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, 21 September 2017

FRD Center assists U.S. Embassy in Bucharest, Romania with Trade Winds, the largest annual U.S. government-led trade mission



The U.S. Department of Commerce International Trade Administration, through the representatives in the U.S. Embassy in Bucharest, Romania invited FRD Center to join forces and prepare B2B meetings with relevant local players, specialised importer-distributors, potential business partners and buyers for American companies participating in the Trade Winds SE Europe event in October 2017.

Trade Winds, the largest annual U.S. government-led trade mission, will lead U.S. companies and organizations to Southeast European markets in 2017, to connect them to promising business opportunities.

The region features strategic ports and bustling overland trade routes to established markets, and these individual markets are all heavily investing in infrastructure growth and market development.

Romania is the most dynamic large market in Europe, presenting numerous business and investment opportunities for foreign companies. 


Since 2000, FRD Center provides market-entry consulting services to Romania and other Emerging Markets in CE Europe and SE Europe. More details at http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2017/08/market-entry-to-romania-and-emerging.html

FRD Center - www.frdcenter.ro - is one of the pioneer privately owned market entry consulting firms based in Romania. Starting with 2000, FRD Center offers tailor-made market entry services and support for Governmental organisations, International trade agencies, Chambers of commerce, Private foreign companies interested to enter the Romanian market, to source, relocate or invest in Eastern Europe and the CEE and SEE region.

http://www.frdcenter.ro/assets/FRD-CENTER-Trade-Mission-Services-2017.pdf

FRD Center, in strong collaboration with its Clients, has designed, organised and implemented to date over 30 in-coming Trade Missions, including multi-sector TMs, the largest being with 30 participating companies. 


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: http://www.frdcenter.ro/English/consultancy.htm

FRD Center is a Business Service Provider (BSP) for the US Exporters. More details at http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2017/07/frd-center-is-now-business-service.html


For tailor-made market research, B2B matchmaking with players in the Emerging Markets in Europe, liaison with local Authorities and Business Community, roundtables with local KOLs and product presentation events feel free to contact the FRD Center team at: email: europa@frdcenter.ro or tel: +4021 411 1459/60/61

Saturday, 9 September 2017

Expand / Outsource / Export / Market Entry / M&A in Emerging Europe

Welcome to the FRD Center #MarketEntry services. The FRD Center website is www.frdcenter.ro Email: europa@frdcenter.ro Tel: +4021 4111459

Are you looking for #marketexpansion to #EasternEurope? To acquire a local player, to #export, #relocate, invest in emerging markets in Europe such as Romania, Poland etc.? 

What do you know about these markets? Are you looking for qualified local #importer-#distributors #businesspartner? Are you looking to consolidate your presence in the market, to #manufacture and/or increase sales? To oursource production?

Perhaps we could collaborate. https://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/

#expansión de #mercado  expansion du #marché  #Markterweiterung  #marknadsexpansion #espansione del #mercato   #markedsudvidelse   #markkinoiden #laajentuminen  #markedsutvidelse  #markedsinngang #markedsadgang  #markkinoille #entrata sul mercato  #Markteintritt  #entrada al mercado  #entrée sur le marché #Europe #émergente #Europa #emergente  #Schwellenland #Kehittyvä #Eurooppa #EmergingEurope #Marknadsinträde #sourcing #tillverkning  sourcing #produktion #outsourcing produktion #outsource #produksjon  #ulkoistaa #tuotantoa #esternalizzare la #produzione  #externaliser la #production

Market Expansion Market Entry M&A Deal Origination Eastern Europe Export Invest Source 

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Retail growth in Romania continues at double-digit speed

Romanian retail registers double-digit growth in 2017. For example, in July 2017 vs. July 2016 the Romanian retail registered a growth of over 10% mainly due to the food retail's growth of 13.8%. 

The Romanian Food & Beverages Retail continues to develop in 2017, mainly based on imported products. 


Are you interested to research the market opportunities or present your products to the Romanian buyers? Are you looking to connect with local specialised importer-distributors and direct buyers or with local suppliers / manufacturers in markets such as Romania, Czech Republic or Poland?

