Searching for an easy entry location that connects East and West?

Klaipėda is revving up for automotive!

1.

Easy entry into an unsaturated automotive market

Lithuania is ranked #1 most attractive location for manufacturers in Europe and #2 in the world.*
*Manufacturing Risk Index 2018 by Cushman & Wakefield

13% of Klaipėda region labor pool works in the manufacturing sector, 1% - in automotive sector.

2.

Low attrition rate of high quality proffesionals

<8% employee attrition rate in their international manufacturing in Lithuania*
*Biuro, HR agency, 2015

High return on investment: 10% in Lithuania instead of 7% elsewhere*
*Invest Lithuania

3.

United city economic development strategy 2030 with focus on advanced manufacturing

Klaipėda 2030 strategy ranked among the best City FDI promotion strategies*
*Emerging Europe awards 2017

Support, assistance and aftercare from national and local organisations: Klaipėda ID, Invest Lithuania and Klaipėda FEZ

Average FTE total cost (2018)

With it's well-developed infrastructure, Klaipėda is not only the gateway to Lithuania, but also rapidly growing global automotive manufacturing player. Combining traditionally strong engineering competences with flexibility in every step of the investment process, Klaipėda has become a natural choice for global automotive companies.

Virginijus Sinkevičius
Minister of Economy in Lithuania

Yes, Klaipėda really is the best location for your automotive

An ice-free port providing unparalled links between Scandinavia, the CEE and China. Rail and road connections that lay at the geographical heart of Europe. Looking for a business bridge between East and West? Look no further than Klaipėda.

Klaipėda delivers you the talent you need to grow

Famous as a city of students - Klaipėda's education programs are renowned for their variety and scope.

 

30000

students in engineering, manufacturing and electronics

 

140

engineering & mechanics & electronics higher education programs

 

4th

in the EU for Bachelors graduates in science, maths, computing, engineering, manufacturing, and construction

Eurostat 2014, Age group 20-29

 

Highest

ranked employee motivation level in CEE countries

The IMD Talent Report, 2016

 

Adaptive

programs acknowledged by foreign companies

 

80%

speak at least one foreign languages

Success stories

Klaipėda sees the automotive industry as a great driver for its economy and is dedicated to development of the sector. The presence of in Klaipeda FEZ of Yazaki, the Japanese global leader in wiring technologies for the Automotive industry, is a great example of how automotive companies can thrive in the city. The company has continued to grow since its establishment - in fact, some of its Lithuanian staff are responsible for training Yazaki staff globally.

The region's rapidly expanding LNG cluster, which includes such international companies as Shneider Electrics and Emerson, is currently in the process of finishing the prototype of one of its first projects - an LNG powered locomotive. This efficient and environmentally friendly mode of transport is set to become part of the city's ambitious plan for a greener transport intrafstructure, alongside the prototype for an electric bus "Dancer bus", which will on Klaipeda city streets in 2018.

Companies in this sector

Klaipėda FEZ

Setting up a business in Klaipėda is quick and straightforward!

Consisting of 412 ha of land dedicated to manufacturing plants, logistics, and business park development Klaipėda FEZ is internationally recognized.

  • 0% 10 years exemption from corporate income tax
  • 0% Real estate tax

Visit Klaipėda FEZ webpage for more information.

1st

and most successful FEZ in Baltics

100+

companies

1st

place for Quick Launch Award

By fDi Markets 2017

16,5%

growth of revenue of Klaipėda FEZ-based enterprises

2017 FEZ data

Global

Free Economic Zone of the Year

2017 FDI Markets by Financial Times

Flex start

3 months to start your production