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.

Friday, 13 December 2013

Romania - foreign and local investment up-dates 2013

  • Green Group, which operates in Romania, Serbia and Macedonia, launched in December 2013 a glass recycling plant in Romania, following an investment of four million EUR. The plant in located near Bucharest and has the glass processing capacity of 110,000 tonnes per year. Green Group includes four companies: GreenTech SA, GreenFiber International SA,   GreenWEEE International SA and GreenLamp Reciclare SA.
  • Enel Green Power launched in November 2013 its fourth photovoltaic plant in Romania. The unit is located in the Dolj county and has the total installed capacity of 10 MW.
  • Coca-Cola opened in October 2013 a new bottling line of soft drinks containing fruit pulp (Cappy Pulpy brand) at its plant in Ploiesti, with an investment of 22 million EUR. The production line has the capacity of up to 36,000 bottles per hour. Following this investment, Coca-Cola transforms its plant in Ploiesti into a regional export hub. The Ploiesti plant is the biggest Coca-Cola bottling plant in the South-Eastern Europe.
  • The Romanian private healthcare provider Gral Medical opened in October 2013 its first hospital, following an investment of seven million EUR. The OncoFort hospital is built on a surface of 5,000 sqm in Bucharest. The new unit is expected to generate revenues of four million EUR in the first year of operation.
  • The South Korean Group Samsung finalised an investment of 100 million EUR in a solar park in Slobozia in October 2013. The project has the capacity of 45 MW and covers an area of approximately 112.5 hectares.
  • In the third trimester of 2013, the Romanian wine producer Domeniile Ostrov recorded an increase of its sales by 20% compared to the similar period of the previous year. The company has 1,300 hectares of vineyards in the Dobrogea region.
  • Terapia, part of the Ranbaxy Group, recorded in the third trimester of 2013 an increase of its turnover by approximately 5% compared to the same period of the previous year. Terapia is the biggest producer of generic drugs in Romania.
  • In the first nine months of 2013, the Romanian producer Agricola Bacau recorded an increase of the chicken sales by 13% compared to the similar period of 2012. The company focuses on the domestic market, especially on the traditional retail area.
  • The battery producer Rombat, controlled by the South African Group Metair, finalised in September 2013 an investment of 17 million EUR in a new production unit at its existing factory in Bistrita Nasaud. This investment brings the company’s production capacity to 3.3 million batteries per year.
  • Rompetrol Rafinare, part of the Rompetrol Group, finalised in August 2013 the modernisation of the coker installation within the Petromidia Refinery, following an investment of approximately 53 million USD. The installation has a capacity of 1.17 million tonnes per year.
  • Azomures, the leader of the chemical fertilizer manufacturing market in Romania, signed in July 2013 a contract of 75 million EUR with the Czech firm Chemoprojekt for the modernisation of the Azomures urea plant located in Targu Mures. The modernisation works are expected to be finalised in 2015 and, following this investment, the production capacity will increase from 900 tonnes per day to 1,425 tonnes per day.
  • OMV Petrom finalised in July 2013 an investment of approximately 40 million EUR in a new gas desulphurisation installation at the Petrobrazi Refinery. The new installation is expected to have a positive impact on the refinery’s energy efficiency.
  • The local dairy producer Albalact registered a turnover increase by 23% in the first half of 2013 compared to the same period of 2012. The company produces and sells the brands Fulga, Zuzu, de Albalact and Raraul. 
  • In June 2013, the German Group Bosch launched a new production unit of auto components in Blaj, following investments of approximately 50 million EUR. This is the Group’s third production unit located in Blaj.
  • The German producer Henkel opened in April 2013 its third plant in Romania, following investments of over ten million EUR. The new manufacturing unit is located in Roznov, Neamt county and has the production capacity of 180,000 tonnes of adhesives per year.
  • Following investments of 25 million EUR, Austria Card Romania launched in April 2013 a plant in Bucharest that manufactures smart cards (chip-based cards). 80% of the plant’s production is exported to over 35 countries.
  • The Italian company DeLonghi started in March 2013 the production of the coffee machines at the plant in Jucu, Cluj county. DeLonghi acquired in 2012 the plant in Jucu from the mobile phone producer Nokia. 
  • Holzindustrie Schweighofer, part of the Schweighofer Group Austria, announced in March 2013 an investment of 150 million EUR in a new wood processing plant in Romania. The unit will cover 70 hectares and it is expected to be launched in 2014. 80% of the lumber produced by the new unit will be exported, the main market being Asia (especially Japan). Holzindustrie Schweighofer is the leader on the Romanian timber manufacturing market.

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Powder Paints Market in Romania

According to the FRD Center analysis, the Romanian market includes 13 independent importer-distributors of powder paints - they distribute also other products such as industrial paints. In 2012, these players recorded a cumulative net turnover of approximately 19 million EUR and over 100 employees.

The most profitable five independent importer-distributors of powder coatings and industrial paints in Romania in 2012 were Elton Corporation, Technochim, Chemical Total, Filkon International and Lampart Trade, with a combined net profit of some 1.2 million EUR.

According to the FRD Center analysis, the imports of paints and varnishes (including enamels and lacquers) based on synthetic polymers or chemically modified natural polymers, dispersed or dissolved in a non-aqueous medium in Romania recorded approximately 126 million USD in 2012. The Romanian imports of paints and varnishes (including enamels and lacquers) based on synthetic polymers or chemically modified natural polymers, dispersed or dissolved in an aqueous medium registered some 75 million USD in 2012.

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