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, 8 January 2016

Industrial manufacturing & Machine tools imports in Romania


a) Sector brief
The industrial manufacturing sector in Romania has continued to grow in 2015, with main productive industries such as metal working, automotive, oil equipment, naval and shipbuilding, agricultural equipment and machinery etc.

In the first nine months of 2015 compared to the same period of 2014, the industrial production in Romania has increased by 3% as gross series, as result of the rises in manufacturing industry (+3.6%) and in the production and supply of electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning (+2.3%).

The industrial manufacturing in Romania represents one of the main sectors of opportunity in the region due to the low cost labour market, the availability of resources and facilities, as well as of the proximity to end-user / buyer.

In the first nine months of 2015 compared to the similar period of 2014, the turnover in industry in Romania has increased in nominal terms by 2.5%, mainly due to rises in manufacturing sector (+2.7%). By main industrial groups, turnover increases have been recorded for the following sectors: capital goods industry (+7.9%), durable goods industry (+6.2%), intermediate goods industry (+4%) and non-durable goods industry (+2.3%).

The new orders in the manufacturing sector in Romania have increased by 2.9% in the first nine months of 2015 compared to the first nine months of 2014.

In 2014, the Romanian imports of machine tools have recorded over 187 million EUR, out of which:
  • imports of machining centres, unit construction machines (single station) and multi-station transfer machines, for working metal: over 33 million EUR
  • imports of lathes (including turning centres) for removing metal: approximately 39 million EUR, up by some 21% compared to 2013
  • imports of machine tools (including way-type unit head machines) for drilling, boring, milling, threading or tapping by removing metal, other than lathes: over 21 million EUR, up by around 22% compared to 2013
  • imports of machine tools for deburring, sharpening, grinding, honing, lapping, polishing or otherwise finishing metal or cermets by means of grinding stones, abrasives or polishing products, other than gear cutting, gear grinding or gear finishing machines: almost 17 million EUR
  • imports of machine tools for planing, shaping, slotting, broaching, gear cutting, gear grinding or gear finishing, sawing, cutting-off and other machine tools working by removing metal or cermets: over 15 million EUR
  • imports of machine tools (including presses) for working metal by forging, hammering or die-stamping; machine tools (including presses) for working metal by bending, folding, straightening, flattening, shearing, punching or notching, presses for working metal or metal carbides: almost 62 million EUR, up by approximately 49% compared to 2013
According to FRD Center research and analysis, some of the main companies that use Plastic Injection and Plastic Extrusion in Romania are:

Euro Auto Plastic Systems (part of Faurecia Group) - www.faurecia.com
Set up year: 2002
Products: plastic automotive components (dashboards, internal trims)
Net turnover: 115.1 million EUR (in 2014)
No of employees: 623 (in 2014)
Examples of clients: Dacia, Renault

Elba - www.elba.ro
Set up year: 1921 (under Dura name)
Products: lighting products & systems, including automotive headlamps and light signalling devices
Net turnover: 42.7 million EUR (in 2014)
No of employees: 1,030 (in 2014)
Example of clients: Skoda

Romcarbon - www.romcarbon.com
Set up year: 1952 (under Fabrica Chimica name)
Products: plastic automotive filtres (air, cabine, fuel, oil filters), plastic compounds, plastic packages, plastic bags, plastic foils, active carbon
Net turnover: 36.1 million EUR (in 2014)
No of employees: 743 (in 2014)
Example of clients: Dacia

Martplast - www.martplast.ro
Set up year: 1994
Products: bathtubs, shower trays, washbasins, mini-pools, furniture, doors
Net turnover: 9.6 million EUR (in 2014)
No of employees: 210 (in 2014)

Fibrex Co - www.fibrexco.ro
Set up year: 1997
Products: bathtubs, shower enclosures, shower trays, pools, mini-pools (jacuzzi)
Net turnover: 3 million EUR (in 2014)
No of employees: 97 (in 2014)

Belform Prod - www.belform.ro
Set up year: 1992
Products: bathtubs, shower trays, shower enclosures, mini-pools, metallic confections, wooden terraces, furniture
Net turnover: 2.2 million EUR (in 2014)
No of employees: 37 (in 2014)
Production capacity: 60,000 bathtubs per year

b) Opportunities: BRANDS, TECHNOLOGY, KNOW-HOW, EQUIPMENT, FACILITIES, TOOLS, QUALITY CONTROL

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.

This is our latest TRADE AND INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN ROMANIA 2015 – 2016 document. Here are some specific sector opportunities for your consultation:

http://www.frdcenter.ro/assets/Market-and-Investment-Opportunities-Romania-2015-2016-FRD-Center.pdf

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

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


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.

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