The area of the modern industrial district covered by the Suwałki Subzone is located on the outskirts of the second largest city in the Podlaskie Voivodeship and in the vicinity of State road No. 8 that will become part of Via Baltica in the near future. Suwałki are an important transit city located on the Berlin-Warsaw-Saint Petersburg and Warsaw-Helsinki routes, and regional roads No. 652, 653 and 655 that connect to State roads in Podlaskie and Warmińsko-Mazurskie Voivodeships. The owner of the land is Suwałki Special Economic Zone S.A. According to the local spatial development plan, the area is intended for the development of industrial, warehouse, and service infrastructure. The area also features full technical infrastructure. Many enterprises with Polish and foreign capital have invested in the Subzone. Leading industries include furniture, metal, plastics, and fishkeeping industries.
Ełk is the third largest city in the Warmińsko-Mazurskie Voivodeship. Land located in the Ełk Subzone is situated in the direct vicinity of State roads No. 16 and 65 (a four-lane city bypass and the future S61 Via Baltica expressway connecting Warsaw with Baltic countries and Scandinavia) and an electrified railway line that, in the near future, will become part of the Rail Baltica railway route.
The Ełk Subzone includes two locations comprising land owned by the Suwałki Special Economic Zone S.A. and land owned by the city of Ełk, including the Science and Technology Park enjoying the preferential treatment offered within the SSEZ. This gives entrepreneurs an opportunity to implement scientific projects directly into the industry. Each individual plot offered for sale has access to an asphalt road, features full technical infrastructure, and is covered by a current spatial development plan. The Ełk Subzone has been the investment destination of companies with both Polish and foreign capital, mainly from the metal, plastics, wood, printing, construction, and electronics industries.
The Gołdap Subzone is located in the northern part of the city, directly near the road border crossing with the Russian Federation – the Kaliningrad Oblast. It connects to State road No. 65. In accordance with the local spatial development plan, investors who developed the entire Gołdap Subzone area pursue manufacturing activity. Among them are both Polish enterprises (from the metal, paper, and construction industries) and foreign investors, including a manufacturer of yachts that has been widely recognised on the international market.
At present, the Management Board of the Suwałki Special Economic Zone S.A. conducts negotiations aimed to expand the Subzone’s borders
Augustów – a city surrounded by nine lakes and the vast Augustów Forest, it has an area of 80.90 km2. It is the capital of Augustów County, located in the north-east part of Podlaskie Voievodship.
Thanks to the close vicinity of Lithuania and Belarus, Augustów has an enormous economic growth potential in terms of transnational cooperation.
Augustów is situated at the junction of the following national roads:
– DK 61 in the direction of Warsaw,
– DK 16 in the direction of Olsztyn,
– DK 16 in the direction of Ogrodniki,
– DK 8 in the direction of Białystok.
Starting from 2010, Augustów will be connected with the express road E67 – Via Baltica European, which links Warsaw and Tallinn.
At the end of 2016, Augustów had 2,764 economic operators registered in the National Official Business Register (REGON), of whom 96% belonged to the private sector. The city’s main economic sectors are: boatyard industry, tobacco products industry, and timber industry. There are also production plants, such as an agricultural machines producer or mineral water factory.
The city has 30 thousand inhabitants, of whom around 63.5% are people of working age. The unemployment rate in Augustów County reached 12.4% at the end of 2016. The majority of the unemployed are young people – between 25 and 34 years old, mostly with higher, secondary vocational or post-secondary education.
Overall, the level of education in Augustów is high. The city of Augustów provides investors with support in negotiations concerning opening new vocational training programmes in vocational and technical schools in the city. The currently offered programmes of vocational education are mainly technical programmes in the fields of mechanics, electro-mechanics, construction, IT, tourist services, catering, and hospitality.
The area of the Suwałki Special Economic Zone consists of four undeveloped plots, which have of a total area of 13.3848 ha. Augustów Sub-zone is situated in the north-west part of the city, between national roads DK 61 (direction: Warsaw) and DK 8 (direction: Białystok); and starting from 2020, it will be connected with the international express road E67 via Raczki node (20 km away from the city). The investment area will have the necessary technical infrastructure and internal roads starting from October 2017, thanks to the financing of the Regional Operational Programme for Podlaskie Voivodeship.
In accordance with the local spatial development strategy for Augustów, investment plots are dedicated for storage and industry purposes, including production plants, workshops, bases, wholesale warehouses, construction companies, other bases, and storage facilities.
