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The Westmeerbeek-based fruit and vegetable
preserves producer La Corbeille has been acquired by
the French Bonduelle, one of Europe’s largest firms in
the sector. The move is part of Bonduelle’s strategy to
develop its market share in Belgium.
The Antwerp-based medical technology company
Agfa-Gevaert has won a e95 million contract to
supply the French Hopitaux de Paris with an electronic
information system to follows patients as they progress
through the hospitals network. Some 72,000 users in
43 separate locations will be connected to the system.
The German chemical company Lanxess is investing
e35 million to develop the capacity of its Antwerp
caprolactam production unit.
Jan De Nul
The Antwerp-based dredging company Jan De Nul is
part of the consortium that has won a e620 million
contract to expand the port of Oman. De Nul’s role in
the project involves the deepening of the port and its
access channel and the extension of the breakwaters.
NMBS, the Belgian national railway company, has lost
some e3.5 million due to disruptions caused by the
fire in the Channel tunnel on Thursday September 11.
Traffic was interrupted for several days and repairs
are expected to take several weeks. Meanwhile, the
company is investing e475 million a year to acquire
new rolling stock to meet its yearly 5% passenger
Audi Brussels, the subsidiary of the German
automobile company, is to invest an additional e45
million in a testing facility for the new Audi A-1 model
to be built in its Vorst production unit from next year.
The Belgian postal operator De Post is rumoured to
be close to signing an agreement to take over the
Tachimetafores mail and logistics operations of the
Greek post office.
CB Richard Ellis
CB Richard Ellis, the local subsidiary of the world’s
leading real estate consultancy, is to acquire the
Antwerp-based C&T Retail. The move is p