To acquire a local player in the Romanian #foodretail or #import-#distribution market? To collaborate with a local importer-distributor? To acquire a local company or to expand your operations in the Emerging Markets in Europe? Perhaps we can collaborate.

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

In regards to Food retail and food imports developments in Romania here are some recent data put together by FRD Center Market Entry Services http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2017/03/food-retail-and-food-imports.html

With the increasing purchasing power in the current period and the consumption growth registered in Romania, it is expected to be seen an increase in the purchase of all the types of food and beverage products, with a preference for gourmet and speciality ones.

The Development of the Food Retail Sector in Romania has been monitored by FRD Center Market Entry Services http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2016/12/the-development-of-food-retail-sector.html

#foodexport #goglobal #foodandbeverages #exportisgood #gointernational #beveragesexport #exportingisgood #exportopps #EmergingMarkets #EasternEurope #EuropeOpportunities #Romanian #retail

Sunday, 27 August 2017

Market Entry to Romania and the Emerging Markets in Europe




Since 2000, FRD Center provides market-entry consulting services to Romania and other Emerging Markets in CE Europe and SE Europe.

Our services include:
- Collect data on the Client company’s export products and export capacity 
- Market research, overview of the Romanian / local market for the Client company’s export product(s) – size, main players, competitors, market trends
- Scan the local market and identify the market channel(s), profile the main players in the respective sector and market
- Carry out interviews with local players and sector experts
- Determine the market requirements such as types of products in the market, preferred brands and why, quality expectations/requirements, packaging and labelling requirements, regulatory requirements, standards, price examples
- Assess interest from relevant importer/distributors and buyers
- Identify their requirements, in particular delivery and payment terms as well as other relevant contractual terms
- Assess export / commercial business opportunities for the Client-company in Romania / the other local markets
- Identify and select relevant local potential business partners in the market
- Approach interested parties and set up 1-2-1 meetings for the Client
- Organise business itinerary / sales mission for the Client-company reps to meet potential buyers / B2B matchmaking in Romania / the other Emerging Markets in Europe

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

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:
http://www.frdcenter.ro/English/consultancy.htm


Romania is a market with excellent potential, a strategic location, and an increasingly solid business climate. Its economy is among the EU’s fastest growing. In 2017, its economic growth is expected to reach some 4.5%, having reached 4.8% GDP growth in 2016, following 3.8% in 2015 and 2.8% in 2014.

For more details 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.

For the FRD Center B2B matchmaking services in Romania and other Emerging Markets in Europe consult: http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2016/09/b2b-matchmaking-services-in-romania-and.html

For the FRD Center services related to Trade Missions and Inward Buyer Missions to and from Romania / Eastern Europe please visit 
http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2017/07/trade-missions-and-inward-buyer.html

FRD Center is an Expert registered with Switzerland Global Enterprise, with FINPRO, with the US Department of Commerce, a Trade Consultant for Enterprise Ireland, for the Netherlands Embassy in Romania, for the Polish and Canadian Embassies in Bucharest etc. 

Friday, 18 August 2017

Romanian Importer-distributors of Orthopaedic Implants and Medical Devices


The orthopedic implants used in Romania are imported. According to the FRD Center analysis based on official trade data, the orthopaedic or fracture appliances imports in Romania (TARIC 902110) registered in 2015 an increase of 12.2% compared to 2014. In 2016, they reached EUR 8.4m.

FRD Center has direct contact with relevant local players in the medical devices and health equipment sector, both importer-distributors and direct buyers.

Some of the most active Romanian Importer-distributors of Orthopedic Implants and Medical Devices in Romania are Medical Technologies International, Silva Trading, Medical Ortovit, Biotechnic Romania, Valdomedica Trading, Ronda Medical and Lamar Prexim.

In 2016, their cumulated turnover was in excess of EUR 40m, which according to the FRD Center analysis is more than 24% higher than their TO in 2015.

