City of Kikinda

Kikinda is a town and a municipality in the autonomous province of Vojvodina, Serbia. It is the administrative centre of the North Banat District. The municipality has 59,453 inhabitants. The municipality of Kikinda comprises the city of Kikinda, nine villages and two hamlets.

Kikinda mapa


  • Corporate business tradition & highly qualified workforce for metal processing industry
  • Excellent resource base for agribusiness industry
  • Fully equipped industrial zones with Greenfield, Brownfield locations ready for investments - 42ha Customs Free Zone
  • Investment opportunities for different types of renewable resources
  • Proximity of road (8km) and railway (0km) border crossings

Kikinda Logistics

Kikinda total area: 782km²

Distance from borders:

  • HUN - 65 km
  • CRO - 135 km
  • ROM - 8 km
  • BUL - 388 km
  • B&H - 201 km

Distance from highway:

  • E-75 - 71 km
  • E-70 - 129 km

Distance from airport:

  • Belgrade - 130 km
  • Osijek - 175 km
  • Timisoara - 71 km

Energy potential in Kikinda

  • Municipality is gasified: 70%
  • Local pipeline lenght: 852.5 km
  • High pressure pipeline 40 bar – 250 km
  • Medium pressure pipeline 16 bar – 42.5 km
  • Lowpressure pipeline 4 bar – 560 km
  • Total land: 78,200 ha
  • Agricultural land: 70,541 ha
  • Arable land: 64,889 ha
  • Most common crops: wheat, maize, sunflower
  • No. of distribution substitusions: 215
  • - 39 (10kV) + 176 (20kV)

  • Total power (kVA): 8,720, 70,450
  • Total network length (km): 798.2

Average speed 42m/s at 50 m

9 boreholes
50°C temperature at 950 m
51°C temperature at 1,200 m
Insolation 72 days p.a. 2,280 hrs

Infrastructure in Kikinda


Regional road network: 113 km

  • Horgos-Kanjiza-Novi Knezevac-Coka-Sajan-Idjos-Kikinda-Basaid-Zrenjanin-Belgrade
  • Srb-Hun border - Backi Breg - Sombor - Kula - Srbobran - Becej - Novi Becej - Kikinda -Nakovo - Srb-Rom border
  • Srb-Rom border - Srpska Crnja - Rusko Selo - Kikinda - Mokrin - Crna Bara - Novi Knezevac
  • Novi Becej - Basaid - Banatsko Karadjordjevo

Local road network: 97 km

  • Nakovo - Banatsko Veliko Selo - Novi Kozarci - Rusko Selo
  • Kikinda - Banatsko Veliko Selo
  • Kikinda - Banatska Topola

River Tisza distance: 34 km

- Port in Senta distance 43.6 km

Canal network DTD

Irrigation/dranaige system network: 1.675 ha


Railway network length: 94 km

  • Kikinda-Banatsko Veliko Selo-Romania (Zombolj)
  • Kikinda-Novo Milosevo-Coka-Senta
  • Kikinda-Mokrin-Vrbica-Podlokanj-Banatsko Arandjelovo

Axial pressure: 16-20 t


Sewage system: 85%

Sewage network: 103 km

Population, education and labor cost in Kikinda

Number of inhabitants 59,453

Employed (2020) 14,438

Unemployed (July 2021) 3,229

Labor cost structure

Average salary in Kikinda (Dec, 2020)

NET Salary 505
Personal Income Tax 10.00% 54
Contributions (Emploeyee) 19.9% 139
GROSS Salary 698
Contributions (Employer) 16.65% 116
TOTAL Cost 814

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

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


High Schools

School Profile #students #graduates
Medical Nursery 65 0
Physical Therapis 34 34
Pharmacy 35 0
Environment Protection 115 31
Agri Food Tech 79 17
Biotech 97 27
F&B Production 37 18/td>
Construction Architecture 74 16
Technical Computer Electrotech 112 25
Vehicle Electronics 76 14
ICT Electrotech 96 26
AC Equipment Electrotech 38 10
Electrical Networks&Systems 11 5

A number of other profiles available for all vocational high schools (medical, agricultural, technical, construction, economics).

Schools may establish a new profile in accordance with the requirements of the companies.

There are several faculty departments in Kikinda for economy, management, mechanical engineering, high school for teachers.

Key sectors in Kikinda

Metal Processing

Metal Processing

Quick & esy acess to ky markets

  • Longstanding tradition in metal processing dating back one century
  • First joint venture company with foreign capital IDA Kikinda – (General Motors and Foundry Kikinda)
  • During the ‘80s – total export share for the metal processing industry in Kikinda was over $ 100 mil
  • Readily available skilled workforce – large number of unemployed workers with former metal processing experience
  • Flexibility of the educational system – possibility of adapting high school syllabus and profiles to the needs of the sector – retraining
  • Excellent Brownfield facilities with the necessary infrastructure for the development of production of metal processing and automotive supplier industries
  • SMEs that can provide various kinds of services to investors in the sector - subcontractors


Abundant resurce bas - 70,541 ha

  • Developed primary and secondary agricultural production – access to ample high-quality resource base
  • Mainly cereal crop production (maize, sunflower, wheat) – with tradition in fruit and vine growing and significant expansion potential
  • Drainage network on 2,970 ha, and the irrigation system on 1,675 ha with further development potential – for increasing the yields
  • Predetermined locations for greenhouses development – in close proximity to geothermal sources – ensuring cost-effective heating
  • Agribusiness Zone with suitable locations spreading over 4 ha for logistic centers development
  • Manufacturing tradition in processing green beans, corn, tomato, cucumber
  • Meat & dairy industry development potential – high number of pig farms (Matijevic Agrar, Delta Agrar, MK Group) and large network of subcontractors (individual farmers)

