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Kutno Agro-Industrial Park


Kutno Agro-Industrial Park

Name: Kutno Agro-Industrial Park (Kutnowski Park Agro - Przemysłowy)

Type: Industrial park

SEZ status: Yes

Managing entity: Kutno City Hall


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About Kutno

The City of Kutno has around 45.000 inhabitants and covers an area of 33.6km2. Women represent 53% of population. Kutno is a district capital of 11 communities. The total district area is 886 km2, populated by 100,000 inhabitants.


Aerial view of the Solidarność roundabout (photo: Kutno City Hall)
Aerial view of the Solidarność roundabout (photo: Kutno City Hall)


Excellent geographical location and technical infrastructure of the Kutno Industrial Zone included in the Łódź Special Economic Zone make this city the country's leader in terms of investment attractiveness. According to the CEOs of companies which invested their capital in the City of Kutno good conditions for investments were created here. Capital investments of companies operating only in the Kutno sub zone of Łódź Special Economic Zone has exceeded the value of 2,7 billion PLN over the last 15 years.



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About the Park

The Kutno Agro-Industrial Park (KAIP) is located in the eastern part of the town in Sklęczki district. It occupies an area of several hundred hectares and more than 60 businesses of local and foreign capital operate within its boundaries. More than 9,000 people are employed here. A part of the area of almost 130 hectares located in Park has the status of sub zone of the Łódź Special Economic Zone. Nowadays, as a result of changes in regulations in 2018, the status of a special economic zone can be granted anywhere in KAIP.


Aerial view of the Kutno Agro-Industrial Park (photo: Kutno City Hall)
Aerial view of the Kutno Agro-Industrial Park (photo: Kutno City Hall)


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The largest foreign investors of the Park (in alphabetical order):

Company

Industry

DS Smith Polska SA

Packaging

Enginova Sp. z o.o.

Metalworking

Fuji Seal Poland Sp. z o. o.

Packaging

Kellogg/UMA Investments Sp. z o.o.

Food

Hoop Polska S.A./ZMB Capital

Food

CNH Industrial Kutno Sp. z o.o.Agricultural

Lampre Polska Sp. z o.o.

Metalworking

NewCold Sp. z o.o.Warehousing

Nijhof-Wassink Sp. z o.o.

Transportation

PCC Intermodal S.A.

Transportation

Animex Foods

Food

Moje Bambino Sp. z o.o.

Furniture

Sirmax Polska Sp. z o. o.

Plastics

Vandemoortele Polska Sp. z o.o.Food


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Location

The Kutno Agro-Industrial Park is located near the A1 highway (at the distance of 1.6 km), national road no. 92 (former no. 2, E-30) and the international railroad E-20.

The distance from A2 highway (Stryków) is 35 km. The nearest airport is 60 km away from Kutno (Łódź Airport). The modern Intermodal Container Terminal is situated next to the international railroad E-20.


Intermodal Container Terminal (photo: Kutno City Hall)
Intermodal Container Terminal (photo: Kutno City Hall)


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Sector profile

The food industry, packaging, plastics processing, manufacturing of agricultural equipment and pharmaceuticals are the dominant branches in the Kutno Agro-Industrial Park. Because of its central location in Poland and the presence of the container terminal this part of the land was designed for logistics companies.


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The offer of land for investment

The diverse offer of land for investments pertains mainly to the greenfield type areas. It refers to the land possessed by the City and that in private use, the land within the Łódź Special Economic Zone and other land beyond this zone. The Local Spatial Management Plan involves the entire area of the Park. It is designed for industrial objects, warehouses, logistics centres and transportation services in the Study of the Conditions and Directions of the Spatial Management. The maximum rate of built-up intensity throughout the Park is at least 90% and the maximum building height for logistics investments reaches even 30 m.

The Park infrastructure is designed for industrial customers and guarantees the supply of any essential media. Two independent suppliers of electricity are giving investors the opportunity to choose. Presently they have a surplus of 50 MW. High and medium pressure gas pipelines cross the Park area. Additionally in the 2015 the extension of the Group Wastewater Treatment Plant buildings ended when a new bioreactor has been opened. The newly constructed infrastructure is adapted to the investor's requirements. Over the last few years the City of Kutno has invested more than 32 million PLN there. The vast amount of money was used directly on the investments in Kutno sub zone of Łódź Special Economic Zone.


