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Basins of Liège and Charleroi in Wallonia

With solid roots in its iron-making and coal-mining traditions, Wallonia, along with England, can be considered as the cradle of the continent’s industrial revolution. Driven by visionaries, it exported its know-how  to the four corners of the globe. While these traditional sectors have remained very important for the Region in terms of employment, Wallonia has actively embraced the 21st century and cutting-edge technologies. This challenge has been enthusiastically taken up by a large number of innovative, flexible and creative SME. The basins of Liege and Charleroi are Wallonia’s economic power houses and are vibrant examples of this evolution. Steel-making, metal, mechanical and electrical manufacturing, chemicals, glass-making and aeronautics are the historical lynchpins that have allowed them to thrive and prosper. These sectors have today equipped themselves for the task ahead, have had the courage and ambition to diversify their production and some of the companies that inject their dynamism into our industrial hubs are up there among the global leaders in their field. For a comprehensive overview of these sectors, visit the site http://www.sectors.wallonia-export.be

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