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Katowice SEZSpecial Economic Zone  Katowice

Katowice Special Economic Zone (KSEZ) covers area of 2750 ha, located in two provinces: ¦l±skie and Opolskie. The zone offers a wide variety of investment plots, production halls, warehouses, office buildings and provides support and assistance in terms of public aid.

Our strengths:

  • Corporate Income Tax relief (from 25% to 55%).
  • Location in the south of Poland, along A4 motorway (German-Poland-Ukraine connection) and A1 motorway (Poland-Czech Republic connection).
  • Almost 5 mln inhabitants in Silesia Voivodeship.
  • 3rd biggest didactic centre in Poland (44 universities, 100 000 students).
  • Silesia Automotive and Advanced Manufacturing cluster
  • Comprehensive services for investors.
  • Investment areas with complete technical infrastructure (greenfield).

Public aid

Katowice Special Economic Zone is the right choice for those companies, which are willing to use the public aid in the form of the tax relief, calculated on the basis of the investment cost or new job creation.

The tax relief granted within the Katowice SEZ is compliant with the regulations being in force in the similar institutions operating in the European Union countries.

The income tax relief for companies investing within the Katowice SEZ can be based on:

  • investment costs:
    • The total amount of tax relief for large enterprises is up to 25% (35% in the Opolskie and Małopolskie Voivodeships)  of investment costs.
    • Medium and small-sized enterprises are granted additional 10% and 20%, respectively.

  • or creation of new jobs:
    • The total amount of tax relief for large enterprises is up to 25% (35% in the Opolskie and Małopolskie Voivodeships) of two-year labour costs for new jobs created.
    • Medium and Small-sized enterprises are granted additional 10% and 20%, respectively.


The most important  awards:

According to ranking created by Gdańsk Institute for Market Economics for years 2005-2018, the Silesian Voivodeship, where Katowice SSE operates, is the most attractive region in Poland for investors.

Moreover, Business Financial Times ranking highly assessed the performance of the Katowice Special Economic Zone. In 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2019, KSEZ was recognised as the best free zone in Europe. On top of that, KSEZ was recognised as the 2nd best free zone in the World in 2015 and 2019.

Investments in the Katowice Zone:

  • Number of companies: 400
  • Total value of investments: EUR 8.4 bn
  • Jobs created: over 80 000

Part of investment area in Gliwice

Major investors in the Katowice Special Economic Zone:


Sector/ Branch


Opel Manufacturing Poland Automotive French
NGK Ceramics Polska Automotive Japan
Kronospan OSB Wood processing Austria
DSO Sp. z o.o. Wood processing Austria
TRW Braking Systems Polska Automotive Germany
Tenneco Automotive Eastern Europe Sp. z o.o Automotive USA
Metsa Tissue Krapkowice Paper Finland
Roca Polska Construction Spain
Mecalux Metal Spain
Plastic Omnium Auto Automotive France
HUTA ŁABĘDY Steel Poland
Plastic Omnium Auto Exteriors Automotive France
Saint - Gobain Construction Products Polska Construction France

Full list of investors: www.invest-ksse.com/inwestorzy

KSEZ occupies area of over 2750 ha.

KSEZ offer:
  • Over 1500 ha available.
  • Plots size from 0,3 to 150ha.
  • Possibility to adjust plot size to investor requirements.
  • Plots connected with major Polish and European routes.
  • Complete technical infrastructure (water, electricity, gas, access roads).
  • A-class office buildings in Katowice (for lease).
  • Possibility to lease warehouses and production halls.

KSEZ support and services:
  • Membership in Silesia Automotive and Advanced Manufacturing cluster (thematic workshops, matchmaking, barometers).
  • Projects in the scope of education and competence centres.
  • Possibility to participate in dual-education and vocational programmes.
  • Polish-German Centre for light hybrid structures.

Contact us:

Katowice Special Economic Zone Co.
ul. Wojewódzka 42
40-026 Katowice
Tel: +48 32 251 07 36
e-mail: ksse@ksse.com.pl

Investment Department:

Łukasz Ciepły, Manager
Tel: +48 32 251 07 36 ext. 23
Mobile: +48 668 359 950
e-mail: lcieply@ksse.com.pl

More information: Publication - Poland Special Economic Zones   

(Last update: 5th August 2020)

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