November 2017 – January 2018: FRD Center is subcontracted by a multinational IT group to carry out a comprehensive regional Market Opportunity Assessment project for their products in Romania, Bulgaria and Turkey.
November 2017: FRD Center Managing Director, Andrei Bojor, participates at the RAINMAKER SUMMIT – the 27th M&A Worldwide Convention in Barcelona, and meet with European investors as well as with partners from over 35 countries in a 3-day Convention to discuss joint M&A projects and M&A cross-border opportunities.
October 2017 – January 2018: The FRD Center team carries out a comprehensive Market Opportunity Assessment project for a foreign SME, manufacturer of floor care products interested to introduce their products onto the Romanian market in 2018.
October 2017: FRD Center welcomes its newest private Client, the Czech company Tomton Radiators.
September – November 2017: FRD Center research team releases several demo market researches and analyses available for free download:
- The Plastic Production Sector in CE and SE Europe
- Importer-distributors of orthopedic implants and medical devices in Romania
- Machine-Tools Imports in Romania
- IT Distribution Sector in Romania
- Romania – Private and Public Health Services
September 2017: Jackie Bojor, Director in FRD Center, is selected to become a Senior Non-Key Expert, Market Assessment Advisory Services, for the International Development Ireland consultant firm.
August – October 2017: 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 is the largest annual U.S. government-led trade mission. FRD Center facilitated B2B matchmaking of US companies in sectors such as medical devices, health equipment, FMCGs, foods & beverages, agri-business, technology etc.
The 10th anniversary of the Trade Winds Forum and Mission in Romania, welcomed 100 U.S. companies which were joined by over 100 key Romanian companies and government officials interested in establishing partnerships. Over the course of four days, over 1500 one-on-one meetings and 33 events and bilateral discussions were organized.
August – October 2017: For the second consecutive year, FRD Center has been commissioned by the FINPRO Agrotechnology from Finland Growth Program to organise an Inward Buyer Mission of decision makers in Romanian importer-distributors of agribusiness equipment, agrotechnology and farm machinery to travel to Finland and meet with Finnish producers in a B2B event at the KoneAgria trade fair.
July – October 2017: Switzerland Global Enterprise subcontracts FRD Center to develop a comprehensive Market Entry and B2B matchmaking project in Romania for one of their Swiss Clients in the medical devices and para-pharmaceutical sector. The results of the FRD Center activity have been very highly evaluated by the Client, with maximum scores, appreciating also the extra market information that he has received from FRD Center during the project.
July – August 2017: FRD Center research team releases two demo sector analyses available for free download here.
- CE and SE Europe Agricultural Machinery and Agribusiness Market
- The Romanian Agricultural Machinery Market
Both studies have subsequently been published by the European Association of Agricultural Machinery Manufacturers (CEMA) at http://cema-agri.org/publications/5/download
July 2017: The FRD Center profile has been published in the Business Service Providers BSP directory as a Business Development support firm in Romania for US exporters.
June – September 2017: Subcontracted by the Instituto de Fomento Region de Murcia, FRD Center organises the 2017 Inward Buyer Mission to the Yecla Furniture Fair in Murcia region, Spain. Five Romanian specialised importer-distributors of high quality furniture have been selected to participate and travelled to Murcia for B2B meetings with the Murcian furniture producers during 3 days.
Junio – septiembre 2017: Bajo la contratacion del Instituto de Fomento Region de Murcia, FRD Center ha organizado una nueva Mision Inversa de clientes rumanos a la la Feria de Mueble de Yecla, en Murcia . Cinco importadores rumanos de mueble de alta calidad han participado y han viajado a Murcia por reuniones B2B con los productores murcianos de muebles, visitas a sus instalaciones etc.
May 2017: FRD Center directors, Jackie Bojor and Andrei Bojor, participate at the Global M&A Forum in London and meet with M&A partners from over 32 countries in a 3-day M&A Convention to discuss joint projects and M&A cross-border opportunities.
April – August 2017: For one of our Clients in the BPO sector interested to further expand by acquiring suitable players in Romania and Bulgaria, FRD Center has developed a comprehensive and detailed Target Acquisition Search and Selection project in these two markets.
April – June 2017: FRD Center has been selected by The Royal Netherlands Embassy in Bucharest to carry out a Food & Beverages Trade Mission of 5 Dutch companies to Romania. FRD Center provided all local support, B2B matchmaking services, logistic assistance. The FRD Center team organised B2B matchmaking meetings, company visits, a roundtable with KOLs in the F&B sector in Romania and a group visit to a key retail chain store in Bucharest.
April 2017: FRD Center is registered as an Evaluated Expert in Finpro Expert Search system, the only Finpro Expert with HQ in Bucharest.
January – April 2017: The FRD Center research team has developed a series of sector analyses and demo market researches available for free download:
- The Romanian Market of Medical Devices and Equipment
- Romanian Smart Metering Sector
- Water and Wastewater Developments in Romania – Players Activity and Opportunities for International
- Companies in Romania
- BPO Sector in Romania – Players Activity and M&A Analysis
- Bakery Sector in Romania : Activity and Acquisition Targets Analysis
- El mercado rumano en el 2016 y oportunidades por el 2017
- Animal Farms, Dairy and Meat Processing in Romania
- Successful Crossborder Acquisitions in Romania
November 2016: FRD Center directors, Jackie Bojor and Andrei Bojor, participate at the Global Investment and M&A Forum in Delhi, India, and meet with Asian investors as well as with partners from over 30 countries in a 3-day Convention to discuss joint projects and M&A cross-border opportunities.
October – December 2016: The FRD Center research team wins bid organised by The Royal Netherlands Embassy in Bucharest and carries out a comprehensive food sector analysis in Romania.
September – December 2016: FRD Center, together with the local partner, has carried out a B2B matchmaking and product introduction project in the Russian and CIS market for an industrial manufacturing Client in India.
September – November 2016: Subcontracted by the Conference of Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Governors and Premiers from USA and Canada, the FRD Center team organised a Trade Mission of 7 US companies to Romania in sectors such as industrial manufacturing and automotive.
August – October 2016: Commissioned by the Agrotechnology from Finland Growth Program of Finpro, FRD Center has organised an Inward Buyer Mission of Romanian importer-distributors of agribusiness equipment and farm machinery to travel to Finland and meet with Finnish producers in a B2B event at the KoneAgria trade fair.
July – September 2016: The FRD Center research team is contracted to carry out a tailored market research and analysis of the power tools sector in Romania. Separately, for a different industrial equipment and machinery manufacturer, FRD Center carries out a B2B matchmaking and Partner Search & Selection project in Romania.
July – November 2016: For a high profile Dutch Client, FRD Center carries out an exhaustive Supplier Search & Selection project in the furniture manufacturing sector in Romania.
July 2016: FRD Center welcomes its most recent private Clients: TTI Group, a world-class leader in design, manufacturing and marketing of Power Tools, Outdoor Power Equipment, and Floor Care and Appliances, and Wichary Technologies, a Polish manufacturer of latest technology and equipment for various industries.
June – November 2016: FRD Center, together with the local UK partner, has carried out a B2B matchmaking and product introduction project in the British market for an industrial manufacturing Client in Sweden.
June – September 2016: Subcontracted by the Instituto de Fomento Region de Murcia, FRD Center organises the 2016 Inward Buyer Mission to the Yecla Furniture Fair in Murcia region, Spain. Five Romanian specialised importer-distributors of high quality furniture have been selected to participate and travelled to Murcia for B2B meetings during 3 days.
Junio – septiembre 2016: Bajo la contratacion del Instituto de Fomento Region de Murcia, FRD Center ha organizado la Mision Inversa de clientes rumanos a la Feria de Mueble de Yecla, en Murcia. Cinco importadores rumanos de mueble de alta calidad han sido selectadas para participar y han viajado a Murcia por reuniones B2B durante 3 dias.
June – August 2016: The FRD Center research team is subcontracted by an international strategic advisory and research firm to carry out the Romanian data collection and in-depth interviewing of over 50 local players in the building materials and fixtures sector. The FRD Center’s contribution has been highly regarded by the local office in Asia-Pacific coordinating the activities.
May – July 2016: Together with the consulting firm, Fintra, FRD Center conducts a comprehensive market research and opportunity analysis of the Agrotechnology Market in Romania and makes a live presentation to the participants in the Finnish Agrotechnology Growth Program.
May – June 2016: For the Finnish governmental agency Finpro, FRD Center has organised an Inward Buyer Mission of Romanian importer-distributors of foods & beverages to travel to Finland under the Food from Finland Growth Program and meet with Finnish producers in a B2B event.
April – June 2016: FRD Center has been subcontracted by the Murcia Chamber of Commerce (Spain) to carry out a multi-sectorial Trade Mission of 11 Spanish companies to Romania. FRD Center provided all local support, B2B matchmaking services, logistic assistance. Sectors included fresh fruit & vegetables, technology, FMCG, cosmetics & personal care, dairy products. FRD Center facilitated B2B contactes with relevant Romanian buyers in the modern retail, with specialised importer-distributors, local technology firms, ICT. The FRD Center team organised a total of 76 B2B matchmaking meetings and company visits on this project.
April 2016: FRD Center assists Finpro in organising a “Waste to Energy in Romania” Round Table during the visit of Finnish Deputy Minister Matti Anttonen to Romania.
March 2016: By a private equity group operating in Eastern Europe, the FRD Center research team is subcontracted to carry out a comprehensive pre-investment opportunity analysis in the special industrial coatings sector in Romania.
February 2016: FRD Center welcomes its most recent private Client, the Ellinis Group from Greece, the regional distributor of Gold Collagen.
December 2015 – February 2016: Commissioned by the Food from Finland Growth Program of Finpro, FRD Center research team has carried out a comprehensive market opportunity analysis of the Romanian Food Market for specific types of products of interest to the Finnish companies.
October 2015 – February 2016: FRD Center, coordinating the local partners in Hungary and Poland, has carried out a comprehensive market entry and B2B matchmaking project in Romania, Poland and Hungary for a Greek Client-company active in the cosmetics and personal care sector.
October 2015: FRD Center celebrates 15 years of activity in Romania and the region.
September – October 2015: FRD Center is hired by the Canadian Embassy in Romania to carry out a Sector report upon the “Fish and Sea-food Market in Romania”.
September 2015: FRD Center research team releases the report “The Fitness Market in Romania” available for purchase: http://www.frdcenter.ro/assets/THE-FITNESS-MARKET-IN-ROMANIA-2015.pdf
September 2015: FRD Center welcomes its newest SMEs Clients, the German company, Green8, producer of washing powders and detergents, and the Polish vegetable farm, Agrico. Both are interested to enter the Romanian market and FRD Center is assisting them with tailored B2B matchmaking and product presentation services.
Septiembre 2015: Jackie Bojor, Directora de la Oficina de Rumania del Instituto de Fomento Region de Murcia (INFO), se ha reunido en Murcia con 12 empresas en el sector alimentacion, agro-industrial, farmaco, bienes industriales, mueble y decoraciones para comentar las oportunidades en el mercado rumano y la posibilidad de colaboracion.
August 2015: FRD Center research team releases the report “The Pork Processing Sector in Romania” available for purchase: http://www.frdcenter.ro/assets/THE-ROMANIAN-PORK-PROCESSING-SECTOR-2015.pdf
August – September 2015: For one of its Spanish client-companies active in the automotive field, FRD Center organises a comprehensive B2B Business Partner Search & Selection project in Romania, followed by a 3-day Business Itinerary consisting of 1-2-1 meetings with the interested local specialised companies.
August – October 2015: Upon request from Enterprise Ireland, the Irish Governmental Agency for Trade and Technology, FRD Center recruits 6 buyer companies in Romania – specialised importer-distributors and large private medical services chains – to participate in the Inward Buyers Mission at the Med in Ireland 2015 – Enterprise Ireland’s largest medical technologies
July 2015: FRD Center research team releases the report “The Private Medical Services Market in Romania” available for purchase: http://www.frdcenter.ro/assets/THE-ROMANIAN-MARKET-PRIVATE-MEDICAL-SERVICES-2015.pdf
July – October 2015: For its Latvian Client, GatewayBaltic, FRD Center organises the B2B matchmaking with local Romanian buyers in the retail and import-distribution sector for 4 Latvian companies operating in the food sector.
