The leadership of the port of Antwerp, in particular, of the city Grobbendonk, takes an independent municipal organization, day-job port manager. Any enterprise wishing to open its own department in the Antwerp cluster, as the first thing refers to the management of the port. Port management is about 1,600 people that are headed by the executive director. Due to its vast experience in the field of coordinating and stimulating, the port management can offer potential investors a complex approach to problem solving.
The group of Essenscia unites employers of chemical, medical, and biological industries in Belgium. Members of the group are more than 700 companies. In the sector, the group provides the largest added value.
In industry’s annual turnover is 62 billion Euros and the total number of employees is 90,000 people. 80% of the sector’s output goes for export, and the trade balance generated by it is 25 billion euros. Annually this innovative industry sector spends 3 billion Euros on the research and development.
Support of state
FIT (Flanders Investment & Trade) is a state organization of Flanders, which offers companies from Belgium and other countries a wide range of professional services. Enterprises operating in the region can contact Flanders Investment & Trade for recommendations and advice on a variety of issues – from export services and financial support to the attraction of foreign investments. Besides, Flanders Investment & Trade is addressed by organizations, interested in finding suppliers of quality products and services from Flanders.
In turn, foreign companies seeking for investment in Flemish enterprises will be able to get free expert advice in the field of investment: information on financial and tax benefits, help in finding a place to start a business, hiring staff and establishing the necessary contacts. In addition, Antwerp is located just one hour from Brussels. Within 60 minutes, you will reach the capital of the European Union, uniting 28 participating countries.