Municipality of Ada

Ada is a town and municipality in Vojvodina province, Serbia. It is situated in the central part of East Backa, on the right bank of the river Tisa. It occupies the area of 228,6 km2 on which about 19000 inhabitants live in 5 settlements: Ada, Mol, Sterijino, Utrine and Obornjaca. Ada has a very good geographical position that makes hunting, fishing, sport and recreation, country tourism possible.

Ada mapa


  • EU border proximity - 45 km
  • Modern industrial zone
  • Low operating expences
  • Developed SME sector
  • Regional leader in textile & metal processing

Ada Logistics

Distance from borders:

  • HUN - 45 km
  • CRO - 108 km
  • ROM - 42 km
  • BUL - 400 km
  • B&H - 160 km

Distance from highway:

  • E-75 - 50 km
  • E-70 - 110 km

Distance from airport:

  • Belgrade - 132 km
  • Osijek (Croatia) - 73 km

Energy Potential in Ada

  • Municipality is fasified
  • Local pipeline lenght: 745 km
  • Presure of main pipeline1 bar
  • Presure of local pipeline 1 bar
  • Total land: 22, 705 ha
  • Agricultural land: 18,197 ha
  • Arable land: 18,054 ha
  • 97 % available for biomass
  • No of distribution substitusions: 98
  • Total power: 32 MVA
  • Total network lenght: 165 km
  • Avaliable capacities:
    • 2 new distribution substations to be operational: 1,000 kVA each
  • 63-64°C temperature: at 373 m



Regional road network

Becej-Ada-Senta, Novi Sad-Subotica: 10 km

Local road network

Ada-Mol Ada-Sterijina, Ada-Utrine, Ada-Obornjaca: 100 km


River Tisa length: 14km

Port in Senta distance 20 km

Canal network lenght

Irrigation network/drainage canal network: 103 km


Sewage system: 20 t

Sewage network: 110km

Water purifier; Main collector

Number of inhabitants 16,991

Employed (2020) 4.773

Unemployed (July 2021) 449

Labor Cost

Average salary in Ada (Dec 2020)

NET Salary428
Personal Income Tax10.00%43
Contributions (Emploeyee)19.9%117
GROSS Salary589
Contributions (Employer)16.65%98
TOTAL Cost687

From July 1st, 2014 the employers have the right for a refund on the paid personal income tax & social insurance contributions:

  • 65% refund for eploying 1-9 workers
  • 70% refund for emplying 10-99 workers
  • 75% refund for emplying 100 + workers


High Schools

TechnicalMechanical Technician5617
Computer Management Technician8416
Computer System Electro-Tech8522
Computer System Admin21/
Metal Processing7517
Building Construction5116
Car Mechanics//

Opportunities to invest in Ada

Metal Proccessing

Main advantages:
  • Long-standing tradition – 100 years of success
  • Highly export-oriented industry
  • Specialized educational center with technical high-school ensuring constant workforce supply
  • Skilled workforce at competitive rates
  • No. 1 employer sector
  • Successful companies already present: Termometal doo, Agromerkur doo, Idas doo, Berko doo, T-1 doo
Metal processing

Investment opportunities:

- Brownfield locations – tailored for the metal processing industry



Main advantages:
  • 19,500 ha of arable lands
  • Easy access to abundant resource base for the processing industry
  • 100% of agricultural land is cultivated:
    • cereal crops - 97%
    • wheat – 4,000 ha; Maize – 12 ha
    • vegetables – 3%
    • tomato, peper, cucamber, parsley, carrot – 300 ha
  • Good cooperation potential with local farmers – financial incentives for purchasing agri-mechanisation


Main advantages:
  • Sector with traditionally good results – 70 year-long history
  • Strong export-orientation: 75% of total production is distributed worldwide
  • Expert high-school program – Apparel Textile
  • Cost-effective access to skilled labor pool
  • Presence of most prominent companies in the sector: Kooi knit doo, Pletex doo, Adanko doo, Belmil doo, Onicelli doo, Ferotehna doo, Leonardo doo

Investment opportunities:

- Brownfield locations – tailored for the textile industry



Excellent conditions for Spa center
Main advantages:
  • Therapeutical mud site - Orlovacsa
  • Historically renowned center for spa tourism in 19th century when there was a private spa center accommodating international visitors
  • Chemical analysis of water, identified the following elements: sodium, potassium, sulfur, magnesium, calcium, aluminum, manganese, iron, silicon, chlorine ions, carbonate ions, free carbonic acid; especially the dominant chemical compounds: sodium sulfate , magnesium sulfate , sodium chloride
  • The water has especially positive effects in the treatment of rheumatic and gynecological diseases
  • River Tisza (developed hunting & fishing tourism); sport activities
  • Rural, ecological tourism

Investment opportunities:

- SPA center development – at Orlovacsa location

Top 10 Employers in Ada

LPOMetal ProcessingISRAEL57
DOO T-1Metal ProcessingSERBIA56
IDAS DOOMetal ProcessingSERBIA36

Greenfield locations in Ada

Location 1

Industrial Zone

Land size:150 ha

Ownership: 45 ha – municipal
105 ha – private

Infrastructure: electricity, water, gas

Available: 10 ha (municipal) + 90 ha (private)

For sale or lease

Malva doo

Edited on 04/05/2021

Brownfield Locations in Ada

Location 1

Malva doo

Land size: ha

Facilities: 2,000 m²

1,400 m²production hall + 600 m²office

Infrastructure: electricity, water, gas, sewage

Ownership: private

For sale or lease

Currently not available

Malva doo
Former ’Potisje’ Ada

Location 2

Former ’Potisje’ Ada

Land size: 39, 902 m2

Facilities: 15, 581 m2

Main hall: 3,480+1,250+840 m2

Storage unit: 505 m2

Ownership: private

Infrastructure: gas, water, sewage

For sale and lease

Upon receiving the investor’s request

the consolidated construction procedures are conducted in the following phases:

  • Issuing the location conditions for the cadastre parcel suitable for construction – from the day of obtaining all special conditions, permits and other documents --> no later than 5 working days
  • Issuing the construction permit – from the day of the submission of the request --> no later than 5 working days

Upon receiving the application:

Based on registering the construction work,issuing the verification for receiving the application without delay, provided that the complete documentation has been submitted.

- Registering the construction works to receive acceptance/rejection --> 5 working days

- Subsequently, submitting the request for infrastructure installations --> 3 working days

Issuing the occupancy permit, upon receiving the submission of the request --> no later than 5 working days

Issuing the final approval upon receiving the submission of the request --> no later than 5 working days

In total: 28 working days

Municipality Incentives

Land development fee

- discount 20%

Up to 0% Land Use Fees

for changing the land use (from agricultural to construction use)

Success Stories in Ada

Precise Casting Plant LPO DOO ADA

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Your partner in Municipality

Municipality Office

Branislav Halgasev

Phone: +381 24 852 106 - ext.134 ; +381 62 173 11 74