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.

Sunday, 30 September 2018

Romanian industry grows 16.5% - new opportunities for international commercial collaborations

The Romanian industrial turnover index rose by 16.5% y-t-y in July 2018. Overall, the production in the manufacturing sector, the largest sector of Romania’s industry, grew by 8.2% year-on-year in July 2018 and by 5.7% in the first seven months of 2018 compared with the same period of 2017.
How to reach reliable manufacturers in Romania? How to approach at decision maker level potential suppliers in the emerging economies in Central Eastern Europe? How to correctly identify and select local producers in countries in Eastern Europe such as Ukraine, Lithuania, Hungary, Bulgaria or Poland?

For new suppliers qualification services in low cost countries in Europe such as Romania go to http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.com/2018/07/new-suppliers-qualification-services-in.html

For tailor-made supplier qualification and B2B matchmaking with players in production and assembly sector 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

Who are the players operating in the Romanian industrial sector? More details at http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.com/2018/02/romanian-industrial-manufacturing.html

For tailor-made market research, suppliers identification and qualification, 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

For more details about the Metal Casting and Metal Processing Sector in Romania go to http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.com/2018/04/the-metal-casting-and-metal-processing.html

Who are the most relevant Plastic Products Manufacturers in South Eastern Europe? How to reach the decision makers of the Plastic Products Manufacturers operating in markets in Emerging Europe?

FRD Center has been analysing the plastic manufacturing sector in markets such as Romania, Bulgaria, Croatia and Serbia. More details at http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.com/2018/08/frd-center-analysis-of-plastic.html

For tailor-made supplier qualification and B2B matchmaking with players in production and assembly sector 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 interested to outsource part of your furniture production and assemby in Eastern Europe? Are you looking to reach the Decision Makers in the the companies manufacturing furniture in the LCCs in Emerging Europe? More details at http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.com/2018/07/how-to-access-qualified-furniture.html

For tailor-made supplier qualification and B2B matchmaking with players in the furniture production and furniture assembly sector 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

Friday, 28 September 2018

Romanian furniture buyers visit Spanish factory in Yecla, Murcia region, Spain


#Romanian #buyers #importers of #furniture and #homedecor #interiordesigners and #architects visit #furniturefactory in #Yecla #Murcia #Spain during #commercialvisit organised by FRD Center Market Entry Services (#EmergingMarkets in #Europe: #Romania, #Poland, #Hungary etc.) at the request of INFO Region de Murcia. 

FRD Center provides #B2Bmatchmaking and facilitates #businesscontacts between local buyers and foreign #international #manufacturers #exporters #investors

For more details 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

Monday, 3 September 2018

Emerging Markets in Europe continue to attract Foreign Investments

Emerging Markets in Europe continue to attract considerable attention from foreign investors and corporate finance. For example, in H1 2018, the foreign direct investment (FDI) in Romania has reached 2.194 bn EUR, up by 29.44% compared to the same period of 2017, according to the National Bank of Romania.

Romania’s economic growth, booming IT and manufacturing sector, as well as sizeable domestic market are driving growing inward foreign investment.

Romania is cementing its position as a major FDI hotspot in eastern Europe, with its appeal as a low-cost manufacturing base being augmented by a growing domestic market of 19 million people – the largest in Eastern Europe. In 2017, Romania was notably the fastest growing economy in the EU, and the second largest recipient of foreign investment after the Czech Republic and Poland, according to figures from Unctad.

The country’s long established industrial sector has typically attracted the lion’s share of FDI. However, more recently, Romania’s young, tech-savvy workers have contributed to the development of the IT and services sectors, which are now major recipients of foreign investment. More details at https://www.fdiintelligence.com/Locations/Europe/Romania/Romania-sees-fast-growth-but-slow-reform

Some examples of recent FDI in Romania 
researched by FRD Center are:

The Turkish automotive components manufacturer Dogu Pres intends to invest 10 mEUR in the construction of a factory of parts for diesel and petrol injectors in Iasi, NE Romania. In the second stage of the project, the company plans to invest in the production of various types of auto pumps in Iasi.

The Hungarian company Terran has inaugurated in June 2018 its first factory in Romania, following an investment of 5 mEUR. Located in Campia Turzii, NW Romania, the concrete tile factory covers an area of approximately 2,500 sqm and can produce 70 tiles / minute, with an annual capacity of 10 million tiles.

The Japanese Miniso retailer, with a turnover 0f USD 1.8 billion in 2017, has entered Romanian market and intends to open more than 40 stores.

Improved living standards and a disciplined workforce are just two factors in Poland’s strong FDI growth. When measured by the value of investment projects announced in 2017, Poland is ranked as the third highest destination in Europe. The highest amount of greenfield investment in Poland announced in 2017 was in the construction, ICT and automotive sectors. Transport and business services also proved to be magnets – projects from these sectors dominated in potential new projects currently being implemented by the Polish Investment and Trade Agency (PAIH).

More details at https://www.fdiintelligence.com/Locations/Europe/Poland/The-story-behind-Poland-s-FDI-success

Some examples of recent FDI in Poland 
researched by FRD Center are:

Umicore Belgium has announced in June 2018 it had chosen Poland for its first plant in Europe manufacturing cathode materials for electric vehicles. The factory will be based in Nysa, Poland and is due to start deliveries in late 2020. The investment will create up to 400 jobs in the first phase.

The Italian compounder Sirmax will invest 30 mEUR in the construction of a second production plant in Kutno, Poland, with an extended product range. In the past two years, Sirmax has doubled the polypropylene compound capacity at its existing facility in Kutno to 80,000tpa.

According to CEIC, Czech Republic's Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) increased by 532.6 USD mn in May 2018. According to the Government Agency for Foreign Direct Investment, the Czech Republic ranks first among central and eastern European countries in terms of FDI stock and per capita inflows. This is due to the introduction of investment incentives, the presence of skilled and inexpensive labour, and the geographical advantages of the Czech Republic, which is ranked 30th out of 190 countries in the World Bank's Doing Business 2018.

