SARIO Success Stories

The Investment Projects Department of SARIO provides broad portfolio
of services for potential and established investors for more than 15 years. Since 2002, we reported a total of 468 successful projects that have led to the creation of more than 10,000 jobs across Slovakia and investment
of nearly 10 billion EUR.


During this time, SARIO witnessed an increasing interest of investors
in Central and Eastern Slovakia, inflow of investments with higher added value (R&D centers, technology and design centers) or a higher number of large-scale investments with multiplier effect on the growth of supplier networks.

The year 2015 was extremely successful. The Investment Projects Department reported nearly 100 percent increase in volume of successfully completed investment projects compared to last year (330 mil. EUR in 2015 compared to 170 mil. EUR in the previous year without investment Jaguar Land Rover).

SUCCESSFUL INVESTMENT PROJECTS 2002—2016: REGIONAL OVERVIEW

REGION

%

Bratislava Region

12%

Trnava Region

11%

Nitra Region

17%

Trenčín Region

14%

Žilina Region

12%

Banská Bystrica Region

10%

Prešov Region

8%

Košice Region

15%


NEWLY CREATED JOBS BY REGION 20022016

REGION

%

Bratislava Region

10%

Trnava Region

16%

Nitra Region

16%

Trenčín Region

16%

Žilina Region

11%

Banská Bystrica Region

10%

Prešov Region

5%

Košice Region

16%

Operations of SARIO are aimed at supporting investment projects with significant social and economic benefits. An integral part of these activities is the effort to actively support and stimulate investments to less developed regions of Slovakia, located out-of the most preferred locations in the West.

SUCCESSFUL INVESTMENT PROJECTS 2002-2016: COUNTRY OF ORIGIN OVERVIEW

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN

%

Germany

18%

Republic of Korea

11%

United States

7%

Austria

6%

Denmark

6%

Italy

5%

France

5%

Great Britain

4%

Belgium

4%

Slovakia

4%

Spain

4%

Netherlands

3%

Japan

3%

Switzerland

3%

Sweden

2%

Czech Republic

2%

Finland

1%

Taiwan

1%

Canada 1%
Norway 1%
Brazil 1%
Australia 1%
China 1%
Ireland 1%
Other countries 6%

Country of origin statistics of successfully completed investment projects indicates that investment requests come mainly from countries such as Germany, South Kora, the United States, Western European countries (Austria, Denmark, Italy, France, Belgium or UK) but also from Japan, Canada and Brazil.

SUCCESSFUL INVESTMENT PROJECTS 2002—2016: SECTOR OVERVIEW

SECTOR

%

Automotive Industry (including suppliers)

29%

Electronics Industry (including suppliers)

14%

Mechanical Engineering Industry

10%

Chemical Industry, Plastics Processing and Pharmacy

9%

Metalworking and Metal Coating Processes

7%

Shared Services  & Business Process Outsourcing Centers

5%

Wood Processing and Paper Industry

4%

Other Services

4%

Information and Communication Technologies

3%

Textile, Leather and Clothing Industry

3%

Furniture Industry

2%

Construction

2%

Logistics and Transportation services

2%

Furniture Industry

2%

Industry of Construction Materials

2%

Research & Development

2%

Food Industry

1%

Energy Industry

1%

Raw Materials and Mining industry 1%
Agriculture 0.4%
Glass Industry 0.4%

SARIO success in FDI attraction is measured not only by quantitative growth of successfully completed projects, but also by the higher quality levels of SARIO-supported investments. Highly positive trend resulting from the activities of the Agency is the inflow of investments with higher added value using the latest technologies.

In terms of the sectorial distribution, the automotive industry including producers of automotive components continues to lead the ranking, followed by the electronics industry, mechanical engineering industry and chemical industry. Shared services centers also accounted for a significant part of the successfully completed projects.