Have you been affected by supply chain disruption due to the COVID19 crisis? What are the opportunities for nearshore sourcing manufacturing in the Low Cost Countries in Emerging Europe?

For more than 20 years, FRD Center is monitoring the sourcing opportunities on the Industrial Manufacturing, Automotive, Machine-Tools, Technology sector in CE Europe, Eastern Europe and SE Europe. Here is a recent DEMO multi-country report “Industrial Manufacturing sector in Emering Europe: CEE and SEE: Bulgaria, Czech Rep, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey” available for free download at: https://www.frdcenter.ro/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Manufacturing-in-Emerging-Europe-A-Multi-country-Market-Research-by-FRD-Center.pdf

More details on the FRD Center business blog “Market Entry to Emerging Europe” at https://market-entry-romania.blogspot.com/2020/07/manufacturing-in-emerging-europe.html

For more than 20 years, upon demand from international manufacturers of machinery and equipment, automotive components, OEMs etc., FRD Center provides New Vendor Identification services in Romania and other markets in Eastern Europe.

Email the FRD Center team at FRDCenter@market-entry.ro

What is the situation of the Romanian Organic Agriculture and how to source from Romania bio products? How to identify and select the most relevant suppliers of organic agricultural products in Eastern European low cost countries such as Romania?

According to the FRD Center analysis, approximately 80% of the Romanian organic agricultural production is exported. One of the main causes for this situation is the still low number of processing units on the domestic market which leads to most exports being in the form of raw materials.

This represents an excellent opportunity for sourcing bio agricultural products and raw materials from Romania. More details about this opportunity in the FRD Center business blog posting at https://market-entry-romania.blogspot.com/2020/05/organic-agri-production-in-romania-new.html

To consult and download for free the report “Organic Agri-Production in Romania – New Suppliers Identification in Emerging Europe” by FRD Center go to https://www.frdcenter.ro/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Organic-Agri-Production-in-Romania-New-Suppliers-Identification-in-Emerging-Europe-by-FRD-Center.pdf

For your particular needs of market research and new supplier identification contact the FRD Center team at email: FRDCenter@market-entry.ro or Europa@frdcenter.ro

What are the opportunities for nearshore sourcing of furniture manufacturing in Emerging Europe? For 20 years, FRD Center has been assisting foreign furniture producers with their identification of new suppliers of various items and services in the manufacturing industry. More details about this opportunity in the FRD Center business blog posting at https://market-entry-romania.blogspot.com/2020/05/furniture-manufacturing-in-emerging.html

Here is the FRD Center most recent guide to new design and furniture vendors identification and selection in Eastern Europe. For more details contact the FRD Center team at email europa@frdcenter.ro or FRDCenter@market-entry.ro


How to make the best of M&A and investment opportunities in a post-COVID19 Emerging Europe? How to approach the Decision Makers in relevant local companies? What are the opportunities for sourcing production and exporting to Romania and other countries in Eastern Europe?

What are the measures taken by the Romanian Government to tackle the effects of the coronavirus outbreak upon the local economy? For more details consult the FRD Center analysis at https://market-entry-romania.blogspot.com/2020/04/market-opportunities-in-romania-in-post.html

Some key sectors of potential opportunity for acquisition of local players and investment to Romania, for sourcing production and for relocation of operations as observed by FRD Center include:

1. Building and Construction

2. Furniture Manufacturing

3. Agricultural Machinery

4. BPO, Call Centers

5. Metal Parts Manufacturing

6. Wastewater Management

In regards to the Romanian economy, the Government has taken certain measures in order to counter the negative outcomes generated by the COVID19 coronavirus lockdown. These are detailed in the FRD Center analysis available for free download at https://www.frdcenter.ro/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Market-Opportunities-in-Romania-Q1-2020.pdf

In the context of the new coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, FRD Center considers that there are numerous opportunities for sourcing and identifying new vendors in the low cost countries in Eastern Europe. How to reach metal sheet parts manufacturers in Eastern Europe – new vendors and suppliers for global companies? More details in the FRD Center business blog athttps://market-entry-romania.blogspot.com/2020/03/metal-sheet-parts-manufacturers-in.html

Based on recent market research, FRD Center considers that there are opportunities for New lead generation in the Wastewater Treatment sector in Emerging Europe. More details about the FRD Center’s new leads generation in the Wastewater Treatment sector in Emerging Europe go to the FRD Center business blog at https://market-entry-romania.blogspot.com/2020/03/new-leads-generation-in-wastewater.html

For the FRD Center guide “New Leads Generation in Emerging Europe – Wastewater Management Solutions” available for free download go to https://www.frdcenter.ro/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/New-Leads-Generation-in-Emerging-Europe-Wastewater-Management-Solutions.pdf

FRD Center has been closely monitoring the Romanian sector of Foods Processing and Production and considers that it presents numerous opportunities for foreign companies interested in a collaboration with a local player or acquisition of a food processing firm in Romania.

