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Meet the previous winners in our Hall of Fame

Since 2013, the Foreign Investment Trophy stage has welcomed nominees and winners from all around the globe. What they have in common? They’re all fans of Flanders’ top-notch business and R&D environment, while showcasing unrelenting dedication to investing in their activities in the region. Dive into their fascinating stories!
Check out all winners and nominees
BASF
2017 Winner

BASF

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Lifetime Achievement Trophy

The German chemical giant has been present in Flanders since 1964. Over the last few decades, it has invested heavily in its Antwerp production site.

Kaneka
2018 Winner

Kaneka

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Foreign Investment of the Year Trophy

The Japanese tech company Kaneka chose to construct a state-of-the art production line and a quay for inland shipping in Westerlo.

Inari
2020 Winner

Inari

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Newcomer of the Year Trophy

The US biotech firm opened its first R&D branch in Ghent’s biotech valley, partnering with research institutes VIB and ILVO.

Atlas Copco
2021 Winner

Atlas Copco

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Lifetime Achievement Trophy

Since first settling in the region in 1955, the Swedish group now has two HQs and employs 3400+ people in Flanders.
 

Nike
2014 Winner

Nike

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Foreign Investment of the Year Trophy

The American multinational invested in an industrial site of 23 hectares in the town of Ham to establish a European distribution center for sports footwear.

Barry Callebaut
2020 Winner

Barry Callebaut

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Foreign Investment of the Year Trophy

The Swiss chocolate manufacturer chose Lokeren as the location for its new global logistics center, the world’s biggest chocolate warehouse.

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