Katowice Special Economic Zone (KSEZ)

The Katowice Special Economic Zone is situated in three provinces in southern Poland: Silesia, Opolskie and Lesser Poland. The latter has the least amount of investment area (about 1%), whereas most of the investments are located in Silesia Province – about 80%.


Thanks to its location, KSEZ is one of the most attractive investment areas in Poland. The Zone boasts the best transport network in Poland (A1, A4 highways) and a well-developed railroad network . What is more, there are airports in Pyrzowice (near Katowice) and Kraków-Balice and an inland port in Gliwice. Importantly for investors, most of the investment areas in KSEZ have an advanced technical infrastructure.


Katowice SEZ covers over 2000 ha and consists of 4 subzones: Gliwice, Jastrzębie Zdrój and Żory, Tychy, Sosnowiec and Dąbrowa Górnicza. Katowice SEZ has been recognized by the Business Financial Times FDI ranking as the best economic zone in Poland and second in Europe, which confirms the attractiveness of its area.


The major investors in Katowice SEZ come mainly from USA, Italy, Japan, Germany, Poland and Spain. The following companies have invested there: General Motors Manufacturing Poland (USA), Fiat - GM Powertrain Polska Sp. z o.o. (Italy), NGK Ceramics Polska (Japan), Nexteer Automotive Poland (USA), Duda Bis (Poland). In total, over 230 companies operate in KSEZ and the value of investment expenditures is over 20 bn PLN.