Augustów offers advantages to the investors thanks to a number of tax exemption, which are a part of de minimis aid, such as exemption from real estate tax for new businesses or exemption from real estate tax for newly constructed buildings.
Augustów provides the investors with the opportunity to cooperate with job agencies, supporting companies in recruiting employees with the most suitable qualifications.
The Suwałki Special Economic Zone area located in south-eastern part of the capital of Podlaskie Voivodeship: Białystok. It is located in the near vicinity of industrial areas constituting part of the Zone, on the route of State road No. 19 (leading to Rzeszów) and No. 65 (leading from the border with Russia in Gołdap to the border with Belarus in Bobrowniki). Białystok is also located on the E67 international European route (State road No. 8) connecting Eastern European countries with Scandinavia. The owner of real properties located within the Suwałki Special Economic Zone borders is the city of Białystok. This area, situated in the Krywlany and Dojlidy districts, is intended for the development of manufacturing and service infrastructure along with auxiliary infrastructure and structures as well as arranged green spaces. Most plots offered in the Subzone feature technical infrastructure, while remaining plots are still in development.
The Subzone has been an investment destination of both Polish and foreign enterprises. Future investors will be able to find business partners from the printing, metal and machine industry.
Sub-zone Bielsk Podlaski
Bielsk Podlaski Subzone
A Subzone of the Suwałki Special Economic Zone, located in the southern part of the Podlaskie Voivodeship, near the regional road connecting Bielsk Podlaski with Białowieża and within a short distance from State roads No. 19 (Białystok-Lublin-Rzeszów) and No. 66 (Warsaw-Połowce, where a border crossing with Belarus is located). The owner of real properties is the city of Bielsk Podlaski. The area is covered by the current spatial development plan that designates the area for the development of manufacturing, warehouse and service infrastructure (with warehouse structures located on one of the plots). The area offers access to the water supply network, sewage system and the storm water drainage system, street lighting and a new asphalt road.
It is also located within a short distance from a medium-voltage transformer station.
The Suwałki Special Economic Zone investment plots are situated in the north-western part of Podlaskie Voivodeship, in the Wysokie Mazowieckie district. The commune’s area is crossed by State road No. 63 running from the northern part of Poland to the border with Belarus, i.e. to the Sławatycze-Domaczewo border crossing. The southern part of the city of Czyżew is crossed by the Warsaw-Białystok railway line.
The real property located in the Czyżew Subzone is owned by the Czyżew Commune and covered by the local spatial development plan. It has been earmarked for the development of manufacturing, warehouse, and service infrastructure. It also has been comprehensively improved as regards storm water drainage, water supply and sewage systems.
The city of Grajewo is located in the north-western part of the Podlaskie Voivodeship. The city’s industrial traditions are maintained by Spółdzielnia Mleczarska MLEKPOL, a vibrant enterprise operating in the food industry, and Pfleiderer Grajewo S.A., an enterprise pursuing its operations in the wood industry.
The Grajewo Subzone is comprised of two locations situated in the city’s industrial district, in the vicinity of State roads No. 61 and 65.
The first area, encompassing more than 10 hectares, has been the home of PFLEIDERER MDF Sp. z o.o., a manufacturing company - a daughter company of Pfleiderer Grajewo S.A. The company manufactures HDF furniture boards. It specialises in the production of materials used in the furniture making, construction, and interior design industries and supplies furniture boards to most furniture manufacturers in Poland. The company’s products are well-known all over Europe. PLFEIDERED MDF is an enterprise with German capital.
The second location is an area belonging to the city of Grajewo that enjoys the benefits of the Suwałki Special Economic Zone. It is intended for sale. The area features full technical infrastructure and has been designated for industrial development in accordance with the city’s land use plan.
Podstrefa Hajnówka/Hajnowka Subzone
The real properties in the Hajnówka Subzone, located in the south-eastern part of Podlaskie Voivodeship, are situated in the vicinity of the border with Belarus, ensuring great opportunities to develop economic cooperation. A new road connects Hajnówka with the modernised border crossing in Połowce. The Siemianówka railway border crossing is also located nearby.
The plots offered within this SSEZ Subzone are owned by the city of Hajnówka. According to the local spatial development plan, the area is intended for the development of industrial and service infrastructure, along with necessary technical infrastructure. Plots can be accessed via a district road (ul. 11 Listopada), along which water supply, sewage and storm water drainage systems have been laid.
