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.

Monday, 29 August 2016

The Imports of Medical Disposables in Romania - dynamics, players and route-to-the market

According to an FRD Center analysis, the imports of medical disposables in Romania have recorded the following  y/y growth levels in 2015:

  • syringes, with or without needles: some 33% reaching cca. 13.2 million EUR 
  • tubular metal needles and needles for sutures: approx. 60% reaching some 5 million EUR 
  • catheters, cannulae and the like: around 14% reaching approximately 23.5 million EUR 
  • other ophthalmic instruments and appliances: some 5% amounting to approx. 7.8 million EUR
  • surgical gloves, mittens and mitts: up by almost 4% registering cca. 4.5 million EUR
According to the FRD Center research, some of the most dynamic importer-distributors of medical disposables in Romania are Sof Medica, Sante International and Valdomedica Trading

  • Established in 1994, Sof Medica imports and distributes cannulas, sutures, hernia meshes, artificial valves for heart surgery etc. Some of its foreign suppliers are: Nipro, Ethicon - Johnson & Johnson, On-X Life Technologies etc. Sof Medica has supplied medical devices to various hospitals in Romania, such as: Nephrology Clinical Hospital “Dr. Carol Davila” in Bucharest, County Emergency Hospital in Ramnicu Valcea, Emergency Clinical Hospital for Children “Sf. Maria" in Iasi, Municipal Clinical Hospital in Cluj Napoca etc. Sof Medica has registered a net turnover of 24 million EUR in 2015, up by 9% compared to 2014. The company has a team of over 50 employees.
  • Founded in 1992, Sante International imports and distributes catheters, devices for cardiovascular surgery, interventional cardiology and electrophysiology, analyzers, airbone infection control devices, disinfectants etc. The company’s foreign suppliers are: St. Jude Medical, Ecolab, Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics, AccuVein, Novaerus and Arcomed. Sante International has supplied medical devices to various hospitals in Romania, such as: Bucharest Clinical Emergency Hospital, Institute of Oncology “Prof. Dr. Alex. Trestioreanu” in Bucharest, Clinical Hospital of Infectious and Tropical Diseases “Dr. Victor Babes” in Bucharest, Timisoara County Emergency Hospital, Moinesti Municipal Emergency Hospital, Craiova County Emergency Hospital etc. The company has recorded a net turnover of 14.3 million EUR in 2015, up by 29% compared to 2014. It has over 40 employees.

  • Set up in 2008, Valdomedica Trading imports and distributes cannulas, catheters, hemostatic dressings, needles, drainage tubes, sutures and hernia meshes, artificial valves for heart surgery, joint replacement products etc. Some brands in its portfolio are: Smiths Medical, THT bio-science, Péters Surgical, Hpbio, Königsee Implantate, BHH Mikromed, Tipmed, Atos Medical, Medtronic, Microval etc. Valdomedica Trading has supplied medical devices to various hospitals in Romania, such as: County Emergency Hospital in Arad, County Emergency Hospital in Alba Iulia, County Emergency Hospital “'Dr. Fogolyan Kristof”' in Sf. Gheorghe, County Emergency Hospital in Piatra Neamt etc. Valdomedica Trading has reached a net turnover of 1.7 million EUR in 2015, up by 42% compared to 2014. The company has some 10 employees.
Are you looking to access the opportunities in the Romanian market of medical devices and health equipment? To connect with local specialised importer-distributors and direct buyers in major private and public hospitals?
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.
Disclaimer:
Whilst every care is taken in compiling this report, no responsibility is taken for errors or omissions. FRD Center guarantees that this information, collected and generated, has been operated in a professional manner and best efforts were applied with a view to offering accurate and complete results. However, FRD Center will not be held liable for any damage or loss resulting from the use of the information contained herein.
Sources consulted for this report: business mass media, the companies, official sources

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