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, 7 May 2015

Imports of medical equipment and apparatus in Romania continue to grow in 2014


Romanian health services - both private and public - rely almost 90% on imported medical devices and equipment. Compared with 2013, in 2014 imports of such apparatus has grown double digits.


Some examples of imports of medical equipment and apparatus in Romania in 2014 are:
-          electrocardiographs: over two million EUR, up by some 10% compared to 2013
-          ultrasonic scanning apparatus: 14.5 million EUR, up by approximately 31% compared to the previous year
-          magnetic resonance imaging apparatus: 7.4 million EUR
-          scintigraphic apparatus: exceeded 300 thousand EUR, up by approximately 16% compared to 2013
-          ultraviolet or infra-red ray apparatus: approximately 900 thousand EUR, this representing an increase of almost 100% compared to 2013
-          ophthalmic instruments and appliances: approximately 7.4 million EUR, up by 5% compared to 2013
-          mechano-therapy appliances, massage apparatus and psychological aptitude-testing apparatus:  almost ten million EUR, up some 15% compared to the previous year
-          ozone therapy, oxygen therapy, aerosol therapy, artificial respiration or other therapeutic respiration apparatus:  approximately eight million EUR, up by 37% compared to 2013
-          pacemakers for stimulating heart muscles: almost 4.4 million EUR, up by some 73% compared to the previous year
-          computed tomography apparatus: approximately six million EUR, up by some 58% compared to 2013

According to the FRD Center research, in Romania there are some 31 importer-distributors of medical equipment that also import physiotherapy apparatus and devices. Some of them are: Adion Prodimpextrans,  Bold Medical,  Liamed and Tehno Electro Medical Company (TEMCO).

Adion Prodimpextrans has recorded the net turnover of 1.4 million EUR in 2013. It has approximately 40 employees. The company has own showroom in Bucharest of over 200 sqm, sells its products on-line and offers services for after-sales repairs. Adion distributes its products in the entire country using own auto fleet and through eight independent dealers.

Bold Medical imports the following brands of physiotherapy devices: Chattanooga (UK) and Chinesport (Italy). Other brands imported by the company are: Philips, GE Healthcare, Bosch + Sohn, Fazzini, Heine Optotechnik, KaWe, Rudolf Riester, Contec, MAICO Diagnostic, SunTech Medical, Leisegang Feinmechanik Optik, Titanox etc.

Liamed has recorded a net turnover of 2.2 million EUR in 2013. It has some 30 employees. The company imports physiotherapy devices manufactured by GymnaUniphy (Belgium), GIMA (Italy), REMED (Korea), ASTAR (Poland) etc. Other brands imported by Liamed are: SonoScape, Rimed, OsteoSys etc.

TEMCO imports physiotherapy devices manufactured by ITO (Japan). Other brands of medical equipment imported by the company are: Medec Benelux, SCHILLER, Arcomed, JPI, Olympus etc. TEMCO has recorded a net turnover of 11.3 million EUR in 2013. It has some 40 employees. The company distributes its products in the entire country and provides services for after-sales repairs.

For tailor-made market opportunity analysis and B2B matchmaking with players in the sector in Romania and other emerging markets in Europe, feel free to contact FRD Center team at: email: europa@frdcenter.ro or tel: +4021 411 1459/ 60/ 61

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