City of Zrenjanin

Zrenjanin is a city located in the eastern part of Vojvodina, Serbia. It is the administrative centre of the Central Banat District. The municipality's population is 123,362 inhabitants. Zrenjanin municipality includes the city of Zrenjanin and the following villages: Aradac, Banatski Despotovac, Belo Blato, Botos, Centa, Ecka, Elemir, Farkazdin, Jankov Most, Klek, Knicanin, Lazarevo, Lukicevo, Lukino Selo, Melenci, Mihajlovo, Orlovat, Perlez, Stajicevo, Taras, Tomasevac.

Zrenjanin mapa


  • Business-friendly environment, proven track record for foreign investors
  • Free Zone Zrenjanin
  • Favorable geographical position, access to main transport networks - road, river, rail, air transport
  • Investment –ready locations in industrial zones
  • Efficient administration

Zrenjanin Logistics

Zrenjanin total area: 1,326 km²

Distance from borders:

  • HUN - 158 km
  • CRO - 90 km
  • ROM - 64 km
  • BUL - 358 km
  • B&H - 160 km

Distance from highway:

  • E-75 - 50 km
  • E-70 - 75 km

Distance from airport:

  • Belgrade - 100 km
  • Osijek - 159 km
  • Timisoara - 125 km

Energy potential in Zrenjanin

  • Municipality is gasified
  • - City of Zrenjanin 95%

    - Other gasified settlements: Lazarevo, Zlatica, Botos, Despotovac, Elemir, Aradac, Mihajlovo, Ecka, Lukicevo, Stajicevo, Melenci, Klek

  • Local pipeline lenght: 750 + 60 km
  • Presure on main pipeline 50 bar
  • Presure on local pipeline 8-12 bar; 2-4 bar
  • Total land: 132,600 ha
  • Agricultural land: 110,756 ha
  • Arable land: 84,293 ha
  • Most common crops: sunflower, maize, sugar beet
  • No of distribution substations: 1,612
  • (110/h) 8 418 mva

    (35/h) 18 220 MVA

    (20/0.4) 1,297 557 MVA

    (10/0.4) 289 141 MVA

  • Total power (MVA): 1,337.74
  • Total network length (km): 3,772

Average speed 3.5-4.5 m/s at 50 m

Average speed 4.5-5 m/s at 100 m

Average speed 6 m/s at 200 m


2 existing + 1 planned borehole

  • 24°C temperature at 503.25 m
  • 33°C temperature at 850 m
  • Planned: 55-60°C temperature at 1,250 m
Insolation p.a.2,101 hrs
solar radiation on a horizontal surface: 1,370 kwh/m²

Infrastructure in Zrenjanin


Regional road network: 157 km

  • Zrenjanin-Novi Sad
  • Zrenjanin-Belgrade
  • Zrenjanin-Timisoara
  • Zrenjanin-Vrsac-Timisoara
  • Zrenjanin-Melenci-Novi Becej-Becej
  • Zrenjanin-Orlovat-Pancevo

Local road network: 223 km


River Tisza, Begej, Tamis: 12+34+29 km

- Port in Novi Sad distance 50 km

Canal network Begej: 13 km


Railway network length: 279 km

  • Pancevo-Zrenjanin-Kikinda
  • Zrenjanin-Vrsac-Bela Crkva

Axial pressure: 16 t


Sewage system in Zrenjanin settlement: 95%

- Sewage connections: 27,254

Rainwater drainage system: 50%

- Drainage connections: 4,500

Sewage system network: 300 km

Population, education and labor cost in Zrenjanin

Number of inhabitants 123,362

Employed (2020) 35,549

Unemployed (July 2021) 6,574

Labor cost structure

Average salary in Zrenjanin (March, 2020)

NET Salary484
Personal Income Tax10.00%53
Contributions (Employee)19.9%133
GROSS Salary670
Contributions (Employer)16.65%112
TOTAL Cost782

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
Average Salary in Vojvodina 2019 (January - September)

NET: € 433.64

GROSS: € 598.90

TOTAL COST: €698.62<


High Schools

GymnasiumGeneral, Humanities, Mathematics1,114316
Business, Finance, Legal, Tourism647179
A/C Equipment5927
TechnicalOil, Gas Systems5626
Computer System Design + Mngt79+7012+15
Motor Vehicles Tech + Driver76+7722+17
Road Traffic22748
Agri-Equipment Mechanics6815
Food Tech4817
Milk, Meat Processing2626
ChemistryChemical -Tech1717
Industrial Pharmaceutical7818
Environmental Protection12139
TextileApparel modeling2121
MedicalNurcing Pharmacy33785


TechnicalIT Engineering Management72
Industrial Engineering204
Technological Engineering322
Clothing Engineering35


IT in Education87
IT Management18
Mechanical Engineering37
Engineering Management442
Clothing Engineering27
Environmenal Engineering98
Oil and Gas Exploitation50
Clothing Technologies119
Industrial Engineering96
Tecnical Professors1
IT Professors5
Informatics in Education9
IT Engineering35
Production Management1
Apparel Design4

