The GIMA Szolnok Industrial Logistics Park, which has been authorized since 2006 to bear the title “Industrial Park” granted by the Hungarian Department of Economy and Transportation, it has been established by the integration of the companies and development areas situated along the Nagy Sándor József Street and Újszász Road at the western border of Szolnok. 40 ha out from the 86 ha total area is development area, which is remarkably suited for the settlement of competitive industrial and commercial enterprises. The development tasks of the Park are handled by the GIMA Szolnok Industrial Park Llc., which is 100% in private ownership.
The mission of GIMA Szolnok Industrial Park Kft. is to create a modern, prosperous business enviornment, which is able to assure competitive, operative and economical advantage for the settling and settled enterprises of the Industrial Park..
Accordingly, our goal is to recruit foreign and domestic enterprises, and develop the sites of the industrial park to satisfy all the needs of the settling enterprises. Furthermore we would like to build up an extensive, cost-efficient service framework, which facilitates the operation of the settled enterprises. We also would like to foster the information exchange and cooperation between the enterprises, and in line with it transmit essential information, which would influence their operation. In addition our goal is to exploit the opportunities inherent in the synergistic effects.
Main tasks of GIMA Szolnok Industrial Park Kft.:
- operation of the industrial park
- the infrastructural development of the industrial park
- tasks in connection
with the recruitment of the investors
- keep in touch with the different
investment organizer and incentive organizations and repreesentatives
- give assistance for settled enterprises in administrative proceedings
vis-a-vis authorities and local governments
- the coordination of settled
- the representation of settled comapnies’ common
At the moment GIMA Szolnok Industrial Park Kft. allows settlement for 1 or 2 large and 25-30 small or medium sized enterprises. In the first phase of the industrial park’s infrastructural development project, along with the building of the public utilities, a business house will also be developed. The planned costs of this phase are HUF 1.000 million. For the execution of this project beyond private sources, tender sources are also withdrawn. Within the scope of the project, on a specific section of the development area, the followings will be realized: the supply of piped water, sewage disposal, rainwater drainage system, landscaping and water reservoir, telecommunications network, electricity
supply and street lighting, construction of internal road. The owner of the industrial park’s infrastructure and the marketable areas is GIMA Szolnok Industrial
sites in qualitative environment
In the middle of the Alföld (Great Hungarian Plain), at the western side of Szolnok, you could find the town’s second largest Industrial Park, which has been installed in a traditional industrial environment. Since 2003 the Park has undergone intensive development. In 2006 it won the “Industrial Park” title.
|Key information: (according to the data of
31th of December 2007)
|Gross total area:||
46 companies from 5 countries
|Number of employees:||
|Gross total investment:||
89 million USD
|Settled main sectors:|| – vehicle manufacturing and repairs
– machine industry, instument manufacturing, sheet metal work
– chemical industry, pharmaceutical manufacturing
– wood industry
– waste recovery
- excellent geographical location in the heart of CentralEurope and Hungary,
with direct road and railway connection
- clean ownership, fields free of
- complete infrastructure, public utilities with opportunity
- skilled labour supply, developed local school system
- quick and flexible
administration at local authorities
- extensive services from the operator
of the Park before and after the settlement
- project implementation –
turnkey in accordance with requirements – within record time
Turning down from the M4 freeway – which road connects Szolnok and Budapest, and runs across the country from west to east – at the node of Szolnok-Abony (at the 100 km stone), then driving on 5 km to Szolnok on the old number 4 road
you can find the industrial park.
The park is located 3 km far from the center of Szolnok. Regular bus service is provided – according to the requirements and arranged with the operating companies – to the bus stops situated in the park.
Szolnok is located at the node of the domestic and international railways, which run from north to south and from west to east. This node is integrated to a modern railway station, which is one of the largest traveller and freight stations of
Central Europe. The park is bounded by the main line Budapest-Lökösháza railway.It is possible to install railway siding to the park. 900 m far from the centerof the park, there is a train container loading logistic center operated by Logiszol Llc.
River port connectable to sea route:
- 5km Szolnok
The III. class waterway of River Tisza ensures the river transport for ships
until 650-1000 tons.
The distance of the international airport from our Park:
- 80 km Budapest Ferihegy II.
Regional airport capable for the reception of smaller planes:
- 5km Szolnok Szandaszőlős
The town’s 200 ha grassy airfield which is capable for the reception of small
planes, and the airport of the Hungarian Defence Forces, which – according
to further plans – will be utilized jointly for military and civilian purposes,
provide opportunity for air transport.
In the GIMA Szolnok Industrial Logistics Park, a complete network of public
utilities is available, which is being developed continuously according to
the greenfield investment requirements of the settling Hungarian and foreign
investors, furthermore the park offers completly improved sites for the settling
enterprises. The sites are suitable for industrial halls, offices, central
distribution depots and commercial establishments.
