Pápai Ipari Park Kft.
8500 Pápa, Komáromi út 12.
H U N G A R Y

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Fax: 00-36-89/321-313

E-mail: pipark@papa.hu

Pápa

PÁPA AND ITS SURROUNDINGS

Pápa

Situated at about an equal distance from Budapest, Vienna and Bratislava, the town of Pápa is found in one of the most developed economic regions of Hungary.

Pápa has had manufacturing industries since the beginning of the 20th century, e.g. textile, food processing, engineering and wood industry. Small and medium size enterprises and foreign investments are playing more and more significant role in the town’s business life. Companies established or modernized with German, Italian, American, Dutch and Austrian investments offer employment for a growing number of people in and around the town.

The economic background of the town is good. Cities playing and outstanding role in the economy of the north-west part of Transdanubia are situated in 40-50 kilometres from Pápa. All of them host several multinational companies.

Pápa and its surrounding region are 1,021 square kilometres. The population is 60,000 in 47 villages. The population of Pápa is 32,000. It is the biggest and most populated region of the county.

THE TOWN, TRAFFIC, INFRASTRUCTURE

Pápa is situated right at the meeting point of two geographical regions of the Small Hungarian Plain and the Bakony Hills.

The baroque style features of the towns developed in the 18th century. Its architectural values, the cultural heritage, hunting, fishing and hiking opportunities attract a lot of visitors.

You can find more detailed information about the town on www.papa.hu

 

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It is easy to access Pápa from Győr and motorway M1 (E60, E75), on highway Nr 83, from Veszprém on highways Nr 8 and Nr 83. The highway is planned to be strengthened and converted into an expressway to connect motorway M1 (E60, E75) and Pápa between 2014 and 2015. It will take only 30 minutes to get to Pápa from the motorway. Besides this stretch it is planned to develop the expressway between Székesfehérvár and Veszprém.

The bypass road around Pápa is 10 kilometres long, and it makes the town more accessible.

Pápa is found on the railway line between Győr and Szombathely. The line is a part of the international freight train network, which provides a good accessibility to the Adriatic sea. IC services working between Vienna and Budapest make it easier to get to Pápa.  The railway station was reconstructed in 2001. Its services meet the standards of the European rail network.

The power supply systems are sufficient; they can cater for needs various business partners.

In the Pápa area the telephone services are provided by landline and microwave systems, and all the 3 Hungarian providers are available. The providers meet all the requirements of the business partners.

The landline phone system is connected to the international phone network.

The telephone network is connected to international direct call system.

Due to communication services available in town, access and subscription to the internet is unlimited.

A military air base is situated near the town. The Pápa Air Base hosts the operational arm of the Strategic Airlift Capability, The Heavy Airlift Wing in cooperation of 12 nations. The air base has been modernized – partly with NATO sources. It cost about 9 billion forints. Due to programme apart from military personnel and foreigners, 300-350 new employments are expected.

PROFESSIONAL AND INTELLECTUAL RESOURCES, LABOUR FORCE

Pápa is a traditional school town with a wide range of education. Five secondary schools offer grammar school, technical school, vocational secondary and vocational programmes for students of Pápa and its surroundings.

n  Secondary vocational and vocational training are significant features of the education in Pápa. 5-year long vocational training is available in three schools. 5 institutions offer more than 70 trades at two levels. The secondary schools offer training, retraining, in-service training and adult education programmes as well.

Higher education is also available at university faculties offering university and post secondary education. They offer opportunities is in local education. It is also beneficial for the flexibility and mobility of workforce in the area implementing new trades in the region.

3700 students go to three grammar schools and two secondary vocational schools of Pápa. All of them have to learn at least one foreign language – English, German, French, Italian, Russian - but most of them learn two. More than 100 students take intermediate language exams every year. There are also some language schools in town offering tuition and examination as well.

Employment figures: PIP-foglalk

 

 

 

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