July 2015: FRD Center welcomes its newest Client, the Spanish company, BARCINO TYRE COMPANY S.LU operating under the brand Membat.
June – September 2015: FRD Center organises the Furniture Inward Buyer Mission to the Yecla Furniture Fair in Murcia region, Spain. Six Romanian companies with a focus on contract furniture have been selected to participate. – Junio – septiembre 2015: FRD Center ha organizado una Mision Inversa en el sector mobiliario y de decoracion con la ocasion de la Feria de Mueble de Yecla, en Murcia. Seis empresas rumanas con objectivo contract han sido selectadas para participar.
May 2015: Upon the invitation of the Royal Netherlands Embassy in Romania, FRD Center research team is invited to participate in a bid for generating a Animal Feed Survey in Romania.
May 2015: Andrei Bojor, a Partner in FRD Center, meets with partners from over 36 countries in a 3-days M&A Convention in Istanbul to discuss joint projects and M&A cross-border opportunities.
Marzo 2015: Jackie Bojor, Directora de la Oficina de Rumania del Instituto de Fomento Region de Murcia y Promotora de la Red de Promoción en el Exterior (PEX), ha participado en el Foro de Internacionalización de la Empresa (FIE 2015), Region de Murcia, donde se ha reunido con mas de 25 empresas murcianas interesadas en expansion internacional y en las oportunidades de negocios ofrecidos por el mercado rumano.
February 2015: FRD Center is confirmed as a local consultant in Romania for the Finnish Governmental Agency, FINPRO.
January – May 2015: The FRD Center is hired by our Client, the Israelian company, Kamedis, to provide services of follow-up and pursuit of local prospects.
December 2014: Jackie Bojor, a Partner in FRD Center, at the invitation of the Instituto de Fomento Region de Murcia, participates in the International Meetings Week in Murcia (Spain) where she met with Spanish companies interested to establish commercial and trade relations with Romanian and Bulgarian firms.
November – December 2014: For one of our Clients interested to source in Romania , the FRD Center has scanned the local sector of furniture manufacturers, selected the most appropriate players that complied with the Client’s criteria, contacted the shortlisted ones individually and qualified them, producing a relevant report and d-base for the Client.
November – December 2014: FRD Center research team together with our specialised consultants carry out a comprehensive market research study in the field of Business Processes Outsourcing (BPO) and Call Center sector in Romania.
October 2014: FRD Center director, Andrei Bojor, meets with partners from over 36 countries in a 3-days Convention in Dusseldorf to discuss joint projects and M&A cross-border opportunities.
October – December 2014: For its Irish Client, an important manufacturer of shunting locomotives, FRD Center researches the local market and develops comprehensive d-bases of potential customers in Romania . These include the following types of companies: Ports; Railway Repair Shops, Railway Marshalling Yards, Railway Line Construction / Reconstruction, Rail Ship ferries; Iron & Steel Works; Grain Warehousing, food processing and distribution yards; Bulk Chemical Processing; Oil Refining and Distribution; Mining; Fertilizer Production and Distribution; Cement Factories; Power Stations; Light Rail.
November 2014: FRD Center welcomes its newest Client, the Norwegian company Skeie Seating, one of the main manufacturers of fixed seating for cinemas, theaters, concert halls, auditoriums and corporate seating.
September – November 2014: For the Instituto de Fomento Region de Murcia (Murcia Regional Development Agency), FRD Center prepares, organises and manages a 4 day Trade Mission of Spanish companies to Romania. Participating Spanish companies are active in sub-sectors such as cheeses, gourmet, wines, fresh fruit and vegetables, frozen fish and seafood. The Consultant arranged 2 days of business agendas of 1-2-1 meetings and visits with local buyers: specialised importer-distributors, processors and acquisition reponsibles in the major supermarket and cash&carry chains, organised shop-floor tours and visit to the wholesale fresh fruit and vegetables market.
June – September 2014: B2B matchmaking services for an Irish manufacturer of medical devices looking to present its products and collaboration proposal to local specialised importer-distributors. The business partners search & selection process concluded with a business itinerary in Romania and 1-2-1 meetings with 6 potential local partners that have shown interest after being contacted by the FRD
August 2014: The “Naval Sector Romania and Bulgaria 2014 – DEMO report” and its Spanish version “Reporte DEMO – Produccion Naval Rumania y Bulgaria 2014” are published by the FRD Center research team.
August 2014: FRD Center, on behalf of Enterprise Ireland, welcomes its newest Irish Client, Smart Wall Paint. The company produces an innovative paint that transforms ordinary surfaces into productive write-on wipe-off whiteboard surfaces.
July 2014: FRD Center research team releases the “Romanian Mining Sector 2014 – DEMO report” and the “Romanian Food Production Sector 2014 – DEMO sector brief“.
June – July 2014: FRD Center and our partners in Bulgaria develop for the Instituto de Fomento Region de Murcia a comprehensive market analyis and report in the wine sector in Romania and Bulgaria: production, imports, rutes to the market etc.
April – October 2014: comprehensive partners search & selection project for an Israeli producer of dermocosmetic products. The activities included identification of local manufacturers of dermocosmetics, independent OTC producers, natural remedies and cosmetics producers; selection of most relevant players, commercial due diligence and in-depth profiling, shortlisting of targets, contact at Manager level, presentation of the Client’s products and proposal, pursuit of the local managers for obtaining their expression of interest or decline, arranging 1-2-1 meetings with the interested local players, assistance on location, follow-up of the visited companies.
June 2014: The DEMO sector brief “Romanian BPO Sector 2014” is published by the FRD Center research team.
June 2014: FRD Center, on behalf of Enterprise Ireland, welcomes its newest Irish Client, Novaerus – the revolutionary airborne infection control company. NOVAERUS utilizes its patented plasma field technology to destroy ALL airborne viruses, bacteria and pathogens, creating a pure, healthy and odor-free environment.
May 2014: FRD Center research team releases the DEMO report in Spanish “Produccion alimentaria – Rumania 2014“.
April 2014: FRD Center welcomes its newest Client from Israel, the company Kamedis which offers tried-and-tested solutions for common skin conditions, from skin sensitivity, allergy reactions and skin prone to atopic dermatitis, to acne-prone skin, seborrhea-prone skin and psoriasis-related effects.
March – April 2014: FRD Center was declared the winner of the bid organised by the Netherlands Embassy in Romania and was appointed to support the Embassy in organising the Ministerial Trade Mission to Romania let by Mrs. Lilianne Ploumen, Dutch Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation . The FRD Center team carried out market research, identified, profiled and approached relevant players, organised and managed the business matchmaking activities in Bucharest for 16 Dutch firms which resulted in almost 100 individual meetings with local target companies and authorities. Also, the FRD Center team organized and managed for the Embassy the official reception and the trade & investment dinner with over 170 participants.
Sectors of activity included: agri-business, water management, logistics and transportation, services, environmental technologies.
February – March 2014: FRD Center is commissioned by the Canadian Embassy in Romania to develop an “Automotive Manufacturing in Romania” sector brief as well as a market overview on the “Agricultural Machinery and Farm Equipment in Romania”.
February 2014: Upon the request of Enterprise Ireland, the FRD Center client for almost 15 years, the team developed a sector brief and business partners search and selection in the field of tools for the metal works industry for an important Irish group interested in the Romanian market.
February 2014: FRD Center has been invited by the Netherlands Embassy in Romania to participate in a bid for the Provision of partner identification and matchmaking services to Dutch companies participating in business delegation to Romania (22-25 April 2014).
December 2013 – February 2014: FRD Center was subcontracted by a partner market-expansion consulting firm to develop for their Client-company, a major international player in the field of waste-water solutions, a comprehensive partners search & selection project in Romania. The project was successfully completed and it generated a comprehensive shortlist of local interested companies that the Client will contact for direct discussions and negotiations.
October 2013: Upon the request of ACC10, the Cataluña Region Export Development Agency, FRD Center carried out for their client, SAHER, specific B2B matchmaking services with local specialised importer-distributors of agricultural equipment and farm machinery which concluded with a business itinerary in Romania and 1-2-1 meetings with potential local buyers and local partners.
August – October 2013: Commissioned by a market-expansion consulting partner-firm, the FRD Center team developed for their Client-company a comprehensive search & selection process in the garden-centers sector with a focus on special soils and gardening substrata. The project resulted in a complete d-base of DYI chain-stores, garden centers and specialised importer-distributors that have been contacted with the Client’s product presentation, followed up for assessment of interest from local players and commercial agenda of 1-2-1 meetings with interested parties.
September 2013: Subcontracted by our Polish partners, FRD Center carried out an exhaustive market scan of the players active in the training sector in Romania, followed by a selection process, Client-company presentation and interviewing to assess interest from the local target-companies. Interested local firms have been profiled and a B2B commercial itinerary has been prepared for the Client: a preeminent Polish training firm.
August – September 2013: FRD Center welcomes our newest Client, the Turkish company Novatemed Innoceuticals A.S. The Client participated with a booth in the COSMETICS BEAUTY HAIR 2013 – International exhibition for beauty equipment, products, body care and hairdressing in Bucharest and hired FRD Center to facilitate direct business contacts with relevant local specialised importer-distributors of dermocosmetics, as well as chains of pharmacies for 1-2-1 meetings and product presentations.
August – September 2013: Upon request from Enterprise Ireland, the Irish Governmental Agency for Trade and Technology, FRD Center prepares an Inward Buyers Mission in the Medical Devices and Equipment field to participate in the MedinIreland – Enterprise Ireland’s largest medical technologies event and is a high-profile national showcase for the entire spectrum of the Irish Medical Technologies Sector – medical devices, medical devices sub-supply, precision engineered components, diagnostics, connected health, healthcare providers, clinicians and research & development professionals.
June – August 2013: FRD Center carried out a comprehensive market research in the field of Chemical Fertilizers in Romania, commissioned by an specialised UK market research firm. The research consisted in 80% direct interviews with local sector players and 20% desk research.
March – July 2013: For our Indian Client-company, Rapid Coat, FRD Center provided full service B2B matchmaking services with local specialised importer-distributors of industrial paints and professional varnishes which resulted in a business itinerary of 5 days and 1-2-1 meetings and company visits in Romania.
June – July 2013: Subcontracted by our Hungarian partners for their Client, Guascor Group part of the Dresser-Rand group, FRD Center provided business liaison services, direct contacts and assessment of interest from relevant staff in local target-companies in the field of biodiesel production. FRD Center set up an agenda of commercial meetings and company visits for the Client in Romania.
April – June 2013: Commissioned by our French partners, the FRD Center team carried out a comprehensive market scan, identification and selection of local players, followed by the French client-company presentation and assessment of interest from the local companies – importer-distributors of fine foods, charcuteries and delicatessen. The French Client participated in a commercial itinerary set up by FRD Center consisting of 1-2-1 meetings with interested local firms.
May 2013: Andrei Bojor meets with partners from over 36 countries in a 3-days Convention in Milan to discuss joint projects and M&A cross-border opportunities.
April – May 2013: For our long term regional partners, a British-American company providing market research and consulting services to companies interested in Central, Southern and Eastern European countries, FRD Center research team has developed a market scan and selection process, followed by interviewing and detailed profiling of key players in the cleaning supplies and substances sector in Romania.
April 2013: Jackie Bojor, Directora de la Oficina de Rumania del Instituto de Fomento Region de Murcia y Promotora de la Red de Promoción en el Exterior (PEX), ha participado en el Foro de Internacionalización de la Empresa 2013, Region de Murcia, donde se ha reunido con mas de 20 empresas murcianas interesadas en expansion internacional y en las oportunidades de negocios ofrecidos por el mercado rumano.
March 2013: Together with our Clients interested to establish business contacts with Romanian companies, the FRD Center team made company visits to Segula Technologies, World Machinery Works SA, REM Masini Unelte SRL, Titan Masini Grele SA, Stefani Mecanofin SRL, Compa SA, Tehnomat Inginerie Industriala SRL, RTD Romanian Tools Design SRL, UMT Timisoara, Hidro Tech Consult, Promex, Menarom P.E.C., Daewoo-Mangalia Heavy Industries, Popeci Utilaj Greu, Grupul Reparatii Industriale si Montaj Excavatoare X and others.