For more than 20 years, the FRD Center consultants have been providing in-depth market research and competitive analysis in regards to the Foods Processing and Production in Romania and other markets in Eastern Europe. Here is The Romanian Foods Processing and Production – a FRD Center demo report 

For a customised research and analysis of the sector of Foods Processing and Production in various markets in Eastern Europe contact the FRD Center at email: europa@frdcenter.ro

What were the most important events related to the Circular Economy in Romania in 2019? What events / changes are announced for 2020 and how will they affect the Circular Economy in Romania?

What are the most pressing issues in the field of recycling in Romania that need to be addressed in the shortest time? How should they be approached and by whom?

Here are some answers that Jackie Bojor received from local experts and key opinion leaders in Romania: https://market-entry-romania.blogspot.com/2019/12/circular-economy-in-romania-frd-center.html

What are the opportunities in the pharma market in Emerging Europe? For more details on production dynamics and players, consult the latest FRD Center demo multi-country market report “Pharmaceuticals Production in Emerging Europe” available for free download at http://www.frdcenter.ro/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Pharma-Production-in-Emerging-Europe-An-FRD-Center-analysis-2019.pdf

Poland is the largest pharmaceutical market in Central and Eastern Europe. The Polish wholesale pharmaceutical market has increased by 13.3% in May 2019 compared to May 2018 to 696.7 mEUR, according to PEX PharmaSequence. The pharmaceutical industry in Poland is expected to rise from 9.4 bn USD in 2016 to approximately 11 bn USD by 2021, according to GlobalData.
The pharmaceuticals industry is a driving sector of the Hungarian economy, with a share of 6% of GDP.
The pharmaceutical sales in Romania have increased by 22.8% in Q1 2019 year-on-year to 981 mEUR, according to Cegedim (https://www.cegedim.com/).
The pharmaceutical industry in Croatia has a long tradition. The share of the pharmaceutical industry in 2018 in total exports in Croatia is 7%, according to CBS.

What is the situation of the Road Infrastructure in Emerging Europe? What are the opportunities presented by the markets in Emerging Europe? How to generate a multi-country in-depth market analysis? FRD Center generated a DEMO multi-market analysis available for consultation and free download at http://www.frdcenter.ro/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Road-Infrastructure-Development-in-Emerging-Europe-An-FRD-Center-analysis.pdf

Are you a foreign investor / group looking to analyse and enter the Eastern European markets through an acquisition of a Romanian player? Are you looking to generate strategic partnerships with local players in countries such as Poland, Hungary, Romania, Czechia, Lithuania, Bulgaria etc.? Perhaps we could collaborate and provide you local market entry consulting services. Email us at europa@frdcenter.ro to require more details and a financial quotation of our services.

What is the situation of the Water and Wastewater Sector in Romania in 2019? What are the opportunities for the foreign players interested to develop strategic partnerships with companies operating on the Romanian market? Romanian local authorities and private utilities operators are focused on the upgrade and modernisation of water supply and sewage networks, including smart metering, automation, IoT, new technologies, cleantech.

Romania benefits from EU non-reimbursable funding, as well as other grants for the development and modernisation of its water and wastewater systems.

For more details consult the latest FRD Center analysis at https://market-entry-romania.blogspot.com/2019/08/water-and-wastewater-sector-in-romania.html

What are the opportunities presented by the Romanian market of Home Appliances? Are you a foreign company interested to enter the Eastern European Home Appliances market? Are you looking for a local consultant to develop for you a feasibility study? To introduce you to Decision Makers in the local relevant companies? Perhaps we could collaborate. For tailor-made market research, target originationM&A advisory servicesB2B matchmaking with players in Romania and the Emerging Markets in Europe, for targets search and deal origination feel free to contact the FRD Center team at email: europa@frdcenter.ro or tel: +4021 411 1459

The production of home appliances and components in Romania has increased by over 10% in 2018, reaching approximately 1.2 bn EUR, according to ZF calculations. The domestic production of home appliances has recorded a continuous growing trend in the last years, almost doubling in the last decade.

