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Free zones are clearly defined geographical areas that are not a part of the customs territory of the country in which they are located. Every country in the world owns these territories, and in less than 40 years, their number increased from 800 to more than 5.400.

A series of economic activities such as production, finishing, processing, packaging services, trade, banking, insurance, transport services, storage, warehousing services, and other activities, are carried out in the free zones.

Customs and freight forwarding offices, as well as companies for quality control of goods can also be found in this area. Free zones are generally organized around areas suitable for trade (ports, airports, railways and international roads).

There are different terms for free zones such as:
– free customs zones
– free economic zones
– export processing zones
– foreign trade zones, etc.

All these terms indicate a territory with special benefits that a country gives, usually, to foreign investors. These benefits are reflected in enabling the import of goods without paying customs duties, taxes, fees and other duties, with a number of additional benefits.


Companies operating within the free zone are entitled to numerous fiscal and custom duty reliefs and benefits. By doing so, they manage to significantly reduce business expenses, which, of course, affects the profit.

According to the official report of the Free Zones Administration within the Ministry of Finance of Serbia, 215 multinational companies are operating and over 40,000 people are employed in the free zones. In the previous 3 years, the turnover was almost 14 billion euros.

The production and exports value within the free zones is a couple of billions of euros, which is a clear indicator of how much companies actually want this kind of business environment. Manufacturers are also attracted by the much easier administration as well as the benefits of building infrastructure.

Due to their benefits, free zones are often the choice of import-export companies who want to use them to gain a competitive advantage in the market. Free zones are supported by governments, which is a great indicator of stability and security for producers.


On the other hand, we have industrial parks also having a very important role in the development of the local, national and world economy. They make the local market an attractive place for foreign investment, workforce and stronger competition.

Industrial parks are making everyday business easier for all manufacturers who choose to be their tenants. This is because reliable sources of electricity, water and gas are enabled, as well as dedicated infrastructure. Every room, office or hall within the park can be adapted and adjusted to the wishes of the tenants.

The impact of industrial parks is also reflected in the fact that they significantly improve the country in which they are located by adopting new technologies, following world industrial trends and creating a stimulating environment.

Manufacturers always have the choice to lease some of the existing space within the park or to request that a specific and customized space be built for their needs. Whichever option they choose, they will enjoy the same benefits as all the other tenants of the park.


Free zones and industrial parks have a lot in common. They are mainly located in the industrial zones, close to railways, ports, airports and international roads. Both concepts have the effect of reducing the costs of their users as well as providing various benefits.

They have an equally good effect on the inflow of foreign direct investments, job creation and, in general, on the economic development of the local and national economy. We can surely say that free zones and industrial parks complement each other.

Since they are located in a relatively similar area and in order for the state to increase the overall effect of parks and free zones on the economy, it often happens that the free zone (if not already) extends to the territory of the industrial park.

This brings up a number of benefits and new opportunities for the residents, but also for the park itself. A signal is being sent for many companies and manufacturers to transfer or start their business in the industrial park, realizing all the mentioned benefits of free zones and parks.

By doing so, manufacturers and companies can with much more ease cope with the challenges that are present in today’s time of automation, new technologies and great competition in the manufacturing and other industries.

Industrial park Pobeda has recently become part of the Novi Sad Free Zone, which has created conditions for additional inflow of foreign investments and significant economic growth of the entire country. A major business opportunity has been created for the park itself, but also for all current and potential tenants.

In this way, Pobeda has become one of the few industrial parks in the country that can provide tenants with logistics and production capacities, as well as warehousing and office spaces, thus enabling them to improve their business and gain a greater competitive advantage.



According to research conducted by McKinsey, 84% of managers claim that their future success depends on innovations. Apart from the fact that innovations help organizations stay relevant in a competitive market, they also play a crucial role in economic growth.

The ability to resolve critical issues depends on innovations, which is something developing countries need more than ever. By definition, innovation is an introduction of something new. Without innovations, there is no progress. It is truly the main reason of modern existence. Changes are inevitable and, in most cases, innovations create positive changes.


Innovations in the manufacturing industry affect all aspects of conducting business. First and foremost, they facilitate more efficient production and, as a result, better quality of products and services.

