Vacon opens new offices in Romania and Ukraine

18 November 2008

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Vacon is setting up new representative offices in Romania and Ukraine to serve the growing markets in Eastern and South-Eastern Europe. Due to the increasing demand for energy savings and optimised process control, variable-speed AC drives are becoming a standard product in many applications.

Heikki Hiltunen, Executive Vice President of Vacon, says: "We want to increase the number of regional Vacon offices in order to serve our customers wherever they operate. Economic reforms have been very rapid both in Romania and Ukraine during the past few years. I am confident that the growing industry and economy in these countries will benefit from our energy-saving AC drives."

Johann Goldfuss, Managing Director of Vacon's subsidiary in Austria and head of Vacon's Romania representative office, says: "Vacon's main segments in Romania will be power, water and wastewater, heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC), machine building, the petrochemical and the marine industry. Vacon's AC drives professionals offer segment-specific know-how and competent service. We are eager to make the Vacon brand strong in the Romanian AC drives market."

Hiltunen adds: "In Ukraine, our main market segments will be industry and the energy sector. Ukraine is a major producer of heavy machinery and industrial equipment for the mining, metal and chemical industries, so there is a huge business potential for our AC drives solutions in the country."

Vacon's Romania office is located in Cluj-Napoca, Romania's third largest city, where industrialisation has been rapid during the past two years. The contact information is: Vacon Romania, Cuza Voda, No 1, 400107 Cluj Napoca, Romania. Tel +40 (0)364 118 981, mobile +40 (0)733 010 426, email .

Vacon's Ukraine office is located in Kiev, the capital. The contact information is: Vacon Ukraine, 42-44 Shovkovychna Str, Regus City Horizon Tower, 01601 Kiev, Ukraine. Tel +38 (0)44 459 0579, mobile +38 (0)50 355 9097.

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