Apatin

Municipality of Apatin

The Municipality of Apatin is located on the left bank of the Danube river (natural border with Croatia), between the Municipality of Sombor (in the northeast) and Municipality of Odžaci (in the southeast). Apatin is situated in the north-western part of the spacious plain in Bačka, on the left side of the Danube.

Apatin mapa

TOP 5 REASONS TO INVEST IN APATIN

  • Excellent strategic position - Danube port & marine
  • Free Zone Apatin – (freight/commodity) industrial zone & Intermodal logistical center
  • 160 ha of high - qality construction land in municipal ownership with extension possibility to 320 ha total
  • Outstanding agribusiness possibilities for superior products
  • Various employee profiles & high - quality workforce at competitive cost

Apatin Logistics

APATIN - Total Area: 350km²

Distance from borders:

  • HUN - 41 km
  • CRO - 35 km
  • ROM - 129 km
  • BUL - 435 km
  • B&H - 184 km

Distance from highway:

  • E-75 - 100 km
  • E-70 - 135 km

Distance from airport:

  • Belgrade - 200 km
  • Osijek (Croatia) - 60 km
  • BUD - 290km
Logistics

Energy potential in Apatin

GAS
  • Municipality is gasified: 80 km
  • Local pipeline lenght: 85 km
  • Presure of main pipeline 16 bar
  • Presure of local pipeline 2-8 bar
GEOTHERMAL
72°C temperature at 1,600 m
53°C temperature at 701 m
59°C temperature at 800 m
56°C temperature at 711 m
43°C temperature at 590 m
33°C temperature at 478 m
43°C temperature at 923 m
ELECTRICITY
  • No of distribution substitusions: 181
  • - Electro-distribution ownership: 128

    - Private ownership: 53

  • Total power (kVA): 84,430
  • Total network length (km): 372
  • - 0.4 kV – 174 km

    - 20 kV – 198 km

  • Energy supplied - 2014 (MWh): 103,525
BIOMASS
  • Total land: 80 km
  • Agricultural land: 24,754 ha
  • Arable land: 22,206 ha
  • Most common crops residuals:
    • wheat and barley straw – 13,000 t
    • maize – 18,400 t
    • soybean straw – 12,500 t
WIND

Average speed 2-4 m/s at 10 m

SOLAR
Insolation - hours per year 2,007 hrs

Infrastructure in Apatin

ROADS

Regional road network: 31 km

Sombor-Apatin-Sonta-Bogojevo

Local road network: 35 km

WATERWAY

River Danube length: 42 km

Port "Napredak" in Apatin

Irrigation/drainage network: 4,033 km

RAILWAY

Railway network length

Apatin plant-Apatin-Sombor, Bogojevo-Sonta-Prigrevica-Sombor-Subotica: 26 km

Axial pressure: 16 t

SEWAGE

Sewage system

In the city of Apatin area: 90 %

Sewage network: 106 km

Population, education and labor cost in Apatin

Number of inhabitants 26,041

Unemployed (August 2022) 2,327

Employed (2021) 5,456

Labor cost structure

Average salary in Apatin (June 2022)

NET Salary 539
Personal Income Tax 10% 58
Contributions (Emploeyee) 19,9% 148
GROSS Salary 746
Contributions (Employer) 16,15% 120
TOTAL Cost 866

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

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

Education

High Schools

School Profile #students #graduates
Technical Technician for computer control of CNC machines 30
Construction Landscaping Tech 18 19
Ship fitter 15
Welder 15
Cook 30
Gymnasium "Nikola Tesla" General type 60
Secondary construction and woodworking vocational school Furniture and interior design tehnician 30

Key sectors in Apatin

Agribusiness

Agribusiness

  • 24,754 ha of fertile agricultural land with optimal climate conditions
  • Cereals (wheat, corn) and industrial plants (mostly soybean; also sunflower, sugar beet, and rapeseed) production
  • Developed network of potential local raw material suppliers: individual farmers, cooperatives, and enterprises
  • Strong presence of local farmers – owners of 50% of total agricultural land – engaged mainly in cereal production (70%) and industrial crop production (12%) – average land size cca. 3 ha
  • Vegetable crops: potato, cabbage, onions, tomato, paprika
  • Developed production in Greenhouses
  • Fruit: apples, peaches, pears
  • Predominant farms: poultry, pig, and sheep breeding
  • Small dairy located in Svilojevo
Construction

Construction

  • Longstanding tradition - 50 years
  • Company in the field of civil engineering "Marko Oreskovic“ currently in bankruptcy used to operate as a holding company with subsidiaries employing 580 workers. Part of the assets has been sold, while the remaining office admin building and a shopping center is still for sale
  • Company "AD Rapid" engaged in the production of silicate brick during the '90s used to employ over 300 workers currently employing 70 workers
  • Network of companies in the field of concrete making
  • Swiftly obtainable construction permit – efficient local administration
  • Available qualified workforce 115 skilled workers seeking employment registered at the National Employment Service
Tourism