Depending on their development strategies, companies can introduce innovations into existing systems at a different pace. The literature often states that innovations can be divided based on the degree of changes they bring about: incremental innovations, which encompass a gradual development and improvement of existing and tested products and processes, and radical innovations, i.e., crucial innovations that yield new quality.

The changes that result in innovations are mostly organizational and operative, i.e., they affect the work process optimization and production flow, but they can also be applied to other sectors related to control, administration, logistics and management.

According to research from 2017 conducted by “PWC”, sales growth is the main metric for innovations, since their successful implementation often allows companies to achieve a double-digit annual sales growth rate.


In the highly competitive market of manufacturing industries, innovations can have an important impact on a company’s relevance in the market. Innovations may boost the duration of a manufacturing process, efficiency, the period between many operations and quality, in order to facilitate the following:

  • – Faster market positions of the product
  • – Creating a unique selling proposition
  • – New business and development opportunities
  • – More efficient utilization of manufacturing capacities
  • – Stock management
  • – Increased sales and profit

One of the key methods of maintaining a competitive position in the manufacturing industry is to apply new technologies, digitalization and automatization, thus incorporating innovations as an integral part of business conduct, which enables companies to grow and assume the position of market leaders.

When it comes to optimization of manufacturing processes, the Pobeda Industrial Park offers a great solution, which supports expansion plans and features all prerequisites for successful business conduct, by providing adequate workspace, which allows businesses to focus on process optimization.

The Pobeda Industrial Park covers 38 hectares and boasts more than 110.000 m2 of manufacturing workspace, as well as 17 hectares of land for additional growth. With its reliable infrastructure, suitable for all types of manufacturing, the park provides companies with a large development potential.



Companies whose core lies in production facilities have the opportunity to become a part of the industrial park Pobeda. It is a modern platform located in Serbia that provides all the prerequisites for a successful business. Many established and growing companies have recognized this industrial park as a place for quick and comfortable production management in Serbia. Pobeda is the perfect choice for every type of business whatever stage of production it’s at. Having in mind the flexibility and diversity of facilities available for lease, as well as the possibility of implementing dedicated solutions, we personalize our full project management service and tailor it to your business needs.


New technologies and automatization of production processes have been transforming factory work for years. This is best seen through relieving workers from repetitive tasks, improvement of efficiency, safety, quality and quantity of production, as well as reduction of expenses and risks. However, the implementation of new technologies is strategically a much bigger challenge.

The speed at which technology develops often creates confusion and resistance, but production automatization and the usage of robots lead towards the creation of smart factories and intelligent systems. Although automatization is brought in to alleviate the workers from repetitive jobs, its direct consequence is data exposure in cyberspace. In such an environment, the question of data safety becomes an absolute priority. The introduction of modern systems, therefore, brings along additional challenges related to staff expertise.


In order to ensure data safety of each computer and internal business network, it is necessary to have qualified and reliable staff. This shows us that no factory can function without workers of various profiles.

One of the possible solutions for finding these resources is turning to the local community and creating partnerships with organizations and academic institutions to methodically work on profiling the required workforce. This is especially efficient in communities with a larger population and academic institutions of various levels.


With the pandemic and competition, we realize the importance that responding to changes in the environment has for a company. In such harsh conditions, it is necessary to apply new forms of work organization, among which the agile organization has shown to be the most efficient.

The agile organization includes a modular way of production that enables prompt and easy changes, fast production, and a high level of adaptability to work needs. In addition, agile production encompasses technology as its component, and therefore it is very applicable in modern production, especially if it is on the way to transforming into a smart factory.


The supply chain has always been the link that connects the entire business and whose interruptions jeopardize it. The pandemic has shown us the extent to which this is true, especially due to dependence on raw materials that are arriving from all over the world.

Producers who have turned to using local resources of raw materials, and implemented an agile production model, have managed to adapt to the new situation, improve their business and overcome the challenges that emerged during 2020 and 2021.

In spite of the difficult period, production industries have shown a lot of strength and readiness to find better and newer solutions. Among them, there are industrial parks that provide all necessary conditions for starting and developing production, and enable easy adaptation to business challenges.

Industrial park Pobeda, located only 3 km from the center of Novi Sad, presents an ideal solution for successful production development. Various capacities enable the organization of production, storage, and administration, all in one place. More importantly, in park Pobeda you have the possibility to expand your capacities and create built-to-suit solutions tailored to your business needs.



