Zrenjanin

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

TOP 5 REASONS TO INVEST IN ZRENJANIN

  • 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
Logistics

Energy potential in Zrenjanin

GAS
  • 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
BIOMASS
  • Total land: 132,600 ha
  • Agricultural land: 110,756 ha
  • Arable land: 84,293 ha
  • Most common crops: sunflower, maize, sugar beet
ELECTRICITY
  • 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
WIND

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

GEOTHERMAL

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
SOLAR
Insolation p.a. 2,101 hrs
solar radiation on a horizontal surface: 1,370 kwh/m²

Infrastructure in Zrenjanin

ROADS

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

WATERWAY

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

- Port in Novi Sad distance 50 km

Canal network Begej: 13 km

RAILWAY

Railway network length: 279 km

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

Axial pressure: 16 t

SEWAGE

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 Salary 484
Personal Income Tax 10.00% 53
Contributions (Employee) 19.9% 133
GROSS Salary 670
Contributions (Employer) 16.65% 112
TOTAL Cost 782

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<

Education

High Schools

School Profile #students #graduates
Gymnasium General, Humanities, Mathematics 1,114 316
Business, Finance, Legal, Tourism 647 179
Culinary 123 41
Hospitality 75 24
Merchant 66 20
Electro-tehnical Automatics+Electronics 96+136 19+42
Energetics 110 29
Computers 120 33
Electro-installations 40 24
A/C Equipment 59 27
Arhitecture 73 17
Technical Oil, Gas Systems 56 26
Computer System Design + Mngt 79+70 12+15
Motor Vehicles Tech + Driver 76+77 22+17
Road Traffic 227 48
Agriculture Veterinary 125 30
Agri-Tech 120 34
Horticulture 113 29
Agri-Equipment Mechanics 68 15
Landscaping 71 27
Food Tech 48 17
Bakery 38 22
Milk, Meat Processing 26 26
Chemistry Chemical -Tech 17 17
Industrial Pharmaceutical 78 18
Environmental Protection 121 39
Textile Apparel modeling 21 21
Medical Nurcing Pharmacy 337 85

College

Program Profile #students
Technical IT Engineering Management 72
Industrial Engineering 204
Technological Engineering 322
Clothing Engineering 35

University

Faculty Profile #students
Technical IT 406
IT in Education 87
IT Management 18
Mechanical Engineering 37
Engineering Management 442
Clothing Engineering 27
Environmenal Engineering 98
Oil and Gas Exploitation 50
Clothing Technologies 119
Industrial Engineering 96
Tecnical Professors 1
IT Professors 5
Informatics in Education 9
IT Engineering 35
Production Management 1
Apparel Design 4

Key sectors in Zrenjanin

Agribusiness

Agribusiness

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)

Textile

Textile

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

Company Sector Country #Employees
DRAEXLMAIER Automotive Components Germany 3,200
GOMEX Trade Serbia 950
DIJAMANT Food Israel 725
MODITAL Textile Italy 340
BONGRAIN Dairy France 333
NOVARES Automotive Components France 202
MEHLER PROTECTIVE SYSTEM Textile Germany 189
ESSEX Chemical South Korea 160
FULGAR Textile Italy 139
GEZE Automotive Components Germany 106

Edited on 12/27/2021

Greenfield locations in Zrenjanin

Location 1

Industrial Zone – Bagljas Airport

Land size: 40 ha

Available: 20 ha

Ownership: private

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

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

For lease

Industrial Zone – Bagljas Airport
Industrial zone Northwest Elemir

Location 2

Industrial zone Northwest Elemir

Land size: 148 ha

Available: 24.79 ha

Ownership: City of Zrenjanin 24.79 ha

For sale

Location 3

Work Zone - Plinara

Land size: 1.25 ha

Available: 1.25 ha

Ownership: City of Zrenjanin

Infrastructure: water

For sale

Work zone – Plinara

Edited on 12/27/2021

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
ISCO

Location 2

ISCO

Land size: 13,522 m²

Facilities: 2,300 m²

Infrastructure: electricity, water, gas, sewage

Ownership: private

For lease

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

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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