February 2013: FRD Center welcomes its newest client: the Indian company Rapid Coat, part of the Rapid Engineering Company Pvt. Ltd.
January – February 2013: Commissioned by the Irish governmental agency for International Trade and Technology, Enterprise Ireland, FRD Center carries out a comprehensive B2B search and selection in the field of industrial adhesives and adhesive tapes.
January 2013: FRD Center is commissioned by ACC10 (The Cataluna Agency for International Trade Development) to carry out a market brief of the Agribusiness Machinery and Equipment in Romania, with a focus on Machinery for Vines and Orchards, followed by a B2B Importer-Distributor Search and Selection of local players specialised in Agribusiness Machinery and Equipment.
December 2012: FRD Center welcomes its newest clients: Transacta Bulgaria and Saher Spain.
December 2012: Commissioned by its Client, Enterprise Ireland, FRD Center supports the organisation of a B2B Product Presentation event towards KOLs and targeted senior staff in the banking sector in Romania. Our services included generation of the list of relevant targets (i.e. Retail Director), direct approach, follow-up and pursuit.
November 2012: The Managing Partner of FRD Center meets with partners from over 36 countries in a 3-days Convention in Paris to discuss joint projects and M&A cross-border opportunities.
October – December 2012: For one of its Client-companies active in the metallurgical sector, FRD Center carries out a comprehensive market assessment and development opportunity analysis, followed by competitor analysis and potential client search.
October – December 2012: FRD Center is commissioned by a market research agency operating at global level to carry out a detailed and comprehensive sector research in the field of Scrap Generation and Management in Romania, with a focus on Scrap Metal.
October – November 2012: For one of its Client-companies active in the automotive manufacturing sector, FRD Center carries out a comprehensive market scan and B2B search and selection process, in order to identify and qualify local providers of specific industry-related services.
October 2012: FRD Center welcomes its newest client: ICAP.
September – December 2012: FRD Center and its associate, specialised in cosmetic and beauty products marketing, carry out for one of its Client-firms based in Germany a detailed market scan, product presentation and assessment of interest from specialist local importer-distributors for professional cosmetic products.
September – October 2012: FRD Center is commissioned by ACC10 (The Cataluna Agency for International Trade Development) to carry out a comprehensive B2B search and selection project for its Client-company, Castelomega, active in the sector of servomotors repair.
September – October 2012: For one of its Spanish client-companies active in the construction and building restoration field, FRD Center organises a comprehensive B2B Business Partner Search & Selection project in Romania, followed by a 3-day Business Itinerary consisiting of 1-2-1 meetings with the interested local specialised companies.
September 2012: FRD Center welcomes its newest clients: BecoTek Norway, General Motors Manufacturing and Johnson Metall Sweden.
September 2012: FRD Center is confirmed as a local consultant in Romania for the Welsh Government’s International Trade Opportunities programme in partnership with the Lead Consultant, Aydon Consultants.
August 2012: FRD Center welcomes its newest clients: Kitalpha Med Gmbh from Germany, Azuche88 from Spain and Kallipareia Cosmetic International GmbH from Germany with its brand, Dalton.
July – August 2012: FRD Center carries out for one of its Chinese Client-companies a comprehensive B2B search and selection in the field of agricultural machinery manufacturing in Romania and Poland.
June 2012: FRD Center welcomes its newest clients: the Spanish company Transportes J.Carrión , the Chinese company Foton Lovol International Heavy Industry Co. Ltd. and, through our collaboration with the consulting firm Sotres, the Polish firm, Voigt.
June – September 2012: For its new client, Camara Oficial de Industria, Comercio y Navegacion de Lorca (Spain), FRD Center carries out a comprehensive market research, including price offers from major local independente players, in the field of cereals production and trade in Romania.
June – July 2012: For one of its Chinese client-companies active in the field of medical devices manufacturing – orthopedic surgical implants – FRD Center organises a B2B Business Partner Search & Selection project in Romania, followed by a 5-day Business Itinerary and 1-2-1 meetings with the interested local companies (specialised importer-distributors).
June 2012: FRD Center is commissioned by ACC10 (The Cataluna Agency for International Trade Development) to carry out a market opportunities research and a B2B search and selection project for its client-company, Logitek, active in the industrial automation sector.
May 2012: The Managing Partner of FRD Center meets with its global network partners, from over 35 countries, in a 3-day Convention in Budapest to discuss joint projects and M&A cross-border opportunities.
May 2012: FRD Center welcomes its newest clients: the Chinese company ZhengTian Medical – part of the Naton Medical Group, a French company in the electrical insulation sector and the Indian company Nafa Craft House.
May 2012: FRD Center is commissioned by their long term partners in Krakow, Poland – a renowned regional strategic consulting firm – to develop a partners search and selection project in protective coatings sector in Romania.
April 2012: FRD Center research team release the DEMO sector brief : “Industrial Manufacturing in Romania 2012”
April 2012: FRD Center team up-date the d-bases of Medical Devices Importer-Distributors, Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Importer-Distributors and Agricultural Equipment and Farm Machinery Importer-Distributors in Romania.
Marzo 2012: La Sra Jackie Bojor, Directora de la Oficina de Rumania del Instituto de Fomento de la Region de Murcia, ha participado en el FIE’12 – El Foro de Internacionalizacion de la Empresa en Murcia, Espana. En el foro, Sra Bojor se ha entrevistado con mas de 25 empresas murcianas interesadas en implantarse en el mercado rumano. Los sectores incluyen: bienes de consumo, productos gourmet, productos lacteos, ingineria civil y infraestructura, materiales de construccion, equipo deportivo, agro-alimentacion etc.
17 March 2012: As the local business consultant of Enterprise Ireland in Romania , FRD Center team participate in the St. Patrick’s Day official celebrations organised by the Irish Embassy in Bucharest.
March 2012: FRD Center organises the Furniture Inward Buyer Mission to the Yecla Furniture Fair in Murcia region, Spain. Five Romanian companies have been selected to participate. Photo album is available here. – Marzo 2012: FRD Center ha organizado una Mision Inversa en el sector mobiliario y de decoracion con la ocasion de la Feria de Mueble de Yecla, en Murcia. Cinco empresas rumanas han sido selectadas para participar. Los fotos se pueden consultar en este enlace.
February 2012: FRD Center welcomes its newest international partners: the French company Multivalente and the Dutch company Trade and Investment Centre.
February 2012: FRD Center becomes the local business consultant in Romania for Cambra Oficial de Comerç i Indústria de Terrassa, Cataluna, Spain.
January 2012: FRD Center research team release the DEMO report: “The Cheese And Yogurt Market In Romania” and the “Automotive Sector in CE and SE Europe Q1 2012: newsletter“.
December 2011: FRD Center research team finalise the “Environmental Technologies and Renewable Energies – Market opportunities in the emerging markets in Europe” DEMO report, the “Household Appliances Market in CE, SE and Eastern Europe” – DEMO report and the “Agricultural Equipment Market in CE, SE and Eastern Europe” – DEMO report.
November 2011: FRD Center research team release the DEMO reports: “Imports of Electric and Electronic Items in Romania“, “The CCTV Market in CE, SE and Eastern Europe” and “Automotive Manufacturing Sector in Romania“.
November 2011: Jackie Bojor participates in the HKTDC Business seminar in Bucharest.
November 2011: FRD Center research team finalise the “Chinese Business in Romania” report.
31 October 2011: Andrei Bojor, Managing Partner of FRD Center and M&A Advisor, participated at the Go4Europe 2011 Conference organised by Catalyst Fund and Cukierman & Co. Investment House in Tel Aviv, Israel. The 9th edition of the high profile Go4Europe Conference hosted key decision makers, business representatives and parliamentarians from Israel, Europe and Russia in order to promote economic cooperation between leading European countries and Israel. Amongst the conference participants were: the Israeli Vice Prime Minister, Mr. Dan Meridor, the Vice President of the European Commission, Mr. Antonio Tajani, the French Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development, Transport and Housing, Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet, the Technology Guru, Mr. Ron Houldai, Mayor of Tel Aviv, Mr. Yossi Vardi, the Managing Director of Russia’s Gazprombank, Boris Evseev, the Deputy CEO of Rusnano, Oleg Kiselev, and other significant business sector representatives and decision makers.
October 2011: FRD Center research team issue the MARKET OPPORTUNITIES IN ROMANIA – Q4 2011.
Octubre 2011: Jackie Bojor ha participado en el seminario sobre la infraestructura de transporte organizado por el Instituto Español de Comercio Exterior (ICEX) en colaboración con la Oficina Comercial de la Embajada Española en Rumania, con la ocasion de la visita del Secretarío de Estado de Comercio Exterior, el Sr. Alfredo Bonet.
Septiembre – Octubre 2011: Por su cliente, Lorca Nutricion Animal – Guadalen – FRD Center ha realizado una agenda comercial y viaje de prospeccion en el mercado Rumano, con la ocasion de la feria de INDAGRA.
Septiembre 2011: Junto con sus socios en Vigo, Espana – una importante consultora de estrategia internacional de negocios y expansion al estranjero – FRD Center ha realizado una investigacion compleja del sector de “Los Fondos UE en Rumania”: programas, convocatorias, agentes clave, seguida por un viaje comercial por el Cliente en el mercado rumano.
September 2011: FRD Center is selected by the Trade and Investment Promotion Section, Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Romania, to carry out two sector reports: “The Romanian Construction Sector” and “The Romanian Furniture Sector”.
August 2011: FRD Center starts the B2B Matchmaking and Product Introduction project for a wine producer interested to expand on the Romanian retail and HoReCa markets.
August 2011: FRD Center research team issue the Environmental Technologies and Renewable Energies – Opportunities in the Emerging Markets in Europe.
August 2011: FRD Center welcomes its new British partner-company, Fraser International Business Development Ltd. based in Wales. Their focus is to assist UK and international companies to access each others’ markets through Strategic Alliances/Partnership and Joint Ventures.
July 2011: Jackie Bojor meets with the representatives of the Commercial Section of the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Bucharest.
July 2011: FRD Center, in partnership with Vine Tree Solutions Ltd (UK) start promoting the The Dairy Event and Livestock Show 2011 – Europe’s leading event for the livestock sector. It attracts more than 16,000 visitors a year and presents a unique opportunity for farmers, herdsmen, consultants, processors and retailers from all over the world to see the best dairy livestock, equipment, products and services available in the UK market. Due to extensive local contacts in the agri-business sector in Romania, FRD Center has been selected by Vine Tree Solutions Ltd as their local partner in CE and SE Europe.
July 2011: FRD Center research team issue the MARKET OPPORTUNITIES IN ROMANIA – Q3 2011.
June 2011: Jackie Bojor meets with the representatives of the Mexican Governmental Agency for International Trade, ProMexico.
June 2011: FRD Center and IBS Global Consulting, Inc. based in Troy, Michigan, formally announce their partnership. IBS Global Consulting is a leading international business development and marketing consulting firm that specialize in helping small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) create sustainable growth through successful expansion into international markets.They assist companies in the United States and abroad in entering or expanding into markets throughout North America, Asia, Europe, Latin America, Africa and the Middle East.
June 2011: FRD Center continues its long-term collaboration with a renouned regional strategic consulting firm based in Krakow, Poland. For this Partner, FRD Center develops a local suppliers identification and qualification project in industrial manufacturing. The Partner provides a wide range of services in over 20 countries of Central and Eastern Europe, including market entry feasibility studies, CI (Competitive Intelligence), strategic advisory, FDI assistance (M&A, Greenfield projects), quick consulting services as well as any other services and business support a company might require to enter a market, find a business partner or gain reliable information. Their services are always tailored to the specific requirements of the clients, many of which are Fortune 500 companies.
Mayo 2011: FRD Center da la bienvenida a su cliente de Lorca (Espana), la empresa Cereales y Harinas Garsan, parte del Grupo Alcaraz.
May 2011: FRD Center Research Team issue the “Waste Management and Recycling in Romania – May 2011 demo report” which presents the current situation, market and investment opportunities as well as the expected developments in the recycling sector and solid waste management sector in Romania.
May 2011: Jackie Bojor participates in a business presentation organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC).
Mayo 2011: FRD Center colabora con la Oficina de ACC10 por Rumania para la presentacion “El Mercado Carnico en Rumania”.