Industrial parks have great importance for the economy development – from local and regional, to the global level. They represent modern platforms that provide excellent conditions for investment and development, encourage industrial development, and bring large benefits to countries.

The way in which industrial parks, for more than a century, have been shaping the development of production, trade, transport and the economy in general, can best be observed through successful examples and figures.


In highly developed countries, industrial parks are enormous business centers with all the necessary infrastructure, and are placed at the intersections of key transport links. This has made it easier for tenants to do business, use resources, apply a circular business model, reduce expenses, and better manage their risks.

For underdeveloped and medium-developed countries, industrial parks are the most efficient way of stimulating economic development, modernizing the industry, embracing innovation, and increasing the number of jobs available. The most important thing is that the development of parks attracts foreign investments, which is of strategic importance for these countries.

The most successful example of this is China, which has gone through incredible development over four decades. During that period, 215 industrial parks were opened at the national level, and over 1000 parks at the provincial level. The parks were being opened in accordance with the economic needs of each region, which has led to a huge economic and industrial development. China has reached such a level of development, that today it provides financial and technical support to parks under the auspices of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization – UNIDO.


The scale that parks can bring to economic development is depicted in the example of the third largest American industrial park, and one of the ten largest in the world. The park in question is MidAmerica Industrial Park which has existed for 60 years, and has been nicknamed “Industrial Utopia”. This nickname is justified, because the park is a home to 80 companies, with over 4,500 employees, and Google’s second largest data center is located here.

MidAmerica Industrial Park constantly offers capacities ready for the construction of new facilities adapted to tenants’ needs, easy access to water sources, wastewater management services, energy sources, and electricity of up to 1900 MWatt. Numerous administrative and tax reliefs come as a special convenience, because the park is located on the territory of the Cherokee tribe. This is one of the many areas with the special status within the US legal system, within which it is possible to achieve different, more favorable business conditions.


When industrial parks are observed in terms of numbers, among the first stands out India with 4347 parks and 102209.27Ha of usable land. Observed individually by area, the world’s largest parks are:

  • 1. Jubail Industrial City, Saudi Arabia – 920 km2 – area greater than New York
  • 2. Alberta’s Industrial Heartland, Canada – 582 km2
  • 3. Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center – United States – 432 km2
  • 4. Yanbu Industrial City, Saudi Arabia, 185 km2
  • 5. KAEC Industrial Valley, Saudi Arabia, 181 km2

The figures concerning jobs within industrial parks are also interesting. According to available data, in the period from 2013 to 2019, the number of employees in Russia tripled, going from the initial 56,770 to 163,650 active jobs.

Data on the number of employees in Quonset Park, a leading development force on Rhode Island in America, is also known. Once a naval base, this industrial park now houses over 200 companies and provides 12,200 jobs. The park is a leader in creating new jobs, and currently accounts for 17% of manufacturing jobs in the state. It is also a leader in stimulating economic development, because it attracts 2 billion in private investments.

Exact figures on industrial parks and their impact on Serbia’s economic development are not yet available. However, it is known that the interest of investors for this type of facility in the region of Southeast Europe is significantly increasing, and it was the only real estate sector that by the end of 2020 recorded an increase in investment by as much as 385%, worth 75 million euros.


What speaks to the importance of industrial parks is the fact that their concept has served as a model for creating new platforms, such as agro-industrial parks, technology or science parks, innovation districts and eco-industrial parks. This speaks to the possibility of adapting this concept to different conditions, such as the increasingly complex world economy and the need for new production processes and structures. Industrial parks easily respond to new market demands, they are advancing and becoming an integral part of industrial development and beyond.



Free-trade zones are designed to boost production and trade, while reducing costs and administration activities. They stimulate investments in various businesses, and are especially interesting for production, storage, logistics and trade.

Such concepts are widely applicable in all the countries, and deviate only in relation to the legal frameworks of the country in which they are located. They are based in areas with many geographical advantages for trade and are fully infrastructurally equipped.

In 2019, free-trade zones in Serbia generated around 3 billion euros of investments, achieved 5 billion euros in turnover, with over 200 multinational companies and 37,000 employees.


