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Information has been updated at 05.06.2019, 17:15

 

 

Policy of the municipality – to use effectively the economic potential of the Daugavpils as the border city for the development of transit and logistics, to strengthen international cooperation links with neighboring countries developing projects together, to create new markets, and to advance a healthy environment for the diversification of tourism product. Entrepreneurs and investors have access to high-quality technical resources - industrial zones, transport infrastructure and other resources necessary for the development of business.

Daugavpils is the second largest city in Latvia, important industrial center of region Latgale.

Daugavpils city is strategically intersected by 5 railway lines and important motorways. Due to these factors the city has been developing as an essential center of industry, education, culture, transportation, logistic, commerce and services.

Historically Daugavpils has been developing as an industrial city that determines its economic development nowadays too.  In Daugavpils the fundamental sectors of industrial production are metal processing, production of food and beverages as well as chemical fibers production.

 

 

 

According to the data available to Daugavpils City Council the major production companies produced products amount of 247.91 million EUR and compared with last year production amount increased. The increase in the volume of industrial production in major enterprises is related to the acquisition of new markets and the production of new products.

 

The largest share of Latgale region's export companies is located in Daugavpils

Of the 96 urban manufacturing companies, almost half - 45 are exporters. The largest Daugavpils commercial companies that export their products to more than 23 countries:

Enterprise

Sector

SIA “Axon Cable”

manufacturing of high quality cable assemblies for medical, military and aerospace industry

AS “Ditton pievadķēžu rūpnīca”

company specializes in a wide range of roller, bush, leaf and other chains with different pitches according to the European standard ISO/DIN, American standard ANSI, Russian standard GOST and customer specific requirements as well

SIA “Nexis Fibers”

manufacturing of high-strength polyamide technical yarns

SIA “Zieglera mašīnbūve”

manufacturing of agricultural machinery components, the rape lateral dividers, wires and cables for automotive industry

AS “Daugavpils Lokomotīvju remonta rūpnīca”

repair and modernization of mainline locomotives, shunters, DMU and EMU trains; repair and modernization of passenger carriages; repair of equipment: wheelsets, diesel engines, diesel locomotive and electric train aggregates; spare parts for rolling stock

SIA “Regula Baltija”

production of optoelectronic equipment and systems for documents authenticity control and automatic reading

SIA “Belmast”

production of communication towers, lighting towers, observation towers, universal communication masts, building constructions, engineering products, constructions of electric power lines.

SIA “East Metal”

production of subsupplier steel parts – black and surface-treated

According to information from data base Lursoft, 238 new companies were registered in Daugavpils in 2018. Overall, there were 4663 economically active statistical units at the end of 2018.

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A large amount of industrial zones, manufacturing territories and unutilized premises are available to potential investors in Daugavpils. Industrial zones and manufacturing territories are available for establishment of new industrial enterprises.

  1. Northern industrial zone. Its part between Višķu, Mendeļejeva and Loģistikas streets consists of 113 ha of developed area and 27 ha of undeveloped area. In 2014-2015 part of this territory was reconstructed, money were invested in improvement of infrastructure. Water main, sewerage, road surface and outdoor lighting were renewed. Electrical cables were partially replaced. There are access roads and railway. Medium-pressure gas lines, as well as high-pressure gas lines are available. In Northen industrial zone there is an opportunity to locate enterprises which require high energy consumption, because the territory has electric power, as well as an adjacent third district heating station. Business park “NP properties” works in the territory. “Ditton grupas” Business Park operates in the area, it offers industrial premises for rent. There is a fine connection with railway and main roads of the city. Electricity, gas, water, sewerage is available. Undeveloped area is up to 6 ha owned by a commercial company, but the municipality owns an area of 1.5 hectares.
  2. Warehouse zone fortress - 53 ha, almost 50% of the territory is available for warehouses or enterprises, which need large territory, small amount of employees and small amount of energy consumption. 
  3. Industrial territory of Valka Street is 14 ha, 32% are not used, however it is located close to the city center. Premises for rent and developed infrastructure (except railway) are available. Objects of social importance are located there, such as hotel, sports and leisure complex. Territory is available for premises with low energy consumption and small amount of emissions. The Dauer D Group Business Park has been established on the territory.
  4. Čerepova industrial zone is located between Stiklu, Dunduru and Rupniecibas streets. It is the second largest industrial zone in the city – 88 ha. Today there are a lot of manufacturing enterprises, only 27 % (located mostly on Dunduru street and Fabrikas street) of the territory is available. In the territory of the Čerepova industrial zone there are several railway lines, it is connected to highways. In the 2015 - 2018, the largest private investment projects in the city were defined in this area, and in 2018 EU structural funds were invested in improving public infrastructure (roads, utilities).
  5. Gajoka industrial zone – it’s territory is only 6,2 ha, 80% of the total area of the area is used. It is located close to the city center and highways. Gajoks is not only an industrial area, since, along with the production areas, there is also a large array of residential buildings (mostly low-rise buildings). Mainly food production factories are located here. Opening of new manufacturing objects here should be in accordance with renovation of infrastructure and planned activities for improvement of degraded areas on the right bank of the river Daugava. The balance between industrial and residential buildings should be maintained.
  6. Križi industrial area – 19 ha. It is planned to set up a new food business area here. The area is located next to the A6 highway, the railway line is nearby as well. Reconstruction of public infrastructure and brownfield recovery is planned here during 2017 – 2019.