Spain-based Himoinsa, a company specialized in the production and sale of electric generators, opens its first logistics warehouse in Chiajna, following an investment of EUR 500,000, a press release informs.
The new unit will serve the markets in Albania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Serbia and Slovakia. With the opening of Chiajna’s logistics warehouse, Himoinsa is stepping up its presence in Eastern Europe, where it has a major distribution network.
“By investing in the Chiajna warehouse, we will provide our customers with back-up solutions for continuous power supply. We will also offer lighting towers and generators with a wide power range, primarily 20 to 900kVA, as these models are the most popular in this region”, said Guillermo Elum, EMEA Region Director Himoinsa.
The warehouse has an area of over 1 500 sqm, the storage space being allocated to the storage of industrial generators and will be managed by All Generating, Himoinsa distributor in Romania. By opening this warehouse, Himoinsa and All-Generating will cut delivery times for the customers in the region, reduce logistics costs by up to 5 percent, and provide a buffer stock of generators from the usual range, while offering customers a fast local service and a spare parts distribution point.
“We intend to expand our maintenance services nationwide, and the new deposit offers exactly the support we need. If market evolution will be positive, we are considering increasing stock value from EUR 500,000 by the end of this year to EUR 1 million in 2018”, said Catalin Stanciulescu, Commercial Director All Generating.
Currently, the market for electrical generators in Romania is estimated at EUR 20 million, these equipments being predominantly used in sectors such as health, public administration, construction, retail, mining, communications, tourism, agriculture, IT&C (data center).
Himoinsa has been present on the Romanian market since 2010, among the major projects delivered being the supply of a set of generators for Transgaz, the national company responsible for gas transportation in Romania.
The generator sets provide emergency power to the control centres in the handling stations, thereby preventing malfunctions in the electrical network from interrupting gas supply throughout the country and Constanta Port, where Himoinsa supplies generator sets for the cranes that load and unload the containers.
In 2004, Himoinsa opened a subsidiary in Poland, from which it directly serves markets in Lithuania, Estonia, Latvia, Belarus and Ukraine.
Himoinsa, part of the Yanmar Group, is a global corporation that designs, manufactures and distributes power generation equipments, from diesel and gas generator sets, lighting towers and control panels, to hybrid generators and generator sets ready to be incorporated into solar power systems.
Himoinsa is currently active in over 100 countries on five continents and has 8 production plants in China, India, Spain, France, Brazil, USA and Argentina.