April 2011: Jackie Bojor becomes local agent in Romania for the British school of Business English “Lydbury English Centre Ltd“.
Marzo 2011: FRD Center publica las presentaciones “Rumania – Licitaciones por obras de infraestructura” y “Mercado rumano – oportunidades de negocios por empresas murcianas t1 2011”
March 2011: FRD Center Research Team release the demo report “Water and Wastewater Management in Romania” outlining the recent developments in the sector.
Marzo 2011: FRD Center empieza su colaboracion con la empresa de consultoria Equantia Global Business con sede principal en Galicia.
21-26 de febrero 2011: Sra Jackie Bojor, Directora de la Oficina de Rumania del Instituto de Fomento de la Region de Murcia, ha participado en el Foro Internacional de la Empresa en Murcia, Espana. En el foro, Sra Bojor se ha entrevistado con mas de 20 empresas murcianas de varios sectores de actividad interesadas en implantarse en el mercado rumano. Tambien, Sra Bojor ha presentado las oportunidades de negocios y inversion en Rumania por las empresas murcianas, que incluyen sectores como agricultura, desarollo rural, infraestructura, obras de construccion, agro-alimentacion etc.
February 2011: FRD Center Research Team issue the demo report “Medical and Dental Equipment Market in Romania” which presents the current situation and expected developments of the medical devices sector and profiles examples of importer-distributors active in Romania.
18 February 2011: Um den deutschsprachigen Kunden entgegenzukommen, ist vor kurzem Frau Harieta Ciurca, Geschäftsberater, dem FRD Center Team beigetreten. Harieta wird Beratungsdienstleistungen für die Unternehmen aus Deutschland, Österreich und Schweiz anbieten können, die daran interessiert sind, als Exporteure oder Investoren auf den rumänischen Markt einzudringen, die auf der Suche sind nach einem lokalen Geschäftspartnern, Lieferanten oder Verteiler, die eine Investition tätigen möchten oder lokale B2B Kunden finden möchten.
14 February 2011: FRD Center Research Team issue the “COMMERCIAL REFRIGERATION MARKET IN ROMANIA” demo report which outlines the current situation and expected evolution of the sector and profiles examples of players. For companies interested in the market opportunities in the refrigeration equipments, logistics and transportation, FRD Center provides tailor-made market entry consulting including business partners search and selection, product introduction and assessment of interest from B2B clients / importer-distributors.
3 February 2011: FRD Center becomes an accredited advisor for the British Trade and Investment Agency, UKTI, assisting British exporters and investors successfully enter the Romanian market through offering strategic marketing advisory, market intelligence, consultancy for best routes to market, business matchmaking and local support in Romania . Although not subsidised, our services are provided on a professional fee basis at competitive prices similar to the UKTI rates. Some of our distinguished British clients so far include Hanson plc, AMR International, PlayPrint Ltd, Fair Isaac Inc.
February 2011: For INFO Murcia, FRD Center organises the inward buyer mission to the 25th edition of the furniture and interior decorations trade fair in Yecla ( Murcia , Spain ) . Por INFO Murcia, FRD Center organiza una mision economica inversa a la 25o edicion de la Feria de muebles y decoracion de Yecla (Murcia, Espana). www.feriayecla.com
28 January 2011: The new demo report “ENERGY EFFICIENCY SECTOR IN ROMANIA” is issued. Topics include: energy efficiency projects in the industrial sector, thermal rehabilitation of buildings, renewable energies projects, events, ESCOs in Romania.
20 January 2011: FRD Center Market Entry Services finalises discussions and agrees colaboration with a major international market expansion consulting firm based in Israel and USA . The new partner represents international companies, mainly from Israel, looking to expand to new international markets, with a focus on the emerging markets in Eastern Europe.
14 January 2011: FRD Center Research Team issue the “MEDICAL AND DENTAL EQUIPMENT MARKET IN ROMANIA” demo report which details current developments and expected dynamics of the medical devices and dental equipment and services in Romania in the next 2-3 years.
29 December 2010: FRD Center becomes an Expert Content Provider registered by the International Trade Services platform Global Trade founded by the U.S. Department of Commerce and the UK Trade and Investment Department, UKTI.
December 2010: FRD Center Research Team issue the “Automotive Manufacturing in CE and SE Europe” overview. For companies interested in the market opportunities in the automotive manufacturing sector in countries such as Slovakia, Poland, Baltic States, Romania, FRD Center provides tailor-made market entry consulting including business partners search and selection, product introduction and assessment of interest from B2B clients / importer-distributors.
30 November 2010: FRD Center Research Team issue the “Market and Investment Opportunities in Romania – Q4” overview which outlines current and future investment and export opportunities in the Romanian sectors such as: automotive and industrial manufacturing, agri-business, food processing, wine retail and production, pharma manufacturing, waste management, renewable energy etc.
17 – 19 de noviembre 2010: FRD Center da la bienvenida a su cliente, la empresa espanola IBERNED, especialisada en productos y instalaciones por invernaderos, productos y instalaciones de energia renovable: Instalaciones Solares de Conexión a Red o Aisladas, Eólicas, Biomasa, Termosolares a nivel doméstico y/o industrial.
15 November 2010: FRD Center welcomes its most recent Irish client, The Rea Group of companies, specialists in Agricultural, Financial and Rural Business Development.
Noviembre 2010: FRD Center ha sido seleccionada como una de las dos finalistas en la licitacion por antena de negocios del Organismo de promoción del comercio internacional de la comunidad autónoma de Andalucía, Extenda, en Rumania.
31 October 2010: FRD Center Research Team issue the “Industrial Manufacturing in CE Europe” overview which details recent dynamics and opportunities in the manufacturing industrial sectors in countries such as Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Romania etc.
22 October 2010: FRD Center Research Team issue the “Fashion and Clothing Retail in Romania Demo report”
15 October 2010: FRD Center Research Team issue the “Dynamics of Industrial Manufacturing in CE Europe Newsletter”
6-8 October 2010: FRD Center welcomes to Romania its Canadian client, La Vie En Rose, for whom we have been providing market assessment consulting and partner search services since 2009.
29 September – 4 October 2010: FRD Center Research Team provide data collection, F2F interviews with KOLs and market intelligence in Romania to a major global management consulting firm for a flash 3-day market assessment project in the sector of debt collection services. The Warsaw office of the world’s leading advisor on business strategy has hired FRD Center to provide specialised high profile market research services as part of their project in Romania.
September 2010: FRD Center Research Team issue the “Pharma Sector in Romania Newsletter“.
16 August 2010: FRD Center welcomes its most recent Spanish client-company, Reciclajes Plasticos SL, specialised in plastic waste sorting and recycling, and distribution of PP and PE.
10 August 2010: The new FRD Center M&A portfolio of sell mandates and opportunities in Romania is issued.
August 2010: FRD Center Research Team issue “The Water and Wastewater Sectors in Romania – DEMO Market Brief 2010“.
2 August 2010: FRD Center welcomes its most recent client, the Spanish company, AGRO-AUTOMATAS IBERNED, SL, specialised in the production of green energy systems and automatised equipment for green-houses.
July 2010: FRD Center Research Team issue the “Automotive Manufacturing Sector in Romania” newsletter.
12 July 2010: FRD Center welcomes its most recent Spanish client, the company Industrias Vicma SA, specialised in the manufacture of motorcycle mirrors and the supply and distribution of parts and accessories.
5 July 2010: FRD Center becomes the partner in Romania of the Copernicus Consulting International – with HQ in Manchester, UK. The interests of Copernicus clients from the UK and around the globe will now be efficiently and cost effectively serviced by the experienced Romania team. The Bucharest office will provide enhanced Copernicus market entry services such as opportunity assessment, feasibility studies, location analysis, partner identification, incubation centre, sales and marketing support to companies from all corners of the Globe who are looking to enter the intriguing Romanian market, and vice versa from Romania to global markets via the expanding Copernicus international offices.
28 June 2010: FRD Center welcomes its most recent client, the Spanish company, Viajes Olympia Mar, with offices in main touristic centers of Spain offering specialised services in international tourism and hospitality.
31 May – 5 June 2010: Jackie Bojor, Director of FRD Center / Directora Oficina de Rumania, Instituto de Fomento Murcia, participates in a business itinerary in Murcia region meeting with Spanish business people and visiting over 30 Spanish companies interested to enter the Romanian market, invest or to develop their business activities in Romania.
26 May – 7 June 2010: FRD Center Market Entry Services Romania (www.market-entry.ro) in partnership with FIEPE – Federação das Indústrias do Estado de Pernambuco (Brazilia) and CIN/PE – Centro Internacional de Negócios of Brazil, have disseminated towards relevant Romanian organisations, trade associations and companies the “2nd Meeting of International Importers in Pernambuco” to take place in Brazil later in the year. The invitation arose great interest among the Romanian targets and it is expected that the number of Romanian participants in the Brazilian event is envisaged to exceed 20 importing companies.
27 – 29 May 2010: The two Partners in FRD Center, Jackie and Andrei Bojor, participate in the annual M&A Europe conference in La Granja, Spain.
3 May 2010: FRD Center Market Entry Services based in Romania and Entry Point Consulting, with offices in Australia and India, have recently signed an agreement to collaborate for successful market access of Austral-Asian companies to Eastern Europe. The two advisory companies will collaborate for international market access projects offering their consulting, market intelligence and business matchmaking services to a number of Austral-Asian companies looking to expand to the emerging markets in Central and Southern Eastern Europe, such as Romania, Bulgaria, Poland, Hungary, The Czech Republic, Slovakia etc. Services will include market opportunity assessment, market research, competitor analysis, partner identification and selection, product presentation and assessment of interest from potential local business partners, qualification of candidates for Master Franchise / Licensing, M&A advisory.
April 2010: FRD Center welcomes its latest client, the Irish company PROEDICO. Prodieco Pharmaceutical Components is the leading independent supplier of blister pack tooling and blister science services. Prodieco has a global customer base, world class technology and expertise in research and development. They can satisfy blister pack design, tooling and validation requirements.
March 2010: The “Pharma and Food Supplements Market in Romania demo report” is issued and distributed by FRD Center to the relevant international targets.
1 March 2010: Jackie Bojor, Director of FRD Center, has become the Director of the Romania Office of INFO Murcia – the Regional Development Agency of Murcia (Spain) / Directora Oficina de Rumania, Instituto de Fomento Murcia. FRD Center posee una amplia experiencia en los servicios de consultoria por entrada en el mercado rumano y el comercio internacional. Durante los ultimos diez años, ha realizado investigaciones de mercado, misiones comerciales directas, viajes de prospección individuales, busqueda y selection de distribuidores y socios de negocio en Rumanía etcétera.
15 February 2010: FRD Center Market Entry Services release “The Security Market in Romania February 2010” demo report. From the summary: 1. The Romanian market of security equipment 1.1 Current situation on the Romanian market of security equipment 1.2 Main importer – distributors of security equipment in Romania 2. The Romanian market of CCTV equipment 2.1 Current situation of the Romanian market of CCTV equipment 2.2 Main CCTV brands available in Romania 2.3 Main importer – distributors specialised on CCTV equipment 3. The Romanian market of the security services 3.1 Current situation of the Romanian market of the security services 3.2 Main providers of security services in Romania 4. Legislation related to security in Romania.
29 January 2010: FRD Center Market Entry Services release “The DIY and Furniture Retail Sectors In Romania January 2010” demo report. From the SUMMARY: 1. DIY retail sector in Romania; 1.1 Current situation of the DIY retail sector in Romania; 1.2 Foreign DIY chains; 1.3 Romanian DIY chains; 1.4 Expected evolution of the DIY retail sector in Romania in 2010; 2. Furniture and decoration retail sector in Romania; 2.1 Current situation of the furniture and decoration retail sector in Romania; 2.2 Foreign furniture and decoration stores; 2.3 Romanian furniture and decoration stores; 2.4 Expected evolution of the furniture and decoration retail sector in Romania in 2010.
22 January 2010: In partnership with Davier Consultants, FRD Center welcomes its latest client, the Canadian company, La Vie En Rose.