Doing business in a free-trade zone brings certain benefits in relation to taxes, imports, customs and administration. In Serbia, an additional advantage is the free trade agreement with the European Union, EFTA members, the Russian Federation, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Turkey and the United States. Benefits that are only available in free-trade zones, result in cost reduction and more efficient business.


Free-trade zones are particularly suitable for businesses that are operating in the fields like: storage of goods, imports of raw materials and products, assembly, and further transport. By abolishing impost on work processes, companies’ costs are reduced, the goods can be placed at a more competitive price, and there are more favorable conditions for the supply of raw materials and goods to companies outside of the zone.

Free-trade zones play a major role in attracting investments. Doing business in a free-trade zone has an indirect impact on local companies as well, because they also enjoy certain benefits when cooperating with companies within the free zone.

By completing this process, companies located within the free-trade zone can more easily reach and maintain their full business potential.



The pandemic of COVID-19 virus has caused a slowdown in the global economy. Big changes in demand, and distribution challenges have drawn attention to the weak spots in the organisation of production throughout the world. This has mostly impacted companies which have distributed their sectors to different and remote places.


The pandemic has affected the global economy in several ways. Primarily, the demand for certain products has witnessed abrupt changes.The industry of medical equipment, hygiene products and basic foods have witnessed tremendous demand which has even led to a temporary scarcity of these products.

Production companies with complex distribution processes have faced a disturbance in the supply chain due to improper reactions to crisis situations. All industries are rapidly adapting to the “new normality”, bringing changes and flexibility into their business processes.


In times when the pandemic has become an integral part of our life and work, strategic planning is of key importance for ensuring a well-connected and space-balanced business ecosystem, which improves cooperation between supply chains, promotes innovation, and ensures compatibility with local ecosystems.

During this process, solutions that are both ecological and provide easy production scaling and organization flexibility, will be in demand.

Industrial parks could play an important role in this, because they offer the possibility of organising all distribution and production processes. Furthermore, with good transport connections, they make the procurement of raw materials and the management of end-products easier.



Instead of relocating your company’s production to larger facilities, adapting existing space can reduce costs and take the company to the next level of success.

When it comes to expanding production, business owners usually decide to build new facilities if they have the resources to do so, or expand the existing space. Both options have certain limitations, but this is not the only solution for manufacturers.

Industrial parks offer long-term contracts to manufacturers and the possibility of quick and easy capacity expansion. Functional industrial parks have been created with the aim of increasing the growth of businesses. This way, they are aligned with dynamic trends and guarantee that the facilities perfectly meet the needs of modern businesses.


Long-term financial liabilities can give rise to uncertainty and this can affect the growth of manufacturing. This is especially highlighted in situations where there is a real need for a business turnaround due to changes in the market or in the business itself.

In addition to all previous experiences in the manufacturing business, the 2020. events additionally highlighted the need to keep the business as agile and flexible as possible. Last year, manufacturing endured great challenges and it was necessary to adapt to the new situation. That is why it is important for producers to organize the industrial facilities according to their business’ needs. From production, through storage to administration, Pobeda industrial park encourages flexibility and diversity throughout the entire duration of the contract.


Industrial Park Pobeda, located only 3 km from Novi Sad city center, offers flexible and diverse facilities for all types and stages of production. It is a modern and reliable platform for easy, fast and comfortable start-up and production management.

Pobeda offers adaptation of existing facilities or construction of new ones according to the user’s needs. In both cases, energy sources are placed in a way that all production processes are maximally optimized. .

With all the benefits that Pobeda provides you with – you will save resources, time and get the best solution for your spatial problems.

Instead of unnecessary costs, decide to place your production in an industrial park that offers solutions for continuous growth.



Your company can derive substantial benefits by moving its production to an industrial park – from optimizing expenses to working in an environment that adapts to the needs of your business.

Well-developed industrial parks have a far broader social and economic significance. Not only do they encourage business and production development, but in the long run they have a beneficial influence on the local and regional community.


Firstly, certainly the creation of new jobs. Industrial parks attract investors, manufacturers, and also encourage the launch of new production activities, resulting in an exponential increase of employment. This can additionally make the local community a desirable place for educated and professional workforce.

