EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Ion Beam Applications

Ion Beam Applications

Geographic Location

Country: Belgium
Region: Arr. Nivelles; Prov. Brabant Wallon; Région Wallonne
Location of affected unit(s): Louvain-la-Neuve


Sector: Professional services
Scientific research and development
72.19 - Other research and experimental development on natural sciences and engineering
Number Employed: 1200

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 30-01-2016
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Planned Job Creation: 200

Additional Information

The Walloon specialist in cancer treatment IBA (Ion Beam Applications SA ) is to take on 400 new employees to install and maintain its successful proton therapy systems. The majority of the new employees will be so-called ‘field service engineers’. Some 200 of the new employees will be employed at the headquarters in Louvain-la-Neuve. The remainder will be divided across the USA, Europe and Asia. IBA is the world’s leading provider of proton therapy solutions for the treatment of cancer. It started out as a spin-off from the Catholic University of Louvain and recorded annual turnover of over €200m in 2014.