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Arabia SaudyjskaSpecial Economic Zone Katowice


The Katowice Special Economic Zone was established in 1996. It covers a total area of 2,750 ha and is located in the Silesian and Opole Voivodeships. The SEZ has a wide selection of investment plots, production facilities, warehouses and office space and provides consultancy in the area of public aid.

Zone map: divided into Voivodships and Poviats
map of Poland
SEZ map

Advantages and successes of the Katowice SEZ:
  • CIT tax reliefs (from 30% up to 60%),
  • strategic location in the south of Poland, near the A4 motorway (connection with Germany and Ukraine) and A1 (connection with the Czech Republic),
  • almost 5 million inhabitants in the Silesian Voivodeship,
  • the 3rd largest didactic centre in Poland (over 100,000 students),
  • the automotive cluster,
  • comprehensive investment assistance,
  • strong support from local authorities for investors,
  • develop investment areas (greenfield), connected to the main communication routes of Poland and Europe,
  • more than 1,500 ha of available investment areas, plots ranging from 0.3 ha to 150 ha.

  • The total amount of capital expenditure incurred by all companies operating in the Zone: 44 billion PLN
  • Total employment in the Zone: approx. 90,000 jobs
  • Leading sectors: automotive, glass products, steel, wood processing, food and construction
  • The best result among special economic zones in Poland in 2021 and a record number of granted decisions for support (102)

  • The best  zone in Europe in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019 and in 2021 according to rankings by the Financial Times.
  • The second best zone in the world in 2019 according to the rankings by the Financial Times.

Major investors in the Zone:

Investor Country of origin Sector
Opel Manufacturing Poland
NGK Ceramics Polska Japan automotive
FCA Powertrain Poland Italy
Brembo Poland Italy automotive
SK hi-tech battery materials Poland South Korea automotive
Nexteer Automotive Poland China automotive
Guardian Częstochowa USA glass products
Saint-Gobain Innovative Materials Polska France glass products
Kronospan OSB Austria wood processing
DSO Austria wood processing
Johnson Matthey Poland Great Britain automotive
Adient Seating Poland USA automotive
ZF Group Germany automotive
Rockwell Automation USA machine/BPO

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Zone Management

Katowicka Specjalna Strefa Ekonomiczna S.A.
ul. Wojewódzka 42
40-026 Katowice
phone: +48 505 102 102
e-mail: ksse@ksse.com.pl

Contacts for investors:

Mateusz Rzeszowski - Director
phone: +48 723 687 571

Witold Uhma - Deputy Director
phone: +48 694 463 942

Elżbieta Kubica-Korek - Manager
phone: +48 505 157 017

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