For more details feel free to consult and download the FRD Center analysis published on the FRD Center website at http://www.frdcenter.ro/assets/FRD-Center-Analysis-Importer-distributors-orthopedic-implants-and-medical-devices-Romania.pdf

For more details about the Medical Devices and Health Equipment importer-distributors in Romania feel free to consult the FRD Center blog posting:
http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2017/08/medical-devices-and-health-equipment.html

In respect to the opportunities for foreign Medical devices and Equipment manufacturers looking to export to Romania, go to:
http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2017/05/romanian-medical-equipment-market.html

Should the developments and opportunities in the Romanian Market of Medical Devices and Equipment - Healthcare in Romania and in other Emerging Markets in Europe be of interest to you perhaps we can collaborate.

The FRD Center team can arrange for you a Business Itinerary with 1-2-1 meetings and visits to relevant players, such as Purchasing Managers in Private Hospitals, Specialised Importer-Distributors etc. In case you want to attract relevant buyers to your Medica 2017 booth, we can assist you with B2B presentations to decision makers in relevant companies and organisations.

For more details 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.

For the FRD Center B2B matchmaking services in Romania and other Emerging Markets in Europe consult: http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2016/09/b2b-matchmaking-services-in-romania-and.html

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Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Romanian Food Retail Development in 2017

International retail chains present on the Romanian market expand at double-digit speed confirming the Romanian consumers' increasing demand and purchasing power. Romania has been for the last few years the most dynamic large market in Europe, with a GDP y-t-y growth of between 3.8% and 5.6% and a population of almost 20 million.

Purchasing power in Romania increased 12% in 2016 vs. 2015 while in 2017 Romanian salaries register the highest growth in Europe.

According to the National Institute of Statistics, the retail sales of food, beverages and tobacco in Romania have increased by 13.7% in 2016 compared to 2015, while in the first five months of 2017, it grew with 3.4% compared with the similar period in 2016.

International food retail chains operating in Romania are:


Kaufland - part of Schwarz Group

Carrefour - part of Carrefour Group

Lidl - part of Schwartz Group

Metro Cash & Carry - part of Metro Group

Auchan - part of Auchan Group

Mega Image - part of Ahold Delhaize Group

Selgros - part of TransGourmet Group, controlled by COOP

Penny Market - part of Rewe Group

Profi – owned by Mid Europa Partners

Cora - part of Louis Delhaize Group

Profi - the most dynamic retail network owned by Mid Europa Partners PE fund - has registered in 2016 a turnover growth of 39% compared to 2015. It is followed by Mega Image, owned by Ahold Delhaize, with a TO growth of over 21% and Lidl's sales growth of over 18%.

In 2017, the expansion of the modern retail in Romania continues while new international retail chains announced market entry into Romania - the most dynamic large market in the EU.

In H1 2017, the retail sales of food, beverages and tobacco in Romania have increased by 3.5% compared with the same period of 2016.

Are you a foreign producer / exporter looking to enter the Romanian and regional market through an acquisition of a Romanian player? Looking to export to the Emerging Markets in Europe? Perhaps we can collaborate.

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 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 sector data, B2B matchmaking with players in the Emerging Markets in Europe, for M&A assistance and target origination feel free to contact the FRD Center team at: email: europa@frdcenter.ro or tel: +4021 411 1459/60/61

Friday, 11 August 2017

Machine-Tools Imports and Importer-Distributors in Romania




In 2016 the Romanian imports of Industrial Robots - TARIC 847950 - registered some EUR 42.5m According to the FRD Center analysis, this represents a growth of 31.2%, after a growth of 98.3% the previous year.

Romanian industrial sales rose 10.4% on the year in the first six months of 2017 In 2016, Romania's industrial sales increased 4.7%. Romanian industrial production registered the highest growth in the EU in May 2017 compared to May 2016: 15.3%

Here is the FRD Center analysis and profiles of local importer-distributors:
http://www.frdcenter.ro/assets/Machine-Tools-Imports-in-Romania-FRD-Center-analysis.pdf

Due to the current developments, the Romanian industrial players are looking for modern technologies and precision tooling, special materials and machinery. Many of them are regularly visiting industrial trade fairs, such as Hanover Messe, in order to identify suitable suppliers.

