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Strategic Location and Accessibility
Business Enviroment and Support
Education
Largest Companies in Liepaja

 

Liepaja

Liepaja is a city in the western part of Latvia, located on the Baltic Sea. It is the largest city in the Kurzeme Region and the third largest city in the country after Riga and Daugavpils. Population of Liepaja - 69,443 inhabitants (2017).

Strategic Location and Accessibility

Motorway:

  • Liepaja – Riga (A9)
  • Liepaja – Klaipeda (Lithuania) (A11)
A well-developed truck road system connects Liepaja to all regional development and industrial centers;

Railway:

  • Liepaja – Jelgava – Riga
  • Liepaja – Jelgava – Jekabpils – Rezekne – Moscow (Russia)
The 1520 mm railway gauge provides convenient and direct connection to Estonia, Lithuania, Russia and other CIS countries;

Cargo–passenger ferry:

  • Liepaja – Travemunde – Liepaja (5 times a week)

https://www.stenalinetravel.com/routes/liepaja-travemunde/Timetable
http://www.liepaja-sez.lv/en/port/pramju-satiksme

The Port of Liepaja is one of the few regional multi-functional ice-free ports, also providing excellent berthing facilities for yachts. https://www.marina-guide.de/harbour/liepaja-yacht-zentrum/

Regular flights

  • Liepaja-Riga-Liepaja (3 times a week)

Apart from the Airport of Liepaja, there are two more international airports within the distance of 200 kilometers, providing regular passenger traffic, carrying cargoes and mail globally by civil aviation aircrafts.

Business Environment and Support

There are 2300 registered companies in Liepaja (2017), out of which:

  • Sales and automotive industry – 493;
  • Manufacturing industry – 279;
  • Construction industry – 181;
  • Transportation and storage industry – 179;

The Liepaja Special Economic Zone (SEZ) offers a comprehensive opportunity to do business in Liepaja. Established in 1997, the Liepaja SEZ first and foremost enables its customers to take a full advantage of considerable tax incentives http://www.liepaja-sez.lv/en/investoriem/sez-prieksrocibas , as well as, infrastructure for large-medium- small scale manufacturing investment possibilities in the industrial sites, which were developed by the municipality http://www.liepaja-sez.lv/en/investoriem/attistibas-teritoriju-piedavajums/46-karostas-industrialais-parks

Alongside with the abovementioned, industrial premises are provided by:

  • The Liepaja Business Centre

http://liepajabc.lv

  • The Business Park of the Old Levee

www.en.vobp.lv

Education:

The Liepaja State Vocational Education Competence Centre "Liepaja State Technical School" is a secondary vocational school, providing more than 20 programs, including programs in engineering, business, finance, catering and hospitality, skilled crafts etc. The school collaborates also with many professional organizations and associations, reducing the gap between the education system and labor market.

The City of Liepaja also hosts a number of other higher educational schools, colleges and universities in various spheres: https://liepaja.yourmove.lv/pages/12278-education#universities

Largest Companies in Liepaja

  • AS UPB / An industrial holding, whose core business is complex building construction, including the design, production and assembly of structures. The company incorporates glass, steel and concrete structure production units, a cogeneration production unit and a mechanical engineering production unit.
  • LSEZ “Jensen Metal” SIA / Supplies quality components, machines and entire systems in steel, stainless steel and aluminium.
  • SIA “AE Partner” / A solid and dynamic automation engineering company that specializes in the design and production of complex automation systems. Primary specialized in the production of electrical panels, installation of electrical systems and production of metal cabinets, containers and e-houses.
  • LSEZ SIA “Scan-Plast” / Manufacturer of silos, bins, vessels and basins, coverings and cabinets, gratings, boxes, containers, pipes, fittings, staircases, walkways and many other products from steel glass.
  • LSEZ SIA “Caljan Rite-Hite Latvia” / Manufacturer of telescopic belt and roller conveyors, powered curve conveyors, automatic document handling equipment and individual labelling systems.
  • “Trelleborg Wheel Systems Liepaja” LSEZ SIA / Trelleborg comprises five business areas: Trelleborg Coated Systems, Trelleborg Industrial Solutions, Trelleborg Offshore & Construction, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions and Trelleborg Wheel Systems. The Business Areas are divided into Business Units, which in turn comprise a number of Product Areas.
  • SIA “Expedit Baltic” / It is a daughter company to one of the biggest shop equipment suppliers in Scandinavia. The parent company, Expedit a/s located in Denmark and has more than 60 years of experience. Expedit Group belongs to WANZL Group and has production facilities in Denmark, Sweden and Latvia, and sales offices in Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Latvia.
  • LSEZ “Baltic Transshipment Center” / LSEZ company “Baltic Transshipment Center” SIA (SIA “BTC”) is established in June 1999 and is owned by Scandagra Group AB, which is in turn owned by biggest Swedish cooperative Lantmännen and Danish cooperative Dansk Landbrugs Grovvareselskab. BTC is renting an area of 84 500 m2 and has a warehouse complex of 12 000 m2 for storage of about 36 000 – 40 000 t goods in bulk as well as covered storing area of 2500 m2 for bags, pallets and big-bags. BTC has own quay of about 130 m in length.
  • LSEZ SIA “Dan Store” / Strategically located in the center of the Baltic region, in close vicinity to the animal feed stuff industries and grain production areas; fully equipped laboratory, providing Alveograph, Hagberg, Gluten, as well as, all standard specifications; availability of land in the port for further business expansion.


Contact information:
Mr Martins Abols
Deputy Head
Development Department
Liepaja City Council
Phone: (+371) 63404755
Fax: (+371) 63404806
martins.abols@dome.liepaja.lv
www.liepaja.lv

Mr. Gatis Ginters
Head of Marketing and Business Development
Liepaja Special Economic Zone Authority
Phone: (+371) 26444916
Fax (+371) 63480252
e-mail: gatis@lsez.lv
www.liepaja-sez.lv

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