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VIPATHE's Advantage

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The building regulations in the Industrial Park are particularly favourable for all enterprises. Based on contemporary urban planning, the Park is divided into three (3) notional sections according to the planned usage and delimited Building Blocks.

The below table presents the building data of the VIPATHE for each section in greater detail.





Building Factor




Coverage percentage




Maximum height (excluding roof)




Landscape edging




Volume factor




Permissible uses:

  • SECTION A: Articles 5 & 7 of Presidential Decree 23/2/87, Government Gazette 166/87 excluding medium-disturbance industries and crafts

  • SECTIONS B-C: Articles 5 & 7 of Presidential Decree 23-2-87, Government Gazette 66/87

Thus, the advantage for enterprises that are to be established in the VIPATHE lies in:

  1. The high building factor which is 1.6 compared to 0.9 and 0.2, which apply to industries/crafts and warehouses in areas outside the urban plan
  2. The coverage percentage which is 60% compared to 20-40% for developments in areas outside the urban plan
  3. The maximum height, which ranges from 7.5 to 11m and, by way of derogation, 15m, whereas for the VIPATHE it is 15m in section A and 20m in sections B and C
  4. The licensing process, which is in any event more difficult in areas outside the urban plan compared to organised and delimited areas such as the VIPATHE.


The Thessaloniki Industrial Park (VIPATHE) is subject to Development Law 3299/2004 and specifically falls within AREA B, as opposed to the rest of the Thessaloniki Prefecture, which falls within AREA A. Subsidies in Area B are higher by 10% compared to AREA A.
Pursuant to the provisions of Development Law 3299/2004 and the Government Gazettes amending it, the following subsidies have been provided for:

  • Funding of an amount to cover part of the aided expenditure of the investment plan
  • Leasing subsidy with the aim of covering part of the leasing payments entailed in acquiring new mechanical and other equipment
  • Tax exemption for an amount up to a certain percentage or for the total value of cases I & II
  • Financing of the cost of work positions created by the investment plan

The investment plans of enterprises are subject to the financial aid of the Law and are placed in categories 1 or 2 based on their activities. The following are referred to by way of example:

  • Investment plans for processing (industry - crafts), as set by the Statistical Classification of Branches of Economic Activity - STAKOD (CATEGORY 2)
  • Construction and utilisation of craft centres and buildings in the special craft and industrial areas that are set in the framework of urban and spatial planning (CATEGORY 2).
  • Associate commercial and transport enterprises under a single body for the creation of cargo terminals, cargo centres and transit centres (CATEGORY 1).
  • Provision of logistics services (CATEGORY 1).
  • Standardisation, packaging or preservation of agricultural or livestock products, or fishery and fish farming products that have not been subjected to processing activities (CATEGORY 2).
  • Transport and/or commercial enterprises under a single body for the creation of storage, packaging and standardisation infrastructure, as well as truck garages (CATEGORY 1).

Depending on the category within which they fall, investment plans are subsidised as follows:

Area A

Category 1 - 20%

Category 2 - 15%

Area B

Category 1 - 30%

Category 2 - 25%

  • Medium-sized enterprises (< than 250 employees & annual turnover < than 50,000,000.00)are provided with an additional aid percentage of up to ten percent (10%).
  • Very small (0 to 10 employees & annual turnover < than 2,000,000.00) and small enterprises (< than 50 employees and annual turnover < than 10,000,000.00)are provided with an additional aid percentage of up to twenty percent (20%).

The subsidy covers, inter alia:

  • Costs for the construction, extension and modernisation of building, special and auxiliary facilities, as well as the costs for the landscaping of surrounding areas
  • The purchase of craft spaces in standardised craft buildings in industrial and business areas (Industrial Areas, Industrial Parks and Craft Parks)
  • Costs for the disassembly, transport and reassembly of existing equipment, in the case of enterprises that are transferring for environmental reasons, provided they are transferring to industrial and business areas (Industrial Areas, Industrial Parks and Craft Parks)
  • Costs for the establishment or extension of industrial or craft facilities for the alternative management of packaging and other products that have been consumed in Greece, for the production of raw and other materials.

VIPATHE S.A. is the Park's managing company; it is housed within the Thessaloniki Industrial Park (administration building - at the main entrance to the Park) and provides services with the aim of serving the needs of established enterprises and their human resources.

The Park's administration building is expected to house:

  • Banking Services Branch
  • Postal Services Office
  • Office for hiring secretarial support services, printing
  • Park security services office
  • Technical services office for maintenance - repairs
  • Office of the fire fighting service
  • Doctor's consulting room - First Aid
  • Workmen and technical staff databank office
  • Technical-financial consulting office
  • Multi-purpose hall
  • Restaurant - cafeteria
  • Mini market


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