The foremost business and finance magazine published in Belgium, Trends hosts the Trends Gazellen award every year to celebrate the fastest growing Belgian companies per region. Materialise won the award for Flemish Brabant, making us a Trends Gazellen Ambassador for a year! The awards aren’t an empty gesture either – they are based on hard facts, in particular on the annual accounts submitted by every company to the Belgian government. The revenue and cash flow of each company is evaluated over a period of five years, and based on this, the Trends Gazellen distributes three awards per region. This is based on company size (large, medium and small enterprises), and the winners are excluded from the competition for the next three years.
We are immensely proud to be receiving a Trends Gazellen Award for the third time, first in 2008 for the medium enterprise category and a second time in 2014 for the large enterprise category. Our CEO Fried Vancraen attended the ceremony yesterday, where he received the award in person.
Upon receiving the award, he said
“This award is a recognition of how well we work together within the company to enable our ‘built to last’ strategy. It’s a tangible example of how we are achieving our goals.”
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