Areas falling within the Suwałki Special Economic Zone borders are located in the third largest city in Podlaskie Voivoideship. Łomża offers perfect conditions to potential investors thanks to its location in a small distance from the country’s capital: Warsaw (140 km). In addition, the planned S61 expressway will run within a short distance from the Łomża Subzone. Real properties situated within the Subzone are covered by the current spatial development plan or decisions on land development. Their owner is the city of Łomża. The area is intended for the development of manufacturing and service infrastructure. It has been fully improved in terms of technical infrastructure. Entrepreneurs who invested in the Subzone specialise in the wood industry.
The Narewka Subzone areas are situated in the north-eastern part of Hajnówka district. They are located along district road No. 1644 between Tarnopol and Siemianówka, in the vicinity of a railway border crossing with Belarus. The owner of land within the Subzone is the Narewka Commune. According to the local spatial development plan, the area is intended for the development of industrial, warehouse, and service infrastructure.
The area has access to a water supply system and a telecommunications network. It is also located within a short distance from the sewage system and a transformer station.
The city of Nowogród is located in the western part of Podlaskie Voivodeship.
The Nowogród Subzone is located in the vicinity of regional road No. 645 and State road No. 61.
The owners of land falling under the preferential treatment offered by the Suwałki Special Economic Zone are: the Nowogród Commune (an area of over 2 hectares) and the Agricultural Property Agency (an area of nearly 24 hectares). According to the local spatial development plan, the area is intended for the development of manufacturing and service infrastructure. Technical infrastructure is located in the vicinity of areas falling within the Subzone.
The Olecko Subzone was established for the purposes of an enterprise operating under the business name Zakłady Produkcyjno-Usługowe PRAWDA Sp. z o.o., a manufacturer of solid wood furniture and plywood haberdashery whose products are well-known and highly regarded all over the world. It’s a Polish family business established in 1989. Within the Olecko Subzone borders, ZP-U Prawda implements its new investment in the field of manufacturing, consisting in increasing the plant’s production capacity. The company has been supplying its products to IKEA for the past 25 years.
Sub-zone Ostrów Mazowiecka
Ostrów Mazowiecka Subzone
A Subzone established for the purposes of Dystry Forte Sp. z o.o., a company owned by “FABRYKA MEBLI FORTE” S.A. At present, the company is implementing an investment consisting in the construction of a modern logistics centre for products from the furniture industry that will service mainly Fabryka Mebli FORTE S.A. plants. FORTE is one of the largest European manufacturers of furniture for self-assembly and exports products to more than 30 countries all over the world. FORTE operates four state-of-the-art manufacturing plants located in Ostrów Mazowiecka, Suwałki, Białystok, and Hajnówka.
Investment plots located in Sejny, situated in the northern part of Podlaskie Voivodeship, within the Sejny Lakeland, in the vicinity of regional road No. 653 leading to the border with Lithuania (12 km). The area falling within the Suwałki Special Economic Zone is the city of Sejny. According to the local spatial development plan, the area is intended for the development of industrial and warehouse infrastructure. Technical infrastructure networks run along the district road.
Real properties falling within the Suwałki Special Economic Zone are located in the southern part of Podlaskie Voivodeship. The Subzone is a meeting place of transport routes connecting southern and northern Poland (State road No. 19) as well as central Poland with the country’s eastern border. The Siematyczne Subzone areas are situated in Czartajew. The owner of plots is the Siematycze District which – in the local spatial development plan issued by district authorities – designated this area for the development of industrial, warehouse, and service infrastructure. The plots have access to water supply and sewage systems. Access to gas can be arranged upon the construction of a connection to the gas line located nearby.
An investment area falling within the Suwałki Special Economic Zone, situated within Podlaskie Voivodeship borders, at the junction of State road No. 61 and 58 that connect the area to the country’s capital: Warsaw, and the capital of the Warmia and Mazury Region: Olsztyn. The owner of plots offered within the Subzone is the city of Szczuczyn. According to the spatial development plan, the area is designated for the development of industrial infrastructure. Each plot is fully suited to investors’ needs: hard surface access roads, proximity to the entrance ramp onto the Szczuczyn bypass, access to the water supply, sewage and storm water drainage systems, electricity.
This Subzone of the Suwałki Special Economic Zone was established for the purposes of SaMASZ Sp. z o.o., one of the most recognizable manufacturers of farming machinery in Poland and worldwide. Within the Zabłudów Subzone, the company implements the construction of its new manufacturing plant. SaMASZ offers a wide range of agricultural and ground care machinery. Its main export markets include: Germany, Russia, Latvia, Finland, and Ireland. The company also supplies machinery to such exotic markets as Turkey, Albania, Saudi Arabia, Japan, South Korea, Peru, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Algeria.