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  • Klaipeda FEZ gets in fast to claim Brexit bonus

    Lithuania’s Klaipeda free economic zone is keen to attract UK firms considering relocation into the eurozone, and has some timely solutions prepared, as chief executive Eimantas Kiudulas tells Wendy Atkins.

  • German manufacturer to launch €1.5 million production operations in Klaipeda

    The German manufacturing company Baltijos Eukutecas is to become the first tenant of Klaipeda FEZ’s newly developed FlexStart facility. The wiring systems producer will invest €1.5 million in its new production operations in Klaipeda FEZ, which will employ 80 specialists this year rising to 100 in 2019. And Baltijos Eukutecas will have its operations up and running in just 3 months, thanks to the adaptability of Klaipeda FEZ’s new FlexStart facility.

  • FlexStart investment of 3.3 million Eur approved by Klaipeda Free Economic Zone board

    The Klaipeda FEZ board has just approved investment for the exciting new 3.3 million FlexStart project. FlexStart will be a ready to use purpose built manufacturing and administrative complex that will give businesses the ability to have their operations up and running in only 3 months.

  • Klaipeda is on the way to making 2030 development strategy a reality

    Klaipeda only released its ambitious 2030 development strategy last month and is already on the way to making it a reality.  

  • Yazaki in Klaipėda continues to expand: 200 more specialists are required

    Yazaki, the global manufacturer of wire harnesses, is looking for a further 200 specialists for its Klaipėda free economic zone (FEZ) facility. The company is currently at work with an extensive project for Mercedes–Benz, for which it requires an additional workforce of 400. Happy with the completion of its first stage of staff expansion - during which it managed to find 200 specialists in less than two months - Yazaki is now setting its sights on hiring another 200 in the coming months. The company has more than 1,200 employees at present.

  • AD REM LEZ has just began work on a 3.9 million Euro expansion project in Klaipeda FEZ

    AD REM LEZ, which belongs to AD REM Group, one of the largest logistics, transport and warehousing group of companies in Lithuania, has just began work on a 3.9 million Euro expansion project in Klaipeda FEZ. Following this expansion, expected to be completed by December 2018, the capacity of the company’s warehouse and logistics complex will be extended to 30,000 sq.m.

  • Klaipeda FEZ Chairman Povilas Vasiliauskas wins major Lithuanian business award

    Povilas Vasiliauskas, The Chairman of the Board of JSC, Klaipeda Free Economic Zone’s Management Company (Klaipeda FEZ) and Aušra Žemaitienė, General Director of JSC, „Mars Lietuva“ have been awarded the prestigious “Honor’s Golden Sign” by the Lithuanian Confederation of Industrialists.

  • Dakar Rally drivers come to Klaipėda FEZ to share their momentous South American experience

    Yesterday Dakar Rally 2018 drivers Saulius Jurgelėnas and Vaidotas Žala visited Klaipėda’s FEZ and shared their experience of completing the arduous course. They explained how by working together they were able to face up to and overcome huge physical and emotional challenges to successfully achieve their goal - the finish line.

  • Klaipeda FEZ set to benefit from bold new vision for Lithuania’s transport infrastructure

    Key players in the transport sector have laid out their bold new vision for Lithuania’s transport infrastructure, including major changes that will directly benefit businesses based in Klaipeda FEZ. Proposed new developments of Klaipeda port will cement its position as the regional hub for freight between the Nordic region and China, while improved rail connections will increase the flow of young talent into the port city.

  • Lithuania takes 2nd place in Manufacturing Risk Index 2018 report

    “Lithuania ranks as the second most attractive location for manufacturers in the recently updated Manufacturing Risk Index 2018 report published by Cushman & Wakefield. It is the only European country featured in the Top 5, with other countries being China (1), Malaysia (3), Taiwan (4) and Canada (5)” – informs Invest Lithuania.

  • Lets’ shift into a higher gear together with the Dakar 2018 team supported by Klaipeda FEZ!

    Klaipeda FEZ invites you to shift into a higher gear!  We’ll be joined by Vaidotas Žala and Saulius Jurgelėnas from the Dakar 2018 team on the 13th March and we’d love you to be there.   

  • Capella’s 10M EUR Klaipeda FEZ plant material extraction facility to boost Klaipeda’s blue economy

    Capella Baltica, a Spanish cosmetics and food industry supplier, has just signed a 10M EUR investment deal to build a 2500 sq. m powder and oil extract production plant and laboratory at the Klaipeda Free Economic Zone. The company plans to employ up to 40 engineers, biochemists and other specialists at the Klaipeda facility to supply customers from EU, US, Canada and Asia.

  • Business-to-academia initiatives pledged as Klaipeda empowers young engineers

    Klaipeda’s business and academic communities have joined forces to speed the development of skills for future generations of engineers.

  • Klaipeda introduces its ambitious new economic development strategy

    A population increase of 40,000, a tripling of exports, 2,000 new companies committing 1.5 Billion Euros of investment. This is just a taste of the ambitious targets Klaipeda has set itself for 2030 in its newly published, “Klaipeda Economic Development Strategy 2030.”