The Romanian Industrial Manufacturing sector presents numerous opportunities for foreign suppliers of machinery, of precision tools, CNC, of special materials, machine-tools, industrial chemicals, tooling etc.

FRD Center is constantly monitoring the development of the Machine-tools market in Romania, facilitating access of potential foreign exporters and strategic investors to the local companies’ decision makers.

FRD Center assists strong local companies with overseas expansion through crossborder acquisitions in other markets in CE and SE Europe, as well as worldwide.

Are you a foreign investor / manufacturer looking to enter the Romanian and regional market through an acquisition of a Romanian player? Looking to export to the Emerging Markets in Europe?

Perhaps we can collaborate. Here are more details about selected importer-distributors of machine-tools in Romania in the FRD Center's analysis "Machine-Tools Imports in Romania"
available at https://www.slideshare.net/JackieBP/machine-tools-imports-in-romania-an-frd-center-analysis

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

To learn more about the Romanian importer-distributors of Metal Processing Tools and Machinery feel free to consult the FRD Center blog posting at http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2017/07/romanian-importer-distributors-of-metal.html

For more details about the Market Entry to Romania and the Emerging Markets in Europe go to http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2017/08/market-entry-to-romania-and-emerging.html

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Agricultural Machinery and Agribusiness Market in CE and SE Europe



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


What are the latest Bulgarian and Croatian Agribusiness Sector News?

What are the four-year dynamics of imports of mechanical appliances (whether or not hand-operated) for projecting, dispersing or spraying liquids or powders for agricultural or horticultural sectors (TARIC 842481) in these markets? How about the dynamics of tractor or plough imports? Of manure spreaders and fertiliser distributors (TARIC 843240)?

Did you know that the the Estonian exports of agricultural products and food preparations have increased by EUR 17m in March 2017 compared to March 2016?

According to the FRD Center analysis, the Lithuanian imports of disc harrows (TARIC 843221) went up y-t-y 47% in 2016 after having dropped 8% one year before.

According to the same source, Romanian imports of manure spreaders and fertiliser distributors (TARIC 843240) went up y-t-y 62% while the Croatian imports went up 109%.
Which of the Emerging Markets in Europe presents most opportunities for foreign exporters of agricultural equipment and farm machinery?

How about acquiring a local player? A dealer or a manufacturer of agri-machinery?

For the latest FRD Center Analysis on the Romanian Agricultural Machinery Market go to http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2017/07/the-romanian-agricultural-machinery.html

What are the agrotechnology imports dynamics in the Emerging Markets in Europe: Romania, Poland, Bulgaria and the Baltic States? Visit http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2017/03/agrotechnology-imports-dynamics-in.html for details.

Some recent developments of the players in the Agriculture and AgriFood sector in Romania that FRD Center has monitored are available at http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2017/03/romanian-agrotechnology-market.html

Are you looking to connect with local buyers or importer-distributors and dealers of agricultural equipment and farm machinery in markets such as Poland, Romania, Serbia, Bulgaria or Turkey? Perhaps we can assist you with the Market Entry and B2B Matchmaking. 

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.http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2016/09/b2b-matchmaking-services-in-romania-and.html

Are you looking to expand on the Romanian or Eastern European market through 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 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


For more details about the Market Entry to Romania and the Emerging Markets in Europe go to http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2017/08/market-entry-to-romania-and-emerging.html

Medical Devices and Health Equipment importer-distributors in Romania




The private medical services market is one of the fastest developing sectors in Romania. The Romanian Medical Equipment market, currently estimated at some EUR 500 million, is 90% generated by imports and offers opportunities for foreign manufacturers to export to Romania. In the next 3-5 years, it is expected to grow by approx 5% y-o-y, mainly due to Romania's economic growth and increasing health expenditure both by the Government and private consumers.

FRD Center has direct contact with relevant local players in the medical devices and health equipment sector, both importer-distributors and direct buyers. 

On behalf of our Clients - the foreign manufacturers interested to penetrate the local market - we contact the relevant key decision makers with product introduction and B2B matchmaking services.