Due to the favorable business atmosphere, local communities will be more inclined to develop their housing capacities within the industrial park. The development of new or existing settlements in the vicinity of the park has a direct socio-economic impact, because it provides:

  • – Support for 300 to 400 people
  • – Need for 75-100 homes
  • – 200 school-aged children
  • – Additional need for 6 teachers
  • – Encourage the purchase of about 100 cars
  • – Viability of at least 10 stores
  • – Support 10 professional occupations (dentists, doctors, lawyers)
  • – Purchase of goods produced on 1000ha area

A detailed report on the impact large industrial parks have on small communities can be found on the American Planning Association website.

In comparison to independent factory complexes, the specific organization of industrial parks makes it easier for manufacturers to implement measures to reduce pollution emissions. Therefore, the population is more inclined to settle near parks and their workplaces. Also, the positive attitude is influenced by industrial parks being more oriented towards green industries, alternative environmental solutions and the reduction of pollution. All these factors influence how the community perceives the industrial park concept.

Industrial parks are excellent catalysts for knowledge, give economic impetus and encourage development. They have become efficient production hubs for transforming companies into clusters. Clusters represent a gathering of companies from one industry that, with good interconnection and cooperation, generate excellent business results. Within such communities, employees invest more in their knowledge and skills, the exchange of knowledge and workflow is easier, technological progress is faster, and a better market presence is established.


As centers of industrial and manufacturing development, industrial parks are becoming more digitized. Digitalization includes transformation of the IT sector as part of the fourth industrial revolution (automation, data exchange, Internet of Things, cloud systems). Technological innovations are becoming an indispensable part of the parks, large data systems are being applied and “smart” production is being developed. By introducing technologies into the work system, organization and provision of services, industrial parks encourage the development of the IT industry, attract young people and create a favorable environment for starting new businesses in the field of information technology.

Attracting investment to less developed regions is another important impact of industrial parks on communities. Strategic position of industrial parks can have a very broad economic impact on the development of areas that until then did not have sufficient incentives and resources for development.

Benefits of moving production to an industrial park has direct and indirect impact on the work processes, communities and technology. The security brought by economic strengthening and higher purchasing power creates a stimulating environment in which the need for new products, business and cultural activities exceeds basic human needs.


The main reason for moving businesses to industrial parks are great opportunities for production development. A favorable environment and circumstances adapted to the needs of production very quickly bring concrete results to businesses, but that is not all. As we have shown, the impact of industrial parks is far greater than that provided by its tenants.

Precisely, this wide socio-economic influence in Serbia is one of the best references for the industrial park POBEDA located in Petrovaradin. It is a small community, only 3 kilometers from the center of Novi Sad and the proximity of a highly qualified workforce. POBEDA will allow you to quickly and easily, with the aid of a modern platform, start production in Serbia and contribute to the country’s development.



A huge obstacle for businesses can be finding industrial space with reliable infrastructure located in a suitable area. Therefore, it became clear that over time, a specialized solution needed to be designed. This was brought about by industrial zones and parks, which provide all the preconditions for work and growth by offering adapted and optimized solutions.

Industrial zones and parks were created in the 19th century, in the immediate vicinity of urban centers, and their development after the Second World War kept pace with industrial digitalization. In the process of their development, not knowing what the exact differences between these two concepts are, led to their identification.


In most cases, they are located in the suburbs or in the immediate vicinity of urban areas, but always close to important roads including highways, railways, airports and ports.

However, the key difference between industrial parks and zones lies in the fact that the industrial parks comprise a complete infrastructure network. Having access to and providing reliable sources of electricity, water and natural gas are features that can make a great difference. The technical specifications of the halls include truck doors for easy access, high-durability flooring, counterfire network, cranes inside and outside the halls.

The strategic creation of clearly defined zones for industrial production has enabled the achievement of several goals.

By organizing production in the industrial park, manufacturers reduce and optimize operating costs, making sure all details are taken care of. We’ve covered resolving technical issues, spatial problems and finding the perfect location. Dealing with these issues can take away valuable resources necessary for business development and improvement.

In addition, by providing a range of additional benefits such as customized solutions for production, storage, administration as well as the possibility of expanding capacity at one location, industrial parks become reliable partners.

The concept of the industrial park provides the necessary conditions for industrial production and has a particularly important role in reducing the harmful impact on the environment. By concentrating and organizing the work of several different sections from different industries, it is much easier to manage and reduce environmental pollution.