Minimum establishable site size: 2000 m2
Maximum establishable site size: 12 ha
The available public utilities are:
- Piped water network
- Sewage disposal network
- Electric power supply system at 20 kV or in case
of small consumption at 0.4 kV
- Communications network substructure,
possibility of ISDN lines
- Rainwater drainage system with reservoir-
and desiccating ponds
- Internal roads
- Natural gas network
- Street lighting
- Railway siding (to be installed if needed)
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1, population (respect to the tighter and wider agglomeration)
|Number of employee (2)||
|1 Source: 2006
2 Source: 2006
* Data of the district of Szolnok
2, unemployment rate
The unemployment rate
|District of Szolnok||Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok County|
|Unemployment rate (3)||9,70%||12,40%|
|Number of unemployed persons
|6.108 person||20.979 person|
|from that:||male||3.268 person||11.542 person|
|female||2.840 person||9.437 person|
|from that:||labourers||4.902 person||18.131 person|
|intellectuals||1.206 person||2.848 person|
|from that:||younger than 20 years old||297 person||1.035 person|
|21-25||856 person||2.873 person|
|26-35||1.887 person||6.047 person|
|36-45||1.419 person||5.023 person|
|46-55||1.350 person||4.869 person|
|299 person||1.132 person|
|Number of the commuters (1) (students
|To other settlements||3.933 person||49.341 person|
|From other settlements||15.511 person||40.820 person|
|Gross average wage (2)(*)|
|Manual workers||397 EURO/month ( 101.256 HUF/month)||366 EURO/month (93.438 HUF/month)|
|Intellectuals||779 EURO/month ( 198.725 HUF/month)||729 EURO/month (185.921 HUF/month)|
|Number of working hours||40 hour/week||40 hour/week|
|1 Source : KSH Yearbook (data from the end of the year 2003.)
2 Source: KSH Yearbook (data from the year 2005.)
3 Source: Employment Center of Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok Country (data from
February year 2007.)
*calculated on 255 HUF/EUR exchange rate
3, education, language skills
Nearly 20.000 students are studying in the town, so Szolnok has the right to
call it a real “school town”. The local government operates a whole
education system, supports the town’s higher educational institutions, and fosters
the further development of the higher education. Szolnok has an outstanding
and diverse professional education. Each year hundreds of outstanding professionals
of precision engineering, computing, control technique, engineering, construction,
woodworking, healthcare, trading and economics leave the institutions. The education
at colleges and higher educational institutions is nationally recognized. The
bilingual education is common. In particular, English and German language courses
should be considered, but other languages are also educated, such as Italian
and Spanish. Higher education institutions:
- College of Szolnok
- Zrínyi Miklós National Defence University Branch of
- Gábor Dénes College of Technology and Information Technology
Branch of Szolnok
- Kandó Kálmán College of Technology Branch of Szolnok
Szolnok secondary educational institutions possess the appropriate instruments and conditions for the education of the following groups of professions, furthermore they have capability to start the required courses (approx. after 1 month preparation
period) immediately. The educational institutions are able to comply with the needs of the entrepreneurs.
Technical speciality: (e.g. environmental technician, hydraulic technician, chemical engineering assistant, paper-maker and processing worker, industrial electronics technician, information technology technician, mechanical technician, logistics technician, electrician, carpenter, building tiler etc.).
Human speciality: (pl: social worker, remedial education assistant, nurse,X-ray assistant, hairdresser, beautician, etc.)
Economic services speciality: (e.g. Dealer-shop leader, catering technician, financial-accountancy administrator, economic information specialist, confectioner,
Agrarian speciality: (food industry technician, butcher, slaughterman, baker,
In every speciality field, from the vocational training, through the secondary technician training until the higher vocational training, the education is resolved at each and every level. For the development of trainings
and retrainings, tenders for subventions are available.
The distribution of labour power according to employment
In Szolnok, more than 21% of the employed persons are working in the processing industry, 16% of them in the field of trade and repairs, 9,1% in the field of property issues and economic services, 8,3% at the public administration,
8,1% in the field of transportation, storage, and post services, 7,7% in the public health, and lastly 5,6% in the education. In the remaining sectors, less than 5% share is a common characteristic.
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In Szolnok the companies and institutions have local tax obligation under
No. 40/1991 (XII. 17.) KR. statute about the building tax
No. 53/2003. (XII. 22.) KR. statute about the modification of the statute No.
40/1991 (XII. 17.) KR. about the building tax
The base of the tax and its measure: The base of the tax is the useful floor-space of the building calculated in square meters. The yearly measure of the tax according the tax base is 900,- HUF/m2, which has been defined in details in
the statute formed by the local government of Szolnok City.
Local trade tax:
No. 39/1991 (XII. 17.) KR. statute about the local trade tax
No. 52/2003. (XII. 22.) KR. statute about the modification of the statute No.
39/1991 (XII. 17.) KR. about the local trade tax
The base of the tax and its measure: In case of constant business activity, the base of the tax is the net turnover of the sold product, respectively the completed service, reduced with the procurement value of the sold products and the provided services, furthermore from the year 2000. also reduced with the material cost. Its measure: the 2 % of the tax base.
The Local Government of Szolnok City ensures high priority for the companies, who wish to settle or invest in the Gima Szolnok Industrial Logistics Park, therefore it fully takes into account the investor’s needs, at the expense of building permits, and the completion of sorting plans, furthermore Local Government is at the settling companies’ disposal with its fast and accurate administration.
The local govenment gives further assistance in the recruitment, training, and (if it is needed) the retraining of the labour force by the withdrawal of the specialized training institutions’.
For the settling, small and medium sized enterprises, upon demand, Gima Szolnok Industrial Park Llc. could give assistance with the scope of project financing. In this respect, don’t hesitate to contact us, and we aim to find you the best solution at a personal consultation.
The companies settling down in the Industrial Park enjoy an exception at the
expense of the magisterial permits.
For the investments, in the scope of the national development plan, central subventions are available at the undermentioned departments:
Department of Economy and Transportation
Department of Agriculture and Rural Development
Social and Labour Department