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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

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.

Barry Callebaut

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.

Nippon Shokubai

Nippon Shokubai

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Foreign Investment of the Year Trophy

Nippon Shokubai decided to build a new facility in Zwijndrecht, the company’s largest plant outside of its home base in Japan.

Inari

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.

FRX Polymers

FRX Polymers

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Foreign Investment of the Year Trophy

The American chemical company built the world's first commercial plant to produce phosphorus-based fire-retardant polymers in Antwerp.

Johnson & Johnson

Johnson & Johnson

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Lifetime Achievement Trophy

A pharma powerhouse from the US, Johnson & Johnson has a track record in Flanders spanning over 50 years and hundreds of millions invested.

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