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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.

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.

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.

ExxonMobil

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.

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.

Daikin

Daikin

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Lifetime Achievement Trophy

As one of the first Japanese businesses ever to invest in Flanders, air conditioning expert Daikin has been anchored in the region since 1973.

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