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The industrial park – advantages at a glance

  • 156 hectares of industrial and commercial space between Berlin and Szczecin
    • The Industriepark Berlin-Szczecin is designated as an industrial estate and offers favourable location conditions for major investors.
    • The impressive total area of 156 ha is subdivided into three construction phases with attractive open space:
      • Construction phase 1: approx. 17.8 ha
      • Construction phase 2: approx. 84 ha
      • Construction phase 3: approx. 20 ha
    • All connections can be individually adapted during the planning phase. The existing lines meet all requirements for electricity and gas supply.
    • Other assets include the option of laying a main track for the railway and the proximity to the A20 motorway.
  • Direct links to the motorway and rail network
    • Pasewalk is linked to the A20 motorway in the direction of Rostock and Hamburg and to the A11 motorway in the direction of Berlin and Szczecin via the adjacent B104 federal road.The Szczecin link to the S3 motorway, which runs as a European north-south corridor from southern Sweden along Poland's western border to the Czech Republic, is an important locational advantage.
    • The nearest international airport Berlin-Tegel (TXL) can also be reached via the A11 motorway in just 1.5 hours. The Szczecin-Goleniow airport can be reached even faster (about one hour).
    • Pasewalk station is the most important hub for passenger traffic in Vorpommern heading towards Stralsund. Berlin, Szczecin, Greifswald, Stralsund and Ueckermünde can be reached directly by train from Pasewalk. ICE trains also run directly to Munich main station and Frankfurt main station.
  • Industrial space from EUR 6 per square metre
    • With its high-quality and cost-effective industrial and commercial space, the town of Pasewalk offers the best conditions for companies wishing to establish a new business location or expand.
    • The size and location of the spaces open up a wide range of flexible uses.
    • Maximum subsidy rates of up to 40% (the highest in Germany!), moderate trade taxes and swift approval procedures are convincing arguments.
    • R&D projects carried out by companies with a business location in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern receive grants to develop innovative products and processes.
    • All in all, the region offers a very attractive funding backdrop.
  • More than 20 universities and vocational colleges ensure professionals in the region
    • The Vorpommern region offers great potential in terms of education and training and for the recruitment of academic specialists: the University of Greifswald, the universities of applied sciences in Stralsund and Neubrandenburg as well as 16 vocational colleges and three non-university research facilities help secure the demand for professionals for local companies.
    • Neubrandenburg University of Applied Sciences specialises in agriculture and food sciences, among other subjects. Graduates from the University of Greifswald enrich the job market with their training in business administration, physics, mathematics and computer science. Stralsund University of Applied Sciences also makes a significant contribution to the supply of highly qualified specialists in the region with its specialisms in electrical engineering, computer science, mechanical engineering and business.
    • More than 100 different vocational training courses are offered in different areas in the Vorpommern-Greifswald administrative district: agriculture, nutrition and home economics, automotive engineering, hospitality, health and care, wood technology, laboratory and process technology, metal technology, food industry, economy and administration.
  • Immediate proximity to the German-Polish border
    • One locational advantage for Pasewalk is Szczecin’s link to the S3 motorway. As a European north-south corridor, this leads from southern Sweden along Poland's western border to the Czech Republic.
    • Berlin, Szczecin, Greifswald, Stralsund and Ueckermünde can be reached directly by train from Pasewalk. There are also ICE connections directly to Munich main station and Frankfurt main station.
    • With an annual transshipment volume of 24 million tonnes, Szczecin and Świnoujście seaports make up Poland's second largest seaport. The most important ports in the Baltic Sea and North Sea as well as the overseas ports of Hamburg, Bremerhaven and Rotterdam can be reached by feeder traffic via Szczecin and Świnoujście from Pasewalk.
  • 364 Polish companies in MV like to produce "Made in Germany”

    364 Polish companies in MV like to produce "Made in Germany”

    • More than 6,000 Polish companies are registered in Germany.
    • Poland is the largest foreign investor from the Eastern European EU countries
    • With a total of 47 "FDI" greenfield & expansion projects, Poland ranked 13th in the ranking of countries of origin in 2016 (ahead of India!) 

    • The volume of Polish direct investments amounted to EUR 665 million in 2016.
    • With a total turnover of over EUR 55 billion, Germany accounted for more than a quarter of Polish exports (e.g. machinery, automotive parts, food, furniture) in 2018.
    • The strategic partnership in foreign trade and Poland's accession to the EU in 2004 have significantly facilitated access to the German market.
    • Polish companies can tap into other markets in Western Europe through production facilities in Germany.
    • Since the opening up of the German labour market to Eastern European workers from the EU, Polish companies have been able to produce using their own skilled workers.
    • "Made in Germany" is a valuable seal of quality in Poland.
    • The expertise of German authorities and the reliability of German business partners are highly regarded in Poland.

    Successful Polish investments in Vorpommern (selection):

    • KAMIL – Ueckermünde
    • MILEX – Ueckermünde
    • Lubmin Oils – Lubmin
    • GTI Logistik – Nadrensee
    • Miratrans – Nadrensee
    • Fleischmannschaft – Löcknitz  
  • Global market access via the ports of Rostock and Szczecin
    • With an annual transshipment volume of 24 million tonnes, Szczecin and Świnoujście seaports make up Poland's second largest seaport after Gdańsk.
    • The most important ports in the Baltic Sea and North Sea as well as the overseas ports of Hamburg, Bremerhaven and Rotterdam can be reached by container traffic via Szczecin from Pasewalk.
    • A new container terminal offers a handling capacity of 120,000 TEU, storage capacities of 4,000 TEU and plug-in stations for 157 refrigerated containers. The two seaports are already important for goods transported between Scandinavia and Southern Europe.
    • The port group is currently expanding its capacities. More than 40 million tonnes of transshipment capacity is planned in total, which is roughly the size of Rostock port.
    • The potential for new settlements arises for Pasewalk due to its growing importance as a container hub and increasing freight traffic volumes, which are handled via Szczecin. As the distance from Pasewalk to Szczecin is just 39 km!
    • The proximity to the overseas port of Rostock is also an advantage: a total of 25.6 million tonnes of goods were handled here in 20181. The highly efficient terminal for rail, road and ship freight has a size of approx. 70,000 m2.

    1 Source: Rostock Port, 2019, PM vom 11.01.2019

Contact Person

Dr. Ulrich Vetter
Managing Director
Förder- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft Vorpommern-Greifswald mbH
Maik Sadler
Consultant
Invest in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern GmbH