  • Oil & gas piping producer signs a 4M EUR investment deal at Klaipeda FEZ

    Focus Fabrication Group (FFG) has acquired rights to a 1.18ha land slot in Klaipeda Free Economic Zone where a piping systems factory, warehouse and administrative premises are scheduled for launch in the first or second quarter of 2019 as part of a 4M EUR investment deal.

  • Klaipeda FEZ Dakar team conquering South American terrain

    Klaipeda Free Economic Zone (FEZ) is proud to be participating in the annual Dakar Rally through its support of Vaidotas Žala’s and Saulius Jurgelėnas’ racing team.

  • Zero corporate tax rate extended to 10 years at Klaipeda FEZ

    The Lithuanian parliament has adopted legislative amendments that will enable the free economic zones (FEZ) established in Lithuania to be among the most competitive in Europe. These amendments extend the period that companies operating in Lithuania's free economic zones can enjoy a 0 percent income tax rate from 6 to 10 years, and also add a 50% corporate tax reduction (7,5 percent) for a further 6 years.

  • New investments increased the significance of the Klaipėda FEZ for the coastal economy

    By the end of last year, the Klaipėda Free Economic Zone had accumulated EUR 798 million in foreign direct investment (FDI), which accounted for 60.1 per cent of the total FDI in Klaipėda city, and 44.7 per cent of the total FDI in the Klaipėda region, according to data from Statistics Lithuania. In one year, the share of the investment in the FEZ in the overall city FDI portfolio increased by 3 percentage points, and by nearly 5 percentage points with respect to the regional FDI.

  • Eimantas Kiudulas delivers the message that Klaipėda FEZ is the ideal solution for fast EU market entry opportunities

    Expanding your markets by carrying out EU-certified final assembly in Klaipėda, as well as other business opportunities for non-EU companies was the subject of a talk delivered by Eimantas Kiudulas, the CEO of Klaipėda FEZ, at a Belarusian-Lithuanian business cooperation meeting in Minsk.

  • A gas-powered independence (FDI Magazine feature)

    The construction of a liquefied natural gas terminal at Klaipeda has enabled Lithuania to broaden its energy sources where once it had to rely on Russia. The resultant cut in costs has boosted the economy and benefited investors in the local free trade zone, the FDI Magazine reports.

  • Lithuania rolls out the welcome mat for industry and manufacturing (Plastics News Europe feature)

    The largest of the Baltic states, Lithuania is part of the Schengen area and a full-fledged member of the EU and of NATO. The country has the euro as its currency. So why is it that it still tends to be a somewhat unknown entity to many outside of central Europe? Plastics News Europe was invited to visit – and came away impressed.

  • Klaipėda FEZ further shortening investors’ launch time with a universal production building

    Klaipėda Free Economic Zone (FEZ) is investing EUR 2.7 into a 6,000 sq. m universal production building for prospective investors, the first of a kind in the Baltics and Poland. It will allow setting up and starting of production within just 3 months. The construction is scheduled to be completed in the spring of 2018, and negotiations with two potential tenants from Western Europe and Asia are already underway.

  • Klaipėda FEZ recognized with fDi Intelligence‘s first ever Quick Launch Award

    Klaipėda’s Free Economic Zone (FEZ) secured five awards, including one for Quick Launch opportunities, at the Global Free Zones of the Year 2017 rankings published by Financial Times’ fDi Intelligence service annually since 2010. Klaipėda FEZ has been also recognized for its specialism in the plastics industry, contribution to the national economy, energy efficiency and expansion of its investors.

  • Klaipeda FEZ oriented technology solutions were developed at Hacker Games

    On 22-24th of September, the 9th Hacker Games took place at Klaipeda Science and Technology Park. After 48 hours of non-stop work from around 120 attendees, 23 projects were pitched.

  • CityBee car and bicycle sharing scheme expanded into Klaipėda FEZ

    Five CityBee bicycle pick-up & drop-off points were launched in Klaipėda FEZ, and the CityBee car sharing scheme’s operating area has been expanded into the free economic zone. These steps have further deepened FEZ integration into Klaipėda city and its infrastructure.

  • Purchases by Klaipėda FEZ companies exceeded EUR 200 million in Lithuania

    In 2016, investors operating in Klaipėda Free Economic Zone (FEZ) purchased goods and services for EUR 200,5 million from Lithuanian suppliers, 1,9% more than a year ago. Last year was the first time when purchases by FEZ companies in Lithuania exceeded EUR 200 million.

  • Klaipėda FEZ: the most significant free economic zone for its city in Lithuania

    By the end of 2015, Klaipėda Free Economic Zone accumulated EUR 493 million of foreign direct investment (FDI). This accounts for 57% of the total FDI of Klaipėda City Municipality. In the significance of the free economic zone to its city in terms of the FDI portfolio, Klaipėda is ahead of all the other Lithuanian free economic zones.

  • Every 20th employee in Klaipeda worked in FEZ in 2016

    In 2016 there were 119 companies operating in the Klaipeda free economic zone (Klaipeda FEZ) employing more than 4,000 specialists, of which 2,450 were working in investor-managed companies and 1,500 were employed in service or industry entities operating in the territory of the FEZ and servicing the former. Based on the data of Statistics Lithuania, this means that the FEZ provided jobs to every 20th working-age resident of Klaipeda, or every 40th resident of the Klaipeda region.