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Anonymous asked in TravelEurope (Continental)Belgium · 7 years ago

Industries of Belgium?

Two famous industries that Belgium is known for?

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  • Anonymous
    7 years ago
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    According to stereotypes: beer (or lace...) & chocolate or something.

    In reality Belgium has several companies & universities that are world players in biotech and medical research. A lot of advancements relating to cancer treatment come out of Belgium, as an example.

    Chemical giant Solvay was selected as one of the world's top 100 most innovative companies, they're renowned for their research & manufacturing of advanced materials. Belgian/Brazilian AB InBev is the world's largest brewer. FN Herstal is a famous firearms manufacturer from Belgium, they provide the world's militaries (including the US military who use FN's M249 SAW, M240, SCAR, P90, etc.) with many of their small arms. Belgium also has a small but respected space industry: http://www.belgiuminspace.be/artikelen/belgische-r...

    Etc.

  • 7 years ago

    In the 19th Century Belgium was famous for Steel, by Cockerill, which continued until the 1970s.

    The 20th Century the Belgian car industry was famous for it's luxery cars, from companies like Minerva and Imperia, but they didn't survive the crisis of the '30s. Also then the Belgian arms manufacture, namely FN Herstal produced world class small arms.

    Today chocolate is famous, made my companies like Leonidas.

  • 7 years ago

    "Known for" is to be interpreted in scientifical or industrial sense? Scientifical: Chemistry (Solvay and Minckelers processes. Industrial. Coal mines, steel (Bessemer process), oil refining and petrochemicals.

  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    chocolate and lace production

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