Some examples of recent FDI in the Czech Republic researched by FRD Center are:

The French company Valeo invests around 35 mEUR to construct a new plant in Rakovnik, the Czech Republic to manufacture sophisticated key components for self driving vehicles and automated parking. The new 13,300 sqm facility, due to be opened in 2019, will be equipped with 25 production lines.

The Czech refinery and petrochemical company Unipetrol, part of PKN Orlen Group Poland, invests 330 mEUR to construct a new 270 kilotonne per annum polyethylene plant at its complex in Litvinov, the Czech Republic.

The other Emerging Markets in Europe, such as Hungary, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Turkey, Serbia, are also attracting foreign investments and corporate finance into current operations in the market. FRD Center has been researching the recent corporate developments and foreign investments. According to the FRD Center research, some of them are:

The German blow moulding and packaging machinery producer Krones has begun in August 2018 to build a new manufacturing plant in Debrecen, Hungary. The new facility will manufacture machinery components and assemble line parts and is expected to start the production in H2 2019.

The German carmaker BMW will invest around 1 bn EUR to build a plant in Debrecen, Hungary. The plant will have a production capacity of 150,000 cars per year.

The Turkish-owned Odelo Farba Lighting Group has begun in July 2018 the construction of an auto lights plant in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, with investments of 40.6 mEUR.

The Russian oil Group Lukoil is considering a plan to construct a new polypropylene complex at its Lukoil Neftohim Burgas refinery and petrochemicals site in Bulgaria. Lukoil currently produces around 80,000tpa of PP in Bulgaria.

The Japanese producer Yaskawa has completed the construction of a robot factory in Slovenia in May 2018. Furthermore, Yaskawa plans to build more new facilities in Slovenia for the production of inverter drives, servo drives and servo motors.

The Swiss company Lonstroff invests around 43 mEUR to build a medical parts production plant in Slovenia. The factory, which is scheduled to be completed by mid-2020, is expected to create 180 jobs.

The German auto components manufacturer Vorwerk Autotec has begun in July 2018 the construction of a plant to produce car suspension and sealing components in Serbia, with an overall investment of 43 mEUR.

The Austrian insulating material manufacturer Austrotherm has invested 2 mEUR to establish a new production plant for expanded polystyrene (EPS) panels in Turkey. The 6,200 sqm leased facility in Ankara has been launched in March 2018.

Jaguar Land Rover moves in H2 2018 the production of Land Rover Discovery from UK to Slovakia. The company has invested approximately 1.4 bn EUR in building the plant in Nitra, Slovakia which is expected to have the annual capacity of 300,000 units.

What are the market opportunities in the Emerging Markets in Europe? Are you looking to expand to Eastern Europe? To acquire a local company in Romania or in South Eastern Europe? Are you interested to find new suppliers in the low cost countries in Europe? Do you want to find reliable importer-distributors in Emerging Europe?

For tailor-made market research, M&A advisory services, B2B matchmaking with players in the Emerging Markets in Europe, for targets search 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 is a market entry and M&A consulting firm which, since 2000, offers complete tailor-made consulting services to foreign organisations and companies interested to explore the business opportunities in Romania and the Emerging Europe region. FRD Center is one of the pioneer privately owned market entry and M&A advisory firms in Romania. 

More details about the FRD Center market entry advisory services at http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.com/2018/08/market-entry-to-emerging-markets-in.html

More details about the FRD Center M&A advisory services in Romania and Emerging Europe are available at http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.com/2018/07/the-frd-center-m-advisory-services-in.html

More details about the FRD Center Market research, Players analysis and Market opportunity assessment in Romania and Emerging Europe are available at http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.com/2018/02/market-research-players-analysis-and.html

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

Why should you choose Romania as a location for your operations? Is it advisable to acquire a company or make a greenfield investment in Romania? How to correctly identify a local acquisition opportunity? More details at http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.com/2018/03/acquisition-opportunities-in-romania.html

For automotive players and auto vechicle production in CE and SE Europe: Romania, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Bulgaria, Turkey go to http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2018/02/auto-vechicle-production-in-ce-and-se.html

For a sector brief of the Plastic Production Sector in CE and SE Europe and acquisition opportunities in the Plastic Production in Romania go to http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2017/11/the-plastic-production-sector-in-ce-and.html

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 the M&A and market entry potential in the BPO sector in Romania at http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2017/02/bpo-potential-in-romania-m-and-market.html

For some examples of foreign investments and cross-border acquisitions in Romania in 2016 / 2017 visit http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2017/07/expand-your-operations-in-eastern.html

Friday, 31 August 2018

Recent and Announced Investments in the Automotive Manufacturing Sector in Emerging Europe


Emerging Markets in Europe have been attracting foreign investments in automotive manufacturing for years. FRD Center monitors the automotive sector developments, new market entries and supports foreign producers with market research, B2B matchmaking at decision maker level, M&A advisory and assistance in Romania and other markets in the Central Eastern Europe and South Eastern Europe region.

What are the market opportunities in the Emerging Markets in Europe? Are you looking to expand to Eastern Europe? To acquire a local company in Romania or in South Eastern Europe? Are you interested to find new suppliers in the low cost countries in Europe? Do you want to find reliable importer-distributors in Emerging Europe?

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


Here are a few examples of Recent and Announced Investments in the Automotive Manufacturing Sector in Emerging Europe: 

