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INVEST IN REลžIลขA Our town is ready for change

A Guide for Developers


CONTENTS Keyfacts on Reşiţa


On Bussiness and Life in Reşiţa


Reșița`s Position and Connectivity


Location for Investment: Mociur-Țerova Valley Urban Regeneration Area


Catchment Area for Leisure, Cultural and Retail Functions


Location Advantages



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2016 marks a turn on Reșița’s path. With a new leadership, bold projects and EU funds investments underway, Reșița is prone to develop. We seek for visionary entrepreneurs, investors and developers in search for business opportunities. We trust that Reșița, as well as the region it polarizes, is a high potential new market, production location and local resource pool to capitalize on. This guide is a primer to developers, providing key data on Reșița and its surroundings, as a place for opportunity. It also reflects our town’s commitment and bold vision for urban regeneration and redevelopment. 4

KEYFACTS ON REŞIŢA Industrial legacy of over 250 years of locomotive and steel rails production, boat engines, steel bridges and turbines; Mixed economic profile based on manufacturing, steel industry, food processing and services; County seat of Caraș-Severin, South-Western county of Romania situated at the crossroads of Carpathians and the Danube River.

Convenient proximity to both EU and non-EU borders (Hungary and Serbia);

Here in Reșița we are used to pioneering. Since the first furnace, the first locomotives and welded iron bridges, our community has a proud legacy of being a frontrunner in industry advancement. Innovation has always implied disruption - that is starting anew, challenging the status quo of mindsets and practice. Reșița is ready for reset. We are committed to long term urban regeneration and redevelopment of our town and seek for partners to disrupt again. I trust you will enjoy our lands. You’ll invest here your 1h daily commute time not in navigating traffic jams, but reaching our nearby leisure lakes, mountain resorts, ski slopes and internationally renowned music festivals.

Ioan Popa, Mayor of Reşiţa

Surroundings of superb natural landscapes, tourist attractions and facilities of Banat Mountains; Close access to highway and airport transfers. 5


Autoliv started production in Reșița in 2013, focusing on car safety systems. Our activity here has grown consistently ever since. During 2016 we opened a new production plant within Țerova Valley Industrial Site and we plan to expand our employee base from about 800 people, at present, to 1000 by end of 2017.

Ștefan Ivan, Production Site Manager, Autoliv

Yes, we have been hit by industrial restructuring. So as other thousands of urban areas all over Europe.




Reșița is finding its own way to new businesses, while still retaining its core industrial profile. From food industry, to manufacturing and services, Reșița is nowhere short of business growth and entrepreneurship examples. Steel production is still a major activity, currently run by TMK Reșița, with recent investments in technological upgrade.

Steel Industry

Reșița offers a diverse educational infrastructure for all ages. Secondary education includes a wide variety of professional qualifications for future employees of both existing and new potential investors. Eftimie Murgu University based in Reșița offers higher education in engineering, management, business, accounting and social sciences.

Main economic fields by turnover (2015)

Textile Industry

SuperFit Gym and Aerobics, born from my dedication to promoting a healthy lifestyle, has proven to become “the YMCA” of our hometown. My second entrepreneurial endeavor is Time Cafe, which I co-founded in 2015. This is a healthy, organic bistro - cafe that has established itself as one of the “best hip hangouts” that Reșita has to offer today.

Tourism, culture, leisure Construction Logistics Food Industry

Oana Borza Manager of TimeCafe and SuperFit Gym

LEGEND University


Ski resort Tourist resort Natural attractions

To live in Resita is to have greenery and mountains in your sight at any time, while still enjoying the perks of urban life.


Leisure and sports


Reșița lays in the middle of Banat Mountains. Two national parks, Semenic - Caraș Gorge and Nera Gorge - Beușnița, provide quick acces to hiking trails, offroad experiences, wild nature and spectacular scenery.

Every year people from all over Romania and abroad gather here to attend music festivals în Gărână. The internationally reputed Gărâna Jazz Festival will count its 20th edition in 2017, with younger siblings - WolfBlues Festival and Gărâna Folk - extending the target audience to wider music tastes.

3 hydro plant lakes - Secu, 3 Ape and Gozna - are a treat for those with a passion for fishing. Lakeside leisure sites like Casa Baraj attract regular visitors from neighboring counties in search for fun, sunbathing or a dive into the crisp waters at Văliug. Ski slopes are ready for snow lovers at Văliug, on top Sky slopes are ready winter-time for snow lovers at Văliug and Muntele Mic while biking and trail running events are organized regularly. Mircea Chivu Stadium is crowded with cheering young footballers every evening. Renovated indoor and outdoor swimming pools are planned to open up by 2018, based on EU funding investments. Casa Baraj - Gozna Lake

Bigăr Waterfall

West Theatre runs monthly shows and Dacia Cinema was recently upgraded for 3D screenings and events.

Cost of living Reșița is amazingly affordable to live in. Rent prices are as low as 250 € for a fully furnished 3 room apartment. You can dine out for less than 10 € and enjoy a pint of local beer for 1-11⁄2 €.



Lugoj 1h drive




Muntele Mic

Gărâna Festival

National Park Semenic


National Park Nera Gorge-Beușnița

Trei Ape



Danube Riv er

Gărâna Festival

Outdoor activities in Banat Mountains

7 Skiing in Văliug


Reșița is less than 1h away from access to A1 Highway (via Lugoj), part of the Trans-European TEN-T Core Network Corridor connecting Romania to Central and Western Europe. The nearest airport is Traian Vuia International Airport, located in Timișoara. Regular flights connect to France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Belgium and the Netherlands. Also, convenient 1h flights are available to Bucharest while other internal routes ensure connections to Iași and Cluj-Napoca. Rail connectivity is ensured through the TEN-T Core Network Corridor: Rhine - Danube, easily accesible via the 1h electrified railway segment Reşiţa - Caransebeş.