For example, with a turnover of EUR 14.6m in 2016, Gemedica is one of the main importer-distributors of medical devices in Romania. Its portfolio includes vascular therapy devices for the treatment of varicose veins and thrombosis prophylaxis. The brands they represent in Romania include Covidien, Bayer Schering Pharma, GE Healthcare, Merivaara, Genano, Hirtz, PVS, MedArt, Endogastric Solutions, Gunter Bissinger Medizintechnik, Tontarra Medizintechnik, SISU Medical etc.

Another important importer-distributors of medical devices in Romania is Gadagroup Romania. They import and distribute to local hospitals, clinics and medical centres medical devices and health equipment in the cardivascular, cardiac surgery, radiology, radiotherapy, ultrasound, intensive care sectors. In 2016, their turnover reached almost EUR 20m. Some of the brands in their portfolio are Philips Healthcare, Edwards Lifescience, Hill-Rom, Sorin Group, Terumo, Masimo, Fisher & Paykel, Natus, KLS Martin, Medifa etc.

There are approximately 300 medical device distributors and commercial representatives in Romania. FRD Center has extensive specialised d-base of relevant contacts in the medical devices and health equipment sector, of both importer-distributors and direct buyers. 

More details at http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2017/05/romanian-medical-equipment-market.html

For more details on the current developments, main players and imports dynamics of the Romanian Market of Medical Devices and Equipment as well as the healthcare system in Romania, feel free to consult the FRD Center SAMPLE report at
http://www.frdcenter.ro/assets/The-Romanian-Market-of-Medical-Devices-and-Equipment.pdf

Are you interested to export your medical equipment and healthcare solutions to Romania and Eastern European markets? To connect with the local buyers and specialised importer-distributors? Perhaps we can collaborate. 

The FRD Center team can arrange for you a Business Itinerary with 1-2-1 meetings and visits to relevant players, such as Purchasing Managers in Private Hospitals, Specialised Importer-Distributors etc. 

For more details 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.

For the FRD Center B2B matchmaking services in Romania and other Emerging Markets in Europe consult: http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2016/09/b2b-matchmaking-services-in-romania-and.html

Monday, 31 July 2017

FRD Center is now a Business Service Provider (BSP) for the US Exporters




Attn. #US #exporters: the FRD Center profile has been published in the Business Service Providers #BSP directory as a #BusinessDevelopment support firm in #Romania #USexports #exportopps #USAexport #AmericanExport

Since 2000, FRD Center offers #marketresearch, #B2Bmatchmaking, #trademissions, #dealorigination, #backgroundchecks on players, M&A #MandA #consultingservices, #competitiveanalysis to #foreign #companies interested to #enterRomania and the #emergingmarkets in #Europe, to #acquire a #localplayer, to #export, to #relocate their #operations in #CEE, #SE# and #EasternEurope




Romania is a market with excellent potential, a strategic location, and an increasingly solid business climate. Its economy is among the EU’s fastest growing. In 2017, its economic growth is expected to reach some 4.5%, having reached 4.8% GDP growth in 2016, following 3.8% in 2015 and 2.8% in 2014.

For more details 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 Market Entry to Romania and the Emerging Markets in Europe go to http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2017/08/market-entry-to-romania-and-emerging.html

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.

For the FRD Center B2B matchmaking services in Romania and other Emerging Markets in Europe consult: http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2016/09/b2b-matchmaking-services-in-romania-and.html

For the FRD Center services related to Trade Missions and Inward Buyer Missions to and from Romania / Eastern Europe please visit 

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

What is going on in Romania this summer?


Romania continues to be a remarkably dynamic market in H1 2017 with positive forecasts for the rest of the year as well as for 2018-2020.

