The purpose of the Kuklen Industrial and Commercial Zone is to create conditions for investors so they can organize their production, storage and commercial activities in one place
Through concentration of the activities in one place the Zone provides an opportunity to reduce the products prime cost as well as to expand and increase the overall efficiency of operation.
The Zone stimulates the investors by providing them with an opportunity to work in the most favorable material, administrative and infrastructure conditions.
The project KUKLEN INDUSTRIAL AND COMMERCIAL ZONE is a result of the initiative of private companies and enjoys the support of the Municipality of Kuklen.
Location and Map
Republic of Bulgaria, Region of Plovdiv, Municipality of Kuklen.
The Zone lies 10 km SE of the city of Plovdiv, by the Road II-86 which passes through the towns of Plovdiv, Assenovgrad, Smolyan and Rhudozem. According to the administrative layout of the Republic of Bulgaria, The Industrial Zone belongs to the area of the Thrace and Strandzha geographical region, Upper Thracian sub-region, Plovdiv Region, in the center of South Central Region.
The closeness of the Zone to Plovdiv provides fast and easy access to this strategic for our country industrial, commercial, scientific, cultural and communication center.
Founded in the ancient times, situated at crossroads from the East to Europe, from the Baltic Sea to the Mediterranean Sea and from the Black Sea to the Adriatic Sea, Plovdiv has population of 340 000 people and is an administrative centre of a region with population of 730 000 people.
The six universities, eight vocational and six specialized schools together with a number of divisions and schools within the system of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and the Ministry of Education and Science provide a wide range of highly qualified specialists in various fields who can serve the needs of potential investors in Kuklen ICZ.
Transport Connections and Communications
Transport Roads and Corridors
Transport Roads and CorridorsRoad II-86 is the main road to the Zone and the only one to connect the two biggest towns in the region – Plovdiv and Assenovgrad. In the South it reaches the town of Smolyan and one of the renowned Bulgarian winter resorts – Pamporovo. A new border-crossing point is planned to be built up at the Bulgarian-Greek border through which direct access to the port of Porto Lagos in the White Sea will be ensured.
Road II-86 is part of the shortest transport corridor connecting northern and central Europe via the river Danube with the Mediterranean Sea.
Two trans-European corridors №4 and №8 pass 20 km north of the Zone serving the main traffic from west and central Europe to the Middle East and Asia.
In the close proximity, some 3 km NE of the Zone is situated the International Plovdiv Airport. It is the biggest cargo airport in the Balkans from where all big air carriers can transport passengers and goods.
The Airport has a taking-off and landing lane which is large enough to be used by airplanes like Boeing 767 or bigger ones. There are eight stands equipped for the same type of planes at the aircrafts parking platform. 24-hours ground and customs services are provided for planes, passengers and freights. For the needs of the cargo transport there are four warehouses each of 360 m². The Airport is also specialized in handling bulky and oversized freights.
150 km west of the Zone lies the largest nationwide international airport – Sofia Airport.
Plovdiv Region has the thickest railway network in the country. Plovdiv has three passengers railway stations and another one specialized in freight handling. The access to the railway center Plovdiv is provided by the nearby industrial zone of KCM 2000 through their own railroad. From there through the main Bulgarian railway lines №1 and №3 a railway connection is made with the ports of Bourgas, Varna, Russe and Lom.
Sea and river transport
Because of the central location of the Zone in the interior of the country, the connection with the river and sea ports is made by automobile and railway transport via a perfectly developed road network.
Distance from the Zone to the river and sea ports:
Industrial Zone Characteristics
At present the total area of the Zone is 470 834 m² lying on an even terrain on the land of the village of Kuklen;
Services provided to Investors in the Zone
About the Municipality of Kuklen
With its population of 6 500 people, the Municipality of Kuklen relates to the group of the small municipalities in Bulgaria.
Municipality of Kuklen offers opportunities for development of the industry
The region has a significant economic potential and resources which are necessary for a steady development in the frame of the national economic system and wide Europe and to this effect the development and modernization of the regional transport, ecologic and business infrastructure will help a lot for the realization of this potential.
Transport-geographic location of the Municipality and advantages
Business entities on the territory of Kuklen Municipality
Neighbour manifactures and industrial zones on the territory
Skilled human resources
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