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Puławy Production Park

Puławy Production Park

Subzone Puławy SEZ „Starachowice”


On 24 April, 2003, Puławy Municipality and Zakłady Azotowe PUŁAWY S.A. (ZAP S.A.), set up the Puławy Production Park.

Today Puławy Production Park spreads out on the area of nearly 700 hectares and it covers four areas of competence:

  1. Puławy Production Park (PPP) - area of approx. 570 hectares, administered by GRUPA AZOTY Zakłady Azotowe PUŁAWY S.A.

  2. Puławy Subzone of The „Starachowice” Special Economic Zone - area of approx. 99 hectares, located with in the premises of Puławy Production Park - administered by the Management of SSE „Starachowice” S.A. and the Management Board of GRUPA AZOTY Zakłady Azotowe PUŁAWY S.A.

  3. Puławy Production Park - area of approx. 130 hectares, administered by Puławy Municipality.

  4. Puławy Science and Technology Park (PPN-T) - erected within the premises of PPP, administered by Puławy Municipality.

Illuminated installations of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Azotowe „Puławy” S.A. (Photograph by Sławomir Kłak)


Puławy is situated in the South-East Poland, where the three following geographic regions meet: Nizina Mazowiecka, Małopolski Przełom Wisły and Wyżyna Lubelska.

Distances from bigger towns of the region, Poland and Europe:

  • Warszawa - 110 km
  • Lublin - 45 km
  • Lwów - 260 km
  • Berlin - 700 km

Nearest airports:

  • Świdnik - 55 km
  • Warsaw - 110 km
  • Rzeszów - 167 km

Nearest sea ports:

  • Gdańsk, Gdynia approx. 450 km, Gdynia - own transhipment terminal.

Profile of the Subzone

Due to specific activity of GRUPA AZOTY Zakłady Azotowe PUŁAWY S.A., closely related to the “Great Chemical Synthesis Sector”, the Puławy Subzone of the Starachowice Special Economic Zone is a perfect location for investors whose undertakings can be realized in cooperation with GRUPA AZOTY Zakłady Azotowe PUŁAWY  S.A., based on a broad basis of products and components manufactured in Pulawy, available here unique media and feedstocks.

The Pulawy Subzone is also open to investors from other branches, not related to the chemical/fertilizer sector. A unique in Poland offer for the potential and scope of available media and feedstocks, creates a broad basis for many projects based on various processes and products. The location of the Puławy Subzone in the eastern part of Poland is another advantage for the entrepreneurs starting their eastern markets-oriented business activity.

The Puławy Subzone areas for investment:

Lands/properties offered by the Puławy Subzone have the status of greenfields, free investment  areas.


Actual property offer:

  • 32 307 m2 (land parcel No. 216/7)
  • 106 963 m2 (land parcel No. 216/9)
  • 64 107 m2 (land parcel No. 216/12)
  • 92 201 m2 (land parcel No. 216/14)

Treasury, perpetual lessee - GRUPA AZOTY Zakłady Azotowe PUŁAWY S.A.

According to the provisions of the Local Development Plan of the Puławy District - areas of production, warehouses and storage and service facilities.

Land properties, not built-up, ecologically clean, partly wooded with easy access via a 4 m wide internal asphalt road. Changing the forest land status is possible through obtaining the building permit and it does not prolong the procedure of land preparation for projects execution.

Plots of the Special Economic Zone located on the area of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Azotowe „Puławy” S.A.,
offered to external investors (Photograph by Sławomir Kłak)


Building conditions
Necessity of maintaining 10% of area biologically active, max. height of buildings - 20 m, built-up density not higher than 2,0 of total land area.

Available utilities


  • for 6 kV available:
    • 5 MW at distance approx.: 800 m,
    • 9 MW at distance approx.: 1000 m
    • 5 MW at distance approx.: 1300 m
  • for 30 kV available 100 MW at distance approx.: 2500 m

Natural gas:

  • DN 200, volume 500 m3/h at approx.: 350 m


  • industrial DN 250 at distance: 30 m
  • potable DN 200 at distance: 400 m,
  • well DN 500 at distance: 730 m


  • industrial DN 600 at distance: 730 m
  • precipitation water DN 500 at distance: 30 m


  • possibility of using the existing broadband network at Zakłady Azotowe PUŁAWY S.A. - connection approx. 1500 m


  • possibility of using the existing ISDA telecommunication network at Zakłady Azotowe PUŁAWY S.A. - connection approx. 100 m

Additional products, media and feedstock


  • Ammonium nitrate - PULAN®
  • Urea - PULREA™
  • UAN (urea amonium nitrate)
  • Ammonium sulphate - PULSAR™
  • Melamine
  • Caprolactam
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • NOXy ™
  • Hydroxyloamina
  • Cyclohexanone
  • Nitric acid
  • Ammonia
  • Hydrogen 99.999
  • Liquid Carbon dioxide
  • Carbon dioxide snow
  • Polyethylene foil