For more details about the Market Entry to Romania and the Emerging Markets in Europe go to http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2017/08/market-entry-to-romania-and-emerging.html

Here are some of the specific sector opportunities identified and analysed by 
FRD Center in Romania:

The Romanian Agricultural Machinery Market: http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2017/07/the-romanian-agricultural-machinery.html

Modern retail in Romania develops at double-digit speed: http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2017/06/modern-retail-in-romania-develops-at.html

Romanian Automotive Sector - what's new and exciting? http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2017/07/romanian-automotive-sector-whats-new.html

Romanian IT Distribution Market - players, development and M&A: http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2017/07/romanian-it-distribution-market-players.html

Online Retail and E-Commerce developments in Romania: http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2017/07/online-retail-and-e-commerce.html

Electric Power Tools Market in Romania: http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2017/05/electric-power-tools-market-in-romania.html

Romania - Private and Public Health Services. A FRD Center analysis: http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2017/07/romania-private-and-public-health.html

Romanian manufacturing sector grows at double-digit rate: http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2017/05/romanian-manufacturing-sector-grows-at.html

Romanian DIY Market - new developments and growth expectations: http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2017/07/romanian-diy-market-new-developments.html

Are you interested to expand to Romania? Perhaps we can collaborate. 

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

More details about the Deal Origination services provided by FRD Center in Romania and the Region are available at http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2017/02/deal-origination-in-romania-and-region.html

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Romanian IT Distribution Market - players, development and M&A




Are you a foreign investor / IT distribution group looking to enter the Romanian and regional market through an acquisition of a Romanian player? 

Are you a Romanian / regional strong player looking to expand internationally through acquisitions in other markets or looking to attract a foreign investor and grow your company?

Perhaps we can collaborate.

The Romanian IT Distribution Market has a huge potential for growth, while being extremely competitive. Several M&A moves have been taking place on the Romanian IT Distribution Market, including crossborder.

Some of the most successful players on the Romanian IT distribution market are Network One Distribution, Gersim Impex, Elkotech Romania, ABC Data Distributie, IT SMART Distribution, Royal Computers, Vitacom Electronics and IT Direct.

According to the FRD Center analysis based on official data, in 2016 their cumulated sales figure exceeded 584 mEUR, some 11% higher than in 2015.

Some of these companies are part of regional groups, others are independent companies set up by Romanian business people.

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More details in the FRD Center market analysis available for download at http://www.frdcenter.ro/assets/IT-Distribution-Sector-Romania-FRD-Center-analysis.pdf

For tailor-made market research, B2B matchmaking with players in the Emerging Markets in Europe, liaison with local Authorities and Business Community, roundtables with local KOLs and product presentation events feel free to contact the FRD Center team at: email: europa@frdcenter.ro or tel: +4021 411 1459/60/61

More details about the Deal Origination services provided by FRD Center in Romania and the Region are available at http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2017/02/deal-origination-in-romania-and-region.html

Romania is a gateway to the EU and Eastern Europe and numerous crossborder investments and acquisitions are registering double-digit profits. Why acquire a player in Romania? More details at http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2016/11/why-choose-to-acquire-player-in-romania.html

Sectors of interest for crossborder acquisitions in Romania include: healthcare, private medical services, plastic packaging, automotive, food processing, agribusiness, chemicals production and distribution, furniture manufacturing, IT, BPO, logistics and transport, retail and distribution. 

More details about successful crossborder acquisitions in Romania at http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2017/01/successful-crossborder-acquisitions-in.html

Are you a Romanian company owner interested to sell your majority shares and attract a foreign buyer / investor? Are you looking for international JV? Are you interested to expand internationally through acquisitions in other markets? Perhaps we could collaborate.

For more details contact FRD Center at email: europa@frdcenter.ro or tel: +4021 411 1459/60/61 
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Monday, 24 July 2017

Romanian Automotive Sector - what's new and exciting?


FRD Center has been constantly monitoring the #automotive #manufacturing sector in #Romania and the CE Europe.What is new and exciting in the Romanian Automotive Sector - one of the most dynamic automotive sectors in Europe?

Ford Romania announced plans to hire some additional 500 people in their Craiova plant by the end of 2017. The new employees will work in the Vehicle Production area supporting the new #EcoSport #SUV model. They will be joining some 1200 new employees already announced in April. Currently, there are some 2800 employees working for the #Ford #Romania operations.

