Baltic FEZ is located at the Via Baltica highway, in a stretch between Kaunas and Marijampolė. This area provides an opportunity for investors to use the automotive and railroads to transport their cargo to Europe and Asia. Rail Baltica railway line will provide fast (120 km/h) and efficient cargo transport between Scandinavia, Eastern and Western European countries.
Marijampolė also has the wide Russian standard gauge. This track is conveniently accessible by road, therefore the Baltic FEZ terminal will organize seamless logistic between the narrow and wide railway tracks and motor freight transport between Scandinavia, Europe and Asia.
80 hectares of the territory of Baltic FEZ has 15 industrial lots. Part of the land is intended for medium pollution enterprises. Using the EU Structural Funds, each parcel will be equipped with all necessary infrastructure: electricity, water supply, wastewater and storm water drains, category C and D access roads, not to mention lightning and gas pipelines. Designed parcels will perfectly fit for agriculture, food industry, logistics companies.
Baltic FEZ is a unique opportunity for the Nordic and Baltic investors to engage in trade with Russia and Asian markets. The geographical location is also attractive for the Russian, Belarusian and Ukrainian investors because it is an opportunity to develop the business in the European Union. Baltic FEZ, located just 100 km from the border with Belarus, Russia is easily accessed by road, rail or air.
Marijampolė region has strongly developed manufacturing industry, generating 35% of the product made in the region (Lithuanian average – 29%). 32% of the working population in the district is employed in manufacturing industries. Investments in industry has promoted the region’s economic growth. The annual turnover growth in the region is +12.2%, the annual growth in turnover in Lithuania is 5.8%
Convenient geographic location of Marijampolė, it’s infrastructure and active local government support already has attracted local and foreign investors to the district. Within a few dozen kilometres the district has two companies owned by IKEA group (Swedwood Kazlų Rūda and Swedspan), CIE LT Forge company owned by CIE Automotive group producing components for the most famous automobile manufacturers: Audi, VW Group, Chrysler, Fiat, Mersedes-Benz, Ford, Skoda, Toyota, Renault–Nissan, Peugeot). The district has ARVI Group with more than 20 companies that produce fertilizer, feed, sugar, turkey products, and provide transportation and other services. Also and ICEC ice cream company, Mantinga with frozen bakery products, Vernitas sewing company and other food processing, textiles and wood processing companies.
Dear guests and investors,
I proudly invite you to visit the center of our region – Marijampolė and get to know our future projects.
Marijampolė always had a competetive edge in farming industry because of its experience and competence in this field. City is very attractive for investments because of its great location and vast majority of arterial, international roads and railroads. Qualified workforce of Marijampolė would also be a factor of your business success.
We work towards favorable conditions for investments. That is why we can offer investors one of the most attractive tax reliefs in Baltic and North Europe countries. In 2012 direct foreign investments in Marijampolė tripled and reached 106,8m Lt. Majority of investments came from Netherlands, Spain, Estonia, Norway and Denmark.
We kindly invite you to develop and grow your business in Marijampolė. Favorable environment for investing and smooth processes are oriented towards your business success.
Mayor of Marijampolė municipality