15 January 2010: FRD Center Market Entry Services release “The Goods Transportation and Logistics Market in Romania January 2010” demo report. From the SUMMARY: – Goods transportation sector in Romania; – Transportation infrastructure in Romania: Railway, Road, Maritime and inland waterways; – Current situation and mid-term expected evolution of the goods transportation sector in Romania; – Railway goods transport; – Road goods transport; – Maritime and inland waterways goods transport; – Air transport of goods; – Main players in the transportation sector in Romania; – Railway transport players; – Road transport players; – Maritime and inland waterways transport players; – Logistic parks in Romania.
15 November 2009: FRD Center initiate the regional research, selection and qualification process for a Master Franchisor in the chicken fast-food sector, for our clients, the Canadian company, Mary Brown’s. The project covers Romania, Poland, Bulgaria and Hungary.
1 October 2009: FRD Center Market Entry Services release the “Automotive Sector in Romania Newsletter – October 2009“. In this issue: Delphi opens its third factory in Romania; Production of motor vehicles increased in June 2009; Ford starts production in Romania; Dacia invested over 17 million EUR in environmental plans; Romania to be included in top 10 European carmakers’ ranking by 2012; Bosch invests 30 million EUR in Romania; Alcoa Fujikura relocates production from Czech Republic to Romania; TRW Automotive Safety Systems Romania hires for its Timisoara plant; Exports raised Rombat Bistrita sales by 37% in H1; Turnover evolution of selected manufacturers of automotive components in Romania
15 September 2009: FRD Center research team finalise the “NPK Fertilisers Market in Romania” report. The market research and opportunities assessment project was carried out over a period of several months upon the order of a Jordanian client – group of private companies. The report outlines players on the market, potential clients, local production and imports, opportunities for new entries, recommendations for market entry strategies and tactics.
1 August 2009: FRD Center M&A advisory team up-date the portfolio of sell mandates and activities at http://www.frdcenter.ro/English/M&A.htm Currently FRD Center collaborates with a network of consultants and business brokers covering the entire territory of Romania and is constantly developing collaborations with international M&A advisory firms, investments funds, asset management houses etc.
17 August 2009: In partnership with Davier Consultants, FRD Center welcomes its latest client, the Canadian company, Mary Brown’s.
30 July 2009: Upon invitation from Mr Alain Chetrit, Chief Executive Officer, FRD Center becomes an affiliate of Expansion Alliance Group, a Washington , D.C. based advisory firm, which provides small & medium high-end luxury businesses wide-ranging advisory services and growth opportunities globally.
20 July 2009: FRD Center, through its network of local consulting partners in the CE European region, was commissioned to carry out market research outlining “Automotive Components Manufacturing in Poland”, “Automotive Components Manufacturing in the Czech Republic” and “Automotive Components Manufacturing in Slovakia”.
11 July 2009: FRD Center research team conclude the “Automotive Components Manufacturing in Romania” report, tailor-made to suit the specific requirements of our client, a German-Japanese group of companies. The report includes identification and selection of potential local partners, clients as well as suppliers. Competition in the respective sector was also studied in this report.
2 July 2009: FRD Center research team finalise the “Micro-hydro Power Potential in Romania” report. The market research and investment opportunities assessment was carried out over a period of several months upon the order of a Norwegian client – private company supported by a development program. The report outlines area of high potential for micro-hydro power plants, specific characteristics for this sector in Romania as well as potential local partners.
15 June 2009: FRD Center welcomes its latest client, the Jordan Modern Advanced Chemical Industries Company, part of the Manaseer Group of companies.
10 June 2009: FRD Center is confirmed as Correspondent Member for Romania of the M&A Europe alliance of M&A advisory companies.
5 June 2009: FRD Center becomes the exclusive partner in Romania of Indiana s.r.o. from the Czech Republic, the producer of delicious 4 varieties of meat jerky: dried meat snacks. FRD Center is assisting Indiana s.r.o. enter its products on the Romanian market.
28-29 May 2009: The two Partners in FRD Center, Jackie and Andrei Bojor, participate at the M&A Europe conference in Istanbul. On this occasion, FRD Center is invited to join the network as a Correspondent Member.
15 May 2009: FRD Center becomes listed as an Export Marketing Support Service provider with the Jordan Upgrading and Modernization Program (JUMP).
1-6 May 2009: FRD Center team assists Enterprise Ireland and the Irish Embassy with the organisation of the PPP and EU funding opportunities workshop in Bucharest .
23 April 2009: FRD Center welcomes its latest client, the German company TROCELLEN GmbH, BU Automotive. Trocellen is a leading supplier of cross-linked PO foams. With over 600 employees wordwide, together with their Japanese shareholders, Furukawa Electric Co. Ltd. and Otsuka Chemical Co. Ltd., Trocellen are heading for global success.
2 April 2009: FRD Center representative participates in the “Energy Efficiency in the Building Sector” seminar and B2B meetings organised by the German Chamber of Commerce in Romania in collaboration with eclareon Management Consultants and Energy Efficiency Germany.
23 March 2009: FRD Center welcomes its newest Norwegian client, a company specialised in micro-hydro power generation and regional development.
16 March 2009: In partnership with the Norwegian consulting company, Rettost, FRD Center Market Services Romania initiate the research for a comprehensive market overview in the sector of Energy Efficiency services in the constructions sector in Romania. In this project, FRD Center benefits the contributions and professional collaboration of relevant organisations in Romania, such as the Romanian Green Building Council.
16-18 March 2009: FRD Center welcomes the business visit to Romania of Mr David Butler, Enterprise Ireland Director for Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria. On 17 March, FRD Center team participate in the official celebrations of St. Patrick’s Day – the National Day of Ireland – in Romania.
2 March 2009: FRD Center Market Entry Services Romania becomes a member of the International Subsidiary Development Inc. network which provides fast, cost-efficient penetration of new markets for technology-based businesses in a variety of industries. With primary offices in Irvine-California, New York City and Boston (USA), the network also operates with affiliate offices worldwide.
24 – 26 February 2009: FRD Center participate in the business itinerary organised for Mrs Michal Morag, Partner in the Israeli company, Target Trade. The company develops, manufactures and markets wellness food products for the retail industry under the ‘Good for Me!’ brand. Together with FRD Center’s Retail Team, the Target Trade representatives aim to introduce their innovative products on the Romanian market.
9 – 10 February 2009: FRD Center welcomes to Bucharest Mr. Mike Stout, Director, International Franchise Sales, CKE Restaurants, Inc. Upon request from its partner, Koobet Consulting, FRD Center provided the necessary local advisory services for identifying and selecting potential candidates for meetings, prepared the business visit etc.
2 February 2009: FRD Center Research Team successfully finalise the “Waste Water Treatment in Romania” Newsletter. This new FRD Center publication aims to give accurate and timely information regarding the status of waste water management projects in Romania, companies involved in WWT projects, announced tenders for WWM etc.
26 – 30 January 2009: FRD Center welcomes the 4th visit to Romania of the IMD Lausanne EMBA class. In 2007, The Financial Times has awarded IMD the top position in Europe, among business schools, for the quality of its executive education programs (combined rankings) and the third position worldwide. In this annual survey, IMD is also ranked 1st in Europe for its custom and open enrollment programs. IMD’s unique “Real World. Real Learning” approach allows executives to immediately apply new insights to their business challenges. IMD Lausanne has been an FRD Center client since 2005.
12 January 2009: FRD Center welcomes its newest Irish client, Murray Ó Laoire Architects. MÓLA is a firm of architects, urban designers and interior designers. Established in 1979 in Ireland, with offices in Dublin, Cork and Limerick, MÓLA opened an office in Russia (Moscow) 1992. In 2006 they established offices in both Slovakia (Bratislava) and at Aachen and Germany to consolidate their presence in Central Europe. MÓLA is a design-led company whose focus is on contemporary design across a wide range of sectors and building types.
12 December 2008: FRD Center becomes a member of the EMERGY international network of market and industry experts. EMERGY is consulting W-European companies in entering emerging markets. Currently, with Romania and Bulgaria as EU member states being highly attractive for European investors, FRD Center hopes to add considerable value to the services of EMERGY.
4 December 2008: FRD Center proudly announces its partnership with Koobet, an Argentinean consulting company specializing in business development and market research. Koobet’s clients are mainly US-based corporations. Our first project together is a market entry development for a very successful international US franchisor pertaining to the high-end fast food sector, a new concept in Romania.
19 November 2008: FRD Center Research Team issues the “Environment and Green Energy in Romania” Newsletter. This new FRD Center publication aims to give accurate and timely information regarding the renewable energy projects in Romania, opportunities in the environmental sector in Romania, green energy solutions and companies active in this sector, legislation developments in Romania in the energy field etc.
20 October 2008: FRD Center Research Team successfully finalise a market brief regarding the construction equipment sector in Romania, with a focus on cranes, as well as a comprehensive country-wide identification and selection of cranes and construction equipment importers and distributors.
14 October 2008: FRD Center Management Team participates in the launch event of the Romania Green Building Council (RoGBC) – a non-profit association of real estate developers, construction product, materials and technology suppliers, attorneys, consultants, and others encouraging the market, educational, and legislative conditions necessary to promote high performance construction that is both sustainable and profitable.
13 – 17 October 2008: FRD Center Managing Partner, Andrei Bojor, joins Enterprise Ireland in Dublin for the International Markets Week – an opportunity for EI clients to meet with Enterprise Ireland’s marketing staff from the global office network.
7 October 2008: FRD Center welcomes its most recent client, the Swiss company, Fässler AG, the leading manufacturer for gear honing machines, delivering technologies and products to the car-makers and to the gear-manufacturers worldwide.
1 October 2008: In Q4 of 2008, FRD Center has sell mandates for Romanian companies active in sectors such as: wood and furniture, plastic products manufacturing, cosmetics, printing houses and veterinary drugs.
29 September 2008: For one of its recently acquired clients, FRD Center Research Team finalise a Scan of the IT&C Sector in Romania. The report includes a short overview of the IC&T industry in Romania, Outsourcing of business processes, Software development, Partnership opportunities etc.
28 September 2008: FRD Center is appointed by its Canadian partner, Davier Consultants, to develop a market entry program in Romania and Poland for its Client, WSI Internet Franchise, the world’s largest Internet Consulting and Internet Marketing Company.
24 – 25 September 2008: FRD Center Team participates in the business networking and official events on the occasion of the First Irish State Visit to Romania.
10 September 2008: FRD Center welcomes its newest Irish client, Mantis Cranes. Founded in 1999, Mantis Cranes is the only manufacturer of self-erecting tower cranes in the UK or Ireland. As the first company to introduce hydraulic self-erecting cranes to the Irish market, Mantis has provided a safe and cost-effective method of on-site materials handling on hundreds of projects in Ireland, the U.K and other markets. In addition to selling new and ex-rental cranes, Mantis operates a hire fleet in excess of 100 units.
September 2008: FRD Center supports Enterprise Ireland in the preparations for the Business Network Dinner on the occasion of the Irish State Visit to Romania.
29 August 2008: For one of its long term clients, FRD Center successfully completes a business directory of companies active in the building and construction sector in Romania.
11 August 2008: FRD Center welcomes its new client, the Norwegian governmental agency, Innovation Norway.
25 July 2008: FRD Center Research Team successfully finalise a comprehensive market research project in the construction and landscape contracting sector in Romania.
11 July 2008: FRD Center Team complete and deliver a M&A target selection project for an international client in the printing and publishing industry.
30 June 2008: FRD Center welcomes its most recent client, Allsop Europe Ltd. The company’s range of products includes AV cleaning and care products, CD and DVD storage and cleaning products, computer accessories, mousepads and ergonomic products. The company is also developing its MP3 and related accessories lines.
18 June 2008: FRD Center management team participate at the “Construction in Romania – Issues & Challenges for Irish Entrants” seminar organised by Enterprise Ireland in Bucharest.
10 June 2008: At the HM Ambassador’s Residence, the FRD Center management team participate at a British Business Group networking event on the occasion of the Invest Northern Ireland visit to Bucharest.
29 May 2008: FRD Center welcomes its most recent Irish clients, SAP Group and Instant UpRight. Founded in 1976, SAP Group is Ireland’s largest landscape contractor and nursery. In total the group employs over 300 people, and total group turnover is €40m. Instant UpRight is the world’s leading provider of aluminium access tower systems (scaffolding). For over sixty years Instant UpRight has provided innovative access tower solutions to the world rental market.
