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Lithuania is ranked #1 the most attractive location for manufacturers in Europe and #2 in the world by Manufacturing Risk Index 2018. And Klaipeda FEZ is the hub of Lithuanian manufacturing.

A place where we never stand still. Klaipeda FEZ is the right choice for companies looking for a location that gives all the services and infrastructure you need to boost your production in the EU.

We offer a wow location with sites that come with a ready to use infrastructure. And because our FEZ is located at the heart of Europe and close to the EU’s northernmost ice-free port, you have easy access to the EU, Scandinavia and Eurasian Customs markets.

Our results speak for themselves. 83% of our existing clients have exceeded their growth plans within first 2 years, while 50% of our clients have significantly expanded their sites and facilities over the last 5 years.

Our philosophy at Klaipeda FEZ is simple: we get things done.

Need more convincing?

  • We are the No1 free economic zone in the world for fast launch as recognised by fDi Magazine at Global Free Economic Zones Awards 2017.
  • Our home country Lithuania has recently been recognized as a top location in EU and globally for manufacturing and engineering companies in the Manufacturing Risk Index 2018 report published by Cushman & Wakefield. Globally second only to China (1) and beating Malaysia (3), Taiwan (4), Canada (5) and United States (6).
  • We provide the best tax-free location for doing business between Scandinavia, the EU, Eurasian Customs countries and China.

Fast launch & accelerated growth

Fast launch & accelerated growth

fDi Magazine voted us the No1 free economic zone in the world for fast launch at the Global Free Economic Zones Awards 2017 [by Financial Times]. Want to know why?
We can provide customized products for your company that can have your operations up and running as fast as within 3 days of your initial enquiry. Our tailored solutions include:

  • the option of providing your business site or premises with a ready to use infrastructure;
  • hands on assistance to help you set up and achieve the softest landing possible;
  • connecting you with the best business partners to help you build your business;
  • ongoing client care services throughout your business journey at Klaipeda FEZ;
  • not to mention an attractive neighborhood of diverse business community and 100+ global business suppliers.

This gives you more time to concentrate on your business growth. And that’s not just all talk. 83% of our existing clients exceed their growth plans within first 2 years, while 50% of our clients have significantly expanded their sites and facilities over the last 5 years.

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

Vygandas Srebalius CEO at Lavango
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Rapid access to EU, Scandinavia & Eurasian Customs markets

Rapid access to EU, Scandinavia & Eurasian Customs markets

Lithuania is ranked #1 most attractive location for manufacturers in Europe and #2 in the world by Manufacturing Risk Index 2018 by Cushman & Wakefield. And Klaipeda FEZ is the hub of Lithuanian Manufacturing contributes to 3-5% of national exports. We can give your business the access to markets it needs to develop and expand. We are:

  • adjacent to the most Northern ice free port in the EU;
  • at a crossroads for cargo flows between Eurasian Customs and the EU. Our roads are ranked #1 n CEE for quality by WEF in the Global Competitiveness Report 2017-2018. It only takes 1 day to deliver cargo to Scandinavia and up to 3 days to any EU country;
  • connected directly by rail to Klaipeda port- giving ease of access to Russia, Belarus, Latvia, Poland, Germany, Kazakhstan and even China;
  • within a 30min drive to Palanga International Airport – with 1-2hrs access to major business destinations like London, Copenhagen, Oslo, Glasgow, Minsk, Warsaw, and Riga.
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Highly skilled talent pool

Highly skilled talent pool

Klaipeda region has the right kind of talent to help your business grow. How long do you think it took Yazaki, the Japanese global leader in automotive components, to find 200 new specialists for its new Mercedes Benz project in its Klaipeda FEZ facility? Only 2 months.

It’s simple. Klaipeda has the talent and the knowledge to make it happen:

  • We are a city of the young & the talented – 47% of our population is below 40 years old.
  • A labour pool of 160,100 with at least 15,000 annual pipeline of university and college graduates.
  • Nearly 20% of the working population employed in manufacturing, 13% in transport & logistics.

The right knowledge. Klaipeda’s higher education institutions specialize in maritime, mechanical engineering, metal processing, logistics, food technologies and international business education.

Low saturation. Foreign companies are the most desirable employers in Lithuania, but the ratio of jobs created by foreign companies in Klaipeda is still X per 1000 employees. This means the employment market is years away from saturation.

Our rather ambitious plan was to find 200 new employees in two months for our Mercedes Benz project. And we’ve completed that in a shorter time than we expected. Most of our staff comes from Klaipeda. One third come from all over the region. Many of our employees are fresh university graduates. And we are super proud we’ve been able to attract talents who have returned home from abroad

Roma Budriene Head of regions at Yazaki Wiring Technologies Lithuania
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High precision manufacturing

High precision manufacturing

Our location gives you the quality you need at the costs you want. At Klaipeda FEZ you’ll find precision, quality and productivity, combined with competitive utility costs. The right ingredients for accelerated and sustainable manufacturing growth.

