Sombor

City of Sombor

Sombor is a city located in the province of Vojvodina, Serbia. It is the administrative center of the West Backa District.Sombor municipality includes the city of Sombor and the following villages: Aleksa Santic, Backi Breg, Backi Monostor, Bezdan, Gakovo, Doroslovo, Kljajicevo, Kolut, Rastina, Ridjica, Svetozar Miletic, Stanisic, Stapar, Telecka, Conopljac.

Sombor mapa

TOP 5 REASONS TO INVEST IN SOMBOR

  • Premium quality agricultural land - 101,736 ha, out of which 96,641 ha of arable land
  • Agribusiness industry potential - Abundant resource base and optimal natural conditions
  • Available & skilled labor pool - Educational programs: Agriculture, Textile, Technical, and many others
  • Tourism development potential - Natural resort „Gornje Podunavlje“, potential for congress tourism
  • Favorable geographical position - Corridors 7 & 10, EU border proximity (Croatia, Hungary) – quick transportation to EU destinations

Sombor Logistics

Distance from borders:

  • HUN - 28 km
  • CRO - 25 km
  • ROM - 138 km
  • BUL - 432 km
  • B&H - 192 km

Distance from highway:

  • E-75 - 52 km
  • E-70 - 135 km

Distance from airport:

  • Belgrade - 165 km
  • Osijek - 73 km
Logistics

Energy potential in Sombor

GAS
  • Municipality is gasified: 90%
  • Local pipeline lenght: 178 km
  • Presure on main pipeline 6 bar
  • Presure on local pipeline 2 bar
ELECTRICITY
  • No. of distribution substations: 17
  • Total power (kVA): 10,450
  • Total network length (km): 8
  • Energy supplied in 2013/14: 3,407,337 kWh; 6,605,248 k"h
  • Avaliable capacities: 350 kVA
BIOMASS
  • Total land: 117,800 ha
  • Agricultural land: 101,736 ha
  • Arable land: 96,641 ha
  • Crop residue (per annum): 270,000-420,000t
  • Most common crops: maize, wheat, sunflower, sugar beet
WIND

Average speed 3.5-4 m/s at 50 m

GEOTHERMAL
73°C temperature at 1,200 m

Infrastructure in Sombor

ROADS

Regional road network: 156 km

Local road network: 107 km

NAVIGABLE ROUTES

River Danube lenght: 66 km

Port in Bezdan distance: 18 km

*Canal system network: 270 km

- Bezdan-Vrbas - 60 km

- Danube-Tisza-Danube – 203 km

RAILWAY

Railway network length: 168 km

  • Sombor-Vrbas
  • Subotica-Sombor-Bogojevo

Railway network not in use: 161 km

Axial pressure: 22.5 t

SEWAGE

Sewage system: 70-75%

Sewage network lenght: 130 km

Population, education and labor cost in Sombor

Number of inhabitants 85,903

Employed (2020) 21,534

Unemployed (July 2021) 5,694

Labor cost structure

Average salary in Sombor (March, 2020)

NET Salary 447
Personal Income Tax 10.00% 48
Contributions (Employee) 19.9% 123
GROSS Salary 618
Contributions (Employer) 16.65% 103
TOTAL Cost 720

From July 1st, 2014, e 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
Average Salary for Production sector in Vojvodina, November 2017

NET: € 398

GROSS: € 550

TOTAL COST: € 648

Average salary (total cost) for 2017 €530

Education

High Schools

School Profile #students #graduates
Gymnasium General, Social-Linguistics, Science 523 112
Economy Business Admin 141 56
Finance 112 26
Commerce 87 18
Economics 124 31
Chef 118 43
Hospitality 27 9
Trade 35 8
School Profile #students #graduates
Agriculture Agricultural Tech 103 23
Horticulture 27 /
Veterinary 20 /
Bio-Tech 125 46
Food Tech 13 13
Baker 72 13
School Profile #students #graduates
Specialized Apparel Design 34 19
Environment Protection 80 23
Industrial Pharmacy 119 29
Hairdresser (women/men) 109 34
Pedicure & Manicure 15 3
School Profile #students #graduates
Technical Car Mechanic 30 6
Motor Vehicle Driver 82 20
Car Electrics 24 10
Electric Networks Instalacion 23 6
Gas & Pneumatics Mechanic 4 /
Welder 8 /
Computer Design Mechanical Tech 66 16
Computer Management Tech 88 16
Road Traffic 132 32
Computer Electro-Tech 116 35
Energy Electro-Tech 84 20
Mechatronics 87 25
Mechanical Tech Motor Vehicles 86 22
Medical Medicine & Pharmacy 633 182

Key sectors in Sombor

Agrobusiness

Agrobusiness

Main advantages:

  • Abundant agricultural land 97,300 ha – 95,000 ha arable land
  • Sector with significant export potential
  • Potential for irrigation system network expansion via existing canal network
  • Constant supply of skilled workforce – 394 registered high-school students in 2015/2016
  • Excellent natural conditions – no land, water, air pollution
  • Ridjice – favorable location for GI grape production
  • Developed local suppliers network – cooperatives, farmers, SMEs, fertilizers, pesticides, seed and planting material, etc.
  • Companies: Delta Agrar, Apple World, PP Miletic, Meteor Commerce doo