Sales of green cars went up + 215.75% in H1 2017 in Romania, reaching 982 units, from 311 recorded in the same period in 2016, according to APIA (the Automotive Manufacturers and Importers Association) #electricars #electricvehicles

The Romanian Industrial Manufacturing sector presents numerous opportunities for foreign suppliers. More details in the FRD Center sector brief at http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2017/04/romanian-industrial-manufacturing.html

Romanian car producer Dacia set a new sales record in H1 2017, when it sold 332,845 motor vehicles, almost 12% higher than H1 2016. Some 170,430 units were produced in the Mioveni factory in Romania in the first six months of this year.

More details about the Automotive Components Manufacturing in Romania in the FRD Center analysis at http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2017/03/automotive-components-manufacturing-in.html

The Romanian Automotive Market continues to grow in 2017 confirming the Romanians' increasing purchasing power: In Q1 2017, the Romanian new car registrations went up 27.5% y-t-y to 22,276 units, this being the second biggest growth in the European Union. Ford has seen 57% increase in registrations in Romania in Q1 2017. 

More details in the FRD Center business blog posting http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2017/04/romanian-automotive-market-2nd-highest.html

Are you interested in the Romanian Automotive Manufacturing sector? Perhaps we can collaborate. 

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

More details about the Deal Origination services provided by FRD Center in Romania and the Region are available at http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2017/02/deal-origination-in-romania-and-region.html

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Trade Missions and Inward Buyer Missions to and from Romania / Eastern Europe



FRD Center - www.frdcenter.ro - is one of the pioneer privately owned market entry consulting firms based in Romania. Starting with 2000, FRD Center offers tailor-made market entry services and support for Governmental organisations, International trade agencies, Chambers of commerce, Private foreign companies interested to enter the Romanian market, to source, relocate or invest in Eastern Europe and the CEE and SEE region.

FRD Center, in strong collaboration with its Clients, has designed, organised and implemented to date over 30 in-coming Trade Missions, including multi-sector TMs, the largest being with 30 participating companies.

Several TMs have been led by Ministerial representatives and one was organised on the occasion of the State Visit to Romania by the President of the Republic of Ireland.

Additional to the business matchmaking, company visits and participation to trade fairs, all the TMs required the organising and implementing of high-level networking events, dinners and other formal happenings, such as official contract signing and photo opportunities.

Services related to TMs include:

- B2B business matchmaking: identification, selection, profiling of companies, direct approach and pursuit, meetings agenda setting and reconfirmation

- briefings, presentation seminars, roundtables with local KOLs

- visits on location, store / shopfloor tours

- RSVP, secretariat services, support on location

- liaison and management of 3rd parties, providers

Track record: Examples of Trade Missions designed, organised and implemented by FRD Center (2002 - 2017): http://www.frdcenter.ro/assets/FRD-CENTER-Trade-Mission-Services-2017.pdf

FRD Center has been organising Trade Missions and Inward Buyer Missions for the Irish Governmental Agency, Enterprise Ireland, for the Development Agency of Murcia Region (Instituto de Fomento Region de Murcia) from Spain, for the Finnish Governmental Agency, Finpro, for The Netherlands Embassy in Bucharest, for Camara de Comercio Murcia (Spain), for the Conference of Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Governors and Premiers (USA) as well as for Gateway&Partners (GatewayBaltic) consulting firm.

In regards to Business Round-Tables between foreign and local decision makers organised by FRD Center more details are available at http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2017/06/business-round-tables-between-foreign.html

More details about the Market Research, In-Depth Analysis, Competitor Profiling in the Emerging Markets in Europe provided by FRD Center are available at http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2017/04/market-research-in-depth-analysis.html

The B2B matchmaking services provided by FRD Center in Romania and other Emerging Markets in Europe are detailed at http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2016/09/b2b-matchmaking-services-in-romania-and.html


Some of the FRD Center activities in 2016 can be consulted at http://www.frdcenter.ro/English/about%20us.htm

For tailor-made market research, B2B matchmaking with players in the Emerging Markets in Europe, liaison with local Authorities and Business Community, roundtables with local KOLs and product presentation events feel free to contact the FRD Center team at: email: europa@frdcenter.ro or tel: +4021 411 1459/60/61


Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Online Retail and E-Commerce developments in Romania

Romanian shoppers bought online 61% more y-t-y between April 2016 - March 2017, worth more than RON 1.9 bn through PayU Romania - the leader of the online payment market.

