Flanders, the northern half of Belgium, sits in the epicenter of Europe’s purchasing power. Belgium is the most globalized country in the world (according to ETH Zurich’s KOF Index of Globalization in 2018), which makes it the perfect place for business and foreign investment.
60%: that’s how much of Europe’s purchasing power is located within a 500 kilometer radius of Flanders. This means that Europe’s main markets can be reached in less than 24 hours.
The central location of Flanders is a key performance indicator for the competitiveness of the region.
As such, we are in the middle of the European market for our products.
In a recent benchmark, Financial Times listed the region of Flanders as the 2nd most attractive region among neighboring areas. Flanders scores low in costs, and very high in quality.