Key sectors in Zrenjanin



Enduring tradition on good results

  • 110,758 ha of agricultural land – ensuring easy access to raw materials
  • Storage capacities - 680,000 t
  • Large number of registered farmers – 16,180
  • Vegetable growing: tomato, cabbage, kale, peppers, onions, garlic, cauliflower, carrot, green peas, watermelon, etc.
  • Livestock count: cattle (38,936), Pigs (85,974), Sheeps (41,481), Poultry (2,806,542)

Successful companies

Dijamant (vegetable fats products), Don-Don (bread and pastry production), Tvojih 5 minuta (cereal based products), Mlekoprodukt (milk processing products)



Longstanding tradition

  • Tradition dating back to 1865
    Companies: "Toza Markovic" (leather) – established in 1865, "Udarnik" (hosiery) – established in 1919, "Begej" (hats) – established in 1919
  • Expertise in production of hosiery, hats, swimsuits, underwear, carpets, apparel, etc.
  • Available talent pool of skilled workforce – over 750 registered at the National Employment Service – due to previously operating companies that are currently out of service
  • Existing suitable Brownfield locations

Successful companies

Modital (Italy), Fulgar (Italy), Mehler (Germany), Mile Dragic (Serbia), Imsaplet, Dafar (Holland/Italy), etc.

Metal Processing

Metal Processing

Easy access to skilled workforce

  • First factory established back in 1887
  • Qualified workforce and access to skilled labor pool of 1,402 workers seeking employment and registered at the National Employment Service
  • Expertise across diverse branches
  • Readily available Brownfield locations at competitive lease cost – ranging from 700 sqm to 2,000 sqm (Electroinvest, MIP, Minel Fepo)

Successful companies

LK Armature, Radijator, Geze, Sinvoz, Siba Scholz, Technostrutture

Airport Ecka

Airport Ecka

Biggest C class airport in Balkans

  • Spreading over the land of 1,100 ha – Detailed Regulation Plan for 300 ha
  • Located on the infrastructure of the old German airport built in 1941
  • Supporting infrastructure for air traffic of small passenger and cargo planes with load capacity less than 7 t – license obtained in May 20007 from the Civil Air Traffic Directorate
  • Favorable location, excellent conditions for small cargo and passenger planes, 24/7 customs on-site
  • Grass runway 1,250m x 80m, Concrete runway 1,850m x 60m – not in use, 3 Hangars, Airport building reception room and other facilities, Well, Electricity substation, Parachute area, Oil cisterns and gas stations, Roll track system – not in use
  • Investment opportunity: Development and reconstruction of the Airport Ecka – construction of the modern airport complex that will meet the regional needs and satisfy the international requirements – two stages of the project
  • Estimated total income € 43,268,113 after 30-year exploitation
  • Total project cost: € 6,250,797

Top 10 Employers in Zrenjanin

DRAEXLMAIERAutomotive ComponentsGermany3,200
NOVARESAutomotive ComponentsFrance202
ESSEXChemicalSouth Korea160
GEZEAutomotive ComponentsGermany106

Greenfield locations in Zrenjanin

Location 1

Industrial Zone – Bagljas Airport

Land size: 92 ha

Available: 3.29 ha

Ownership: 3.20 ha city

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

* Located in the West part of the city, near the regional road Zrenjanin - Novi Sad

For sale

Industrial Zone – Bagljas Airport
Industrial zone Northwest Elemir

Location 2

Industrial zone Northwest Elemir

Land size: 148 ha

Available: 24.79 ha

Ownership: city 24, 79 ha

For sale

Location 3

Industrial Zone – Southeast IIB

Land size: 76,77ha

Available: 15 ha

Ownership: 15 ha city

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

* Located in the Southeast part of the city, near the regional road Zrenjanin - Belgrade

For sale

Industrial Zone – Southeast IIB

Brownfield Locations in Zrenjanin

Location 1

Hat Factory

Land size: 6,735 m²

Facilities: 4,000 m²

Infrastructure: electricity, water, gas, sewage

Ownership: private

For lease

Hat Factory

Location 2


Land size: 18,136 m²

Facilities: 5,901 m² + 4,283 m²

Infrastructure: electricity, water, gas, sewage

Ownership: private

For sale

Location 3

Minel Fepo

Land size: 30,000 m²

Facilities:1,500 m²

Infrastructure: electricity, water, gas, sewage

Ownership: private

For sale

Minel Fepo

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

Municipality Incentives

Land Purchase Price - Discount 30%

special offer for lump-sum payments

special offer for payments in up to 36 monthly instalments

*for public properti land

Land Development Fee - Discount 10%

exemption from payment

*for production investments

Business Incubator

*Provides organizational environment, management, planning system, monitoring and development of tenants, performance measurement, training and education, assistance in preparing a business plan, marketing, market research, assistance in the development of technical and other documentation, obtaining relevant certificates, etc.

Free Zone

*Benefits for import-export companies, exemption from VAT and customs duties, etc.

Success Stories in Zrenjanin


Your Partner in Municipality

Municipality Office

Jovan Vukanovic– Had of Local Economic Development and Investments Department

Phone: +381 23 315 0118, +381 66 866 0121

Email: jovan.vukanovic@grad.zrenjanin.rs

Olivera Radic – Senior Expert Associate

Phone: +381 23 315 0095; +381 66 866 0052

Email: olivera.radic@grad.zrenjanin.rs