Lithuania

Untapped Potential for Automotive Industry

Lithuania has all the right ingredients to guarantee your automotive manufacturing growth: a highly educated yet unsaturated pool of young dynamic talent, large blue collar workforce, convenient logistic links to Eastern & Western Europe, and a high cost to quality ratio. Add to this a business environment that is tuned to the needs of Automotive Manufacturing, and you’ll understand why Lithuania is the ideal location for building your business.

They have chosen Lithuania:

Why Lithuania is your top option for
automotive manufacturing?

1

Young highly qualified talent

Lithuania’s talent pool of 1.5 million people has the highest education level in the European Union. The country is also among the Top 5 EU countries in terms of the number of young people, many of whom are keen to work in the manufacturing, engineering, and construction sectors.

A multilingual, diverse, and dedicated workforce:

  • >80% of young professionals are fluent in English
  • >50% of population speaks at least two foreign languages
  • 1st globally for the proportion of women in the workforce
  • Reputation of foreign controlled entities result in low annual labour turnover rate averaging from 4% to 6% throughout manufacturing industry companies

Qualified and sufficient white-collar pool:

  • 2nd in the EU: 54% of the population aged 25-34 has a higher education
  • 9,500 higher education engineering, manufacturing, and construction graduates enter the market annually
  • 44,800 specialists employed and 34,800 students enrolled in Engineering fields

Blue-collar pool trained to meet your manufacturing needs:

  • Potential 10-15% adjustment of the vocational education training (VET) programmes according to your company’s needs
  • 100% adjustable non-formal and continuous VET programmes
  • Lithuanian educational system is tailored according to the European Qualification Framework standards
2

Logistics: fast connection infrastructure

Logistics: fast connection infrastructure

Lithuania’s location, coupled with its flexible, well-developed logistics networks, allows for fast, efficient, and cost-effective delivery to EU and CIS markets.

  • 1st in CEE for quality of roads
  • Rail cargo services direct to Russia, Germany, Poland, Belarus, Latvia, Ukraine, and Asian countries (incl. China)
  • 3 International Airports
  • Access to major European cities within 2-3 hour flight
  • As short as 0 lead time for freight to Scandinavian countries
  • Largest in the Baltic States Klaipeda ice-free 5 m deep port, handling up to 65 million tons of cargo annually

International logistics companies in Lithuania

Egelmann Schenker dpd itella Kuehne+Nagel DSV DHL hellmann Ups Rhenus Logistics TNT DFDS Seaways delamode Raben
3

Cost & quality combined

Ranked alongside Ireland, Germany, Switzerland for its business environment, Lithuania can also guarantee a fantastic cost to quality ratio.

 

Average gross monthly salary (Eur), 2016

Cost & quality combined
4

Business friendly environment

With 6 Free Economic Zones (FEZ) ready for business at the moment, Lithuania has the infrastructure in place to meet your needs.
Greenfield Investment track records exhibit >80% of new-comers exceeding their initial plans within two years in some FEZs.

 

 

Business friendly environment

Tax Incentives

Support Measures

HR Invest +

  • Up to 50%
  • Up to EUR 3,000 per employee or up to EUR 500,000 per project
  • Eligible costs: trainers’ or trainees’ costs, short-term assets, advisory services, travel expenses (excluding accommodation costs)

Smart Invest + R&D activities

  • Up to 50-65%
  • Up to EUR 3 million
  • Eligible costs: contractual research, material, supplies, personnel costs, knowledge, patent purchase, long-term asset depreciation

Smart Invest + R&D infrastructure

  • Up to 25%
  • Up to EUR 6,5 million
  • Eligible costs: construction, reconstruction, and long-term assets
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We have successfully helped global companies to grow their businesses by giving them the know-how needed to take full advantage of Lithuania’s highly qualified talent pool, favourable business environment, and governmental incentives