According to the FRD Center analysis based on data published by Comtrade, the Romanian imports of freezers (of the chest type) were 41% higher in 2018 compared to 2017. Similarly, the imports of cooking appliances registered in 2018 vs 2017 a growth of 19%.  As for the Romanian imports of dishwashers, in 2018 these went up  15% compared to 2017, according to the FRD Center analysis. More details at https://market-entry-romania.blogspot.com/2019/08/the-romanian-home-appliances-market.html

What are the opportunities in the Romanian retail furniture sector? Producers of retail furniture in Romania – who are they and how to reach their owners? 

The Romanian furniture manufacturers also offer functional tough furniture suitable for all the departments in superstores, including in the DIY stores. They produce gondola shelving and gondola racks. More details in the FRD Center brief analysis at https://market-entry-romania.blogspot.com/2019/07/producers-of-retail-furniture-in.html

How to reach the Decision Makers in the retail furniture manufacturers in Romania and Eastern Europe? According to FRD Center research, there are over 50 producers of commercial furniture in Romania.

The Romanian Automotive and IT&C sectors present numerous opportunities for M&A and investment from foreign groups and investment funds. For more details download for free the latest FRD Center demo analysis at http://www.frdcenter.ro/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/FRD-Center-Analysis-Automotive-Software-Market-in-Romania-2019.pdf

FRD Center is constantly monitoring the dynamics and opportunities in these sectors and generated upon-demand market analyses and target searches. More details in the FRD Center brief analysis at https://market-entry-romania.blogspot.com/2019/07/automotive-software-sector-in-romania.html

The Romanian Automotive Sector is one of the most dynamic in the Central Eastern Europe.Today, Romania is one of the leading countries in the region in regards to IT&C development.

FRD Center is constantly monitoring the development of the Automotive and IT market in Romania, facilitating access of potential foreign exporters and strategic investors to the local companies’ decision makers.
Are you a foreign Health Equipment and Medical Devices manufacturer looking to export to the Emerging Markets in Europe? What are the current opportunities the Romanian Health Equipment and Medical Devices Market? How to access the local players in the Romanian healthcare and private medical system? Perhaps we can collaborate. We can facilitate your direct access to Decision Makers in relevant local companies, hospitals, private clinics. More details at https://market-entry-romania.blogspot.com/2019/07/the-romanian-health-equipment-and.html as well as in the FRD Center demo sector analysis available for free download at http://www.frdcenter.ro/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/FRD-Center-Analysis-Health-Equipment-and-Medical-Devices-Market-in-Romania.pdf


What are the opportunities for foreign companies in regards to the Organic Agriculture in Romania? FRD Center has identified these categories: a. Investment and Acquisitions; b. Export and Sales; c. Sourcing organic raw materials  Are you interested to do business in the Romanian agricultural market? To expand to Romania or Eastern Europe? Perhaps we could collaborate. More details at


What is the situation of the imports of machining centres, industrial robots or machine tools in the Emerging Markets in Europe such as Romania, Czechia, Poland, Lithuania, Serbia and Hungary? How to reach the Decision Makers in local importing or engineering companies?

FRD Center is monitoring the market opportunities on the Industrial Manufacturing, Automotive, Machine-Tools, Technology sector in CE Europe, Eastern Europe and SE Europe and facilitates direct contact with Decision Makers in relevant companies. More details at https://market-entry-romania.blogspot.com/2019/05/multi-country-analysis-machine-tools.html

What are the opportunities on the Romanian BPO and SSC market? Why outsource software development in Romania? How to expand through acquisition of local players in the business processes outsourcing in Eastern Europe?

According to international as well as local players, Romania is hard to beat as a destination for ITO, software development and business processes outsourcing (BPO). The Romanian outsourcing market has had a significant evolution, and according to a recent CBRE study, it has tripled. 47% of the Romanian outsourcing companies are offering software services, both development, and maintenance, 17% are active business service providers for accounting, support or human resources, while 12% mainly provide call center services.