18 – 22 May 2008: At the invitation of Enterprise Ireland, FRD Center management team undertake a business trip to Dublin and meet with 13 Irish companies and EI representatives.
10 May 2008: For the expat and repat business community in Bucharest, FRD Center organises “Europe’s Day Party” which was attended by over 100 participants.
23 – 24 April 2008: FRD Center management team participate, on behalf of Enterprise Ireland, to the “Build Green CEE” conference in Bucharest.
15 April 2008: Continuing its long-term collaboration, FRD Center partners with Intertek Sustainability Solutions to promote the Ethical Sourcing Forum Europe 2008. The event takes place in Paris, France on 2nd October 2008.
28 March 2008: FRD Center Research Team successfully finalise a comprehensive market research project for a Danish client – one of the most important world producers of refrigeration equipment. The project consisted in generating a d-base of over 300 relevant contacts in companies in Romania, out of which over 100 have been interviewed for data gathering.
18 March 2008: At the Irish Embassy in Bucharest, FRD Center management team meet with Mr. Giles O’Neill, Enterprise Ireland Regional Director.
11 March 2008: FRD Center welcomes its newest client, a US-based worldwide leader in aesthetic non-surgical and surgical products. Over a timeframe of 6 weeks, in partnership with a London-based partner company, FRD Center developed for this client a comprehensive regional research project in the field of aesthetic medical services.
28 February 2008: FRD Center’s Research Department produces the “Construction Sector in Romania – 2008” market brief.
25 February 2008: FRD Center releases the “Automotive Sector in Romania Newsletter – February 2008”. Among the companies mentioned in this month’s newsletter are: Automobile Craiova, Kirchhoff, Altur Slatina, Alcoa Nadab, Romradiatoare Brasov, BMW, Daimler, ArvinMeritor, General Motors, Trelleborg Automotive, TRW Automotive Safety Systems, Dacia-Renault, Delphi, Skoda, Rombat.
22 February 2008: FRD Center welcomes its latest client, The Confederation of Danish Industries – Dansk Industri Business Development. The Confederation of Danish Industries is a private organisation currently funded, owned and managed entirely by 7,000 companies within manufacturing and service industry in Denmark.
18 February 2008: FRD Center releases the “Constructions Sector in Romania Newsletter – February 2008”. Among the companies mentioned in this month’s newsletter are: Lena Construcoes, Izotec Group, Vinci, Strabag, FCC, Astaldi, Mota Engil, Arcon, Siceram, European Future Group (EFG), Conarg, Amvic, Holcim, Baumit, Impact Developer & Contractor.
4 February 2008: FRD Center welcomes its latest clients, the British company I&JL Brown Ltd., a long established traditional style furniture manufacturer in the UK with strong export links to the USA, and John Sisk & Son Ltd, Ireland’s largest general contractor with 2007 sales of €1.2bn.
15 January 2008: FRD CENTER is partnering with Intertek UK for The Ethical Sourcing Forum North America designed to promote innovation and facilitate exchange of experience in existing CSR practices and tools. Industry speaker line up at this event includes: Phillips – Van Heusen Corporation * Rainforest Alliance * Levi Strauss & Co * Nestlé * Nike * IBM * ICTI CARE Foundation * International Labor Rights Forum * Pepsi * Canadian Business for Social Responsibility (CBSR) and many more.
5 January 2008: FRD Center proudly announces its partnership with MC XTEND – International Business Development consulting company based in Italy. MC Xtend offers Internationalisation and Market Entry services to its Clients in Italy and operates throughout Europe as well as USA, Canada, Israel, India, Singapore, China and Brazil. MC Xtend has extensive experience facilitating sensitive transactions including strategic alliances, joint ventures, participations, acquisitions, mergers, divestments and succession related issues.
28 December 2007: FRD Center Research Department releases the latest issue of the “Automotive Sector in Romania” newsletter
14 December 2007: FRD Center and avanTARGET (UK) formally become partners. The two companies will collaborate on a series of projects, promoting SEE and CEE business opportunities in the UK and ethical business practices in Romania and the region. avanTARGET specialises in launching companies, products and services in Europe creating and implementing business development plans, focused on immediate revenue and medium term growth, establishing business contacts and penetrating new segments in new geographical territories.
The two companies offer a unique value proposition: extensive direct knowledge of international marketplace, business environments and industries combined with the latest trends, methodologies and technologies applied locally. Our experience covers industries like media and telecoms, IT, manufacturing, financial services. Based in the UK with Romanian links, avanTARGET can assist businesses directly from their home country.
11 December 2007: Together with one of its partners in CEE, FRD Center puts forward a formal bid for a Market Research Project covering the Automotive Sector in Romania – Tier 1 and Tier 2 companies.
4 December 2007: Mr. Andrei Bojor, Managing Partner of FRD Center, meets Mr Mohan de Silva, Chief Executive, FIRST Wakefield District Development Agency (UK).
30 November 2007: FRD Center proudly announces its partnership with Alpenstock Consulting Ltd based in Mumbay (India). Alpenstock has a demonstrated capability in the areas of Financial Advisory and Management Consulting services, in sectors such as Renewable Energies sector, M&As, Manufacturing, FMCGs etc. The purpose of this partnership is for the two companies to work together to connect South Asia with Central Eastern Europe in terms of getting to create business opportunities between the two regions.
14 November 2007: FRD Center and Business Competitiveness Centre, based in Luton UK, partner for several joint bids for EU funded projects addressing Romania. Business Competitiveness Centre is a member of the InterBusiness Group. The group comprises: The Chamber of Commerce, Business and Industry for Bedfordshire and Luton; Bedfordshire and Luton Enterprise Agency, the BrightArc Consultancy; Chamber Technologies; and Chamber Training. The group is also agent for: Train to Gain, Apprenticeships, Learn Direct Business, Europe Direct and TradeArc Polska.
12 November 2007: FRD Center Research Department releases the latest issue of the “Automotive Sector in Romania” newsletter and the Directory of Main Auto Components Producers in Romania.
5-6-7 November 2007: For its long-term client, Enterprise Ireland, the Irish governmental agency for technology and trade, FRD Center has organised a multi-sector trade mission. Some 20 Irish companies from sectors such as Software & Services, Environment & Energy, Medical Services, Construction and Engineering have participated.
31 October 2007: FRD Center welcomes its latest client, Shenick Network Systems – an award winning provider of high performance IP communications test systems. Applications for Shenick’s flagship diversifEye™ product include testing of ‘Triple Play’, IPTV, Video on Demand (VoD), VoIP, IMS(IP Multimedia Systems), P2P/Traffic Shaping, Security Attack Mitigation and Application Server Performance.
26 October 2007: FRD Center completes the “Waste Water Treatment Situation in Romania” research project.
15 October 2007: FRD Center Research Department releases the latest issue of the “Automotive Sector in Romania” newsletter. The newsletter is distributed to professional and trade associations throughout Europe.
10 October 2007: The Directory of Paints and Varnishes Producers in Romania is released.
1 October 2007: FRD Center welcomes its latest client, the Irish company Bimeda. Founded in Ireland in 1967, Bimeda has become one of the leading manufacturers and distributors of veterinary pharmaceuticals and Animal Health Products in Ireland offering a wide range of products for cattle, sheep, horses, pigs, poultry and small animals. Bimeda sells in over 70 countries worldwide from manufacturing plants in Ireland, Canada, United States and Great Britain.
28 September 2007: FRD Center representatives take part in the Irish Business Meeting at the Irish Embassy in Bucharest.
26 September 2007: FRD Center management team participate at the Austrian-Romanian business forum followed by the “Viennese Wines Evening” at Marriott Grand Ball Room in Bucharest.
17 September 2007: FRD Center Research Department releases the latest issue of the “Construction Materials in Romania” newsletter. The newsletter is distributed to professional and trade associations throughout Europe.
24 August – 14 September 2007: FRD Center release several company directories in sectors of great interest for foreign investors and exporters, such as: Directory of Aggregate Producers in Romania; Directory of Alcoholic Drinks Producers in Romania; Directory of Mortars Producers in Romania; Directory of Paints & Varnishes Producers in Romania; Directory of Adhesives Importers in Romania; Directory of Spirits Importers in Romania; Directory of Plastic & PVC Pipes Manufacturers in Romania.
13 August 2007: FRD Center Research Department releases the latest issue of the “Retail and FMCGs in Romania” newsletter. Some of the companies present in the August issue are: Electrolux, Albalact, Romaqua, Carrefour, Metro, Scop, Nestle, Apemin, Nielsen, Loulis, Ursus Breweries, Humanic, Deichmann, Leder & Schuh, Teknosa, Altex, Farinsan, Fujitsu Siemens Computers etc.
9 August 2007: FRD Center becomes the local partner for Romania and Bulgaria of SONSEC – an internationally operating consultancy and service provider active in the fields of procurement management and optimization.
1 August 2007: Due to its constant preoccupation with ethical business and corporate social responsibility, FRD Center partners with the British company Intertek to locally promote The Ethical Sourcing Forum Europe in Paris.
31 July 2007: FRD Center launches its Directory of Auto Lubricants and Additives Producers (click here for demo). Other directories offered by FRD Center cover sectors like: construction materials, energy, para-medical materials and pharma, oils & varnishes, plastic, construction and agricultural equipment, automotive, IT&C, cosmetics, industrial manufacturing.
16 July 2007: FRD Center welcomes its newest international partner, the German consulting company Listerus & Partners. They define their business as “the bridge between markets” which enables smooth and focused new market entry.
10 July 2007: FRD Center research team finalise the “Construction Materials Market in Romania – July 2007” report.
3 July 2007: We welcome to Romania our newest clients, Bioverda – Irish NTR’s newly launched bio-energy division which involves businesses in biogas, methane and bio-fuel.
26 June 2007: FRD Center partners meet with representatives of Morison Finansista and the Warsaw Stock Exchange.
22 June 2007: FRD Center research team complete the report on the Romanian bio-fuel and renewable energies sector.
19 June 2007: We welcome the visit to Bucharest of Mr David Butler, Manager for Hungary and Romania, Enterprise Ireland.
7 June 2007: FRD Center Market Entry Services partners with the UK Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce to promote and further develop the Central Europe Link for West Midlands Business website – www.centraleuropelink.co.uk
5 June 2007: FRD Center participates at the British Business Group meeting at the HMA British Ambassador residence on the occasion of the trade mission to Romania of a business people delegation from West Midlands, UK.
18 May 2007: FRD Center management team is invited by one of our Clients to their HQ in London, UK to make a sector report presentation concluding a 3 months research in Romania.
15 May 2007: At the request of the Czech Trade Agency in Bucharest, FRD Center puts forward several formal proposals of services for Czech companies interested to enter the Romanian market.
11 May 2007: FRD Center Research Team complete the “Concrete Market in Romania” report for one of its Clients in Israel. The report includes details about the current market conditions, product prices, industry trends, expected developments and detailed players profiles.
7 – 10 May 2007: FRD Center organises a complex business itinerary in Romania for its new Client, Castle of Ireland.
30 April – 4th May 2007: FRD Center, through its local partners in Bulgaria, carries out a market research project component for one of its recently acquired Clients, an international consulting company specialised in Market Entry services and Commercial Due Diligence for M&As and internationalization. With offices in London, New York, France and Germany, this company has strategic research and analysis at the heart of their business. It forms the basis of the hundreds of strategy projects they have undertaken for companies of all sizes worldwide. Using the same core research and analytical skills they also provide market entry studies, customer research, performance improvement and acquisition searches.
30 April 2007: FRD Center Research Team finalise the “Knitwear Market in Romania” sectorial brief.
23 – 24 April 2007: FRD Center welcomes to Bucharest its most recent client, the Irish company Medentech Ltd. Established in 1984, Medentech Ltd. is a leading product development and manufacturing company, a major supplier of disinfection and water purification products worldwide.
20 April 2007: FRD Center Research Team complete the “Aggregates Market in Romania” report.
9 April 2007: FRD Center Research Team finalise the “Mortars and Adhesives Market in Romania” report. The research has been carried out upon the request of a long term partner of FRD Center, a British-American regional market entry consulting company based in Poland.
