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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
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.

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AGP Group
2019 Winner

AGP Group

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Newcomer of the Year Trophy

The Latin American high-tech automotive glass producer chose the city of Ghent to house its European operational headquarters.

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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.

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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.
 

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Sanofi
2017 Winner

Sanofi

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Foreign Investment of the Year Trophy

The French biopharma giant expanded its biotech factory in Geel to increase its production capacity and biomolecule development.

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Pfizer
2018 Winner

Pfizer

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Lifetime Achievement Trophy

In Puurs, American pharma juggernaut Pfizer has been investing for decades, making the Flanders-based site one of its largest in the world.

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