Romania
  • Continental invests 4 mEUR in its tire plant in Timisoara, Western Romania, for treating olfactory emissions. During 18 years of activity in Timisoara, Continental has invested over 460 mEUR in its tire factory and created more than 2,500 jobs.
  • The producer of automotive components VCST Automotive Production, based in Alba, Centre Romania, has announced for 2018 investments of approximately 8.6 mEUR in new equipment to support the increase of the production capacity.
  • The Turkish automotive components manufacturer Dogu Pres intends to invest 10 mEUR in the construction of a factory of parts for diesel and petrol injectors in Iasi, NE Romania. In the second stage of the project, the company plans to invest in the production of various types of auto pumps in Iasi.
  • Röchling Automotive has completed in June 2018 the expansion of its plant in Oarja, Southern Romania, allowing it to supply advanced components to leading global vehicle manufacturers.
  • The German company Wielpütz Automotive has started in May 2018 the construction works at a car component factory in Craiova, SW Romania, with investments of 10 mEUR.
Hungary
  • BMW will invest 1 bn EUR to build a new plant in Hungary, its first new factory in Europe since 2005. The plant will be built near the city of Debrecen about 230 kilometres east of Budapest and will have a production capacity of 150,000 cars. It will be able to manufacture both combustion and electrified BMW models – all on a single production line.
  The Czech Republic
  • Valeo invests around 35 mEUR to construct a new plant in Rakovnik, the Czech Republic to manufacture sophisticated key components for self driving vehicles and automated parking. The new 13,300 sqm facility, due to be opened in 2019, will be equipped with 25 production lines. Furthermore, Valeo has completed in March 2018 a 4.8 mEUR extension project in its R&D centre in Prague.
  • Lukov Plast, which produces injection moulded plastic parts, electronic components and electrical sub-assemblies for the automotive industry, has invested in a Nikon Metrology LC15Dx laser scanner. In a statement in June 2018, the Czech producer has announced that the investment in the laser scanner has considerably sped up the inspection cycles and feature measurements.
  • For the implementation of the BMW project involving the construction of its new testing centre in Sokolov, Czech Republic, BMW Group and the Czech government have signed in June 2018 a Declaration on Cooperation. The new facility, which will cover approximately 500 hectares, will specialise in the development of the systems for the future autonomous vehicles.
  • TPCA - Toyota Peugeot Citroen Automobile has commenced the production of the redesigned second-generation vehicles at its plant in Kolin, Czech Republic in May 2018.
  • Skoda has opened in May 2018 a new competence centre at its production site in Kvasiny, Czech Republic. The company has invested a total of 13.5 mEUR in the new complex.
  • International Automotive Components (IAC) has opened in March 2018 a production site for premium door panels in Prestice, Czech Republic, following investments of approximately 32 mEUR. The site covers an area of more than 32,500 sqm.
 Slovakia
  • The German automotive manufacturer Mubea plans to build a new plant in the industrial park in Kezmarok, Slovakia, with investments of 51 mEUR.
  • Brose plans to invest 57.4 mEUR in expanding its factory in Prievidza, Slovakia, which manufactures components for the automotive industry. 350 new jobs are expected to be created by the end of 2022.
  • The US Group Adient plans to invest 3.5 mEUR to extend its foam parts production and assembly plant in Lucenec, Slovakia with the target to create around 105 new jobs by the end of 2019.
  • Neuman Aluminium plans to build a new plant in Zarnovica, Slovakia. It will manufacture aluminium car parts. The investment is projected at 11.5 mEUR. Around 215 people are expected to start working at the plant by the end of 2018.
  • Jaguar Land Rover moves in H2 2018 the production of Land Rover Discovery from UK to Slovakia. The company has invested approximately 1.4 bn EUR in building the plant in Nitra, Slovakia which is expected to have the annual capacity of 300,000 units.
  • The Japanese company MinebeaMitsumi has opened its new plant in Kosice, Slovakia in June 2018. Employing around 1,100 people, the plant produces drive systems, BLDC engines, sensors and components, mostly for the automotive industry.
Poland
  • The Italian compounder Sirmax will invest 30 mEUR in the construction of a second production plant in Kutno, Poland, with an extended product range. In the past two years, Sirmax has doubled the polypropylene compound capacity at its existing facility in Kutno to 80,000tpa. It serves the automotive and household appliance markets.
  • The Korean producer LS Cable & System builds a plant in Dzierzoniow, Poland to produce components for power batteries for electric cars and conventional vehicles. LS Cable & System invests around 14.6 mEUR to establish the facility on a surface of 26,450 sqm.
  • Umicore Belgium has announced in June 2018 it had chosen Poland for its first plant in Europe manufacturing cathode materials for electric vehicles. The factory will be based in Nysa, Poland and is due to start deliveries in late 2020. The investment will create up to 400 jobs in the first phase.
  • The official topping-out of the Mercedes-Benz high-tech engine plant in Jawor, Poland has taken place in June 2018. The CO2-neutral factory will employ more than 1,000 people when starting production by the end of 2019.
  • The automotive filtration specialist Hengst has launched in May 2018 a new 15.5 mEUR manufacturing plant in Gogolin, Poland to produce vehicle fluid management modules. The facility covers 10,000 sqm.
Bulgaria
  • The auto cable manufacturer Leoni plans to build its first plant in Bulgaria, with investments of 32 mEUR. The facility is scheduled to be fully operational by 2020. The plant is expected to create around 2,000 new jobs.
  • The German auto line, connector and assembly producer VOSS Automotive plans to establish by June 2019 a manufacturing unit to produce automotive components in the North of Bulgaria. Initially, the company will invest around 7 mEUR.
  • The producer of automotive electronic components Melexis plans to invest 75 mEUR over the next five years in expanding the Bulgarian operations. Melexis plans to double its production capacity in Bulgaria, to extend its R&D activities as well as its warehousing facilities, adding additional 15,000 sqm.
  • The German company Festo will add a new servo-motor production unit to its Bulgarian plant, with investments of 25 mEUR.
  • The Turkish-owned Odelo Farba Lighting Group has begun in July 2018 the construction of an auto lights plant in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, with investments of 40.6 mEUR. The first facility is scheduled for completion by 2020.
Turkey
  • In May 2018, Hyundai has announced that it will add a new subcompact SUV model by 2021 to its plant in Izmit, Turkey, where it makes the i10 city car and i20 subcompact.
  • After receiving an investment incentive for hybrid car production, Oyak Renault plans to launch the Ford Transit Custom's Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) version produced at its Gölcük facilities in Turkey in the Q4 2018.
  • The US supplier of exterior vehicle lighting systems Varroc Lighting Systems has acquired in July 2018 the company Sa-ba Automotive based in Istanbul, Turkey. Sa-ba Automotive has a 10,000 sqm manufacturing and technology center in Turkey and a new plant of 20,000 sqm under construction in Dimitrovgrad, Bulgaria. Sa-ba Automotive has more than 40 years of experience in interior and exterior small lighting products.
  • At the beginning of 2018, Renault has announced plans to move more production of its Clio subcompact car to Turkey.
Sources:
Automotive Manufacturers and Importers Association in Romania
Romanian Automobile Manufacturers Association
Automotive Industry Association of the Czech Republic
Automotive Industry Association of the Slovak Republic
Polish Automotive Industry Association
Automotive Manufacturers Association in Turkey
Automotive Business Review
Reuters
Plastics News Europe
SeeNews
Automotive News Europe
Ziarul Financiar
Romania Insider
Automarket
CzechInvest
SARIO - Slovak Investment and Trade Development Agency
The Slovak Spectator
Novinite - Sofia News Agency
Ministry of Economy in Turkey
Investment Support and Promotion Agency Turkey
Daily Sabah Business
Export.gov
Who are the main automotive components manufacturers operating in Emerging Europe? What are the most interesting developments of the auto components and spare parts production in CE and SE Europe: Romania, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Bulgaria, Turkey?  What were the dynamics of their production? Here are some details of the activity of Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 3 producers of automotive components in the region: http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.com/2018/04/auto-components-and-spare-parts.html