Investment opportunities:

- Processing capacities development, Irrigation systems, farm development, greenhouses and cold-storage development



Excellent development potential

  • Development potential for sports, spa, hunting, ecological and cultural –event tourism (41 different events all year round)
  • Existing location (Block 9) for sports and spa center investment projects development – 94 ha – with onsite geothermal resources and sports courts, swimming pools (indoor and outdoor), sports hall, park, and accommodation facilities in Youth village & campus
  • Geothermal water – medicinal properties
  • Hunting tourism - number of hunting grounds
  • Breathtaking landscapes: Special Nature Reserve "Velika Droplja pastures" located in Mokrin village; while the city center is the largest world winter location for owls Utina; General Drapsina street near the center has been named one of the 50 most beautiful streets in the world, number of cultural monuments
Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy

Strategic importance sectors

  • Potential for energy production from biomass, wind, solar, geothermal energy sources
  • Location with one of the highest insolation intensity in Serbia - 2,300 hrs - 1,456.5 kwh/m³ per year
  • In 2014 - company NIS AD build A photovoltaic power plant, which opened in Sajan
  • Number of locations with favorable wind energy – average wind speed 5 m/s
  • In 2013 – French company IEL started the project of wind power plant development in Basaid – valued at $ 70 mil
  • Biomass potential - 90% of the land is agricultural with the main crops being wheat, corn, sunflower
  • Agribusiness zone – offering suitable locations – 5 ha
  • 11 geothermal boreholes (NIS AD ownership) with temperatures in some wells above 100°C – suitable for both heat and electricity production
  • Greenfield locations for RES production

Top 10 Employers in Kikinda

Company Sector Country #Employees
LE BELIER Metal Processing France 580
TOZA MARKOVIC Construction materials Serbia 500
CALZEDONIA Textile Italy 479
LIVNICA KIKINDA CIMOS GROUP Metal Processing Slovenia 410
JAFFA - BANINI Food production Serbia 280
GRINDEX Metal Processing Serbia 200
KIKINDSKI MLIN Food Production Serbia 120
MECAFOR Metal processing France 107
Edited on 01/04/2022

Greenfield locations in Kikinda

Location 1

Block 9 - sports Complex and Old Lake

Land size: 94 ha

Available: 43 ha

Ownership: City of Kikinda/private

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

* Railway in close proximity - 3 km

Within the Block 9 there are - sports, recreational areas, protected natural area, dormitory, youth camp, lake

For sale & lease

Block 9
New Industrial Zone

Location 2

New Industrial Zone

It is part of Customs Free Zone

Land size: 18 ha

Available: 3,2ha

Ownership: City of Kikinda

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

For sale and lease

Location 3

New Industrial Zone Rasadnik

Part of Customs Free Zone

Land size: 22.6 ha (possibilty of extention up to 27,7 ha)

Land size: 22.6 ha

Ownership: city of Kikinda/state

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

Railway in close proximity; the pier on the DTD Kanal – 1km away

Some land plots are suitable for greenhouse development due to proximity of geothermal resources (Temp 76-85°C); Possibility: spa, aqua park, recreational, hospitality facilities development

New Industrial Zone Rasadnik
Military camp

Location 4

Part of the former military camp in Kikinda, Blocks 58 and part of 59/1

Land size: 35 ha

Available: 35 ha

Ownership: City of Kikinda

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

For sale and lease

Location 5

Public utility company Kikinda

Land size: 19,122 m2

Available: surface for hall 7,500 m2

Ownership: city of Kikinda

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

Ownership: for sale and lease

 Public utility company Kikinda
Edited on 01/04/2022

Brownfield Locations in Kikinda

Location 1

Put za pristanište

Land size: 259,412 m²

Facilities: 1530 m²+1,170 m²+ 1,370 m²

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

Ownership: private

For sale and lease

Put za pristaniste

Location 2

Cimos TCH Group

Foundry Kikinda Tool Shop

Land size: 13,071 m2 + 7,600 m²

Facilities: 5,966 m² + 178 m² + 766 m²

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

Ownership: private, “Graditelj”

For sale

Cimos TCH Group

Location 3

Former supermarket "Turbogas"

Surface area: 1,500 m²

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

Ownership: private

*It is located at the exit of the City of Kikinda, near the State road

For sale & lease

Former supermarket Turbogas

Location 4

"Gigraphix" Kikinda

Land size: 33, 979 m²

Facilities: 5,000 m² + 3,000 m²

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

Ownership: private

For sale & lease

Miloša Velikog

Location 5

Former kitchen furniture factory “Petar Drapšin”

Facilities: 1,950 m² (out of which 7,260 m² is cold storage)

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

Ownership: private

For sale

Former Petar Drapsin

Location 6

Former meat industry “PIK” Kikinda and “Zipper”

Total area: 93,683 m²

Facilities: 15, 791 m²

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

Ownership: private

For lease

Former meat industry PIK

Location 7

Furniture salon “Spejs”“

Facilities: 2,100 m²

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

Ownership: private

For sale & 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

Incentives & Fees in Kikinda

Beside various incentives available to foreign investors, including financial grants (state and provincial level) and favorable tax rates, as well as customs exemptions, every municipality in Vojvodina has its incentivies.

Fees in Kikinda:

0% Land Development Fees

for construction of production and warehousing facilities

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Success Stories in Kikinda


Your partner in Kikinda

City Office

Pavle Markov - Mayor

Phone: +381 203 410 105


Sasa Tanackov - Secretary of the Secretariat for Local Economic Development

Phone: +381 230 410 182; +381 64 896 8179


Jelena Rodic – Advisor for investments, promotion, and marketing

Phone: +381 203 410 159; +381 64 316 0805