On February 27th, Minister-President of Flanders Geert Bourgeois presented the Foreign Investment of the Year Trophy 2018 to Kaneka Belgium. Kaneka emerged victorious from a pool of five nominees after three rounds of voting by a professional jury, the public and the audience.
"Kaneka's investment highlights Flanders' strategic location and other strengths such as interesting tax incentives and a top-class, multilingual workforce," the Minister-President commented.
"For a B2B company like ours, the Foreign Investment Trophy is a unique opportunity to enhance our Kaneka brand awareness toward a broader audience. It is an incentive for us to go further on our chosen path, to explore new opportunities and to anchor the company even more deeply in the Kempen region of Flanders, relying on the professional knowledge and skills of our employees. Therefore, we are very proud!", says plant general manager Jean Vandael.
"We are grateful to Flanders Investment & Trade for this initiative and this award, and we herewith would like to thank all the people who voted for Kaneka!"
"Winning this award it is a great honor and recognition for our decades-long and relentless dedication behind the spotlights, our creativity and commitment to the environment and the future of our society"- Katsutoshi Shichijo (president Kaneka Belgium).
Kaneka emerged victorious from a pool of five nominees after three rounds of voting by a professional jury, the public and the audience. The other nominees for the Foreign Investment of the Year Trophy 2018 were: Boortmalt and French parent company Axereal, South Korean Hyundai Construction Equipment, Swiss pharma firm Novartis and South African paper and pulp producer Sappi.
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