Advanced Manufacturing Industry in Lithuania

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EXPLORE: Advanced Manufacturing Industry in Lithuania EXPLORE: Advanced Manufacturing Industry in Lithuania
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EXPLORE: Advanced Manufacturing Industry in Lithuania EXPLORE: Advanced Manufacturing Industry in Lithuania
  • Why Lithuania
  • Future vision
  • Key investment areas
  • Already here
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  • News & Events
  • Contact your advisor

Lithuania is your gateway to Industry 4.0 success. The country stands at the forefront of the manufacturing and business services sectors, powered by a rich tradition in engineering and a focus on innovation. The manufacturing sector is a cornerstone of the Lithuanian economy, driven by a highly skilled workforce and a robust technology sector that accelerates digital transformation. The government’s commitment to innovation, efficiency, and green transformation further bolsters the country’s status as a premier destination for advanced manufacturing and global business services.

Key Advantages
of Manufacturing
in Lithuania

Lithuania’s Highly Skilled Workforce Ready for Tomorrow’s Challenges illustration

Talent Availability

Lithuania boasts a diverse talent pool fluent in 35 languages, excelling in both traditional engineering disciplines and cutting-edge IT fields. With 13% of the workforce employed in manufacturing, Lithuania offers ample opportunities for new businesses to scale rapidly and retain top talent. The country is home to the largest technical university in the Baltic states, Kaunas Technology University (KTU), which nurtures a pipeline of highly educated IT and engineering professionals.

  • Manufacturing graduates b
    5th in the EU
    for science, math, computing, engineering, manufacturing and construction bachelor graduates in the young adult population
    Source: Eurostat, 2022
  • Graduates
    of the population aged 25-34 has a higher education (4th in the EU)
    Source: Eurostat, 2021
  • Engineering functions b
    of Global Business Services centers in Lithuania deliver engineering (non-IT) solutions, while 22% of centers perform R&D function
    Source: Lithuania's Business Services report, 2023
  • Women in science and tech b 1
    1st in the EU
    56% of scientists and engineers are women
    Source: Eurostat, 2023
  • Digital skill availability
    1st globally
    for digital skills availability
    Source: IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook, IMD World Competitiveness Center, 2023
  • Gender equality b
    3rd in the EU
    for equality in labor force participation: 50% of the total labor force is female in Lithuania
    Source: IMD World Talent Ranking, 2023

Continuous Focus on Talent Development

  • Electronics engineers

    Future for Electronics Engineers

    The initiative aims to double the number of new engineering students in Kaunas and encourage high-school graduates to choose promising professions. Companies like Continental Automotive Lithuania, HELLA Lithuania, Kitron, Teltonika Networks, and Littelfuse LT are actively involved in this initiative.

  • Reskilling

    EUR 80M Funding for reskilling programs 2022-2026

    The Employment Service has launched an initiative to boost the Lithuanian labor force with 20,000 high value-added specialists. Such talent is critical for the development of the ICT, engineering, and life sciences sectors, as well as the automation and digitalization of business processes – all areas of the utmost priority for the Lithuanian economy.

Lithuania infrastructure map

Infrastructure and Connectivity

Lithuania provides top-tier infrastructure, from high-quality roads and logistics hubs to reliable digital networks. Its strategic location offers seamless access to the EU market, supported by , a major seaport, and an extensive rail network, including the upcoming Rail Baltica project. The country’s e-infrastructure ranks among the best globally, ensuring robust and secure digital connectivity.

  • Connected by sea, air, road and rail

    • Airport icon

      Lithuania’s 3 international airports provide access to major European cities within 2-3 hours.

    • Port icon

      Klaipėda State Seaport is the leading port in the Eastern Baltics for container handling.

    • Railway icon

      Rail connections to Western Europe and Asia. The Rail Baltica railway will connect Lithuania to Finland to Germany for both passenger and freight traffic by 2030.

    • Truck icon

      Well-developed logistics infrastructure, with the logistics sector contributing 12% to Lithuania’s GDP.

  • Robust, resilient, and secure e-infrastructure

    • Digital quality of life g

      2nd in CEE
      for digital quality of life

      Source: Surfshark Digital Quality of Life Index, 2023
    • Internet price g

      2nd in the EU
      for fixed broadband price

      Source: Digital Economy and Society Index, 2023
    • Cybersecurity Index

      6th globally
      for cybersecurity

      Source: ITU Global Cybersecurity Index, 2021
Unparalleled Governmental Support and Financial Incentives in Lithuania illustration y

Government Support and Financial Incentives

Lithuania offers substantial government support and financial incentives for manufacturing businesses. Companies can benefit from grants for research and development, tax exemptions in Free Economic Zones (FEZ), and streamlined regulatory processes. These incentives ensure quick establishment and smooth operation.

Future-focused Manufacturing in Lithuania

Innovation Ecosystem

Lithuania’s innovation landscape is driven by government initiatives, academic research, and industry collaboration. Innovation hubs and a growing startup ecosystem support the development of advanced manufacturing technologies, while the regulatory framework provides incentives for R&D development.

Sustainable Manufacturing

Lithuania is committed to energy sustainability, aiming for 100% renewable energy in the final balance of electricity consumption by 2030 and becoming a green hydrogen producer by 2026. The country’s manufacturing sector integrates environmentally friendly practices, reducing energy consumption and adopting circular economy principles.

    • Green energy output w

      In 2023, 70% of the country’s total energy output was produced from renewable sources.

      Source: Ministry of Energy, 2024
    • renewable energy expansion w

      696M EUR
      earmarked for renewable energy expansion under the LT100 support scheme.

      Source: Ministry of Finance, 2023
    • Offshore wind farm w

      2.8 GW
      of offshore wind power to be generated in Lithuania by 2040

      Source: Ministry of Energy, 2024
  • Expected share of renewable energy in the final balance of electricity consumption in Lithuania

    Share of renewable energy in Lithuania Source: National energy and climate action plan of the Republic of Lithuania 2021-2030

Your Best Choice for Manufacturing

Advanced Manufacturers in Lithuania

Lithuania’s appeal is reflected in the success of global companies like Kinze, Festo, and Yara, which have leveraged the country’s business-friendly environment, skilled workforce, and efficient logistics to thrive.

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