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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
Danone
2015 Winner

Danone

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Foreign Investment of the Year Trophy

Established in Flanders since 1929, the French food and beverage company expanded its activities in the region with the production of spoonable yogurt.

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.

Kebony
2017 Winner

Kebony

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Newcomer of the Year Trophy

The Norwegian sustainable wood manufacturer invested EUR 20 million in its first factory outside of Norway: a site in Beveren.

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.

Volvo Cars
2016 Winner

Volvo Cars

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Lifetime Achievement Trophy

Through unrelenting investments in the transformation of its Ghent site, Volvo Cars makes it clear: Flanders plays a key role in the Swedish group’s strategy.

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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