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Aid for investors

The following instruments are available for investors in Agro-Industrial Park:

  • exemption from property tax related to the number of new workplaces:

The tax exemption period depends on the number of newly created jobs. If the entrepreneur creates:

  • 20 new jobs within three years from the investment completion - it gains 1 year of tax exemption,
  • 50 new jobs within three years from the investment completion - it gains 2 years of tax exemption,
  • 100 new jobs within three years from the investment completion - it gains 3 years of tax exemption,
  • 150 new jobs within three years from the investment completion - it gains 4 years of tax exemption,
  • 300 new jobs within three years from the investment completion - it gains 5 years of tax exemption.
  • exemption from property tax related to the investment costs:
  • 10 million PLN - exemption for a period of 1 year,
  • 20 million PLN - exemption for a period of 2 years,
  • 30 million PLN - exemption for a period of 3 years.
  • exemption from income tax for investments in the Kutno Sub zone of the Special Economic Zone of Łódź, up to 55%:

Starting a business activity within Łódź SEZ, the company may benefit from state aid granted in the form of tax exemption. State aid is granted for: new Investment or new workplaces. The level of State Aid depends on the size of the company:

  • 35% - for large companies
  • 45% - for medium companies
  • 55% - for small companies

The condition for taking advantage of the tax relief is to receive a Decision on support issued on behalf of the minister of economy through the Łódź Special Economic Zone S.A. Company is able to receive a Decision on support of:

  • creation of a new enterprise
  • increasing the production capacity of an existing enterprise
  • diversifying the company's production through the introduction of products not previously manufactured in the company
  • major change in the production process of an existing enterprise

On the area of Łódź SEZ one can realize most types of business activity:

  • production
  • services (including transportation and storage)
  • BPO (including IT, R&D, bookkeeping, accounting, call centres


Quantitative criteria for entry into the Subzone Kutno of Łódź SEZ - minimal investment outlays:

Warunki do wejścia do strefy obowiązujące w Kutnie
* In the case of current areas covered by SEZ status - the decision is issued for 15 years

  • the assistance of the Job Centre in recruitment and training of the new employees:

The support connected with creation of new jobs in Kutno district is given by the District Job Centre in Kutno. At present the following four programs are continued:

  • supported employment,
  • supported employment for people who are over 50 years old,
  • internships,
  • refund of costs of equipping or retrofitting the workplace for unemployed people.

The District Job Centre in Kutno also supports: group or individual trainings organized at the request of the entitled person. The District Job Centre may offer training for unemployed people fulfilling the foreign investors needs at the time of starting business activities in the territory of the Republic of Poland. The condition for this aid is the prior notification about the scope of training and the number of attending persons. The entire cost of this kind of training is covered by the District Job Centre and only unemployed people may benefit from it.

Additionally, The Centre of Modern Technologies Education in Łódź has opened its affiliates in Kutno. They offer education for adults which fits the needs of employers in the dual system.


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Investment offers

The offered land is a property of the City and its legal status is settled. The part of the land is included in Łódź Special Economic Zone. The offer refers also to private land designed for industrial activities or services. As far as the town land is mentioned, there is a possibility to acquire building plots with the area customized to the investor's needs.


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Offer 1 - Poprzeczna Street, 2.34 ha

  • Intermodal Container Terminal (photo: Kutno City Hall)
  • Location - Poprzeczna Street,
  • Landowner - City of Kutno,
  • Area - 2.34 ha,
  • Destined for - Industry,
  • Available media - water, sewage, electricity, gas
  • SEZ status - Yes.


Offer 1 - ul. Poprzeczna, 2.34 ha (photo: Kutno City Hall)
Offer 1 - Poprzeczna Street, 2.34 ha (photo: Kutno City Hall)


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Offer 2 - Metalowa Street, 5.9 ha

  • Location - Metalowa Street,
  • Landowner - City of Kutno
  • Area - 5.9 ha,
  • Destined for - Industry,
  • Available media - water, sewage, electricity, gas
  • SEZ status - Yes.


Offer 2 - Metalowa Street, 5.9 ha (photo: Kutno City Hall)
Offer 2 - Metalowa Street, 5.9 ha (photo: Kutno City Hall)


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Contact:

Town Hall of Kutno
Department of Culture, Promotion and Town Development

18 J. Piłsudskiego Square,
99-300 Kutno,
Phone: +48 24 253 12 19,
Fax: +48 24 254 28 36

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(Last update: January 2020)


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