ADPO strengthens its multimodal model

Antwerp Distribution and Products Operations (ADPO) has invested heavily in the expansion of its logistics infrastructure in recent years. Goal: to strengthen its multimodal model to take more trucks off the road. For example, the company has constructed a new barge quay so that containers that are normally delivered by road can now also be […]

essenscia launches chair within safety sciences training at University of Antwerp

From the 2020-2021 academic year, essenscia has started a new ‘Integrated Safety – Chemistry and Life Sciences’ academic chair within the one-year Master’s degree in safety sciences at the University of Antwerp. This specialised course strives for a broad approach in which safety is viewed from all angles: from security over occupational and transport safety […]

Chemicals and life sciences sector again attracts most foreign investment

With 40 investment projects, providing 877 new jobs and a total investment amount of more than 408 million euros, the chemicals and life sciences sector was again number 1 in Flanders in 2020 for attracting foreign investments. This is evident from figures from FIT (Flanders Investment & Trade). Due to the difficult economic context, the […]

Digitalisation of the vaccine development and production process at GSK

The pharmaceutical company GSK collaborates with Siemens and ATOS, two of the world’s leading expert companies in digital transformation and technology, to digitalise its vaccine development and production process. This innovative concept named digital twin, which combines the real and digital worlds in a closed loop. A key benefit will be much shorter development times for […]

Chemical and pharmaceutical companies provide medical staff with 200,000 face masks

During the first wave of the coronavirus, there was a very urgent demand for additional protective equipment, in particular face masks, for health professionals involved in the care of Covid-19 patients. That is why the essenscia sectoral federation launched an appeal to the 700 or so companies in the sector to make some of their […]