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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
Volvo Cars

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.

Daikin

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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Kebony

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

Nike

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Lifetime Achievement Trophy

The American sports goods giant first opened a distribution center in Flanders in the early 90s. Now, the region is home to its European Logistics Campus (ELC).

Sanofi

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.

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.

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