  • Trusted by companies that require the highest levels of precision – Baker Hughes, a GE company which produces offshore metal structures  on-site.
  • World leading companies based at Klaipeda FEZ, i.e. Indorama Ventures, Yazaki, Philip Morris International are annual Performance, Quality and Efficiency Excellence award winners amongst their global peers within the industry.
  • Productivity of labor force is growing 3 times faster than EU average – 4.4 in comparison to Germany 0.7 and EU average 1.5 in 2017 
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Optimised business costs

Optimised business costs

At Klaipeda FEZ you can set up for less, and enjoy a healthy raft of financial incentives that will help you grow your bottom line. Here’s what’s on offer:

Tax incentives:

  • 0% Corporate income tax for 10 years followed by 7.5% for 6 years after. The minimum qualifying investments are 1M Eur for manufacturing operations and 100,000 Eur with 20 employees for business service companies.
  • 0% real estate tax
  • 0% tax on dividends for EU and DDT entities

Access to EU and national business support grants that cover:

  • 50-70% of industrial research and experimental development activities
  • 50-70% of employee training

Other favourable tax conditions:

  • Entities involved in an investment project are able to reduce their taxable profits by up to 50% of the  acquisition costs of long-term assets as long as they meet certain requirements.
  • Expenses incurred for R&D purposes can be deducted three times in the tax period when they are incurred
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Services

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Our services are aimed at creating better solutions for our community members, enabling them to grow faster. We aim to make Klaipeda FEZ the location of choice to work and do business at in the region. That’s why we go beyond business services to suit the lifestyles of your employees.

Fast Launch Services

Set Up Consultancy

Set Up Consultancy

We are a one-stop-shop for launching your operations in Klaipeda FEZ, and then easily accessing EU and Eurasian Customs markets from here. Our services include:

  • Business case and development project plan set up
  • Guidance through local requirements, procedures and schedules
  • Assistance in work and residential permits for key company employees
  • Connections with local partners, including HR, legal and tax advisors, logistics partners, and both EU and national support providers
  • Advice on real estate products and contractors
  • Assistance with technical information
  • Mediation with municipal and government institutions for building and other permits

Fully built infrastructure

Fully built infrastructure

Our sites have a pre-built and installed infrastructure which is ready to connect to your future facilities. Infrastructure on site includes:

  • Gas
  • Drainage
  • Water
  • Energy
  • Fire Department
  • Roads and bicycle paths
  • Lighting

Financial solutions

Financial solutions

We can work as your financial partners, or simply talk you through the various financing options available in Lithuania. Our services include:

  • Guidance on business grant support schemes, both EU and national
  • Financial partnership

Business Wellbeing Services

Services for community members

Services for community members

We care about providing facilities that look and feel top quality, but our commitment goes deeper than that. Most important to us is the wellbeing and successful growth of every one of the companies in our community. To ensure this, all our board members, shareholders and partners are top level professionals with the experience and expertise to ensure our members enjoy strong long-term development. We provide:

  • Maintenance, care and further improvement of the area
  • Mediation with government and municipal institutions
  • Mediation with private sector and public enterprises
  • Business community events

Facilities for employees

Facilities for employees

7.3 percent of Klaipedians work at Klaipeda FEZ, with even more employees commuting here from around the region. To attract highly skilled and motivated employees for our members, we make sure the working environment and facilities we offer are appealing, attractive and suitable for the most talented and ambitious staff. We provide:

  • On site customs operations [by AdRem LEZ]
  • Bike and car share schemes [by CityBee]
  • Day care center [coming soon]
  • Health club: yoga & tai chi

 

In Klaipeda Business Park in partnership with BNTP:

  • Enter Cafe
  • Conference facilities
  • Football pitch
  • Tennis court
  • Basketball court

It's easy as one two three. Thanks to Klaipeda FEZ team support, running a business here means I have more time to focus on my employees and production quality.

Viktorija Jureviciute
General Manager at Retal Baltic

We were one of the first companies to offer newly built commercial and industrial premises for lease in Lithuania. Based in Klaipeda FEZ, we work together to create a real sense of community here.

James Andrew Clarke
Managing Director at BNTP

With its ready-to-use infrastructure and great location, we see many opportunities for developing our business in Klaipeda FEZ. That is why we are already in our third expansion at Klaipeda FEZ

Tomas Rauckis
CEO Ad Rem LEZ

Klaipeda FEZ offers the perfect combination of location, infrastructure, services, and know how. We applaud the Klaipeda FEZ team for their help and assistance setting up the necessary permits and paperwork and other services

Jacob Huibert Dane
CEO at Fabrication Focus Group