Are you looking to expand on the Romanian or Eastern European BPO market through the acquisition of a local player? A Merger&Acquisition? 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? Here are some reasons https://market-entry-romania.blogspot.com/2019/04/bpo-ssc-software-and-outsourcing-in.html

What is the situation on the Romanian market of building materials? What is the current demand for construction materials, ceramic tiles, finishes, mortars, plaster, fixtures or insulating materials? According to the local players, the demand for finishing building materials will increase this year in Romania partly because of the large number of private projects started in the last two years and entering the finishing stages and, on the other hand, the newly announced construction projects. More details in the FRD Center analysis at https://market-entry-romania.blogspot.com/2019/03/romanian-building-materials-and.html

What are the most recent developments on the Romanian market of Private Medical Services? In 2018, the Romanian Private Medical System has continued to expand and develop. FRD Center has been monitoring the process. Here are more details about Romanian private hospital networks and private dental clinics: https://market-entry-romania.blogspot.com/2019/02/expansion-of-romanian-private-medical.html

How to successfully take advantage of the market opportunities in the electronics and home appliances products in the Emerging Markets in Europe? Who are the most reliable importer-distributors of IT products, electronics, home appliances and telecom equipment in dynamic markets such as Romania, or Poland, or Lithuania? More details in the FRD Center Market Entry blog posting at https://market-entry-romania.blogspot.com/2019/02/how-to-successfully-take-advantage-of.html

What are the opportunities presented by the Romanian industrial manufacturing sector? Romania’s industrial output increased by 3.5% in October 2018 compared to October 2017, according to the National Statistics Institute. Among the Romanian manufacturing sectors, the best performing in the first 10 months of 2018 were:
– car production: +14% y/y
– electric equipment production, partly car parts: +18% y/y
– pharmaceuticals production +9.8% y/y For more details go to https://market-entry-romania.blogspot.com/2019/01/what-are-opportunities-presented-by.html

What are the opportunities for exporting agrotechnology in the Emerging Markets in Europe? How to find the most relevant local importers and distributors, local buyers of Agricultural Equipment and Farm Machinery in Eastern Europe? How to access the Romanian Agrotechnology market? Who are the most relevant Farm Equipment importers in Romania, Hungary, Poland, Serbia or Bulgaria? What are the Key Factors in the Agrotechnology Sector in Emerging Europe? For more details go to https://market-entry-romania.blogspot.com/2019/01/agricultural-machinery-agrotechnology.html

How to assess the market and access M&A opportunities in the Romanian Healthcare and Private Medical Services sector? How to reach the decision makers in relevant healthcare system and private medical sector in Romania? Which Romanian private medical chains are more relevant for crossborder M&A mergers-acquisitions? More details at https://market-entry-romania.blogspot.com/2019/01/romanian-healthcare-and-private-medical.html

Retail and Imports Growth in Emerging Europe – Opportunities for Foreign Manufacturers. How to reach at Decision Maker level the local specialised importer-distributors and direct buyers / category acquisition managers in international and local retail chains in markets such as Romania, Czech Republic, Lithuania, Hungary, Bulgaria, Turkey, Serbia or Poland?

Are you a foreign FMCGs manufacturer and exporter looking to export to the Emerging Markets in Europe? Are you looking to connect with Romanian or Polish or Hungarian buyers, main retailers or specialised importer-distributors in Bulgaria or Lithuania? For more details go to https://market-entry-romania.blogspot.com/2018/12/retail-and-imports-growth-in-emerging.html

What are the market opportunities in the Metal Pipework, Valves and Containers Manufacturing Sector in Romania? Who are the main players and what is their evolution? For more details go to https://market-entry-romania.blogspot.com/2018/12/metal-pipework-valves-and-containers.html

Who are the best qualified local furniture manufacturers in CE Europe and SE Europe? How to find qualified local producers in low cost countries in Eastern Europe such as Romania? For more details go to https://market-entry-romania.blogspot.com/2018/12/furniture-manufacturing-in-ce-europe.html

What are the latest developments and market opportunities on the Romanian DIY and Home Improvement Market? According to FRD Center Market Entry (www.frdcenter.ro) the Romanian DIY Market continues to be quite dynamic, expanding further in 2018, mainly backed by the increasing purchasing power of the Romanian consumers. For more details go to https://market-entry-romania.blogspot.com/2018/11/new-expansion-opportunities-on-romanian.html

Emerging Markets in Europe have been attracting foreign investments in automotive manufacturing for years. FRD Center monitors the automotive sector developments, new market entries and supports foreign producers with market research, B2B matchmaking at decision maker level, M&A advisory and assistance in Romania and other markets in the Central Eastern Europe and South Eastern Europe region.

