactors 3 and 4 project maintain that the endless postponement of some major projects can turn Romania from a net energy exporter into an importer.

According to those involved in the project, the major mistake the state made was the overnight increase of the stake Nuclearelectrica had in EnergoNuclear, the project company for the setting up of the new reactors of Cernavodă.

Despite all this, the Cernavodă project is still a good one, as all energy industry people admit.

Source: http://www.zf.ro/zf-english/who-s-to-blame-for-the-freeze-of-the-4bn-euro-reactor-project-7942405

Friday, 28 January 2011

Romania is the country with the biggest wind power growth potential in Eastern Europe

Denmark's Vestas, the world's leader in the field of wind farm technology, with turnover worth above 6bn euros in 2009, decided to open an office in Romania this year considering the company has already sold turbines with a 450 MW capacity for investments in Dobrogea.

After six years' research, Vestas now says it is time it started developing domestically.

"We have been eyeing Romania over the past five or six years, but it is now that we decided to open a local office. This is a decision that proves the domestic market has reached a certain maturity. We are in the right place at the right moment. Romania is the most promising country in Eastern Europe," says Hans Jorn Rieks, chairman for Central Europe with Vestas.

The best-known wind farms due to be equipped by Vestas are the ones being built by Energias de Portugal in two towns of Dobrogea, Pestera and Cernavoda.

According to Rieks, the big concern as regards the Romanian market is legislation. "The existence of clear legislation will open the market to several players as banks are always looking at something tangible and are not willing to take on risks," he says.

http://www.zf.ro/zf-english/vestas-romania-is-the-country-with-the-biggest-growth-potential-in-eastern-europe-7923866

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Energy Efficiency in Romania - latest up-dates

For the latest up-dates in the Energy Efficiency field in Romania, please visit our DEMO Report at:
http://www.slideshare.net/JackieBP/energy-efficiency-in-romania-jan-2011-demo-report

If you consider it interesing, please don't hesitate to download and circulate it to potentially interested parties.

Topics include:
- energy efficiency projects in the industrial sector
- thermal rehabilitation of buildings
- renewable energies projects
- events
- ESCO

For customised market intelligence, market entry services and investment projects in the Energy Efficiency sector in Romania, as well as in other markets in CE and SE Europe, please don't hesitate to contact our team at europa[at]frdcenter.ro

Kind regards,

Jackie Bojor
FRD Center Market Entry Services
www.market-entry.ro

Monday, 24 January 2011

Euromedic sells 8 dialysis clinics to rival Fresenius

Eight dialysis clinics owned by the specialised unit of Euromedic healthcare services group will be taken over by Fresenius Medical Care in Romania, as part of a 485m-euro international deal involving a total of 70 clinics.

"In Romania, Euromedic's dialysis services unit had 1,100 patients in 2009, to whom the 1,400 clients of Fresenius will be added," said the representatives of Fresenius, a German-held group.

In the wake of this deal, Euromedic will exit the dialysis market, where it operated with the Nefromed brand, but it will still be among the top ten players in private healthcare services, with a seven-clinic network.

At the overall level of 485m euros, the eight clinics of Romania are likely to be valued at 55m euros, with this being the largest deal targeting the domestic dialysis market, a state-dependent business.

The statement announcing the international deal specified Euromedic decided to focus on investments in the other fields it operates in.

Source: http://www.zf.ro/zf-english/euromedic-sells-8-dialysis-clinics-to-rival-fresenius-7913126

The Romanian private medical sector has been on an up-ward trend for the last 3 years and it is expected to continue its growth.

For tailor-made market intelligence, market entry and M&A opportunities in the medical services sector in Romania and CE & SE Europe, please don't hesitate to contact our team directly.

Jackie Bojor
FRD Center Market Entry Services
www.market-entry.ro

Thursday, 20 January 2011

Romania and China to develop IT&C projects

During his recent visit to China, the Romanian Minister of IT&C has signed a memorandum of cooperation with his Chinese counterpart.

This is hopefully going to lead to new joint IT&C projects, to Chinese investments in the Romanian IT&C sectors and to an IT&C Chinese-Romanian business forum in Romania to be organised in 2011.

http://www.mcsi.ro/Minister/Comunicate-de-presa/Romania-va-colabora-cu-China-pentru-dezvoltarea-se#

Monday, 17 January 2011

Medical devices market in Romania

The domestic market of the medical and dental equipment in Romania is influenced by the significant growth of the private medical services market, which is one of the fastest developing markets in Romania, with y/y increases of approximately 35% in the past years and growing perspectives for 2011 - 2013.

A significant opportunity on the domestic market of the medical equipment is represented by the mergers and acquisitions potential targets.

The structural funds in the medical sector in Romania - available between 2007 - 2013 - are being used for the rehabilitation, modernization and equipping of the health services in public health sector and for acquisition of new equipment in the private clinics and hospitals.

For more details please consult our DEMO report at http://www.slideshare.net/JackieBP/medical-and-dental-equipment-market-in-romania

For M&A targets and opportunities, please contact our team at europa[at]frdcenter.ro

Jackie Bojor
FRD Center Market Entry Services
http://www.market-entry.ro