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Belgium: Advanced Facilities Analysis 2019

  • ID: 4856326
  • Country Profile
  • Region: Global
  • 179 Pages
  • Wintergreen Research, Inc
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The Development of Business in Belgium will Continue to Leverage its Support for NATO and for the EU


  • Ahold
  • Bonten
  • Delhaize
  • Interconstruct Sa
  • Proximus
  • TPF
  • MORE

This 2019 study has 174 pages and 56 tables and figures. The study is useful for companies seeking to understand the Belgian market and to understand how to locate a regional headquarters in Belgium. It outlines advanced facilities in industrial areas in which Belgium has centers of excellence.

Anheuser-Busch InBev is the world's largest brewer and the largest company in Belgium. Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (abbreviated as AB InBev) is a Brazilian-Belgian multinational drink and brewing holdings company based in Leuven, Belgium. Additional main offices are located in São Paulo, New York City, London, St. Louis, Mexico City, Bremen, Johannesburg, and others. The company was enlarged in October 2016 when AB InBev purchased SABMiller and concluded a merger of the two entities. Anheuser-Busch Inbev is headquartered in Leuven, Belgium and has 49 office locations across 45 countries. Ahold Delhaize comes from the 2016 ‘merger' of Dutch supermarket group Ahold (Albert Heijn) and its Belgian counterpart Delhaize. This left Ahold with 61% of the shares, Delhaize with the remaining 39%. The Dutch are firmly in the driving seat, located in Zaandam, just up the coast from Amsterdam. The first Albert Heijn grocery store was opened in 1887 in nearby Oostzaan. The grocery chain expanded through the first half of the 20th century and went public in 1948.

According to the principal author of the study “The development of business in Belgium will continue to leverage its support for NATO and for the EU. Belgium is truly defined by an international place that is ready to support business growth for companies that are able to fit into the culture."

Favorable work environments and a culture of integrity are a draw for Belgium. The people are nice and the working conditions are comfortable in Belgium. Belgium is characterized by a desire for people to get along. Brexit has been an issue for UK based companies because the loss of free trade is a problem. Brexit has been a draw for business in Belgium.

Belgium has a modern, private enterprise economy. It has a diversified industrial and commercial base. The industry is concentrated in the populous Flanders in the north, around Brussels and in the two biggest Walloon cities, Liège and Charleroi. Barriers to entry in Belgium include the density of regulatory environments at every level.

Key Topics:

  • Belgium Government
  • Wind Energy
  • Fuel Trading
  • Construction Investment
  • Programme is Set to Grow 13
  • Quality of The Danish
  • Business Climate
  • Belgium Construction Barriers
  • Shell Oil
  • Taxation in Belgium
  • Environmental Issues
  • Atmospheric Issues
  • Belgium Need to Meet Carbon Emissions and Climate Change Targets
  • Water Issues in Belgium
  • Waste Issues in Belgium
  • United Shipping & Trading
  • Road Transport
  • Airbus
  • Efficient Advanced Facilities in Belgium
  • Belgium Construction
  • Local Belgium
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  • Ahold
  • Bonten
  • Delhaize
  • Interconstruct Sa
  • Proximus
  • TPF
  • MORE

1. Overview

2. Belgium Profile
2.1 Belgium Construction Investment Programme
2.2 Quality of The Belgium Business Climate
2.3 Belgium Construction Barriers for International Companies
2.4 Belgian Government Positions to Support Construction
2.5 Belgium Environmental Work Safety

3. Belgium Safety Culture
3.1 Belgian Worksite Safety Inspections
3.2 Belgian Worksite Labor Inspections
3.3 Belgian Initiatives for Safety Inspections
3.4 Belgium Environmental Positioning
3.5 Enforcement in Belgium

4. Taxation in Belgium
4.1 Taxation Authority
4.2 Belgium Corporate Taxes
4.3 Belgium Personal Income Tax Rates
4.4 VAT
4.5 Taxation of Non-Residents
4.6 Belgium Double Taxation Agreements

5. Legal System in Belgium
5.1 Legal System
5.1.1 Belgian Legislature
5.1.2 Belgium Executive Branch
5.2 Court System in Belgium
5.3 Belgium Application of the Law – Prison Systems
5.4 Belgian Legal System and Advisory Councils
5.5 Belgium Universal Access to Health Care
5.6 Belgium Typical Delivery Model Applicable – Contract Type
5.7 Belgium Regional Government
5.8 Belgium Local Regulations & Compliance
5.9 Supervision of Construction Contracts
5.9.1 Supervision of Construction Contracts via Software
5.9.2 Belgian Labor Union Market
5.10 Work Permits in Belgium
5.11 Driving in Belgium
5.12 Permitting Requirements of Developments in Belgium
5.13 The National Building Code of Belgium
5.14 Ministry of The Environment Steers and Monitors Construction
5.15 Municipalities Steer and Monitor Construction in Their Area of Belgium
5.16 Local Belgium - Municipalities
5.17 Responsibilities Building Project: Planning a Construction Project in Belgium

6. Environmental Issues in Belgium
6.1 Atmospheric Issues in Belgium
6.2 Belgium Needs to Meet Carbon Emissions and Climate Change Targets
6.3 Water Issues in Belgium
6.4 Waste Issues in Belgium
6.5 Belgium EIA’S
6.6 Belgium Sustainable Development