What are the market opportunities in the Emerging Markets in Europe? Are you looking to expand to Eastern Europe? To acquire a local company in Romania or in South Eastern Europe? Are you interested to find new suppliers in the low cost countries in Europe? Do you want to find reliable importer-distributors in Emerging Europe? For more details go to https://market-entry-romania.blogspot.com/2018/08/recent-and-announced-investments-in.html

Who are the main importer-distributors of Chemical Fertilisers and Organic Fertilizers in Romania? What are the fertilizers export opportunities in order to access the Romanian farms and large agricultural groups? How to access the market opportunities in the Romanian agriculture and agribusiness sector? For more details go to https://market-entry-romania.blogspot.com/2018/08/chemical-fertilisers-and-organic.html

How to reach at decision-maker level the Romanian importer-distributors of surgical instruments, orthopedic implants, medical devices, or of health equipment? Who are the most relevant Romanian importer-distributors in the medical field that have good connections with hospital buyers and surgeons? For more details go to https://market-entry-romania.blogspot.com/2018/11/who-are-most-relevant-romanian-importer.html

What are the opportunities in the retail trade and FMCG in CE Europe? Retailers in the Emerging Markets in Europe register record sales in 2018. Are you a foreign food producer looking to export to the Emerging Markets in Europe? Are you looking to connect with Romanian buyers, main retailers or importer-distributors? Perhaps we can assist you with the Market Entry, Deal Origination, Product Introduction to Buyers and B2B Matchmaking. For more details go to https://market-entry-romania.blogspot.com/2018/08/new-retail-trade-records-in-emerging.html

The Romanian agriculture has a great potential and attracts foreign attention from investors, exporters, manufacturers and processors. The agricultural outputs generated in Romania have been reaching records in the recent years. For more details go to https://market-entry-romania.blogspot.com/2018/11/romanian-agriculture-attracts-foreign.html

What are the current and future opportunities on the Romanian market of masonry elements? Are you interested in the opportunities presented by the Romanian building and construction materials sector? How to reach the relevant local players in the bricks and masonry sector in Romania and the other Emerging Markets in Europe? The Romanian producers of bricks, ceramic tiles, AAC or insulating foam? How to reach the local importer-distributors of building materials and home improvement, DIY in dynamic markets such as Romania, Poland, Lithuania, Hungary, Bulgaria, Serbia etc.? For more details go to https://market-entry-romania.blogspot.com/2018/10/new-opportunities-on-romanian-market-of.html

What are the opportunities presented by the Romanian organic and bio foods sector? What factors are influencing the 30% growth of the market? Which are the most dynamic local organic food processors, importer-distributors of ecologic FMCG and Romanian producers of bio foods?

FRD Center Market Entry Services has researched and analysed the local specifics. For more details go to https://market-entry-romania.blogspot.com/2018/08/analysis-of-romanian-organic-foods-and.html

According to a recent FRD Center analysis of the usage of Building Information Modelling (BIM) in Romania, the interest of the local players in the Romanian Architectural and Construction Sector for using BIM is growing. According to players in the sector interviewed by FRD Center analysis, BIM is expected to become an indispensable capability industry-wide and the key to driving digital transformation in Romania. For more details go to https://market-entry-romania.blogspot.com/2018/06/building-information-modelling-bim-in.html

The Romanian industrial turnover index rose by 16.5% y-t-y in July 2018. Overall, the production in the manufacturing sector, the largest sector of Romania’s industry, grew by 8.2% year-on-year in July 2018 and by 5.7% in the first seven months of 2018 compared with the same period of 2017.

How to reach reliable manufacturers in Romania? How to approach at decision maker level potential suppliers in the emerging economies in Central Eastern Europe? How to correctly identify and select local producers in countries in Eastern Europe such as Ukraine, Lithuania, Hungary, Bulgaria or Poland? For more details go to https://market-entry-romania.blogspot.com/2018/09/romanian-industry-grows-165-new.html