Are you looking to expand on the Romanian or Eastern European market through the acquisition of a local producer in the automotive sector? 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,"  said Jackie Bojor, Director, FRD Center.

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

Thursday, 30 August 2018

Chemical Fertilisers and Organic Fertilizers Imports and Importer-Distributors in Romania

Who are the main importer-distributors of Chemical Fertilisers and Organic Fertilizers in Romania? What are the fertilizers export opportunities in order to access the Romanian farms and large agricultural groups? How to access the market opportunities in the Romanian agriculture and agribusiness sector?

With one of the most important agricultural sectors in Europe, Romania is mainly an importer of Chemical and Organic Fertilisers.

The imports of fertilizers in Romania in 2017 went up +15% compared to 2016, reaching 546 mEUR, out of which 535 mEUR were imports of chemical fertilizers.

In 2018, the increase of organic fertilizers imports in Romania is obvious.

According to a FRD Center analysis based on data from Eurostat, the Romanian imports of TARIC 3101: animal or vegetable fertilisers, whether or not mixed together or chemically treated; fertilisers produced by the mixing or chemical treatment of animal or vegetable products in the first 5 months of 2018 went up by 29% compared to the first 5 months of 2017, reaching approximately 7 mEUR.

According to the same analysis, the imports of TARIC 3105 in Romania - Mineral or chemical fertilisers containing two or three of the fertilising elements nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium; other fertilisers; goods of this chapter in tablets or similar forms or in packages of a gross weight not exceeding 10 kg - reached approximately 91 mEUR in the first 5 months of 2018, up by 5% compared to the first 5 months of 2017.

How to reach the decision makers in the main importer-distributors of Chemical Fertilisers and Organic Fertilizers in Romania? Are you looking to connect with Romanian importers and buyers of chemicals, of agrotechnology, of agricultural equipment and farm machinery? Perhaps we can assist you with the Market Entry and B2B Matchmaking. 

If interested to receive our offer, feel free to contact the FRD Center team at:email: europa@frdcenter.ro or tel: +4021 411 1459/60/61

One example of reliable importer-distributor of Chemical Fertilisers and Organic Fertilizers in Romania is Comfert. Established in 1998, Comfert imports and distributes chemical fertilizers, acaricides, desiccants, erbicides, fungicides, insecticides etc. Its range of chemical fertilizers includes: ammonium nitrate, urea, NP 20-20-0, NPK 15-15-15, DAP 18-46-0, MAP 12-52-0 etc.

Its foreign partners are: Transammonia, Timac Agro, Summit Agro, Bayer, Syngenta etc. Based in Bacau county (NE Romania), Comfert has warehouses covering the entire county. Comfert has reached a net turnover of 123 mEUR in 2017, up by 11% compared to the previous year. The company has around 250 employees.

Another example is Naturevo. Set up in 1999 in Bucharest, Naturevo imports and distributes at national level inputs for agriculture: chemical and organic fertilizers, seeds and plant protection products. The company's suppliers of fertilizers are: Compo, Ag-Chem, Altinco, Omya, Timac Agro, Borealis, Ameropa, SDP France etc.Naturevo has recorded a y/y net turnover growth of 12% in 2017, reaching 24.2 mEUR. The firm has over 80 employees.

Established in 2011, Gransol Agro is specialised in the wholesale of chemical fertilizers. This is another good example of reliable importer-distributor of Chemical Fertilisers and Organic Fertilizers in Romania. Its range of products includes nitrogen fertilizers (ammonium nitrate, urea, CAN), NPK complex fertilizers, potassium chloride and ammonium sulphate.
Based in Arad county (Western Romania), Gransol Agro has recorded a net turnover of 19.7 mEUR in 2017, up by almost 15% compared to 2016.

FRD Center operates a comprehensive d-base of local independent importer-distributors of fertilizers in Romania, as well as of international players present on the Romanian market and joint-ventures in the Agricultural Chemicals sector.

How to reach the most relevant players such as Romanian farms and farmers associations, Romanian importers and dealers of agricultural equipment, chemicals and farm machinery?

How to find the most relevant local importers and distributors, local buyers and dealers of Agricultural Chemicals, Agricultural Equipment and Farm Machinery in Romania and Eastern Europe?

How to access the Romanian Agro-Chemicals market? 

Here is the latest free Market Report from FRD Center -
the Romanian Agricultural Machinery and Farm Equipment Market - available for download at https://www.slideshare.net/JackieBP/frd-center-romanian-agricultural-equipment-and-farm-machinery-market-2018

More details at http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.com/2018/04/romanian-agricultural-machinery-and.html

Are you looking to connect with Romanian importer-distributors of Agricultural Chemicals, Fertilisers, agricultural equipment and farm machinery? Perhaps we can assist you with the Market Entry and B2B Matchmaking.
If interested to receive our offer, feel free to contact the FRD Center team at:
email: europa@frdcenter.ro or tel: +4021 411 1459/60/61


Are you looking for tailored market research on the agricultural sector? Perhaps we can assist you with the Market Research, Go-To-Market, Market Entry and B2B Matchmaking.

FRD Center has been analysing the Agricultural Machinery and Agribusiness Market in CE Europe and SE Europe: Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Rep, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Turkey.