Investment opportunities:

- vegetable and fruit production, winery development, organic production

- livestock, meat & dairy

Vegetable Processing

Vegetable Processing

Main advantages:

  • 8,000 registered local farmers engaged in fruit & vegetable production
  • Most common vegetable crops – 340 ha: tomato, cabbage, kale, pepper, onion, garlic, cauliflower, carrot, green peas, watermelon, etc.
  • Cereal crops: wheat (19,000 ha), rye (10 ha), barley (1,700 ha), oats (100 ha), corn (36,500 ha), other crops (230 ha)
  • Investment potential for the processing industry due to high-quality resource base
  • Production of fresh produce - to be shipped to any part of EU in 24 hrs
Meat & Dairy

Meat & Dairy

Main advantages:

  • 6,300 registered local farmers in cattle breeding
  • Average land size (local farmers) – 11 ha
  • Total facilities for livestock breeding: 19,300
  • Pastures & meadows – 5,700 ha
  • Great resource base for local animal feed production
  • Well-established companies: Matijevic doo, Delta Agrar
Tourism

Tourism

Main advantages:

  • Excellent location for meetings, seminars and exhibitions
  • EU border proximity – Hungary (28 km), Croatia (25 km) – which allows for EU accession funds project applications & cross-border cooperation programs
  • Special Natural resort „Gornje Podunavlje“ located next to river Danube offers variety of tourism opportunities
  • Gastronomic variety offer – 27 nationalities with diverse cuisine
  • Developed rural tourism – multiethnicity & multiculturalism
  • Yachting potential – river Danube and DTD hydro-system
  • Cycling tourism – a part of Eurovelo 6 route

Investment opportunities:

- High-end hotel development for congress tourism

The city of Sombor doesn’t have the capacities that can accommodate more than 50 guests

Metal Processing

Metal Processing

Main advantages:

  • Long-standing tradition in metal processing
  • Formerly successful companies:
  • - “Bane Sekulic“ - production of fittings, tools, metal goods, doors/windows

    - “Battery Factory Sombor“ - production of batteries and auto parts

    - “Zastava“ - production of cars, and special vehicles

  • Easy-access to highly qualified workforce - 1,033 workers registered at National Employment Service
  • Technical high-school in Sombor with metal processing profiles
  • Potential for cooperation with well-established companies in the sector: “Brodoremont“ - construction and repair of vessels
  • Strong export potential
  • River port – Bezdan (River Danube) suitable for transportation of raw materials, semi-finished, and finished products
  • Sound support system and potential for development

Top 10 Employers in Sombor

Company Sector Country #Employees
FIORANO DOO Textile Italy 1,742
PROGGETI DOO Footwear Italy 500
SOMBOLED DOO (LACTALIS) Dairy Croatia/France 345
SUNCE AD Agribusiness Serbia 169
SEVERTRANS Agrobusiness Serbia 158
SOMBORELECTRO DOO Trade Serbia 139
TEPKOS Food Industry Serbia 122
SINAGOGA DOO Trade Serbia 114
BOJA Traffic Serbia 94
ZZ Kljajićevo Union of agricultural cooperatives (UAC) Serbia 94

Edited on 02/08/2022

Greenfield locations in Sombor

Location 1

Industrial Zone

32 ha of fully equipped land provisionally divided in 4 individual blocks and smaller lots

Different sizes available by the choice of investor

Block 1 – 12,5 ha

Block 2 – 11,5 ha

*industrial rail

All roads inside the zone are enabled for trucks passage.

There is also connection to state road.

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

Available for sale and lease

Industrial Zone

Edited on 01/19/2022

Brownfield Locations in Sombor

Location 1

Zipper

Land size: 20,651 m²

Facilities: 6,721 m²

Infrastructure: electricity, water, gas, sewage

Ownership:private

For sale & lease

Zipper
Mono Metal

Location 2

Mono Metal

Land size: 23,264 m²

Facilities: 4,640 m²

Infrastructure: electricity, water

Ownership: private

For sale & lease

Location 3

Merkur

Land size: 5,000 m²

Facilities: 1,000 m², 4 grain storage 60 m²

Infrastructure: electricity, water, gas, sewage

Ownership:private

For sale & lease

Merkur
Zastava Promet

Location 4

Zastava Promet

Land size: 5,929 m²

Facilities: 3,477 m²

Infrastructure: electricity, water

Building for production 2,832 m²

Ownership: private

For sale

Incentives & Fees in Sombor

Land development fee

The city can determine various incentive schemes for:

- projects with strategic importance

- projects contributing to environmental protection & energy efficiency

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 Sombor

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Your partner in Sombor

City Economic Development Office

Mihael Plac

Phone: +381 25 468 160

Email: klersombor@gmail.com