Kula

Municipality of Kula

Kula is a town and municipality in the West Backa District of Vojvodina, Serbia. It is located within the fertile flatland of Vojvodina, on a crossroad between Novi Sad (52 km away), Sombor (40 km away) and Subotica (60 km away).

Kula mapa

TOP 5 REASONS TO INVEST IN KULA

  • Easy access to local incentives for investors
  • Ample fertile & high-quality agricultural land
  • Well established industry with a high number of SMEs
  • Great renewable energy potential & geothermal capacity
  • Fully equipped industrial zone & excellent geographical position

Kula Logistics

Total area: 481 km²

Distance from borders:

  • HUN - 67 km
  • CRO - 38 km
  • ROM - 107 km
  • BUL - 469 km
  • B&H - 174 km

Distance from highway:

  • E-75 - 17 km
  • E-70 - 97 km

Distance from airport:

  • Belgrade - 129 km
  • Osijek - 79 km
Logistics

Energy potential in Kula

GAS
  • Municipality is gasified: 100 million
  • Local pipeline lenght: 383.5 km
  • Presure on main pipeline 36 bar
  • Presure on local pipeline 2 bar
BIOMASS
  • Total land: 48,100 ha
  • Agricultural land: 43,000 ha
  • Arable land: 33,000 ha
  • Most common crops: maize, wheat, soy, sunflower, sugar beet
ELECTRICITY
  • No. of distribution substations: 160
  • Total power (kVA): 8,650
  • Total network length (km): 80
  • Energy supplied in 2013/14: 3,000,000 kW
OIL

Oil deposits can be found

GEOTHERMAL
30-70°C temperature at 500 - 1,200 m

Infrastructure in Kula

ROADS

Higway road: 11.5 km

Regional road network: 106 km

Local road network: 44 km

WATERWAY

River Danube distance: 38 km

- Port in Bogojevo

Canal network:: 52,070 m

  • Danube - Tisza - Danube
  • Vrbas - Bezdan
  • Becej - Bogojevo
  • Kosancic - Mali Stapar
RAILWAY

Railway network length: 58 km

  • Sombor - Sivac - Crvenka - Kula - Vrbas
  • Rail freight track
  • Warehouse capacities - 210 m², 2,400 m²

Axial pressure: 20 t

SEWAGE

Sewage systems: 20 - 25%

Sewage network: 15772 km

Population, education and labor cost in Kula

Number of inhabitants 43,101

Employed (2020) 7,959

Unemployed (July 2021) 2,987

Labor cost structure

Average salary in Kula (April, 2020)

NET Salary 413
Personal Income Tax 10.00% 43
Contributions (Emploeyee) 19.9% 113
GROSS Salary 567
Contributions (Employer) 16.65% 95
TOTAL Cost 665

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
Gymnasium General 226 58
Commerce Business Admin 164 48
Finance 108 24
Commerce 93 23
Economics 118 30
Trade 19 8
Culinary 58 29
Hospitality 49 19
Specialized Horticulture 56 20
Agriculture 104 23
Car mechanics 8 8
Technical Electrotechnical - Computers 205 49
Electrotechnical - Energy 41 /
Electrotechnical - Automatics 44 21
Electrotechnical - Vehicles 13 /
Electrotechnical - Instalation 35 14
Electromechanics - A/C equipment 7 7
Computer Systems 73 24
Car Mechanics 42 13

Key sectors in Kula

Agribusiness

Agribusiness

Main advantages:

  • 41 ha of top-quality arable agricultural land – 91% of total territory
  • Dominant higly fertile black soil and carbonated chernozem with distinctive layer of humus
  • High number of local first-rate agricultural producers
  • Ongoing know-how initiatives for local agricultural producers
  • Wide network of potential local suppliers
  • Developed agricultural cooperatives network (20 cooperatives) and support on municipal level to stimulate the sector competitiveness
  • Agribusiness development identified as a strategic priority for the West-Backa district
  • Most developed food processing - internationally renowned local companies

Crops:

  • Favorable natural conditions - the number of sunny days provides agricultural products with exceptional nutritional and morphological characteristics
  • Significant production of industrial crops
  • Half of all agricultural production is sugar beet providing inputs for several sugar refineries with 100 years of tradition
  • Significant area under: maize, wheat, pepper and potatoes
  • Fruits with largest annual yield include nuts, apples, cherries, pears
  • Excellent storage capacities
Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy

Main advantages:

Biomass potential – 43,000 ha of agricultural land

  • Project: Biomass as resource for energy production
  • Untapped & abundant geothermal resources
  • Geothermal springs & wells with temperatures measured at 30-70°C (max. 90°C) at 500 - 1,200m

Investment projects:

- MK Fintel – Joint Venture Company - Italy/Serbia

- Wind Farm - EUR 15 mil investment – 9.9 MW capacity – to be finalized by the end of 2015

Metal & Automotive

Metal & Automotive

Main advantages:

  • Large industrial center in the past
  • Labor pool - ready to meet the needs and expectations of high-quality seeking investors
  • Many of metal industry companies from the 1990s have undergone bankruptcies – FA Istra Kula – used to employ 2,000 workers
  • Labor costs – substantially lesser and more competitive compared to regional and EU standards

Investment opportunities:

- Automotive Components Industry - competitive costs

- Brownfield locations – 7,800 m² production hall – electricity substation 630 kVA

Tourism

Tourism

Main advantages:

  • Untapped & abundant geothermal resources
  • Geothermal springs & wells with temperatures measured at 30-70°C (max. 90°C) at 500 - 1,200 m
  • Water characteristics – health benefits for: locomotor system, rheumatic conditions, sterility, digestive system, skin conditions

Investment opportunities:

- Detailed project of hydrogeological analysis at Location Razvala – in municipal ownership - planned 9 ha – with total of 25 ha allocated for relaxation, sport, and recreational activities

- Spa center – project documentation for spa tourism development in progress for one of the locations

Top 10 Employers in Kula

Company Sector Country #Employees
JAFFA CRVENKA Agribusiness Serbia 430
FIORANO Textile Italy 345
TS STORK GROUP Trade Serbia 343
CRVENKA - SUGAR FACTORY Agribusiness Greece 217
EURO Footware Italy 180
DP-ZALIV Logistics Serbia 143
METALOPROMET Metal Processing Serbia 104
ŽITO MEDIA Agribusiness/Trade Serbia 97
ŽITO BAČKA Agribusiness Serbia 82
BLAŠKO Construction Serbia 59
Edited on 02/02/2020

Greenfield locations in Kula

Location 1

Industrial zone - Block 66

Land size: 25.47 ha

Available: 12.87 ha

Ownership: state

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

For Sale & Lease

* Bezdan-Vrbas canal is to the Northand NorthWest of the zone

* M3 main road Kula-Vrbas is near the South West section

Industrial zone - Block 66

Land size: 10.32 ha

Available: 10.32 ha

Infrastructure: none

Ownership: state

Industrial zone - Block 66
 Industrial zone-Ruski Krstur

Location 2

Industrial zone – Ruski Krstur

Land size: 7.5 ha

Available: 5.2 ha

Ownership: municipality

Infrastructure: electricity, water, optical cable

For sale

Edited on 02/02/2020

Brownfield Locations in Kula

Location 1

Kalenic Crvenka

Land size: 700 m²

Infrastructure: electricity, water, gas

Ownership: private

For sale & lease

Eko Snack ltd.

Location 2

Eko Snack ltd.

Land size: size:6758 m²

Facilities: 2880 m²

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

For sale and lease

Location 3

Eko Snack ltd - Kennel

Land size: 20,801 m²

Facilities: 4531 m²

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

Ownership: private

For sale

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 Kula

For land purchase & lease municipality is offering favorable rates depending on the number of the employees

- for 100+ employees - discount rate 100%

Discount up to 50% for land development fee for investments that create new employment

- for 100+ employees - discount rate 50%

- for 10 - 100 employees - discount rate 35-45%

0% water & sewage system fee for facilty newtwork access

0% communal & environmental fee (for two years period)

- for company name display

- for environmental protection

Success Stories in Kula

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Your partner in municipality

Development Agency

Nikola Žeželj

Phone: +381 25 729 650

Email: razvojkula@gmail.com