The report is available for download at http://www.frdcenter.ro/assets/FRD-Center-CE-SE-Europe-Agricultural-Machinery-Market.pdf

Monday, 27 August 2018

Automotive Trade Fairs and Events in CE and SE Europe

How to reach the automotive OEMs in Emerging Markets in SE Europe, such as Romania, Bulgaria or Turkey? How to establish business contacts with the Polish, Hungarian or Romanian automotive manufacturing sector players? Who are the main Tier 1 and Tier 2 automotive companies in Czech Republic, Slovakia, Lithuania or Romania?

Are you looking to connect with local automotive manufacturing players in Romania? Potential suppliers for your production? 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. For tailor-made market research, M&A advisory services, B2B matchmaking with players in the Emerging Markets in Europe, for targets search and deal origination feel free to contact the FRD Center team at:
email: europa@frdcenter.ro or tel: +4021 411 1459/60/61


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 at http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.com/2018/08/market-entry-to-emerging-markets-in.html

Here are a few regional international automotive events that FRD Center has identified as potential interesting B2B opportunities in Central Eastern Europe and South Eastern Europe:

Romania
- Bucharest Auto – Motor Show takes place during 18 - 22 April 2018 in Bucharest, in the Constitutiei Square. The exhibitors include manufacturers, importers and distributors of automobiles, motorcycles, scooters, bicycles, tuning accessories and automotive equipment, components and spare parts, leasing and insurance companies or car rental companies.

- Bucharest Auto and Accessories Show has taken place during 4 - 12 November 2017 at Romexpo Exhibition Centre in Bucharest. It has been the 15th edition of the event. The show has presented the latest premiers in automotive field, hundreds of models of commercial and utility vehicles, a diversified offer of auto parts and accessories, audio and navigation systems, service equipment and a varied offer of leasing and auto insurance policies.

- Automotive Meetings Romania took place in Bucharest in February 2018

The Czech Republic
- Autoshow Praha takes place during 12 – 15 April 2018 in Prague. The event is organised in the Incheba Expo Praha. The exhibitors include players in the following areas: passenger cars, commercial vehicles, auto components, auto accessories, auto insurance etc.

Slovakia
- Motor Show Bratislava takes place during 24 - 29 April 2018 in Incheba Expo Bratislava. The event features players in the following areas: passenger cars, commercial vehicles, heavy duty and garage equipment, auto spare parts and accessories.

Poland
- Motor Show Poznan takes place during 5 – 8 April 2018 at the Poznan International Fair Grounds. This automotive event showcases cars, motorcycles, etc.

Bulgaria
- Sofia Motor Show has taken place during 13 – 22 October 2017 in Inter Expo Center in Sofia. The event has been organised by the Association of car manufacturers and their authorized representatives for Bulgaria. Approximately 40 world brands have attended the Sofia Motor Show 2017, presenting over 300 vehicles and various technological innovations.

Turkey
- Konya Auto Show takes place during 15 - 20 May 2018 in Istanbul. The event is one of the leading trade fairs for automobile industry in Turkey. It is organised by KTO - Tuyap Konya International Fair Center.

- Diyarbakir Auto Show takes place during 02 - 07 October 2018 at at Tuyap Diyarbakir Fair Center. The event is co-organized by Tuyap Tum Fuarcilik Yapim Anonim Sirketi and Automotive Distributors Association.

- Istanbul Auto Show has taken place between April 21 - 30 2017 at the Tuyap Fair Convention and Congress Center. The event has been a success, with over 100,000 visitors.

More details about the new records of production of the Automotive OEMs in Romania at http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.com/2018/03/automotive-oems-in-romania-new-records.html

More details about the Auto Components and Spare Parts Production in CE and SE Europe at http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.com/2018/04/auto-components-and-spare-parts.html

More details about the FRD Center New suppliers qualification services in low cost countries in Europe such as Romania at http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.com/2018/07/new-suppliers-qualification-services-in.html

More details about the FRD Center Analysis of the Plastic Manufacturers in SE Europe at http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.com/2018/08/frd-center-analysis-of-plastic.html

Friday, 10 August 2018

Market Entry to Emerging Markets in Europe

Photo by Christian Holzinger
What are the market opportunities in the Emerging Markets in Europe? Are you looking to expand to Eastern Europe? To acquire a local company in Romania or in South Eastern Europe? Are you interested to find new suppliers in the low cost countries in Europe? Do you want to find reliable importer-distributors in Emerging Europe?

For tailor-made market research, M&A advisory services, B2B matchmaking with players in the Emerging Markets in Europe, for targets search 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 is a market entry and M&A consulting firm which, since 2000, offers complete tailor-made consulting services to foreign organisations and companies interested to explore the business opportunities in Romania and the Emerging Europe region. FRD Center is one of the pioneer privately owned market entry and M&A advisory firms in Romania.

Our services include:

  • market research, data collection, market intelligence, competitor analysis, sector studies and reports 
  • product introduction and market opportunity assessment from buyers, importers, distributors 
  • identification and qualification of local suppliers, manufacturers 
  • M&A advisory and support services 
  • B2B business matchmaking, target search and selection 
  • Go-To-Market and Best-Route-To-Market strategy 

Our competitive advantages include an extensive local business network, knowledge of the local specifics, access to the local authorities, reasonable fees, unbeatable reputation and deep understanding of the local business culture.

At the core of our service is understanding the Client's business model, their products, their expectations and business goals. FRD Center works directly with the Client understanding and profiling the requirements in the context of the business environment in Romania.

Our main offices are in Bucharest, Romania, the most dynamic economy in Europe. Through a significant network of consultants and partners we operate in all regions of the country, and extend our capacities in other emerging markets Europe, as well as in other parts of the world.

Some of our Clients include:
- Export Promotion Agencies and Governmental Organisations
- International Chambers of Commerce
- Trade and Professional Organisations
- Strategy Consulting Firms
- Private Corporations, SMEs

Our services allow the client to develop and implement a realistic market entry strategy based on the complex analysis of local and regional market specifics.

