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Philip Morris International is one of our biggest clients. And it is definitely saves everyone's time and money to be next door to your clients.

Algimantas Bluskis
CEO

The main reason why we chose the Klaipeda FEZ were the favorable conditions for an immediate start – we acquired a land plot with building permits and launched in 6 months after signing the contract

Jevgenij Sakovskij
CEO

Our electric wiring system providers have just moved in to Klaipeda FEZ. This is great news to us. Now we can brainstorm and develop new systems over the morning coffee.

Alvydas Naujekas
CEO

We are located at the hottest Plastics PET location in the region. Our largest competitors Neo Group is just next door. We had times when we shared raw materials to help each other. Industry neighborhood does wonders to your business growth.

Jitendra Kumar Malik
CEO

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Facts & Figures

Lithuania is ranked #1 the most attractive location for manufacturers in Europe and #2 in the world by Manufacturing Risk Index 2018. And Klaipeda is the hub for manufacturing in Lithuania. See our figures to get a better picture. And if you need more of any specific data – let‘s talk.

Lithuania

With one of the fastest growing economy and productivity rates in the EU, the country has all the right figures to make the bottom line work for any manufacturing business.

  • GDP: 2014 3.4% / 2015 2.1% / 2016 2.4% / 2017 4.4% / 2018 3.7% / 2019 3.9%

    Source: Bank of Lithuania, 2018

  • Member of European Union and NATO, part of Eurozone and Schengen area.
  • Global rankings:
  • Highest ranked employee motivation level in CEE countries

    IMD Talent Report, 2016

  • 11th for ease of Doing Business

    Source: World Bank, Ease of Doing Buisness, 2018

  • 16th for Economic Freedom

    Source: Heritage Foundation, 2018

  • 39st at Global Competitiveness Index

    Source: World Economic Forum, 2017

  • Exports [change on preceding year]: 2014 3.5% / 2015 -0.4% / 2016 2.9% / 2017 10.4%

    Source: Statistics Lithuania, 2018

  • 50.4% or 2nd highest in the EU share of youth [25-29yrs] with tertiary education

    Source, Eurostat, 2016

  • 84% proficiency in English

    Source: Population census, 2011

  • 4th in the EU for Bachelors graduates in science, maths, computing, engineering, manufacturing and construction

    Source, Eurostat, 2014

  • Average salary: 1307 Eur

    Source: Statistics Lithuania, 2018

  • Labour force productivity: Lithuania 4.4 / EU average 1.5 / Poland 3.2 / Latvia 3.9 / Germany 0.7

    Source: Eurostat, 2017

  • Taxes: 0% income tax for 10yrs and 7.5% for next 6yrs and 0% real estate tax in Free Economic Zones.
  • Wifi: Highest internet speed in CEE

    Source: Global Competitiveness Report, 2016-2017

    and 8th globally for overall mobile internet speed

    Source: Open Signal, 2017

Klaipeda Region

Over 47% of people in the region are younger than 40yrs old and more than 20% of the working population have skills in manufacturing, logistics and construction. And that’s only part of the story, see below for more information on why Klaipeda works so well for manufacturing.

  • Population, 2020: 319958

    Source: Statistics Lithuania, 2018

  • Klaipeda city – 2nd youngest city in Lithuania with 47% of population is less than 40yrs old
  • Working population, 2019: 163200

    Source: Statistics Lithuania, 2018

  • 17,3% employees in manufacturing

    Source: Statistics Lithuania, 2018

  • Structure of skills & qualifications 2018 : Manufacturing 23,5% / Education 11,6% / Transport & storage 13,7% / Wholesale, trade and repair of motor vehicles 10,2% / Health & social care 9,7% / Construction 9,3%

    Source: Statistics Lithuania, 2018

  • Secondary and tertiary educational institutions : 16

    Source: Ministry of Education and Science, 2018

  • Number of students in 2019: 10370

    Source: Ministry of Education and Science, 2018

  • Non mother-tongue languages spoken: 97% Russian, 56% English, 21% German

    Languages in Lithuanian Cities, 2014

  • Unemployment rate: 12,8%

    Source: Statistics Lithuania, 2018

  • Average wages: 1225,5 Eur

    Source: Statistics Lithuania, 2018

More details on Kalipeda’s region can be found www.klaipedaid.lt or talk to us.

Klaipeda FEZ

We are the first, most successful FEZ in the Baltics tax-free zone in Lithuania. In 2017 we were recognized by The Financial Times for having the world ‘s fastest on-site operation launch for our clients. See our numbers where we are today.

  • Start of operations: 2002
  • Total area: 412 ha. Full masterplan can be found here
  • Business community: 100+ companies
  • Clients: 45 / List of major companies can be found here
  • No. of countries represented:18
  • Jobs created:5900+
  • Total investments since start of operations: 726M Eur.
  • State investment: 6,4M Eur.
  • Revenue generated by Klaipeda FEZ companies in 2020: over 0,9bn Eur.
  • Export in 2020: over 478M Eur.
  • Contribution to National GDP: 2,5-5%
  • Awards and achievements:
    – Bespoke Award for Sustainability 2020 / fDi Magazine Global Free Economic Zone of the Year Awards 2020
    – 1st place for Quick Launch Award 2017 / fDi Magazine Global Free Zones of the Year 2017
    – Commended for local cooperation at Global Free Economic Zone of the Year 2015
    – 5th place for Best Facilities and 19th in overall ranking at the Global Free Economic Zones of the Year 2010 by fDi Magazine

The Klaipėda Free Economic Zone is a community of modern companies implementing modern technologies and often conducting research as well as product and process design. Advanced solutions not only allow the companies of the Klaipėda FEZ to be competitive in the global markets, but also to contribute to more sustainable activities and convenience for employees.

 

A survey conducted in 2020 in the Klaipėda region showed that progress, innovation and modernity are some of the main factors that make communities value the Klaipėda FEZ.

 

We invite you to get acquainted with the solutions of the Klaipėda FEZ management company and companies operating here in the fields of green energy, sustainable mobility, digitisation, research and other areas related to innovations.

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