Saxlund partners with Romanian company to spearhead Eastern European expansion

Saxlund partners with Romanian company to spearhead Eastern European expansion

BUCHAREST, Romania: 29 September 2022 -- European environmental technology group - Saxlund Group - today announced the signing of an official agency agreement to promote Saxlund products and services in Romania with Bucharest-based Rocom Industrial Solutions, one of the leading suppliers of industrial engineering and bulk materials handling solutions.

“Expanding and strengthening our distribution network into European markets is another important growth step for Saxlund Group,” explains Stefan Wallerman, CEO of Saxlund Group AB. “Partnering with Rocom – an acknowledged leader in its markets for bulk handling - will provide on-the-ground know how and customer contact for our portfolio across bulk handling, cement and waste whilst also introducing our water and waste water solutions, increasingly governed by developing EU regulations.”

Pictured in Bucharest, centre (third from left) Matt Drew, Saxlund UK MD/ responsible for European development of Materials Handling and BioEnergy and (left to right) the ROCOM management team: Bogdan Secara – Aftermarket Manager, Constantin Preda – MD of ROCOM, Ana-Maria Preda – Operations Manager and Dragos Preda – Deputy Director.

Constantin Preda – MD of ROCOM added, “We are excited to announce this new agency partnership, building on our market knowledge and penetration, and matching Saxlund’s world leading solutions. As engineering-led businesses we immediately understood the synergy between us and the potential to develop in Romania and neighbouring countries. We have already identified a number of customer projects where Saxlund solutions will be a perfect fit.”

Meanwhile, the Romanian construction market size was valued at $52.6 billion in 2021. The market is projected to grow at an AAGR of more than 3% during the period 2023 to 2026. [source: Globaldata April 2021 ] and according to Saxlund is just one reason why Romania was a natural choice to develop a distributor relationship. Romania is the largest energy market in South-East Europe, with a total final energy consumption of about 25.000 ktoe. The country has extremely promising biomass potentials and several ongoing projects are driving development of the sector. [source: ETIPBIONERGY].

Pictured signing the distributor agreement in Bucharest, left Matt Drew, Saxlund UK MD/ responsible for European development of Materials Handling and BioEnergy and Dragos Preda – Deputy Director of ROCOM.

The agency deal was developed by Saxlund UK CEO Matt Drew, also responsible for business development across Europe, for Materials Handling and BioEnergy. He concluded: “The ROCOM team’s passion for engineering and industrial technology strongly aligns with our own and we are excited to be building a strong business partnership with them. We envisage this to be a template for our continuing growth, to develop distributors alongside selected strategic acquisitions to consolidate our presence, reach and capabilities across continental Europe. We are delighted to have them on board as the Authorised Agent for the Romanian market and look forward to working with them to deliver the quality and excellence in service that we are known for.”

Saxlund is an environmental technology group that develops, manufactures, and services plants and equipment for the production of environmentally friendly and resource-efficient energy across a broad spectrum of market segments.

The company designs and manufactures its own proprietary products from Push Floors, Tube Feeders and Trailer Docking Stations to Transportable biomass centres, Chain and Screw Conveyors and Solids Pumps.

Portfolio services cover markets including:

  • Cement industry
  • Alternative fuels for cement plants
  • Waste to energy
  • Alternative fuels for power & heat
  • Wastewater
  • Sludge cake storage, reclaiming & conveying
  • Particle board manufacture
  • Silo discharge & conveying technology
  • Green energy production
  • Bioenergy & biomass combustion systems
  • Service and aftermarket
  • Screening, Weighing & Dosing