To foreign companies interested to export, outsource, invest, relocate their operations, manufacture or distribute in Romania and the region, FRD Center offers complete market entry services such as:
  • M&A Advisory 
  • Tailor-made market research, reports, analyses, sector studies and market opportunities assessments 
  • Tailor-made competitor analysis, background checks 
  • B2B matchmaking / Business partner search - identification and selection of local players - 
  • Trade missions: sector-specific, multi-sector, in-bound and out-bound 
  • Facilitation of B2B contacts 
  • Supplier search & selection, qualification of local suppliers 
  • Product introduction, market opportunities assessment
M&A Advisory

FRD Center's M&A arm offers, since 2006, an integrated set of support services to foreign companies interested to acquire a company in Romania and the region:
  • Market research
  • Target identification and selection (lead generation)
  • Targets detailed profiles, background and reputation checks
  • Targets contact at Owner level, negotiations and pursuit
  • Commercial and legal due diligence (through partners)
  • M&A and investment consulting
  • Pursuit of the deal to closure
Also, FRD Center took an active role in discovering M&A opportunities in Romania and has been mandated by a number of profitable Romanian companies and owners that are either looking to attract equity or debt investment into the company or are interested in a partial or complete sale of the company.


More details about the FRD Center new suppliers qualification services in low cost countries in Europe such as Romania are available at http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.com/2018/07/new-suppliers-qualification-services-in.html

More details about the FRD Center M&A advisory services in Romania and Emerging Europe are available at http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.com/2018/07/the-frd-center-m-advisory-services-in.html

More details about the FRD Center Services for Trade Missions and Trade Delegations to and from Romania, Poland, Hungary, Bulgaria etc. are available at http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.com/2018/06/services-for-trade-missions-and-trade.html

More details about the FRD Center Market research, Players analysis and Market opportunity assessment in Romania and Emerging Europe are available at http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.com/2018/02/market-research-players-analysis-and.html
For tailor-made market research, M&A advisory services, B2B matchmaking with players in the Emerging Markets in Europe, for targets search and deal origination feel free to contact the FRD Center team at: 
email: europa@frdcenter.ro or tel: +4021 411 1459/60/61

Wednesday, 8 August 2018

New retail trade records in Emerging Europe: Romania, Lithuania, Hungary and Bulgaria

According to Eurostat, in June 2018 Romania posted the highest y-t-y increase of retail trade among all EU members: +7.8%. It was followed by Lithuania (+7.2%), Hungary (+6.1%) and Bulgaria (+6%).

In 2018, Euler Hermes estimates the value of the modern Romanian retail market at some 17-20 bnEUR. The consumption y-t-y growth in 2017 was over 10%. Romania is the most dynamic large market in EU and a major importer of foods, FMCGs, white goods and electronics.

Are you a foreign food producer looking to export to the Emerging Markets in Europe? Are you looking to connect with Romanian buyers, main retailers or importer-distributors? Perhaps we can assist you with the Market Entry, Deal Origination, Product Introduction to Buyers and B2B Matchmaking.

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.

For tailor-made market intelligence 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.

The Romanian modern retail market is dominated by foreign supermarket chains such as Profi, Kaufland, Mega Image, Carrefour and Auchan. The local modern grocery chains are represented mainly by Annabella, Merkur and Paco Supermarkets. Retail sales growth also contributed to the expansion of modern retailers: over 350 new stores have opened in 2017.

The Hungarian retail trade went up 6.1% y-t-y in June 2018.

Some of the main foreign supermarket chains operating on the Hungarian market are Tesco, Spar, Auchan and Lidl. Important local supermarket chains in Hungary include Coop, CBA and Real.

Second after the Romanian one, the growth registered by the Lithuanian retail trade was of 7.2% in June 2018 vs. June 2017.

The Lithuanian modern retail sector is dominated by local supermarket chains. Some of the main ones include Aibė, Maxima and IKI. As for foreign supermarket chains operating on the Lithuanian market some of the strongest are RIMI, Lidl, Narvesen and Prisma.

Compared with June 2017, the Bulgarian retail trade volume went up 6% in June 2018.
Foreign supermarkets present on the Bulgarian market include CBA, Billa, Kaufland and T Market, while main local supermarket chains operating in Bulgaria are Fantastico, ProMarket and Triumf.

For more details about the retail turnover growth above the EU average in Emerging Europe thanks to purchasing power increase go to
http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.com/2018/05/retail-turnover-continues-to-grow-above.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 

For the FRD Center Analysis of the Romanian Organic Foods&Beverages and Agribusiness Sector consult the link http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.com/2018/08/analysis-of-romanian-organic-foods-and.html

For a FRD Center Analysis of the Modern Food Retailers in Romania go to http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.com/2018/07/analysis-of-modern-food-retailers-in.html

Are you looking to connect with local specialised importer-distributors and direct buyers / category acquisition managers in markets such as Romania, Czech Republic, Lithuania, Hungary, Bulgaria, Turkey, Serbia or Poland? Perhaps we can collaborate.
How to find qualified importers and distributors? How to reach the direct buyers and category managers in the main retail chains in Romania and the region?

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

For more details about the FRD Center Market research, Players analysis and Market opportunity assessment in Romania and Emerging Europe go to 
http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.com/2018/02/market-research-players-analysis-and.html

How to find the most reliable Romanian importers of speciality foods such as gourmet, ready-made foods, ready meals, deserts, frozen pastry, seafood?
How to find qualified Romanian importers of healthy foods?
How to reach Romanian buyers of vegetables and fresh fruit? Who are the foods importers and food distributors in Romania? More details at 
http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.com/2018/01/romanian-foods-imports-opportunities.html

For the FRD Center blogposting Romanian foods imports go up 15% in 2017 visit http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.com/2017/11/romanian-foods-imports-go-up-15-in-2017.html

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.

Friday, 3 August 2018

Analysis of the Romanian Organic Foods&Beverages and Agribusiness Sector


What are the opportunities presented by the Romanian organic and bio foods sector? What factors are influencing the 30% growth of the market? Which are the most dynamic local organic food processors, importer-distributors of ecologic FMCG and Romanian producers of bio foods?

FRD Center Market Entry Services has researched and analysed the local specifics.

The Romanian market of organic and bio products is a very dynamic one, registering interesting growths for several years now. The local players register double-digit or higher y-t-y growths, presenting interesting crossborder acquisition opportunities for foreign producers and processors.

