Switzerland is widely known mainly for its seriousness and performances reached in the banking field. It is one of the top countries with a stable and prosperous economy.
In Romania, Switzerland is represented by one of the largest grain and fertilizer trader: Ameropa Holding AG. (Founded in 1948, it currently holds offices, subsidiaries or assets in other 30 countries worldwide.) Beginning with 2008, the Swiss company opened its business in Romania, presently being a very important pillar in the context of the Romanian economy. Thus, Romania takes advantage of the most competitive economy in the world through Ameropa, under whose umbrella there are here: Azomures – greatest fertilizers producer, Chimpex – cargo handling & warehousing company operating in Constanta, Ameropa Grains – among largest national grains providers and Ameropa Romania Services – company offering Consultancy for Business and Management.
One of the most significant acquisitions in the history of Ameropa took place in 2012, when Azomures and Chimpex became members of Ameropa Holding AG. Today, Azomures is the most important national fertilizers producer.
With the Swiss watch precision, Ameropa grounds its business on professionalism, high standards and the famous Swiss performance. This is why, when we speak about Azomures, Chimpex, Ameropa Grains and Ameropa Romania Services, we actually speak about 4 Swiss companies with a long-term development strategy, assuring jobs in the areas they activate, offering human resource development trainings, companies that are actively involved in the local economy.
Ameropa strengthens its stance in Romania, by investments that prove to be truly beneficial for the economy, society and the environment, both locally and nationally. For instance, Azomures, the fertilizers factory in Targu Mures, has over 2,500 employees that depend on its activity. It is a very valuable partner for the community that follows the strategy of furthermore developing local programs. It is involved also by being the main supporter of the local basketball team and one of the major partners of SMURD Targu Mures. They also recently initiated a partnership with Agriculture Science and Veterinary Medicine University – faculty of Agriculture in Cluj in order to develop studies regarding the effects of fertilizers on the agriculture productivity and quality. They continuously follow their development strategy, with investments that reach over 170 million euro for the production platform to become top quality from a technology perspective. One of the most recent one regards the modernization of the Urea plant – the investment totalizes 75 million euro.
Ameropa has also begun transferring know-how at business level. In other words, Ameropa Holding AG is also one of the Switzerland’s ambassadors in Romania that speaks for itself.