EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Belgium
Region: Arr. Ath; Prov. Hainaut; Région Wallonne
Location of affected unit(s): Lessines


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of pharmaceuticals, medicinal chemical and botanical products
21.10 - Manufacture of basic pharmaceutical products
Number Employed: 1200

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 31-08-2021
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 31-08-2021
Planned Job Creation: 100

Additional Information

Takeda, a Japanese multinational pharmaceutical company, has announced its plan to invest €118 million in its production facility in Lessines. The plant is already one of the largest of the company but will now increase by approximately 100 employees.

The investments will be used specifically for the purification of a specific protein that is used in treatments of certain very rare diseases.