7. Advanced Manufacturing Sector in Belgium
7.1 Foreign Direct Investments FDI IN Belgium
7.2 Belgium – Investment Considerations
7.3 Belgian Government Measures to Motivate or Restrict FDI
7.4 Description of Industry Sectors in Belgium and Companies Needing Construction
7.5 Industrial Companies and Construction in Belgium and the Nordic Countries
7.6 Major Companies in Belgium:
7.7 Belgium Shipping and Trading
7.7.1 Port of Antwerp
7.8 Telecommunications Services  Proximus / Belgacom
7.9 Automotive, Transportation, Manufacturing, and Retail
7.9.1 Van Hool
7.10 Pharmaceuticals, Flowers, Beer, Beverages, and Food
7.10.1 Pfizer
7.10.2 Anheuser-Busch InBev
7.10.3 Colruyt
7.10.4 Ahold / Delhaize
7.10.5 Coca-Cola
7.11 Belgium Bio-Pharma & Healthcare:
7.11.1 UCB
7.12 Chemicals, Minerals Technology, IT, and Data Centers in Belgium
7.12.1 Solvay
7.12.2 Umicore

8. Competition – Engineering & Construction Providers
8.1 Engineering Consultancies
8.1.1 SGS
8.1.2 Besix
8.1.3 ETEX
8.1.4 CFE
8.1.5 DME
8.1.6 TPF
8.1.7 Willemen Groep
8.1.8 Interconstruct Sa
8.1.9 Bonten
8.1.10 Godrej Construction Focusing More On Infrastructure
8.1.11 Tractebel Development Engineering (Belgium)
8.1.12 KU Leuven
8.2 Architects Serving the Belgian Market
8.2.1 Solvay Project Consortium Consisting of Danish firm Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects and Belgian firms MODULO Architects and VK Engineering.

9. Characteristics of Local Business Culture
9.1 Litigious or Deal-Making?
9.2 Belgium Anti-Corruption Credentials

List of Figures
Figure 1. Countries Surrounding Belgium
Figure 2. NATO Headquarters
Figure 3. Construction Output in Belgium
Figure 4. Construction Output in Belgium
Figure 5. Complex Business Culture In Belgium
Figure 6. Belgian Economic Indicators
Figure 7. Entities Subject To Corporate Income Tax
Figure 8. Regional Court System of Belgium
Figure 9. Regional Court System of Belgium
Figure 10. Judicial Map of Belgium
Figure 11. Legal services to Construction Companies in Belgium
Figure 12. Commonly Used Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Methods in Belgium
Figure 13. Brussels-Capital Region or Brussels, see List of municipalities of the Brussels-Capital Region (19 municipalities)
Figure 14. Flemish Region or Flanders, see List of municipalities of the Flemish Region (300 municipalities)
Figure 15. Walloon Region or Wallonia, see List of municipalities of the Walloon Region (262 municipalities)
Figure 16. Belgian Trade
Figure 17. Belgium Key Industries
Figure 18. European Corporate International Headquarter Cities Located in Belgium
Figure 19. Advantages of Belgium for Corporations
Figure 20. List of Largest Companies in the Belgium
Figure 21. Belgium Large Company Revenue Market Shares, 2018
Figure 22. Port of Antwerp
Figure 23. Port of Antwerp Container Ship Management
Figure 24. Port of Antwerp
Figure 25. Proximus Headquarters Brussels
Figure 26. Anheuser-Busch Inbev is headquartered in Leuven, Belgium
Figure 27. Colruyt Headquarters
Figure 28. Colruyt Headquarters
Figure 29. Colruyt Dassenveld Location
Figure 30. Inside Colruyt
Figure 31. Ahold's Headquarters in Zaandam
Figure 32. Ahold Brands
Figure 33. UCB Headquarters in Belgium
Figure 34. UCB Changing Energy Consumption Since 2015
Figure 35. New Solvay Chemicals International SA Headquarters
Figure 36. Solvay Headquarters Design
Figure 37. Solvay Headquarters Design
Figure 38. Solvay New Headquarters Buildings
Figure 39. Umicore's Precious Metals Facility in Hoboken, Belgium.
Figure 40. Umicore SA’s Large Metal Manufacturing Complex in Hoboken
Figure 41. London Gold Bar Manufactured by the Umicore Group
Figure 42. Umicore Revenue by Segment
Figure 43. Umicore Revenue by Geography
Figure 44. Number Of Construction And Engineering Firms In Belgium
Figure 45. Volume Index of Production in Belgian Construction Sector
Figure 46. Largest Construction Companies in Belgium
Figure 47. Besix Rail Baltica Central Station project
Figure 48. Etix Revenue by Division
Figure 49. Etix Rate of Accidents
Figure 50. Etix Revenue
Figure 51. TPF Revenue
Figure 52. TPF Geographical Revenue
Figure 53. Elisabeth Center Antwerp
Figure 54. Willemen City Office t’Scheep
Figure 55. Willemen Contractors
Figure 56. Bonten Buildings Constructed

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  • Ahold
  • Anheuser-Busch InBev
  • Belgacom
  • Besix
  • Bonten
  • CFE
  • Coca-Cola
  • Colruyt
  • Delhaize
  • DME
  • ETEX
  • Godrej
  • Interconstruct Sa
  • KU Leuven
  • Pfizer
  • Proximus
  • Schmidt Hammer Lassen
  • SGS
  • Solvay
  • TPF
  • Tractebel
  • UCB
  • Umicore
  • Van Hool
  • VK Engineering
  • Willemen Groep
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