Heat and power plant products:

  • Process steam 4.0 MPa
  • Process steam 3.2 MPa
  • Process steam 1.4 MPa
  • Electric current 6.3 kV


  • Thermal energy
  • Electricity
  • Demineralized water
  • Decarbonized water
  • Hot water
  • Nitrogen
  • Oxygen
  • Instrument air
  • Process air
  • Interconnection power lines


  • Natural gas
  • Benzene
  • Sulphur
  • Sulphuric acid
  • Coal
  • Polyethylene
  • Hydrochloric acid

Panoramic view on Grupa Azoty Zakłady Azotowe „Puławy” S.A. (Photograph by Sławomir Kłak)

Technical and transport Infrastructure

Puławy Production Park is prepared to provide complex services for investors from various industry branches and sectors.

Those who are interested in starting their activities on its territory are offered the following:

  • Medium and low voltage power networks,
  • Natural gas network,
  • Process steam networks,
  • Water systems, sewerages, waste water treatment plants,,
  • Process air, instrument air,
  • Vast variety of feedstocks and products for further processing,
  • Freight siding - total railway length is 57 km, which enables fast transport of feedstocks and products by railway transport,
  • Electronic weighbridge - for lorries and trains,
  • Modern parking lots for trucks,
  • The area of Puławy Production Park, connected with a network of access and internal roads, enabling free access of cars, cargo vans and trucks,
  • Easy connections with the national roads network, using the ring road and the new Vistula River bridge crossing,
  • Unlimited access to broadband internet (permanent and wireless connections, ETHERNET, e-mail accounts, websites), as well as access to telecommunication network (own telephone exchange). 

Grupa Azoty Zakłady Azotowe „Puławy” S.A. by night (Photograph by Sławomir Kłak)

Investment advantages

Regional public assistance

The location of the Pulawy Subzone of the Starachowice Economic Zone in the Lubelskie Province, gives opportunity to take advantage of the highest possible in Poland social assistance, which is:

  • 70% for small companies
  • 60% for medium companies
  • 50% for big companies.

This means that the entities acting on its territory on the basis of special permissions, are exempt from the income tax respectively up to 70, 60, 50%, qualified investment spendings or two-years employees labour costs, generated by such new investments.

Local social assistance - discounts for entrepreneurs in the Puławy Municipality area

Based on the Resolution of the Puławy Town Council the entities investing in the town and in Puławy Production Park, including the Puławy Subzone, can apply for the land property tax exemption. The necessary condition to apply for the tax exemption is the execution of a new investment project and creation of new work places in relation to that.

The criteria for the tax exemption differ depending on the location of an investment projects and they are different for the entrepreneurs investing in the area of the Puławy Municipality and Puławy Production Park.

Resolution of the Puławy Town Council No. X/90/15 dated 24 June, 2015 about the exemption of the tax on buildings or their parts property under the de minimis assistance in relation to the creation of new jobs for new investments.


Source: Puławy City Council Resolution No. X/90/15 dated 24.06.2015


Number of jobs created

Tax exemption period for real estate



12 months


24 months



12 months


24 months



12 months


24 months



12 months


24 months

Resolution of the Puławy Town Council No. X/91/15 dated 24 June, 2015 about the property tax exemption under the regional/local assistance in supporting new investments for entrepreneurs performing business activities within the area of the Starachowice Special Economic Zone in Puławy.

Tax exempt from the property tax is granted to business owners for two years. Necessary condition for such exemption is execution of a new investment within three years after its commencement on the area of the Special Economic Sub-Zone in Puławy.

Business surrounding

Puławy is a town founded on the basis of the residence designed in XVII Century on the river bank slope by Tylman of Gameren, for the Great Crown Marshal Stanisław Herakliusz Lubomirski. The glory days for Puławy came at the time of Duchess Izabela Czartoryska, who created there at the turn of XIX Century an important political, intellectual, cultural and artistic centre, often called the “Polish Athens”.

The current status of Puławy was influenced mainly by the decision made in 1960 about locating there a huge chemical complex. Today GRUPA AZOTY Zakłady Azotowe PUŁAWY S.A. is a leader of the Polish fertilizer/chemical industry, a significant exporter and a driving force for the 50,000 inhabitants town as well as the whole Lubelskie Province.

Puławy is also a dynamic scientific centre in Poland and Europe, with the following five scientific institutes exist:

  • New Chemical Syntheses Institute (Instytut Nowych Syntez Chemicznych)
  • Institute of Soil Science and Plant Cultivation (Instytut Uprawy Nawożenia i Gleboznawstwa PIB)
  • National Veterinary Research Institute (Państwowy Instytut Weterynaryjny PIB)
  • Military Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology (Wojskowy Instytut Higieny i Epidemiologii)
  • Research Institute of Pomology and Floriculture in Puławy (Instytut Sadownictwa i Kwiaciarstwa Oddział Pszczelnictwa w Puławach).