Online retail in Romania posted in 2016 a 38% increase, the highest in Europe and almost double the European increase of 15%, said the Romanian Association of Online Retailers (ARMO), quoting the results of an Ecommerce Europe report.

More details about the E-commerce and Digital Retail Development in Romania in the FRD Center business blog publication http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2017/01/e-commerce-and-digital-retail.html

Are you interested to enter the Romanian digital and IT sector? The Romanian ecommerce sector? On-line retail sector? To collaborate with a local player? To acquire a local company or to expand your operations? Perhaps we can collaborate.

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.

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

For tailor-made market research, B2B matchmaking with players in the Emerging Markets in Europe, M&A assistance and deal origination in Romania and other markets in the region 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.

Market Entry to Eastern Europe, Mergers-Acquisitions, Merger-Acquisition, Company for Sale in Eastern Europe, Corporate Development

Monday, 10 July 2017

The Romanian Agricultural Machinery Market – A FRD Center Analysis

The Romanian Agricultural Machinery Market – A FRD Center Analysis
The agricultural fleet is insufficient and the majority of the farms in Romania face a very low level of the agricultural equipment mechanisation. Approximately 73% of the tractors in Romania exceeded the recommended operation period of use. For example, 30% of the tractors used in Romania are over 20 years old.

The offer of agricultural equipment is diversified in Romania, the market being dominated by imported brands.

At the end of 2015, the fleet of agricultural machines in Romania was including:
• 199,284 agricultural tractors
• 159,334 ploughs for tractors
• 30,355 mechanical cultivators
• 77,560 mechanical sowers
• 5,607 mechanical sprayers and dusters
• 27,485 self-propelled combines for cereal harvesting
• 891 self-propelled combines for fodder harvesting
• 5,403 combines and potato harvesters
• 11,966 straw and hay packing presses
• 1,254 windrovers for fodder harvesting

The imports of tractors (TARIC 8701) in Romania have recorded approximately EUR 645m in 2016, which according to the FRD Center analysis is up by 25% compared to 2015.

The imports of agricultural, horticultural or forestry machinery for soil preparation or cultivation (ploughs, harrows, scarifiers, cultivators, weeders, hoes, seeders, planters, transplanters, spreaders) (TARIC 8432) in Romania have registered almost EUR 130m in 2016, which according to the FRD Center analysis is up by 15% compared to the previous year.

Who are the main Romanian manufacturers of agricultural machinery? How about some of the main dealers and importer-distributors of tractors, agricultural equipment and farm machinery?

FRD Center has been analysing the Romanian Agricultural Machinery Market - more details at http://www.frdcenter.ro/assets/FRD-Center-Romania-Agricultural-Machinery-Market.pdf

Are you looking to connect with Romanian buyers or importer-distributors and dealers of agricultural equipment and farm machinery? Perhaps we can assist you with the Market Entry and B2B Matchmaking.

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.http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2016/09/b2b-matchmaking-services-in-romania-and.html

Are you looking to expand on the Romanian or Eastern European market through 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 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


More details about the Romanian Agrotechnology Market Development in the FRD Center business blog posting at http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2017/03/romanian-agrotechnology-market.html

More about the Animal Farms - Dairy and Meat Processing in Romania in the FRD Center business blog at http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2017/01/animal-farms-dairy-and-meat-processing.html

More about the Agrotechnology imports dynamics in the Emerging Markets in Europe: Romania, Poland, Bulgaria and the Baltic States in the FRD Center business blog at http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2017/03/agrotechnology-imports-dynamics-in.html

More about the new development and investments in the Romanian Agrifood Sector in the FRD Center business blog at http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2017/04/agrifood-sector-in-romania-new.html