27 March 2007: FRD Center management meet with Mr. Gudjon Svansson, Director Market Development of the Trade Council of Iceland.
20-21 March 2007: FRD Center representatives participate in the Open Forum for Technology Transfer in Bucharest.
12 March 2007: At the invitation of the British Embassy First Secretary Trade Development, FRD Center representatives attend a British Business Group hosted by the British Ambassador on the occasion of a trade delegation from Wales.
9 – 16 March 2007: FRD Center, the local trade consultant of Enterprise Ireland since 2007, participates in the preparations for the St Patrick’s Day official reception in Bucharest. The event was attended by over 100 business guests.
1st March 2007: The Irish company Castle of Ireland becomes an FRD Client.
21 February 2007: FRD Center becomes a local partner of GBZ Consult UK.
12-16 February 2007: FRD Center welcomes its latest clients, major international players active in the construction materials industry, in sectors such as: aggregates, concrete, mortars and adhesives.
7 February 2007: FRD Center ’s Research Team completes the “Diary and Milk Products Market in Romania ” Report.
23 January 2007: FRD Center’s Research Team produces the “Construction Materials Market in Romania” January newsletter and officially releases the “Commercial Vehicles and Construction Equipment Market in Romania” report.
22 – 25 January 2007: FRD Center welcomes to Bucharest the EMBA Class of 2007 of International Management Development school IMD Lausanne. The Exploratory Visit includes meetings with relevant Romanians, visits at organisations, government agencies and companies. IMD Lausanne is a long-term partner of FRD Center.
10 January 2007: FRD Center’s Research Team completes the “IT&C Market in Romania” Report.
1st January 2007: FRD Center celebrates Romania’s official statute as full EU member state.
30 December 2006: FRD Center becomes a local partner of INTERTECH 2007, a technology transfer event taking place in The Netherlands supported by the Province of Flevoland. Using its network of SME development centers and Technology Transfer organisations in Romania, FRD Center aims to promote the event so that international business opportunities are successfully generated by this event.
19 December 2006: FRD Center’s research team completes the “Romanian Toothpaste Market” overview for one of our long term Clients, a British-American consulting company specialised in competitive intelligence, strategic advisory and consulting for foreign direct investments and M&As. The report details the current situation on Romanian toothpaste market in regards to production, imports, exports and also profiles key players, manufacturers and retailers.
14 December 2006: FRD Center is officially invited to become a member of The British Business Club based in Birmingham, U.K.
5 December 2006: Jackie Bojor, a Partner in FRD Center, is confirmed as a non-resident member of the Washington Network Group – a US networking organization of professionals in business, finance, technology, foreign and government affairs. The WNG places an emphasis on bridging the boundaries between professional communities in the Greater Washington Region and abroad.
22 November 2006: We welcome our newest client, an important software developer in Northern Europe, the largest supplier of software for veterinarians in Scandinavia.
20 November 2006: FRD Center’s research team completes the “Romania Construction and Infrastructure Development” report, which includes information about construction equipment in Romania. The report will be published by the British Construction Equipment Association in their December issue of the BCE International Bulletin.
10 November 2006: FRD Center’s research team completes the “Romanian Furniture Market” report which details the structure of the Romanian furniture market: production, imports, exports and also profiles key players.
6 November 2006: Intellectual Capital Sweden AB, the world’s first specialist company in Intellectual Capital ratings – chooses FRD Center as their exclusive marketing and distribution partner in Romania.
3 November 2006: FRD Center is officially invited by the U.S. Embassy in Bucharest to become a Business Service Provider Partner of the U.S. Embassy’s Commercial Service-CS Romania.
30 October 2006: For one of our main Clients, FRD Center agribusiness consultants team finalize the “Agricultural Machinery Market in Romania” report.
23 October 2006: FRD Center’s research team completes the “Retail Market in Romania” report. The report details the current situation of retailing in Romania, commercial space, main players, wholesalers, distributors, off-line and on-line retail, future trends and estimations for 2007-2010.
18 October 2006: FRD Center participates in the launch event of the Romania-Ireland Chamber of Commerce in Bucharest.
10 October 2006: FRD Center’s research team completes Part One of the “Automotive and Industrial Lubricants Market in Romania” report.
5 October 2006: FRD Center is registered as a local market entry services provider with Innovation Norway Agency and with Flanders Investment & Trade Agency.
2 October 2006: FRD Center initiates collaboration in the field of market entry services in Romania with one of the most important international strategy and general management consulting firms in the world.
27 September 2006: Jackie and Andrei Bojor, Partners in FRD Center, take part in the event organised by the Canadian Business Association on the occasion of the visit to Romania of the Premier of Quebec, M. Jean Charest.
20 September 2006: FRD Center completes the “Bucharest Sector 1 Development Report” which was realized with the collaboration of the Sector 1 City Hall, Metrorex, Apa Nova, CBRE Romania, Regatta, RATB, Electrica Sud etc.
11 September 2006: Following a request of the Confederation of Finnish Construction Industries, FRD Center produces the Construction and Cement Market in Romania Report.
30 August 2006: Our research team finalizes the Chocolate Market in Romania Brief, detailing current situation and trends, main players, factor influencing the market etc.
22 August 2006: FRD Center is commissioned by one of our long term client-organisations to research the pharmaceuticals sector in Romania.
15 August 2006: Mr. Gyula Bara, personal advisor to the Delegate Minister for Public Works and Land Management in Romania confirms participation at REevolutio 2006 on behalf of the Ministry of Transport, Constructions and Tourism.
10 August 2006: FRD Center is invited by one of our international partners to participate in a regional project bid in the construction sector. The project aims to develop a comprehensive market report regarding construction and building materials in Romania.
28 July 2006: FRD Center’s research team completes a detailed market report regarding the LPG Distribution Market in Romania. The report was developed to answer the specific requirements of one of our multinational clients interested to invest in the sector.
15 July 2006: The REevolutio 2006 (www.reevolutio.com) promotion campaign is officially launched in Romania. REevolutio Budapest 2006 aims to be the Central and Southeastern European Property Development Project Fair and Investment Forum – a project market and communication platform for Central and South-Eastern Europe. It is intended to focus the attention of the world – and, within this, of Europe – to the projects and development ideas of Central and Southern Europe. FRD Center is the Exclusive Partner of REevolutio 2006 in Romania.
3 July 2006: FRD Center is commissioned by the Romanian-Spanish Business Association ADER to develop an overview of the Bucharest Sector 1 real estate and property development market.
30 June 2006: FRD Center’s research team completes, for a multinational client interested in outsourcing, a comprehensive sector brief regarding the oil industry and the valves manufacturing in Romania.
23 June 2006: “The Cosmetics Importers Matchmaking” project is successfully delivered to our client, an important EU beauty products manufacturer interested in identifying a suitable partner on the Romanian market.
16 June 2006: FRD Center is invited by one of our international partners to participate in a regional project bid in the agri-business sector. The project aims to develop a comprehensive market report regarding fresh herbs in Romania.
13 June 2006: The Bulgarian Business Leaders Forum (www.bblf.bg) publishes on its web-portal the news about eco6 – the International CSR Conference.
8 June 2006: FRD Center is now covering the whole CE, SE, Eastern Europe, Russia and CIS for the promotion of the CSR conference eco6 (www.eco6.co.uk) The conference aims to attract national and multi-national coporations, financial institutions, private investors, financial advisors, charities and NGOs. The themes, “SRI – Just Another Marketing Ploy?” and “CSR – Fact or Fiction”, will seek to address attitudes to these economic movements and to promote channels that faciliate social and environmental change. This conference is an excellent opportunity for organisations and companies in CE and SE Europe to meet more experienced organisations, to exchange ideas and learn from the lessons of international CSR and SRI leaders, to attract socially responsible investments.
1st June 2006: The Minister for Trade of Ireland, Mr Michael Ahern TD, and Enterprise Ireland, the trade and technology promotion agency of Ireland, offered a Networking Trade Dinner to over 80 Irish and Romanian business people on the occasion of the 2nd edition of the Ireland-Romania Technology and Trade Event. The Romanian Minister of Foreign Trade, Mr Iulius Winkler, and his team also attended.
31st May – 1st June 2006: The 2006 Ireland-Romania Technology and Trade Event was organized by FRD Center in Bucharest for its Client, Enterprise Ireland – the trade and technology promotion agency of Ireland. At this year’s edition over 15 Irish companies traveled to Bucharest and participated in one-to-one business meetings with Romanian companies, visited Romanian companies and organisations. Romanian participation was considerable – over 50 top management people attended the business meetings and the ministerial dinner. Representatives from companies like Orange Romania, Fiscont, HVB Romania, Vodafone Romania, Antal International, Cosmote Romania, Dial Telecom, CEC, S&T have participated.
26 May 2006: FRD Center’s research team completes a comprehensive market report on Textile Garments and Uniforms Manufacturing in Romania for a multinational client interested in outsourcing.
19 May 2006: FRD Center welcomes its newest client, the international investment company DCC Corporate Finance.
15 May 2006: The international CSR conference eco6 is publicized on local CSR portals www.csr-romania.ro and www.responsabilitatesociala.ro FRD Center is the CE Europe agent of eco6 and partner of economie – the organisation behind the conference.
26 April 2006: FRD Center participates in the Spanish-Romanian business forum organised in Bucharest by the Madrid Chamber of Commerce and the Commercial Section of the Spanish Embassy in Romania. On this occasion, the FRD Center met with potential business partners and clients from Spain interested to develop various projects in Romania.
21 April 2006: FRD Center completes and delivers to its Client a major market research report on road and rail infrastructure development in Romania.
27 March 2006: The Spanish-Romanian Business Development Association (ADER) is officially launched in Madrid, Spain. FRD Center is honorary founder and acts as the Romanian counterpart and representative of ADER in Romania.
23 March 2006: BirchBob and FRD Center sign formal partnership agreement for the promotion of innovation development in Romania. BirchBob is a private company offering services to both technology providers and technology seekers for better performing in the global technology marketplace. BirchBob assists corporations in identifying innovations relevant to their business, by accessing a network of technology providers from 52 countries in 5 continents, including many upcoming players of tomorrow` s research.
15 March 2006: FRD Center is invited by the Trade Development Section of the Canadian Embassy in Romania to provide market support and business intelligence services. Thus, FRD Center becomes a services provider to the Canadian Government.
6 March 2006: FRD Center becomes the partner for CE Europe of the international organisation economie (economie.co.uk). economie aims to help create a world where investment with social, environmental and ethical consideration is the universal norm. economie organises eco6 – the annual event of the international socially responsible community. A conference which draws together the world’s leading experts in these fields, eco6 offers you a rare opportunity to meet, learn from and be inspired by passionate, creative individuals from all corners of the SRI and CSR community. In 2006, eco6 will be held on the 9th and 10th of October, at the Kongresshaus in Zurich, Switzerland.
28 February 2006: With the assistance and support of FRD Center, Fair Isaac Corporation (NYSE:FIC), the leading provider of analytics and decision technology, holds its first technology briefing in Romania. Entitled “Credit Risk Originations and the Discipline of Decisions Technology”, the briefing provides decision makers in the Romanian credit sector with insight designed to help them take advantage of the latest advances in decisioning technology across the customer lifecycle. Key management staff from banks and credit companies operating in the Romanian market participate in this event.
FRD Center provides business intelligence, market and logistic support to Fair Isaac for the organization of this event. Also, FRD Center designs and manages the PR campaign around this event.
15 – 17 February 2006: FRD Center welcomes to Bucharest Mr. David Butler, Director for Romania of Enterprise Ireland. On this occasion, FRD Center organised for Mr. Butler a comprehensive itinerary which included meetings with relevant leads, Governmental organizations and companies.
February 2006: FRD Center finalizes and delivers comprehensive market studies and provides business intelligence, including main players profiles, in sectors such as: automotive, chemical, cosmetics a.s.o.
22 – 26 January 2006: FRD Center provides business intelligence, market and logistic support to the world renowned EMBA school IMD – International Institute for Management Development Lausanne. The EMBA Class of 2006 spent a week in Bucharest, meeting relevant Romanian and foreign business contacts.
15 January 2006: FRD Center finalizes for one of its regional clients a comprehensive market study in the mining sector in Romania.