Finally, it should be noted that industrial parks facilitate communication within the community, following trends and encourage association and innovation.


Although developed industrial zones imply close vicinity of industrial plants in urban settlements, in the original sense it is a part of urban space intended for industrial production. Such zones often have infrastructure that includes industrial electricity, water supply, sewerage and telecommunication, while important transit roads are not always in proximity.

Therefore, unlike industrial parks, industrial zones are not a functional but a spatial whole. Their development can occur spontaneously, but most often it happens in a planned way.

The pre-designed industrial zone is an attractive location for industrial companies because they do not have to worry about the topography, because according to urban plans, the chosen terrain is suitable for industrial production.

Today, this approach is gaining importance because industrial companies are forced to relocate. In such cases, industrial zones represent a perfect solution for them, and at the same time they represent a powerful means of attracting new investments and manufacturers. For the state or local government, this means simplifying the procedure as well as guaranteeing the planning of production development and environmental protection.


Industrial zones and parks are urban areas for the construction and operation of factories according to the urban plan. The difference lies in the fact that industrial zones are a set of individual manufacturers, while industrial parks form one whole, within which they work independently, but everyone has access to the necessary benefits and additional services to be able to optimize work processes better.

The additional benefits provided by the industrial park are the reason for their growing popularity and cost-effectiveness. In parks, everything is subordinated to increasing efficiency of each member of the community, services are created to support their business development and most importantly, they can easily adapt to the needs of increasing capacity.

Unlike the zones in which the producers focus more on the company and their own organization, in the industrial parks everything is aimed at optimizing and facilitating the work processes of each tenant.



Preduzeća koja se bave proizvodnom delatnošću u Srbiji imaju mogućnost da postanu deo industrijskog parka Pobeda, moderne platforme koja obezbeđuje sve preduslove za uspešno poslovanje.

Many established and growing companies have recognized this industrial park as a place for quick and comfortable production management in Serbia.

Pobeda is the perfect choice for every type of business whatever stage of production it’s at. Having in mind the flexibility and diversity of facilities available for lease, as well as the possibility of implementing dedicated solutions, we personalize our full project management service and tailor it to your business needs.


If you want to move your production to a suitable environment, and you also need space for storage and administration – Pobeda services are at your disposal. You have the possibility of expanding capacities in accordance with your production needs.

A significant advantage you can achieve if you opt for Pobeda is the reduction of costs by up to 30% with the use of larger capacities. All this is guaranteed at the same price of basic costs for the entire duration of the contract.


The strategic position of Pobeda industrial park in Petrovaradin, only 3 km from the center of Novi Sad and near the border crossings with Croatia, Hungary and Romania connects it with other Serbian cities and numerous European cities. For your business, this means more efficient and productive work with partners domestically and abroad.

In addition, Novi Sad, which has a population of 400,000, provides quick access to the workforce and easy access to public transport.


Pobeda Industrial Park covers 38 hectares and offers the possibility of renting out different types of facilities. In addition it has 17 hectares of land for additional construction according to your production needs, on a turnkey basis. In addition to allowing you to organize production, warehousing and administration in the same place, Pobeda also provides you with a unique opportunity to expand capacity in line with your business development.


Pobeda offers customization of existing facilities or construction of new ones according to your needs. Energy sources are placed in alignment with your business goals, so all production processes are maximally efficient.

With all the benefits provided by Pobeda – you will save resources, time and get the best spatial solution for your business.


When it comes to development opportunities within the park, many successful companies have opted for Pobeda because of the possibility of expanding capacity as well as a reliable infrastructure network that suits all types of industrial and manufacturing activities.

In the halls which are 6-11m high you have access to:

  • – Water, industrial electricity, natural gas
  • – Hydrant fire network
  • – Industrial floors for all types of production
  • – High garage doors so trucks can pass through
  • – Cranes inside the hall
  • – Access roads


What sets this industrial park apart from others is the strong cooperation and partnership with members of the business community of Pobeda industrial park. A strong network of partners with whom we successfully cooperate on numerous projects, is constantly evolving and expanding.

Move your production to Pobeda Industrial Park and see how a reliable platform, customer partnership and a thriving business community contribute to a more efficient and prosperous business.