Municipality of Kovačica

Kovacica is a town and municipality located in the South Banat District of Vojvodina, Serbia. The municipality has a population of 25,274 inhabitants. Kovacica municipality includes the following villages: Debeljaca, Idvor, Padina, Putnikovo, Samoš, Uzdin, Crepaja.

Kovačica mapa


  • Good transportation connections with industrial centers & favorable conditions for development of large enterprises
    Belgrade 50 km, Novi Sad 80 km, Pancevo 30 km
  • Excellent resource base for agribusiness production
    42,000 ha of most fertile arable land
    3,000 registered agricultural farms
  • Available skilled and educated workforce in the field of agriculture, metal processing, hospitality, admin, economics
  • Recognizable brand in tourism with potential for further accommodation development
    Hunting, naive art, Mihajlo Pupin
  • Multiculturalism and multilingualism with economic connections with other countries
    Twin towns, municipalities, Chambers of Commerce

Kovačica Logistics

Distance from borders:

  • HUN - 192 km
  • CRO - 123 km
  • ROM - 98 km
  • BUL - 380 km
  • B&H - 160 km

Distance from highway:

  • E-75 - 50 km
  • E-70 - 50 km

Distance from airport:

  • Belgrade - 71 km
  • Osijek - 197 km
  • Timisoara - 111 km

Energy potential in Kovačica

  • Municipality is gasified: 12,5%
  • - Settlement Crepaja is gasified

  • Local pipeline lenght: 36.9 km
  • Presure of main pipeline12 bar
  • Presure of local pipeline up to 3 bar
  • Total land: 41,900 ha
  • Agricultural land: 36,368 ha
  • Arable land: 33,688 ha
  • Most common crops: cereals, industrial crops, vegetables, forage crops
  • No. of distribution substitusions: 149
  • Total power (kVA): 67,550
  • Total network length (km): 235

Average speed 5-6 m/s at 100 m

Insolation 92 days p.a.2,213 hrs

Infrastructure in Kovačica


Regional road network: 63 km

  • Kac-Sajkas-Titel-PerlezKovacica-Secanj—Jasa Tomic
  • Ecka-Kovacica-Jabuka-Pancevo
  • Samos-Dobrica-Seleus-Alibunar-B. Karlovac-Deliblato
  • Padina-Seleus

Local road network: 13.6 km

  • Tripic-Debeljaca;Uzdin-Putnikovo
  • Idvor-Kovacica-Debeljaca

International road border crossing with Romania Nakovo - Lunga


River Tamis lenght: 17 km

- Port in Pancevo distance 30 km

Canal network: 127 km

- Drainage system network: 100,000 ha

- Irrigation system network: 29,200 ha


Railway network length: 30 km

  • Pancevo-Zrenjanin-Kikinda

Axial pressure: 16 t


Sewage system in Kovacica and other surrounding settlements is under construction

Population, education and labor cost in Kovačica

Number of inhabitants 25,274

Employed (2020) 4,455

Unemployed (July, 2021) 2,438

Labor cost structure

Average salary in Kovačica (Dec, 2020)

NET Salary427
Personal Income Tax10.00%43
Contributions (Emploeyee)19.9%117
GROSS Salary587
Contributions (Employer)16.65%98
TOTAL Cost685

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
Average Salary for Production sector in Vojvodina, November 2017
Average Salary for Production sector in Vojvodina, November 2017

NET: € 398

GROSS: € 550


Average salary (total cost) for 2017 €499


High Schools


Only 30 km to Pancevo and 50 km to Zrenjanin where all high school profiles are available

High school profiles attended by students from Kovacica:

Technical, Agriculture, Electro-Technical, Civil Engineering

Key sectors in Kovačica



Expertise & tradition in agriculture

  • Excellent conditions for processing capacities development
  • Mainly rural areas with 60% of the municipality population is engaged in agricultural production
  • 3,100 registered farms – with 5% of livestock farming activity
  • Storage capacities – companies: Almex, Pokrok, Fotos, Granexport, Matijevic, Agrodomus, Agrosvak, BCM Trade, Hemos, J&M corn, etc.
  • Average yield t/ha: maize 5.5, sunflower 1.8, soy 2.2, sugar beet 50, wheat 2.5, barley 2.3
  • Potential for livestock count expansion – in cooperation with individual farmers