11 January 2006: FRD Center completes research and delivers comprehensive lists of companies in the pharmaceutical and medical sectors to its long-term Client, the Irish Governmental Agency, Enterprise Ireland.
20 December 2005: FRD Center is commissioned to organise a major product presentation event in Bucharest at the end of February 2006. The Client is a US company, the leading provider of decision management solutions powered by advanced analytics.
15 December 2005: FRD Center welcomes its first Swiss business partner company: MSM New Markets GmbH.
12 December 2005: FRD Center delivers to one of its CE European clients a comprehensive market study in the field of home decoration and DYI in Romania.
6 December 2005: FRD Center is accredited as a Business Consulting Company by the Romanian Agency for Foreign Investment.
8 November 2005: FRD Center becomes the Research Partner for Romania of the Global Intelligence Alliance.
25 October 2005: FRD Center begins the implementation of the branding and communications management project for SE GES – one of the spin-off companies of The Romanian American Investment Fund.
19 – 21 October 2005 – FRD Center organises for Clients of Bord Bia, the Irish Governmental Food and Drinks Agency, a trade mission which includes: Sectorial Overview, Client Briefing presentation, Business Itinerary and Market Visit in Romania.
13 October 2005: At the Commercial Section of the US Embassy in Bucharest, FRD Center management team meets Ms. Cynthia Biggs, US Commercial Attache. On this occasion we made a presentation of the FRD Center services for Commercial Sections and for US exporters and investors in Romania and we presented our track record of business activities. Also, potential opportunities of collaboration were investigated by the two parties, as well as the opportunity of FRD Center becoming one of the consulting services in the US Trade d-base.
4 October 2005: FRD Center management team meets Mr. Arshad, Third Secretary of the Pakistani Embassy in Romania and presents its portfolio of services for Commercial Sections. As a consequence, FRD Center was invited to put forward a formal proposal of services for the Pakistani Embassy in Bucharest.
28 September 2005: FRD Center is pleased to announce that one of our Canadian clients has decided to move to Phase 2 of the market and export project for Romania using our services.
21 September 2005: FRD Center welcomes its new partner: FENEC Trade – a Spanish based trade oriented consulting company headquartered in Madrid. FENEC Trade’s goal is to provide the partners with new trade opportunities and commerce solutions covering all ranges of export and import activities. Besides, FENEC Trade offers consulting services for international business initiation, development, and expansion and supports its customers to locate and acquire goods and services in external markets. Focusing on international business development, FENEC Trade are establishing cooperation agreements with international trade related companies, distributors and producers worldwide.
19 – 27 September 2005: FRD Center’s founding partners carry out a business itinerary in Spain and meet potential new clients interested to enter the Romanian market as consultants, exporters and investors.
15 September 2005: FRD Center formalises its business partnership with BLC Group of Cyprus. BLC LTD is a business development agency located in the strategic Mediterranean island of Cyprus and specializing in the promotion of investment and trade between Europe (Cyprus, Greece, Romania, Bulgaria, Poland, Russia) and the Middle East (U.A E., Syria)
13 September 2005: FRD Center participates at the British Business Group meeting in Bucharest organised by the British Embassy on the occasion of a trade mission led by Mr Stuart Evans, Senior Trade Adviser with UK Trade & Investment.
12 September 2005: FRD Center attends the seminar “IT&C Solutions for SMEs” organised by the Romanian Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by Oracle, Allied Telesyn, Siveco, Softwin and Zapp.
7 – 11 September 2005: FRD Center team participates at the 14th edition of BIFE – Romania’s international fair for furniture, wooden products, interior decorations, machinery & equipment for forest exploitation & wood processing organised at the ROMEXPO Exhibitions Centre.
5 – 15 September 2005: FRD Center develops and manages a recruiting campaign for one of our Irish clients in the software sector. Experienced senior software developers, speakers of Romanian and English from all over Romania and abroad applied for a VB Developer position in Dublin.
2 September 2005: FRD Center’s research team finalises a 31-page market overview for one of our clients active in the automotive sector: a private manufacturing company with headquarters in Ontario, Canada.
1 September 2005: FRD Center welcomes its second Canadian partner, Zelos Communications, based in Toronto, Ontario. ZELOS Communications Network creates, produces and directs quality integrated and multi-use video for both broadcast and internal corporate applications. ZELOS embodies the spirit and energy of its founder, Kelley Glasner, who thrives on pushing creative boundaries and bringing intangible visions to life. Whether the preferred media is DVD, CD-ROM, television or the Internet, the essence of ZELOS Communications is its team of professionals who combine exceptional creative talents with solid technical expertise. The ZELOS team are committed to focus, clarity and working with professionals who understand the need to communicate.
31 August 2005: FRD Center’s research team finalises a survey of the banking sector in Romania featuring 30 major players in this sector. The survey was ordered by Enterprise Ireland, the Irish state development agency focused on accelerating the development of world-class Irish companies.
31 August 2005: FRD Center is officially invited by The United States Department of Agriculture/Foreign Agricultural Service to participate in a tender exercise for a major trade and investment project.
18 July 2005: FRD Center is proud to announce its formal partnership with EIC Opole from Poland. By supporting entrepreneurship in Opole region (Poland), Euro Info Centre Opole takes part in projects together with organisations supporting business located throughout the whole Europe, as well as, actively cooperates with local government and participates in events concerning economic life of the region.
4 July 2005: FRD Center welcomes its first associate partner company: B & L Consultanta. Through this partnership, FRD Center is now able to offer business development services to foreign companies interested to enter the Romanian market. Some of these services are: organizational audit, organizational design and restructuring, business process improvement, management training and coaching.
1 July 2005: FRD Center is invited by EVD, the Dutch Agency for International Business and Cooperation, part of the Ministry of Economic Affairs, to participate in a tender exercise for a major project in Romania. EVD is the organisation that promotes the international presence of Dutch companies in foreign markets.
17 June – 31 July 2005: FRD Center manages the follow-up for the “Ireland – Romania Business Day” trade event. During this period, FRD Center follows-up on Romanian potential clients and buyers, prepares the business itinerary and offers market support to representatives of one Irish company active in the telecom sector pusuing a trade lead initiated during the TM.
30 June 2005: FRD Center’s research team completes a comprehensive Market Overview on the Automotive Accessories Sector in Romania for one of our US Clients active in the field.
14-16 June 2005: FRD Center organises for its Irish client, Enterprise Ireland, “Ireland – Romania Business Day”, a trade event culminating with a Ministerial Trade Dinner with over 60 attendees. Minister Michael Ahern, TD, the Irish Minister for Trade and Commerce, accompanied to Romania a delegation of Irish business people. For two days, the Irish representatives participated in business meetings, presentations and seminars, and also visited Romanian potential business partners. The Irish trade event was considered very successful, both by the official delegation and by the individual clients.
9 June 2005: FRD Center welcomes its first South African Client active in the Automotive sector.
1 – 6 June 2005: FRD Center participates at the 22nd edition of TIBCO, the largest international fair for consumer goods rganized in ROMANIA.
2 June 2005: At the invitation of the Greek Commercial Section, FRD Center meet with Mr Lambis Koulanakis, First Counsellor, Economic and Commercial Affairs, Greek Embassy in Bucharest.
1 June 2005: FRD Center welcomes its first US Client active in the Automotive sector.
25 May 2005: FRD Center’s management team meet with Mr Karel Zdenovec, Head of the Economic Section, Czech Embassy in Bucharest. On this occasion we presented our portfolio of trade support activities presented our services for the Czech exporters and investors interested to enter the Romanian market.
20 May 2005: FRD Center welcomes its new partner: Hewick Research Inc (HRI) from Canada. Hewick Research Inc. (HRI) is a team of international executive consultants specializing in the facilitation of the commercialization process for start-up companies. The group works with economic development agencies, government, academe and the private sector in developing strategies to bring new products and services to the market in an effective and efficient manner
11 – 15 May 2005: FRD Center team participates at the 12th edition of the most representative Romanian International exhibition of architecture, technologies, equipment, installation, tools, fitting and materials for construction – CONSTRUCT EXPO, organised at the ROMEXPO Exhibitions Centre.
13 May 2005: FRD Center’s research team completes a comprehensive Market Overview on the Auto and DMS Markets in Romania one of our Irish Clients active in the field.
9 May 2005: FRD Center’s management team meet with Ms. Corina Stanescu, Representative of the Canadian Embassy Commercial Section in Romania. On this occasion we presented our portfolio of trade support activities and explored opportunities for assisting the Canadian Embassy in specific activities.
4 May 2005: FRD Center becomes a member of the Global Consulting Network (GCN).
27 April 2005: FRD Center welcomes its first Client from Greece – a well reputed company active in the Knitwear and Garments sector.
26 April 2005: FRD Center participates at the British Business Group meeting in Bucharest organised by the British Embassy. On this occasion we met Mr. Andy Garth First Secretary, Trade Development, British Embassy and Mr. John Williams, International Trade Director, UK Trade & Investment North East England, and presented our services for UK exporters and investors interested to enter the Romanian market.
21 April 2005: FRD Center’s management team meet with Mrs. Monica Miches, Representative of the Dutch Embassy Commercial Section in Romania. On this occasion we presented our track record of trade support activities and investigated potential opportunities for assisting the Dutch Embassy Commercial Section in specific activities.
7-10 April 2005: FRD Center team participates at the 13th edition of the National Tourism Fair 2005 organised at the ROMEXPO Exhibition Centre in Bucharest.
3 – 6 April 2005: FRD Center prepares the business itinerary and offers market support to the representatives of an Irish company active in the plastics sector on the international market.
30 March 2005: FRD Center is proud to announce its formal partnership with the creative shop Fabrica de Idei. This partnership comes natural after many years of excellent collaboration for various communication and marketing projects, such as the 2002 Irish Trade Mission to Romania.
29 March 2005: FRD Center’s management team meet with Mr Paul Trupo, Interim Head of the Commercial Section, US Embassy in Bucharest. On this occasion we presented our portfolio of trade support activities presented our services for US exporters and investors interested to enter the Romanian market.
18 March 2005: FRD Center participated at Romenvirotec, Romania’s international exhibition displaying equipment and technologies for environment protection. This year, Romenvirotec has gathered an elite group of the world manufactures of such products, international consultants and regional development organisations. FRD Center recognises that one of the major problems in the Central Eastern European countries is the lack of efficient land management, which has enormous negative economical, ecological and social impacts. Also, defficient waster water management is seriously hampering the development of animal farms, which are now in the position to use poorly filtered water, thus endangering the competitivity of their products.
16 March 2005: We welcome Mr David Butler, newly appointed Director for Romania of Enterprise Ireland, the government agency responsible for the development of Irish industry. Enterprise Ireland has three strategic priorities: Technology innovation, Business development and Internationalisation, aiming to bridge the gap between innovation and internationalisation. FRD Center is the EI preferred services provider in Romania.
1 March 2005: FRD Center is pleased to welcome to Romania its US trade partner, New York based company, NTC International. In partnership with FRD Center, NTC Intl will export and distribute on the Romanian market innovative snack food products.
21 February 2005: FRD Center is proud to partner with the International Trade Centre of Southampton & Fareham Chamber of Commerce & Industry in the UK. The Southampton & Fareham Chamber of Commerce & Industry, together with its affiliates, represents nearly 1400 businesses in all sectors of the economy and of all sizes based around the Southampton & Fareham area.
2 February 2005: We are pleased to welcome to Romania our first Canadian client-company, HistoBest Inc. Based in Edmonton, Alberta, HistoBest Inc. is an innovative research and manufacturing corporation, which is dedicated to providing high quality histology products and services while striving to perfect products which aid in reducing animal usage in biomedical research.
27 January 2005: FRD Center participated at the official launch of the El Car Igero – an innovative prototype bus designed and produced in Romania. The newly launched bus aimes to raise standards of interurban and urban public transport. FRD Center and it partner, The Romanian Design Foundation, promote and support innovation and quality design in Romania.
18th January 2005: We are pleased to announce the partnerships FRD Center has recently signed with Cassel International and Profil Communication. FRD Center is a partner of Fundatia Romana pentru Design (Romanian Design Foundation) and CJC Enterprises.
15th January 2005: FRD Center officially launches the new website. This aims to inform current and prospective clients about the company’s services, achievements and track-record, as well as about Romania’s economic progress and potential.