Existing highway Proposed highway

National road

Danube River

Reșița is conveniently located in Western Romania, in less than standard daily driving distance to 3 European capitals: Vienna (6h 30 min), Budapest (4h) and Belgrade (3h). The closest larger city is Timișoara, approximately 100 km away north west of Reșița.

towards Vienna

4h Nădlac




REŞIŢA Moraviţa



Orşova Harbour




Moldova Veche Harbour

Porțile de Fier

Drobeta Turnu Severin Harbour


towards Constanţa

Danube R i ver

BULGARIA 3 Danube ports are also within easy reach from Reșița to Drobeta Turnu Severin (156 km), Orșova (131 km) and Moldova Veche (117 km). Most used border crossings for both passenger and freight transit are Nădlac and Nădlac II towards Hungary and Moravița and Porțile de Fier I towards Serbia.


Mociur - Țerova Valley: Urban Regeneration Area at the Heart of Reșița

>100 ha

ready for redevelopment

fully serviced

Mociur-Țerova Valley is an area we are committed to engage in long-term urban regeneration processes. We plan to mobilize public funds and private developers to build an integrated complex vision of a vibrant space, at the heart of Reșița, where people have access to jobs, engage in social and cultural activities and benefit from leisure and shopping facilities. Land lots available for sale from private owners.

industrial area



TRIAJ Former railway interchange area with adjacent warehouse transfer facilities. Currently part of a Zonal Urban Plan proposing mixed use redevelopments including spaces for events, services and light industry facilities, new accesibilty infrastructure and residential developments.


Existing industrial buildings - both used and available for upgrading or reconversion.


Focus area for public investment in leisure and cultural facilities fostering a creative re-use of former industrial structures. A museum of industrial heritage is foreseen, to showcase Reșița’s proud legacy of industrial advancements. In addition, leisure and sports facilities such as green lawns, skatepark, bike lanes, rest and recreation spaces will create quality public spaces for people of all age groups.

Site proposed for redevelopment for comercial and retail use, benefitting from traffic - both pedestrian and by car - generated by the proximity to existing industrial and office spaces and public investments in leisure spaces.

ȚEROVA VALLEY INDUSTRIAL AREA Țerova Valley Industrial Area, administered by the local authorities. Land lots available for concession at convenient prices .


Redevelopment for Leisure, Cultural and Retail functions Creative re-use of industrial heritage

Meeting place for jobs, culture, sports and shopping

Vibrant space for social interaction


for business and entrepreneurship



for Leisure, Cultural and Retail Functions

Reșița is a county seat and municipality which polarizes most of the Southern part of Banat Region. Almost 325 thou people reside within 1h driving time from central Reșița, a number surpassing 400 thou when expanding the commuting time buffer to 1½ h. Many of these residents currently travel much longer distances to access retail and leisure services in Timișoara. Reșița’s catchment area includes 7 other small towns within 1h reach: Caransebeș, Lugoj, Bocșa, Anina, Gătaia, Oravița și Oțelul Roșu, with Deta and Buziaș a bit further away. The South-Eastern part of CarașSeverin situated >90 min away from Reșița lacks access to any complex leisure and retail center.


REȘIȚA: 88,533 residents 324,479 residents < 1h driving distance

407,858 residents

< 1 ½ h driving distance


1h buffer zone 1h & 1/2 buffer zone unserved customers

36,344 residents unserved customers


444,202 residents in Reșița catchment area



Oțelu Roșu Bocșa

Caransebeș REȘIȚA

Anina LEGEND National roads Local roads Reșița <1h driving distance < 1 ½ h driving distance > 1 ½ h driving distance unserved customers

Moldova Veche

Orșova Drobeta-Turnu Severin


LOCATION ADVANTAGES We trust that Mociur Brownfield Site is the perfect choice for complex leisure and retail developments. Here is why:

10 min

away from all of Reșița’s dense Neighborhoods


Located at easy reach of all Reșița’s residents, between Govândari, the densest residential area, in the North, and the old town neighborhoods, in the South;

Bold long term vision for integrated brownfield redevelopment in the area;

324,479 people

Attractive catchment area of residents as well as growing inflow of visitors;

0 competitors

No competition in Caraș-Severin County, ensuring a high dominance potential;

2 minutes

Convenient public transport connections to all Reșița neighborhoods as well as the town`s peri-urban area;

in less than one hour reach

in a 2h buffer zone off Reșița

away from the closest bus station



Proactive and dedicated public sector partner, ready for prompt, transparent and professional assistance during permitting and authorization processes; Public sector commitment for investments in high quality public space and infrastructure to boost attractiveness and pedestrian traffic; Current and foreseen investments in job creation in the immediate proximity of the site, generating daily commute of thousands; Land lots available for sale, ready for development.



Interested to learn more about investment opportunities in Reșița? We welcome your inquiries.

CONTACT: Reșița Townhall Ioan Popa, Mayor of Reșița Titiana Catană, Director for Investments E-mail: Phone: +4 (0)722 348 306 Fax: +4 (0)355.080.288

Elaborated in January 2017 by

Photo credits: Ciprian Floare, Mato Ioan, MKBT:Make Better, Casa Baraj and Reșița Townhall

Mapa investitori - Mociur Brownfield Redevelopment  
Mapa investitori - Mociur Brownfield Redevelopment