Invest in accommodation capatities

  • Hunting tourism – "Uzdin" hounting grounds 462 ha
    Small game: rabbits, pheasant, fox, wild boar. Hunting season from October to January
  • Hunting association events
  • Accomodation capatities: Rooms 100+beds / Rural households 100 beds / Tourist visits 5,500 / Overnight stay 9,000

Investment opportunities:

  • Accommodation capacities development
  • Brownfield location - Hotel Park – 308 m² (bankruptcy)
  • Adaptation of the river bank - Tamis
  • Camping zone development
Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy

Excellent wind resources

  • One of the strongest wind potential localities in Serbia, according to the wind potential map
  • Gross wind potential, observing the intensity of the wind in January and June, is never below 250 W/m²
  • Currently under development – construction of the wind power plant at the cadastral locations Kovacica, Debeljaca, and Crepaja spreading over an area of ​​approximately 3,711 ha – with the elevation increasing from about 80 m to a maximum of 115 m

Investment opportunities:

- Construction of the wind power plant

Top 10 Employers in Kovačica

JEDINSTVO KOVACICA (SUNOKO GROUP)AgribusinessSerbia/Holland140+120
ROLOPLAST DOOConstructionSerbia124
FMO UKUSFootwearSerbia61
POKROK DOOAgribusinessSerbia37
ZZ POLJOPRIVREDNIKAgribusinessSerbia37
PALETA DOOTextileSerbia35
EKV DOOConstructionSerbia24
KONKAB DOOAutomotiveSerbia/Austria22
PADINA KOMERC DOOFurnitureSerbia12

Greenfield locations in Kovačica

Location 1

Industrial zone – Blocks 43-45

Located in the South-West part of Kovacica
Access to road, eailway, canal

Land size: 86.35 ha

Available: 66.41 ha

Ownership: private (99%)

*will be available from March, 2016

For sale

Industrial zone – Blocks 43-45
Industrial zone – Block 12

Location 2

Industrial zone – Block 12

Land size: 10.32 ha

Available: 7.4 ha


*will be available from March, 2016

For sale

Location 3

Industrial zone – Blocks 11

Land size: 58.46 ha

Available: 58.46 ha

Ownership: private

For sale

Industrial zone – Blocks 11
Industrial zone – Block 15

Location 4

Industrial zone – Block 15

Land size: 7.86 ha

Available: 7.86 ha


For sale

Location 5

Industrial zone – Blocks 5

Land size: 54.57 ha

Available: 54.57 ha

Ownership: private

For sale

Industrial zone – Blocks 5
Industrial zone – Block 8, Block 9

Location 6

Industrial zone – Block 8, Block 9

Land size – B8: 64.7 ha

Land size – B9: 72.6 ha


For sale

Location 7

Industrial zone „Crepaja“

Land size: 18.19 ha


Ownership: Municipality

For sale and lease


Brownfield Locations in Kovačica

Location 1

Production hall - Debeljaca

Land size: 1 ha

Facilities: 1,070 m²

Infrastructure: electricity, water

Ownership: private

For sale and lease

Production hall - Debeljaca
Production hall - Debeljaca

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 Kovačica

0% Land development fees

Environmental Protection Fee - discount 100% during the period od 1 year
*applies for the year the company was established

Company name dispplay Fee - discount 100% during the period of 1 year
*applies for the year the company was established

Local Employment Action Plan traineeship programs
*for eligible companies registeres in the municipality of Kovacica

Success Stories in Kovačica


Your partner in Kovačica

Municipality Office

Daniel Magdu – Investment Manager

Phone: +381 13 661 122; +381 63 10 20 627

Email: daniel.magdu@kovacica.org