Organic foods, cosmetics, ingredients etc. are more and more in demand. Nevertheless, compared to other markets in EU, the Romanian organic market is still in an incipient stage.

The domestic consumption of organic, bio and raw foods in Romania has been on an upward trend in the recent years. The organic consumer market was estimated by the USDA at U.S. $45 million in 2016, an increase of more than 30% compared to 2014. Players in the market estimate that the 30% y-t-y growth has maintained also in 2017 and they expect to continue at a similar rate till 2020.

The growth of the organic foods market in Romania is the result of a combination of a variety of factors, such as a higher purchasing power, better consumer education, more options in respect to bio-food retail stores as well as supermarket chains with areas dedicated to organic products etc.

Organic food processors and retailers also play an important role due to efforts to create and support affordable brands. Large retail chains created separate sections for organic processed products that offer a wide range of mostly imported products.

More and more Romanian importer-distributors of organic and bio products organise B2B and B2C events to promote a healthy lifestyle and raw-vegan products.

What is the current situation on the organic foods market in Romania? Who are the main players in the Romanian bio foods processing and distribution sector? How to enter the Romanian organic foods and beverages sector? How to acquire a local food processor and producer of organic food products?

Organic baby food is one of the most successful product categories in Romania, growing approx. 5-6 times during 2012-2017. Similarly, consumption of organic dairy products (butter, drinking milk, yoghurt, cheese) almost tripled during 2012 – 2017.

In terms of companies' dynamics, for example, companies such as Agri Mondo which distributes organic cereals and organic oil seeds registered, according to an FRD Center analysis based on official data, a 30% sales increase in 2017.

Others, much more, such as for example Biochem Organics which distributes organic agricultural products, such as: soft wheat, barley, maize, rye, sunflower, rapeseed, soybean, coriander etc. They registered, according to the same analysis, a y-t-y sales increase of 110% in 2017.

Organic farming is a dynamic sector in Romania that has seen an upward trend in recent years. According to Eurostat data, in 2015 there were 297% more organic farms in Romania compared to 2010, counting nearly 12,000. Many of these farms and companies are exporting most of their crops.

Several non-governmental organisations promoting organic farming have been set up recently. Some of them are: Bio Romania, Romanian Association for Sustainable Agriculture, EcoR Partener, National Federation of Organic Agriculture, Bioterra, Bioavirom etc. Many of them are formed of local farmers cultivating or growing organic and bio products.

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

In regards to locally produced organic foods, the surface cultivated with organic vegetables in Romania has doubled in the last seven years. The local demand for organic vegetables "made in Romania" is very high and the market is still at the beginning. Additionally, the external demand is increasing and most of the local players export their products.

For example, Ecofruct, a company which collects organic forest fruits, medicinal plants, herbs and mushrooms which originate in the flora of the Romanian Carpathian Mountains, registered in 2017 a y-t-y turnover growth of 126% according to an FRD Center analysis based on official data.

Primagra is a producer and exporter of sea buckthorn berries. It exploits organically a farmland for the research, multiplication and production of sea buckthorn. Their sales increased in 2017 with 24% compared to 2016.

Another type of very popular bio foods are the bee products. For example, Apiprodex is a company specialised in the production and processing of organic honey and apiary products. In 2017, according to the same analysis, their sales figure increased 51% mainly due to increasing exports.

Premium Fruct produces bio fruit juices under the brand Profructta. Profructta is a Romanian facility producing 100% natural juices, made of chemically unaltered and genetically unmodified fruit, carefully picked in the orchards of Campulung Muscel, without any sugar, colouring agents, and preservatives added. In 2017, according to an FRD Center analysis based on official data, their sales increased 77%.

In respect to organic grains cultivated in Romania, the largest growers are foreign nationals residing in Romania. For example, Orgapic Iaşi owned by the German Klemens Wilhelm Tonnies (over 3600 ha), Agricola Alba held by Casa Lionello owned by EUROVO from Italy and Ferma Lionello SRL (over 3600 ha) or Luciano Martini, the shareholder of Emiliana West Rom (over 2000 ha).

Product marketing and storage is an important element of the organic farming chain.

The total surface of organic farming in Romania registered 258470.927 ha in 2017 which, according to the FRD Center analysis represents a growth of more than 14% compared to 2016.

According to the same sources, the organic cereals crops surface has grown in 2017 almost 13%, reaching 84925.51 ha, while the growth of the industrial crops surface went up 35.6% in 2017 vs. 2016, reaching 72388.33 ha. Also, in 2017 compared to the prvious year, the surface of green harvested plants increased 42.5% reaching 20350.75 ha. The permanent crops of vineyards, fruit trees, nuts etc. went up 9.5% in 2017.


For a FRD Center Analysis of the Modern Food Retailers in Romania visit http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.com/2018/07/analysis-of-modern-food-retailers-in.html

For more details about the FRD Center M&A advisory services in Romania and Emerging Europe go to this link: http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.com/2018/07/the-frd-center-m-advisory-services-in.html

Are you interested in learning more about the continuous developments in the Ready-Meals Market in Romania? Visit http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.com/2018/03/ready-meals-market-in-romania.html

For a FRD Center Analysis of the main Romanian Meat Processors consult the business blog posting at http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.com/2018/07/analysis-of-main-romanian-meat.html

For more details about M&A Opportunities in the Meat Processing Sector in Romania visit http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.com/2018/01/m-opportunities-in-meat-processing.html

Are you interested to export fish and seafood to Romania and Eastern Europe? Visit http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.com/2018/01/are-you-interested-to-export-fish-and.html


How to reach the importer-distributors, direct buyers at decision maker level and present your offer? For B2B contacts feel free to contact the FRD Center team at: email:europa@frdcenter.ro or tel: +4021 411 1459/60/61

For more details about the FRD Center services for Trade Missions and Trade Delegations to and from Romania, Poland, Hungary, Bulgaria etc. go to this link: http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.com/2018/06/services-for-trade-missions-and-trade.html

Thursday, 2 August 2018

FRD Center Analysis of the Plastic Manufacturers in SE Europe

Who are the most relevant Plastic Products Manufacturers in South Eastern Europe? How to reach the decision makers of the Plastic Products Manufacturers operating in markets in Emerging Europe? 

