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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
Daikin
2022 Winner

Daikin Europe

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Foreign Investment of the Year Trophy

The European branch of Japanese cooling & heating solutions multinational Daikin is building a EUR 140-million global innovation center in Ghent, Flanders.

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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.

Brolis Semiconductors
2018 Winner

Brolis Semiconductors

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Newcomer of the Year Trophy

The Vizbaras brothers founded a Lithuanian photonics firm that would take the European tech world by storm and opened an R&D center in Ghent.

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.

Nippon Shokubai
2016 Winner

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.

ExxonMobil
2015 Winner

ExxonMobil

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Lifetime Achievement Trophy

The American oil and gas giant has been present in Flanders for roughly 60 years, investing around USD 2 billion in just one decade.

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