Municipality of Odžaci

Odzaci is a town and municipality in the West Backa District in Vojvodina, Serbia. It consists of 9 Cadastral municipalities: Odzaci, Backi Gracac, Backi Brestovac, Srpski Miletic, Bogojevo, Karavukovo, Deronje, Ratkovo and Lalic, which are at the same time settlements.

Odžaci mapa


  • EU border proximity (Croatia, Hungary)
  • Low-cost prices for land acquisition
  • Two locations with fully-equipped industrial zones
  • Possibility of municipal funding for building production halls
  • Skilled workforce at competitive rates

Odžaci Logistics

Distance from borders:

  • HUN - 65 km
  • CRO - 3 km
  • ROM - 160 km
  • BUL - 480 km
  • B&H - 80 km

Distance from highway:

  • E-75 - 35 km
  • E-70 - 65 km

Distance from airport:

  • Belgrade - 138 km
  • Osijek - 54 km

Energy potential in Odžaci

  • Municipality is gasified: 100%
  • Local pipeline lenght: 280 km
  • Presure on main pipeline 8-12 bar
  • Presure on local pipeline 2-4 bar
  • Total land: 41,115 ha
  • Agricultural land: 34,403 ha
  • Arable land: 32,242 ha
  • Most common crops: soy, maize, wheat, sugar beet
  • No. of distribution substations: 289
  • Total power (kVA): 128,150
  • Energy supplied in 2014: 121,152 MWh

Infrastructure in Odžaci


Regional road network: 505 km

  • Apatin-Bogojevo
  • Kula-Odzaci
  • Odzaci-Ratkovo

Local road network: 46 km


River Danube lenght: 10 km

- International port in Bogojevo – suitable for intermodal transport

Canal Danube-Tisza-Danube length: 43 km


Novi Sad-Odzaci-Bogojevo: 75.5 km

Axial pressure: 22.5 t


Sewage system – Odzaci: 95%

*no sewage in other settlements

Sewage network: 28 km

Population, education and labor cost in Odžaci

Number of inhabitants 30,154

Employed (2020) 7, 059

Unemployed (July 2021) 2,446

Labor cost structure

Average salary in Odžaci (March 2020)

NET Salary 403
Personal Income Tax 10.00% 42
Contributions (Emploeyee) 19.9% 111
GROSS Salary 556
Contributions (Employer) 16.65% 93
TOTAL Cost 648

From July 1st, 2014the 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


High Schools

School Profile #students #graduates
Gymnasium General 278 72
Technical Mechanical
Metal processing 279 81
Hospitality 77 22
Chemistry 99 28


Faculty Profile #students
Economics Management 150

Educational centers

Program Profile #students
Economics Customs, Finance, Admin 45

Key sectors in Odžaci

Metal Processing

Metal Processing

Main advantages:

  • Long-standing expertise in diverse branches
  • One of the first factories for agricultural machinery production dating back to 1950
  • Highly skilled & trained workforce at competitive cost
  • Wide network of potential local suppliers from complementary sectors: number of small metal shops, plastic processing companies, well developed packaging industry

Investment opportunities:

- Existing Brownfield facilities suitable for metal processing activities



Main advantages:

  • Ample agricultural land – 35,000 ha of arable land
  • Ample 60% cereal crops – wheat, maize, soy
  • 3,478 ha state ownership - available for lease by public auction
  • High-density inland waterway network (Danube – 10 km, DTD Canal – 43 km) enabling excellent irrigation/draining possibilities – irrigation system expansion – Municipal investment project
  • Great majority of population engaged in agriculture
  • Wide network of potential local suppliers: great number of small local farms securing raw materials supply
  • Biomass potential – crops residue (2 mil t – wheat straw potential)
  • High livestock count - over 4,500 cattle with further development potential
Logistic Center

Logistic Center

Main advantages:

  • 200 ha of available land in close proximity to Bogojevo port suitable for development of international regional logistics center
  • International port on Danube - Bogojevo - due to its favorable geographical position, has access to three modes of transportation (road, rail and waterways)
  • Represents an excellent location to potential investors interested in logistic center development opportunities
  • In the vicinity of Port Bogojevo – it has been planned the development of the cargo-transportation center – with general regulation plan completed


Main advantages:

  • Tradition dating back to the 19th century – 100 years of success
  • Greatest investment potential: synthetic fiber products, apparel
  • Low labor cost & experienced workforce
  • Formerly one of the regionally largest companies in the sector ITES Lola Ribar – used to employ 3,000 workers – which still largely represents available labor pool
  • Existing FTAs - enabling efficient access to various markets
  • Wide network of potential local suppliers due to strong industry background


Main advantages:

  • Impressive track-record & growth development prospects
  • Plastic processing investment opportunities
  • Excellent access to raw material base
  • Potential for ramping-up number of employees - currently 450 employees registered
  • Local presence of industry leaders: Hipol AD, Standard Gas, Greiner Packaging
  • HIPOL AD – domestic company for polypropylene production


Main advantages:

  • Hunting tourism has many decades of tradition and established first-rate reputation among domestic and foreign hunters who are repeatedly visiting hunting grounds in this area
  • Due to sustainable development - hunting reserve is still preserved
  • Three hunting areas, offering a wealth of wildlife:
    • "Kamariste" – roe deer, wild boar, other small game
    • 1,103 ha covering the western part of the municipality close to Danube - 500 ha under fence
    • "Lalinske livade" & "Srpski Miletic" hunting areas

Investment opportunity:

- Hotel development projects – due to insufficient accommodation capacities

Top 10 Employers in Odžaci

Company Sector Country #Employees
MAGNA SEATING Automotive Components Canada 1000
HIPOL Chemicals Serbia 200
GREINER PACKAGING Chemicals Austria 150
ITES RILON LORISON Syntetic Fibers Serbia 50
SITOPLAST Plastic Serbia 47
POLINS Plastic Serbia 34
DM NIVETA Plastic Serbia 33
STANDARD GAS Chemicals Serbia 30
INEKS VELEPROMET Paper Packaging Serbia 30
IMO POLJOSTROJ Metal Processing Serbia 20

Greenfield locations in Odžaci

Location 1

Industrial free zone Odzaci

Land size: 122 ha

Available land plots: 50

Ownership: 81 ha state

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

Industrial free zone Odzaci
Industrial free zone Odzaci

Free zone – offering special set of financial and tax incentives:

  • VAT exemption
  • Duty-free imports of raw material, machines, equipment, construction material for export-oriented production
  • Possibility of funding the construction of a production hall from municipal budget – for investors

Railway length – 3,600 m

Electricity distribution station - 630 kW
12 MW of electricity capacities under development

DTD canal proximity

Bioethanol, dryer, animal feed plants – under development

For sale and lease

Location 2

Industrial zone Karavukovo

Land size: 88 ha

Ownership: municipal

*no infrastructure

*suitable for processing of agricultural products due to high raw material base of agricultural products

**port Bogojevo – mainly used as a warehouse for agricultural products

DTD canal proximity

Danube river, port Bogojevo – 7 km distance

Close proximity to Croatian border

For sale and lease

Industrial zone Karavukovo

Brownfield Locations in Odžaci

Location 1


Land size: 23,695 m²

Facilities: 2,103 m²

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

Ownership: private

For sale & lease

Dugmetara Napredak Ratkovo

Location 2

Dugmetara Napredak Ratkovo

Land size: 55,377 m²

Facilities: 37,816 m²

Infrastructure: electricity, water, gas, optical cable

Ownership: private

For sale

Location 3

AD IMO Poljostroj

Land size: 72,458 m²

Facilities: 12,500 m²

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

Ownership: provincial government - bankruptcy

For sale

AD IMO Poljostroj

Location 4


Land size: 12,590 m²

Facilities: 1,774 m²

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

Ownership: state

For sale

Location 5

Metal Senta

Land size: 2,885 m²

Facilities: 1,162 m²

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

Ownership: municipality

*railway distance 250 m

For lease

Metal Senta
Macko doo

Location 6

Macko doo

Land size: 12,000 m²

Facilities:850 m² + 180 m²

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

Ownership: private

For sale and lease

Incentives & Fees in Odžaci

Reduction of Land Development Fees

Depending on the number of new emploees

  • for 1-10 employees - 35% discount
  • for 10-50 employees - 70% discoun
  • for 50 -100 employees - 85% discoun
  • for more than 100 employees - 99% discount
Lump sum Payment Discount

30% reduction of land development fee

- in case of lump sum payments in 15 days regardless on the intended use

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

Success Stories in Odžaci


Your Partner in Municipality

Municipal Office

Vanja Kosovac

Phone: +381 25 5742 411; +381 64 8037 617

Email: protokol@odzaci.rs