Tourism

Geothermal potential - 51°C at 700 m – water analysis performed at the Balneological Institute of the Medical Faculty in Belgrade:

  • healing qualities - used in balneotherapy as an additional therapy swimming - cooling water to the appropriate temperature
  • characteristics - ph 7.4, sulphide, alkaline, muriatic , iodine;

Its structure is dominated by ions of sodium, chloride, hydrogen carbonate, iodine, with a significant amount of dissolved hydrogen sulfide H2S - all of significant balneotherapy importance

  • 1 well in use – 300 m from the facility with the capacity of 36 cubic meters per hour
Investment opportunities:

- Spa Center Junakovic – JV investment opportunities

Spa center Junakovic

capacity: 270 beds

visits in 2014: 5,471

Accommodation capacities in Apatin

9 facilities – 75 beds

visits in 2014: 6,744

Textile

Textile

  • 65 years of tradition in the textile sector
  • Number of companies from the ‘90s specialized in apparel, socks, cordage fiber, and footwear production that no longer exist used to employ over 1,200 workers - leaving a pool of qualified workers
  • Available skilled workforce – unemployed labor pool registered at the National Employment Service in Apatin – 178 textile, 38 leather
  • Suitable Brownfield locations – capacities up to 8,000 sqm
  • Successful companies – currently operating in the sector:
  • Vero – Footwear – 200 employees
  • Kopelli – Footwear – 30 employees

Top 10 Employers in Apatin

Company Sector Country #Employees
APATINSKA PIVARA Agrobusiness (beer production) Canada 658
DPTU VERO DOO APATIN Leather (footwear) Serbia 377
FLASH SRB DOO Textile Italy 220
PIK JEDINSTVO Agrobusiness Serbia 102
DZIMI KOMERC Transport and construction work Serbia 76
ELBRACO GROUP Trade Serbia 60
EUROMASIV DOO Furniture production Slovenia 54
ALU-PLAST Construction (blinds, mosquito nets) Serbia 50
LUMBERLINE DOO Furniture production Slovenia 47
LUČIĆ PRIGREVICA Agrobusiness Serbia 47
Edited on 09/20/2021

Greenfield locations in Apatin

Location 1

Industrial zone - RTC Apatin

Logistical Center with planned international marine and intermodal terminal

Land size: 120.72 ha – Free Zone out of which 34 ha are Port area

Available: 49,26 ha (leveling is required)

Ownership: 80,33 ha municipal

*Free zone status

For sale and lease

Industrial zone - RTC Apatin
Industrial zone – Kupusina

Location 2

Industrial zone – Kupusina

Land size: 10.9 ha

Available: 6.52 ha

Ownership: 7.7 ha municipal

For sale and lease

Location 3

Industrial zone – Block 61

Land size: 8.31 ha

Available: 2.25 ha

Available land plots: 941m² / 2,161 m² / 2,672 m²

Infrastructure: electricity, water, gas, sewage, optical cable

Ownership: 3.7 ha municipal

For sale and lease

Edited on 09/20/2021

Brownfield Locations in Apatin

Location 1

Spinning Mill

Land size: 46,490 m²

Facilities: 5,579 m²

Ownership: private

Electricity substation:

For sale and lease

Spinning Mill
Production Hall  Apatin

Location 2

Production Hall Apatin

Land size: 35,450 m²

Facilities: 5,000 m² + 3,000 m²

Ownership: private – bank

Office: 2,000 m²

Ownership: state

Infrastructure: electricity, water, gas

Electricity substation/private

For sale and lease

Location 3

Hotel – under construction

Land size: 1,750 m²

Facilities: 1,758 m²

Ownership: private - bankruptcy

For sale

Hotel – under construction
KTC Apatin

Location 4

KTC Apatin

Land size: 2.5 ha

Facilities: 10,000 m²

Ownership: private

For sale

Incentives & Fees in Apatin

Communal Fee Discount

Municipal Construction Land Lease Discount

Land Development Fee Discount - 0% for production & warehouse facilities

Success Stories in Apatin

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Your partner in Municipality

Dubravka Korac/ President of the municipality

Phone: +381 25 773 131

Email: kabinet@soapatin.org

Snezana Radmanovic Pejic / Local Ecomonic Development Office

Phone: +381 25 772 122 ext: 618

Email: ler@apatin.rs

Aleksandra Milkic/ Free Zone Apatin

Phone: +381 66 820 6076

Email: aleksandramilkic@freezoneapatin.com