The John Paul II Bridge in Puławy (Photograph by Sławomir Kłak)

In 2006 Puławy was granted the valid indefinitely title “Golden Business Location” („Złota Lokalizacja Biznesu”), an award for three times winning the title of “Fair Play Municipality” (Gmina Fair Play) - Certified Location of Investment Project (Certyfikowana Lokalizacja Inwestycji), and to honour the pro-ecology activities and investments the title of Polish Ecology Leader (2005) and Polish Ecology Patron (2007). The quality of management and relevant solutions are confirmed by other titles and certificates: Safe Municipality (Bezpieczna Gmina), Transparent Poland (Przejrzysta Polska) and ISO 9001.

The town is active economically, it offers a system of conveniences and allowances for entrepreneurs, it supports the institutions and business-related instruments, it is the founder of Puławy Production Park (2003), farthest to the East UE territory of such important and specific production and logistic potential. Puławy is the Puławy Scientific/Technology Park originator and investor.

Dynamic and progressive character of Puławy is found in the investment projects among the most important in 2006-2012 were:

  • The Jan Paweł II bridge, the biggest in Poland, and third in Europe arch bridge: PLN 400 million,
  • First stage of the Puławy ring road (12.71 km): PLN 311 million,
  • Dutch Town (safe solutions in road traffic): PLN 30 million,
  • Puławy online implementation of the informative society solutions: PLN 19 million,
  • Modification and revamping of the stadium: PLN 49 million,
  • Puławy Science and Technology Park (and preparation of investment areas): PLN 78 million.
  • Using values of Vistula River - a joint tourist product Kazimierz Dolny - Puławy - Janowiec: PLN 65 million.

In 2011 Puławy was granted a honorable right to use the promotional emblem „Teraz Polska” (Now Poland), „Aktywne Miasto” (Active Town) Certificate and European Diploma, in 2014  second place in the ranking of the local/regional authorities journal „Wspólnota” summing up the expenditures of  local authorities with the use of EU funds in the years 2011-2013 as well as  „Business Excellence” – first place for Puławy in the competition organized by the Lubelski Klub Biznesu (the Lublin Business Club), in 2015 „Perły Samorządu” (Pearls of Local/Regional Authorities) – honorable mention in the category of towns having up to 100 thousand inhabitants as well as the Council of Europe badge – a prize awarded to local authorities for international co-operation.

AIR LIQUDE POLSKA oxygen generating plant in  Puławy (Photograph by Sławomir Kłak)

Investment Projects and Companies in the Puławy Subzone of the Starachowice Special Economic Zone:

  • Revamping of Urea and AdBlue plants - ZAP S.A. investment project, the area for the investment - 7.6572 hectares, minimum planned investment outlays - 45,700,000 EUR, spent outlays - EUR 46,378,677.72, investment project has been executed and started.

  • Air Separation Unit - a project by Air Liquide Polska Sp. z o.o., area occupied for the project – 0.9678 hectare, an investment project executed and started.

  • Manufacture of liquid fertilizers based on urea and ammonium sulphate - PULASKA - investment project by ZAP S.A., area occupied by the investment project - 5.4472 hectares, minimum planned outlays - PLN 50,000,000, spent outlays - PLN 54,768,087.95 project executed and started.

  • Production of solid fertilizers based on urea and ammonium sulphate - PULGRAN S - investment project by ZAP S.A., area occupied by the investment project - 3.4737 hectares, minimum planned outlays - PLN 68,000,000, spent outlays - 108.034.095,63- PLN project executed and started.


Urea and ammonium sulphate based liquid fertilizers (PULASKA) plant. (Photograph by Sławomir Kłak)

GRUPA AZOTY Corporation establishing

In April 2013, following the initiative of the Ministry of Treasury, the Puławy Capital Group and the Tarnów Capital Group completed their consolidation into a single capital group, bearing the name GRUPA AZOTY, which, apart from the companies mentioned above, is composed of the following business organizations: GZNF “Fosfory” Gdańsk Sp. z o.o. (ltd. co.) and Nitrogen Plant Chorzów S.A. (joint stock company), being part of the Puławy Group, as well as of Chemical Industry Plant Police S.A. and Nitrogen Plant Kędzierzyn S.A., being part of the Tarnów Group.

Contact data:

Section for Cooperation with Investors
Zakłady Azotowe „Puławy” S.A.

Al. Tysiąclecia Państwa Polskiego 13
24-110 Puławy; POLAND

Phone  +48 81 565 21 71
Fax  +48 81 565 37 01

Web sites:


Grupa Azoty Zakłady Azotowe „Puławy” S.A. by night. (Photograph by Sławomir Kłak)




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