FRD Center has been analysing the plastic manufacturing sector in markets such as Romania, Bulgaria, Croatia and Serbia.


From the FRD Center research it resulted that some of the most important Romanian plastic manufacturers are Vitafoam, Eurofoam, Romcarbon, Oechsler Romania, Isovolta, Star East Pet and Pet Star Holding.

Vitafoam Romania, part of Vita Group UK, has been established in 2009, following an investment of 12 mEUR in Mures county (Centre Romania). Vitafoam Romania has production units in Mures, Timis and Maramures counties.

Vitafoam Romania produces: 

  • polyurethane foams 
  • foam blocks 
  • debited boards 
  • mattresses (Adormo brand) 
In 2017, the company registered revenues 18% higher than in 2016 and it has a team of over 200 employees.

Eurofoam is one of the main producers of flexible polyurethane foams in Romania. It has the HQ in Sibiu (Centre Romania) and offices covering the entire country.

The company has over 300 employees and in 2017, they registered revenues 3% higher than in 2016. Eurofoam is ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified and they manufacture flexible polyurethane foams for the following sectors: automotive, packaging, furniture, sport, air and water filtration, cleaning etc.

Romcarbon is an important plastic processor in Romania, listed on Bucharest Stock Exchange. In 2000, Romcarbon has become a 100% private capital firm. In 2003, Living Plastic Industry - a Taiwanese investor - became the company’s main shareholder. Currently, Romcarbon is owned by: Living Plastic Industry (32.85%), Joyful River Cyprus (20.52%), other legal entities (23.06%) and individuals (23.57%).

In 2017, they registered revenues 7% higher than in 2016 and a team of around 900 people.

Romcarbon manufactures:

  • polystyrene packaging: expanded polystyrene trays, XPS panels 
  • polypropylene packaging: polypropylene bags, polypropylene strap 
  • polyethylene packaging: bags, sacks, foils, films 
  • plastic compounds and recycled polymers 
  • automotive and industrial filters 
  • active carbon 
  • breathing protective equipment 
  • PVC road indicators 
A FRD Center analysis of these three companies' turnover dynamics in the last 5 years is shown in the graph below:

According to the FRD Center analysis of the Romanian Plastic Products Manufacturers, one of the most dynamic is Plasess Romania SRL which registered in 2017 a turnover growth of 30% compared to 2016. Similarly, Tecnostamp Triulzi East Europe SRL registered a y-t-y TO growth of 26% in 2017. 

Are you interested to contact the main Plastic Products Manufacturers in SE Europe at decision maker level?

Are you interested to expand to South Eastern Europe or Emerging Europe through the acquisition of a local company? Perhaps we could collaborate. FRD Center is a privately owned market entry and M&A advisory firm, operating in Romania and Emerging Europe since 2000. FRD Center team provides customised market entry services, business intelligence and market support for foreign companies interested to enter the Romanian and regional markets as investors, exporters or joint-ventures.

The FRD Center senior advisors provide tailor-made assistance to foreign companies interested to partner with, or acquire a local company through an M&A transaction and to foreign investors interested to invest in, or buy, Romanian companies. 

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

In regards to the Bulgarian Manufacturers of Plastic Products, some examples are:

GOTMAR LTD is a privately owned Bulgarian company, specialising in the processing of thermoplastics. The company was founded in 1992 in the town of Saedinenie, Plovdiv county.

The main activities of GOTMAR are production of preforms from polyethylene terephthalate (PET), production of caps and handles from Polypropylene (PP) and polyethylene (PE), manufacturing of products from thermoplastic polymers through injection moulding method, production of packaging for the perfumery and cosmetics industries, manufacturing of moulds.
They offer complex packaging solutions – from the design and manufacturing of moulds to the production of a finished product.

Tir Market Ltd is a leading Bulgarian manufacturer of plastic parts and details. They offer complex services and pastic products used in the Power industry, Large-scale mining industry, Chemical, Railway industry, Engineering, Shipbuilding and Ship repair industry.

Chimiplast JSC. is a Bulgarian – Italian joint stock company registered in Bulgaria in April 2006 with leading partners CHIMICOM SRL and CHIMREMONTSTROY ENGINEERING JSC. The company activities include manufacturing and distribution of polyethylene, polypropylene and PVC pipes, know-how, technology transfer etc.

Some recent news of the plastic production sector in South Eastern Europe monitored by FRD Center are:

  • In May, Serbia's thermoplastic products manufacturer Plastikcam East, a subsidiary of Italian company Think Plastic, has opened a 3mEUR investment in Serbia. The company plans to develop the factory in five stages and to hire 30 employees by the end of 2018. 
  • Croatian plastic products manufacturer AD Plastik announced that its consolidated net profit grew 44.69% year-on-year in the first half of 2018, reaching 7.6 mEUR. AD Plastik is one of the main producers of plastic parts for the automotive sector in South Eastern Europe. For example, AD Plastik produces front and rear bumpers with components, interior mudguard linings, painted external stabilizers, instrument panels and door panels for Renault Clio. 
  • In June, Serbian rubber products manufacturers Tigar and tyre mould maker D-Company announced plans to enter into strategic partnership with Finland's Teknikum Group for production of technical rubber goods. With already three plants in Finland, Teknikum produces polymer-based rubber coatings, industrial hoses, rubber compounds, as well as rubber, plastic, silicone and polyurethane moulds. 
  • The largest PVC processor in Romania, the plastic products manufacturer TeraPlast Group became the largest rigid PVC recycler in Romania after an investment of 3.5 mEUR in a PVC waste collection and recycling station. The investment includes recycling lines, production and storage facilities, as well as related buildings. The recycling station has a production capacity of 12,000 tonnes per year, which places the company among the top 10 recyclers in Europe. 

Sources include: SeeNews, Business Review, InvestBulgaria, the Companies

For tailor-made supplier qualification and B2B matchmaking with players in production and assembly sector 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 

More details in the FRD Center business-blog "Market Entry in Emerging Europe" posting at http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.com/2018/07/new-suppliers-qualification-services-in.html