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Katowice SEZSpecial Economic Zone Katowice

The Katowice Special Economic Zone was established in 1996, it covers a total area of 2,750 ha. and is located in the ¦l±sk and Opole Voivodships. The SEZ has a wide selection of investment plots, production, warehouse and office facilities to offer and provides available State aid consultancy.

Zone map: divided into Voivodships and Poviats

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SEZ map

Advantages and successes of the Katowice SEZ:
  • CIT tax credits (from 25% up to 55%),
  • its location in the south of Poland, near the A4 motorway (connection with Germany and Ukraine) and A1 (connection with the Czech Republic),
  • almost 5 million inhabitants in the Silesian Voivodeship,
  • the 3rd largest didactic center in Poland (over 100,000 students),
  • an automotive cluster,
  • comprehensive investor service offered,
  • strong support from local authorities for investors,
  • investment areas (greenfield), connected to the main communication routes of Poland and Europe,
  • more than 1,500 ha for investment, with plots of land ranging from 0.3 ha to 150 ha.

  • The total amount of capital expenditure incurred by all companies operating in the Zone, from its inception until now: 36 billion PLN
  • Total employment in the Zone: over 80,000 jobs created
  • Leading sectors: automotive, glass products, construction, food

  • The Katowice Special Economic Zone is rated very highly in the Business Financial Times ranking.
  • It was recognized as the best free zone in Europe in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2019.
  • In 2019, the KSEZ was recognized as the second best zone in the world.

Major investors in the Zone:

Investor Country of origin Sector
Opel Manufacturing Poland
NGK Ceramics Polska Japan automotive
Kronospan OSB Austria timber
DSO Sp. z o.o. Austria timber
ZF TRW Braking Systems Polska Germany automotive
Tenneco Automotive Eastern Europe Sp. z o.o USA automotive
Metsa Tissue Krapkowice Finland paper
IFA POWERTRAIN POLSKA Germany automotive
Roca Polska Spain construction
SK hi-tech battery materials Poland Korea automotive
Plastic Omnium Auto France automotive
Huta Łabędy Poland metal
Plastic Omnium Auto Exteriors France automotive
Saint - Gobain Construction Products Polska France construction

For more detailed information: www.invest-ksse.com

Zone Management

Katowicka Specjalna Strefa Ekonomiczna S.A.

ul. Wojewódzka 42
40-026 Katowice
phone: +48 505 102 102
e-mail: ksse@ksse.com.pl

Contacts for investors:

Łukasz Ciepły - Manager, Contact Investment  Dept.
phone: +48 32 251 07 36 w. 23
mobile: +48 668 359 950
e-mail: lcieply@ksse.com.pl

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