- Up to 50% refund for R&D activities
- Up to 50% refund for employee training
- Support measures for renewable energy, regional development, and others apply
sector at a glance
What makes Lithuania a natural choice for manufacturing? Its eager and skilled workforce, the close ties it builds between business and education, and its commitment to creating the right infrastructure and support for manufacturing growth. What is more, as the bridge between East and West, access to new markets is right on your doorstep.
Among top locationsfor manufacturing globallySource: Cushman & Wakefield Manufacturing Risk Index 2022 Report (13-24 place among 48 countries ranked)countries ranked)
18%of Lithuania’s total value added is generated by manufacturingSource: Lithuanian Statistics, 2021
19%average employee attrition rate in international manufacturing companiesSource: Invest Lithuania Manufacturing Report, 2023
Historic competencesin plastic, metal, electronics and machinery production
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Reasons to choose Lithuania
Quality and costs
#4 in the EUin science, math, computing, engineering, manufacturing and construction bachelor graduates per young adult populationSource: Eurostat, 2020
85%of young professionals speak EnglishSource: Estimates for 2020 (20-34 age group with higher education) made by Invest Lithuania based on Population Census, 2011
3rd lowestcorporate tax in CEE regionSource: KPMG 2020
One of the lowestunionisation levels in the EU (7.4%)Source: OECD, 2019
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Raimundas PetrauskasSchmitz Cargobull in Lithuania has started operations as an assembly plant. Raimundas Petrauskas, CEO, and the local team of innovative engineers have outgrown the primary targets and developed the Center of Excellence focusing on the new product development.
Kazimieras KaminskasKlasmann-Deilmann Lithuania CEO Kazimieras Kaminskas has returned from Germany to Lithuania in 2004 to drive the growth of the operations. Company currently employs more than 400 people and exports products to 80 countries worldwide and has grown to one of the key manufacturing sites globally as well as important R&D center focusing on experimental production.
Industry – university collaboration
Logistics: fast connection infrastructure
The location of Lithuania, coupled with its flexible, well-developed logistics networks, allows for fast, efficient and cost-effective delivery to the EU and the CIS markets.
The country is 2nd in the CEE for quality of roads
Source: World Economic Forum, World Competitiveness Report 2019
Klaipėda, one of the 5 largest ports in the Baltic Sea is capable of accommodating ships with a maximum draught of 13.4 m, and handling up to 46 million tons of goods a year.
International logistics companies in Lithuania
With 7 Free Economic Zones (FEZ) ready for business at the moment, Lithuania has the infrastructure in place to meet your needs.
Free Economic Zone companies are subject to a facilitated tax regime.
Greenfield Investment track record shows that in some FEZs >80% of new-comers exceed their initial plans within two years.
Competitive utility prices
Electricity priceSource: Eurostat, 2022 H1, Range of electricity costs for non-household consumers
Gas priceSource: Eurostat, 2022 H1, Range of gas costs for non-household consumers
Cold drinking water priceSource: Average tariff of 3 largest cities for industrial consumers, 2022
Hot drinking water priceSource: Average tariff of 3 largest cities for industrial consumers, 2022
European Union support
- Taxation Treaties with 50 countries
- Corporate profit tax incentives for R&D – fully deductible expenses x3
- Reduced 5% corporate income tax rate can be applied for commercial exploitation of patented inventions