"Such projects near smaller towns and larger municipalities could be the engine of regional development," says IPEC CEO Ivan Čarnogurský, adding: "However, we must adapt them functionally and economically to specific environmental conditions that differ economically from large standardized sites and not to lower their functional and design level. We have a lot of experience on how to do it. "
IPEC is currently communicating with public institutions about the possibility of building similar smaller public utility parks in several locations at the Trnava, Žilina and Prešov local authorities.
"Smaller industrial parks, whose shared infrastructure could also be created thanks to aid mechanisms from the European Union or local governments, should be a counterweight to support for the concentrated construction of large production facilities for international investors. The creation of a system of support for Slovak small and medium-sized companies, which will not only be direct suppliers to international research centers, but can also provide a livelihood for their highly qualified workforce, is very important for the regions," adds chairman of the Trnava Self-Governing Region Jozef Viskupič.
IPEC Group is currently concluding a very successful project D1 Park Senec, within which the largest logistics complex in Central Europe was established in 25 years.
"I am a big fan of investments with high added value and the transfer of state support outside the large settlements of western Slovakia. In the future, the state should only support investments that demonstrably support research and development, or rather go to regions that are in dire need of such assistance," warns the Minister of Economy Richard Sulík.
"We followed the preparation of this significant investment very closely, intervening for its support. Such an investment is extremely crucial because, in addition to creating the initial more than 70 engineering sites, it strategically ensures the maintenance of air conditioning production for the automotive industry in Senec. At present, there are 400 to 500 jobs," says the mayor of Senec, Martin Džačovský.
IPEC Group, which has been operating in the development market for more than 25 years, has participated in projects with a total usable area of more than 2,000,000 m2 during its existence. IPEC Group successfully developed 10 large logistics or industrial sites. Their contribution to the Slovak economy today represents more than 0.6% of the country's GDP annually. Its most significant projects include the Tuhovské Company Service Center, Bratislava; The Senec logistics complex as well as thirty other production facilities in Ukraine, Romania, the Czech Republic and Slovakia. In the area of housing construction, the group implemented twelve housing complexes. At present, the group also leases more than 20,000 m2 of space for various functionalities to its partners.