about us | newsletter | contact | archive | members area
Bogdan Badea, Hidroelectrica
There is a need for urgent cost optimization»
  Features:      COUNTRY FOCUS   |   SECTOR ANALYSIS   |

Vestas in Romania new steps for a consolidated position

With a strong organization and deep understanding of the business Vestas CEU Romania is fully prepared to acknowledge and accomplish our customer's needs building up long term relations and supporting our customer's developments in the region.

2014-12-01 17:36:54 - From the Print Edition

As part of Vestas strategy to develop and follow worldwide opportunities, Vestas Central Europe, the entity responsible for the region decided to enter into the Romanian market on 2008. At that time renewables and particularly wind was a new concept in Romania as no installation was in operation.
As part of EU, Romania accepted and implemented the required legislation in order to fulfill the agreed 2020 targets. As a natural step the niche industry started with the specific developments, creation of local competences and knowledge followed by practical implementation.

Vestas as a pioneer is always present into the emerging markets so naturally was present in Romania too. The local company named Vestas CEU Romania started with few employees growing to a strong, mature and well established local entity.

Now 5 years later we are the leader of the market with more than 1000MW under long term operation. Our organization grew from five employees in 2009 to more than 120 employees in 2014 deployed into the Dobrogea and Moldova region where the majority of the wind farm are installed and operated.

Biggest foreign investors are between our customers as we are enlarging the partnership with them in all the new areas of investment.Based on Customer Loyalty Survey Romania's organization received from Vestas CSO Juan Araluce y Martinez de Azagra the Country Award for 2013.
VP Sales for CEE Phylip Leferink stated with that occasion "Romania developed from an emerging to a mature market in a relatively short time. This means that, when looking at the current achievements, we need to understand how much work has been put in. Thanks to internal knowledge transfer, optimization of processes and, perhaps most importantly, the extremely hard work of the Romanian team, Vestas' efforts is recognized by our customers."

The full local operational entity covering sales, construction and service as core activities increased and reached a new milestone. The organizational structure reinforces accountability and allows us to bench mark performance between the new created service hubs so we can continuously improve. Externally, the set-up gives fast response time, flexibility and what is the most important close relationship between the Vestas teams and our customers as it is always the same dedicated team that works on the project. Good will of ensuring great performance and attitude towards colleagues and daily sharing/aligning of best practice and updates with each other in the offices are important business behaviors.

In parallel the scope of activity was expanded and now Vestas CEU Romania is in the position to support the newest markets with specific competences. Following market development new activities & services have been proposed to our customers in order to increase the performance of their wind farms.

Further local supporting functions have been added and a local HSE/QSE position has been fulfilled.
As Safety is the first priority in Vestas we are investing to create, develop and maintain an environment free of risk for our employees, customers and partners. The demanding local legal requirements create challenges in daily business therefore it is constantly monitored to ensure Vestas safety is imposed in documentation and site activities.

Beginning of 2014 an internal evaluation established that we are now prepared to go further and the entity is ready to request the local implementation of Quality Management System ISO 9001, Environmental Management System ISO 14001 and Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems OHSAS 18001.

An internal audit process started early in February 2014 covering all the functions identifying the areas of improvements, with specific analyses on headquarter and each of the four working points opened into the country. The over-all audit conclusion is that the local activities in the Romanian organization are performed showing a high level of professionalism and cooperation. The awareness is high of both the customer needs and Vestas global processes.

Following the internal evaluation and the corrective actions identified and implemented now we are proud to declare that our local entity Vestas CEU Romania passes this maturity exam and will receive the respective certificates.



COMMENTS
There are 0 comments:

 
ADD A COMMENT
 
Name
Email
Comment
Validation Code
   
 
 

0 Comments  |  6392 Views
Daily Info
Banca Transilvania has become a shareholder of Victoriabank

Banca Transilvania has become a shareholder of Victoriabank, the third largest bank in the Republic of Moldova, with a total participation of over 66 per cent alongside the Eu...

Rezidor to open a new Radisson Blu to open in Timisoara

The Rezidor Hotel Group announced the signing of the Radisson Blu Hotel, Timisoara. This takes the group’s portfolio in Romania to four hotels, with two in operation and two...

Mihai Tudose announces his resignation as prime minister

Mihai Tudose announced on Monday evening, at the end of the Social Democrat Party (PSD) National Executive Committee (CExN) meeting, that he resigns as prime minister of Roman...

Garanti Bank expects a four per cent GDP growth rate in 2018

Garanti Bank estimates that the growth rate of the gross domestic product (GDP) could reduce speed in 2018, to four per cent, from 6.5 per cent in 2017, mainly due to a slower...

Contract for the purchase of 227 Piranha V armored personnel carriers, signed in presence of PM Tudose

The contract for the purchase of 227 Piranha V armored personnel carriers was signed on Friday in the presence of Prime Minister Mihai Tudose, Deputy Prime Minister Marcel Cio...

 
 
   
advertising

advertising

advertising

advertising

advertising

More on Features
Romanian business: There is still room for improvement

Romania is still an attractive market for investors within South-eastern Europe, with advantages in terms of labour cost and skilled professionals. But local entrepreneurs ...

1 Comment

Telecom industry: Keeping pace with next-gen tech

The telecom industry is transforming before our very eyes. And in many instances, there are no hard-set rules for the new digital platforms, tools and lifecycles in which t...

2 Comments

Digital Banking: Challenges and opportunities

Digitalization is radically transforming the banking industry, enabling new products, services and business models. This transformation will take time to complete, forcing ...

2 Comments

Logistics industry: Growing demand

The industrial, logistics and office sectors in Bucharest were the drivers of the real estate development market in the first nine months of the year.

Digital transformation of energy management and automation

Interview with Marius Persinaru, Country President Schneider Electric Romania & Republic of Moldavia

3 Comments

Principles Governing Foreign Investments in Romania

The legal regime of foreign investments in Romania is governed by the principle of equal treatment, which means that, subject to the principle of most-favoured-nation treat...

Chinese investments in Romania: Aiming potential

For many years, China has had only several large companies present and active in Romania, mainly in technology, energy, trade, farming and several newly announced ones in a...