Kaposvár in figures
Kaposvár is a dynamically developing center, the seat of Somogy County, the center of the subregion, a city with county rights, a university town and episcopal seat, and due to its location it can be considered the southern gateway to Hungary. It is one of the most important cities in the Transdanubian region which is now an economic, cultural and sport centre. The number of registered companies in the city is more than ten thousand.
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Kaposvár, 200 kilometers away from the capital, is easily accessible by train, bus and public transport. The four-lane speedway R67, which is to be delivered in the fall of 2019, connects the city with the M7 motorway by the shore of Lake Balaton.
About the region
(Source: KSH 2019 II.; KE 2018/2019 II.;SMKH 2019 II.)
There are 24 kindergartens in the city. Following the changing profile of primary education institutions, children can continue their studies not only in high level grammar schools, but in excellent vocational secondary schools as well. In the secondary schools and vocational secondary schools there are young professionals who study professions in high demand (mechanical technologist, technical IT specialist, construction and wood technician). In the frameworks of vocational training students can choose from several different language courses in English and German (A1-A2, B1-B2).
(Source: KE, 2018)
Specific secondary vocational school
At the University of Kaposvár there are currently four faculties. Besides the Faculties of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Economics, Pedagogy and the Rippl-Rónai Arts Faculty it is completed with special and unique institutions such as the Health Center, the Pannon Equestrian Academy, the Wildlife Management Center of Bőszénfa and the Fodder Research Institute. The campus is committed to provide well-trained practitioners who are in possession of up-to-date professional know-how and skills.
The University is cooperating with the Ministry of Innovation and Technology on the expansion of the training structure through the launch of IT and technical training.
The number of students enrolled for the 2nd semester of 2018/2019 per faculty:
Optional language courses: English, German, French, Spanish
(Source: KE 2018/2019 II.)
The University of Kaposvár in cooperation with the University of Óbuda are launching a high-level technical training in 2020 in Kaposvár. First the mechanic and then the mechatronic training start. From 2021, cyber security assistant training also starts at the University.
In 2019, an Innovation and Training Workshop will be established where students will receive robotics and technical training. Within the framework of the Innovation Workshop, focus training, adult training and retraining are also being implemented.
Kaposvár focuses on creating an environment that is attractive to investors in some key sectors, such as: food industry, engineering, services or tourism.
Number of employed persons in main sectors in Somogy County (Q1 2019, KSH) (persons):
Number of employed persons in main sectors in Kaposvár (Q1 2019, KSH)(persons):
Sources: Kaposi Mór Hospital, Kaposvár; KK Zrt.; TourInform Kaposvár
Videoton Industrial Park
The Industrial Park got its name from the Videoton Elektro-Plast Kft. which deals with the assembly of electronic equipment but there are members in the industrial park of the food industry, warehousing and passenger transportation. Based on the officially published financial reports, the largest sales revenue of 27 billion HUF (official financial report 2017) is of Videoton Elektro-Plast Kft., however the sales revenue of Fino-Food Kft and Privát Húsfeldolgozó Kft. is also significant. The Videoton Industrial Park is located in the eastern part of the city, near the Kaposvár bypass road, which will be expanded by the R67 expressway connecting Kaposvár and Budapest. This industrial park is formed by the association of several companies. There are other major companies in the surrounding industrial area, which operate in the production of gears and machinery but they are not directly part of the industrial park however close they are.
Eastern Industrial Park
There are several companies in the Industrial Park which are mainly engaged in export markets. Due to the location of the area you can easily reach the main routes to the bypass road leading to the M7 motorway and to the southern part of the country. Here you can find the Metyx Hungary Kft., which produces components mainly for wind turbines of plastic composite. Next to Metyx Hungary Kft. the Cabero Refrigeration Containers Manufacturer Ltd. is located, which is world-renowned and has production units and commercial offices around the world. The Gépközvetítő Ltd. operates also in the Eastern Industrial Park and utilizes the characteristics of the county by leasing agricultural machinery and it offers additional services.
Füredi úti Industrial Park
The 5 hectare area is waiting for new investors. This industrial park is close to the northwestern industrial area, which hosts warehousing, agricultural, commercial and machine-building businesses. It is easily accessible from Budapest and from Lake Balaton.
The latest industrial park in Kaposvár is the Inpark, operated by the state-owned National Industrial Park Operator and Development Company (NIPÜF). The construction works of the park have begun last year. At the moment the entire public area of 35.8 hectares is under construction.
In the construction site of the Industrial Park, over 146,000 square meters of land is on offer for investors. NIPÜF services include the development, purchase, design and licensing, construction, sale and rental of logistics and / or manufacturing facilities, provision of turnkey solutions, project management and government support.
There are still free plots available in Kaposvár industrial parks and industrial areas.
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