Kraft Heinz relocates its Belgian headquarters to Antwerp

The Belgian headquarters of= Kraft Heinz, the fifth largest food and drinks manufacturer in the world, has relocated to Antwerp. The brand has high ambitions, which is why it wanted to move to a location in a city, that is geographically accessible and attracts new talent. Kraft Heinz found these assets in Antwerp.

The American food and drinks manufacturer Kraft Heinz recently relocated its Belgian headquarters to Antwerp. The Kraft Heinz Company is the second largest food and drinks manufacturer in the United States and the fifth largest in the world. The company markets over 200 brands in 200 countries, and has a turnover of just under USD 28 billion. It needed a new location to support its growth. The company settled on Antwerp, more specifically the innovative MeetDistrict work concept, near the station.

Kraft Heinz moves to Antwerp because it is a vibrant city, that is easily accessible. They found premises near Berchem, so employees no longer have to make the commute by car. During their lunch break or after hours, they can enjoy the many facilities the city has to offer. Kraft Heinz is within walking distance of the unique Middelheim Museum statue garden in the city’s Nachtegalenpark. An additional reason that swayed Kraft Heinz in Antwerp’s favour is the war for talent. Recent graduates and new talent tend to be more interested in offices in cities.

Carlos Faria, Managing Director Kraft Heinz Benelux, is delighted with Kraft Heinz’s move to Antwerp: “We are very enthusiastic about this new location. We want to achieve our ambitions and pursue our growth and innovation. This meant creating more connections to promote local partnerships. We have noticed that our employees feel good here and their well-being always comes first.”

Antwerp manages to capitalize on its connectivity in Europe, as demonstrated by impressive growth figures from Antwerp Airport.
With major assets such as 17 million shoppers per year choosing the Meir, competitive rental prices, diverse and unique shopping locations and developments and 60% of Europe’s purchasing power within a 500 km radius, Antwerp has attracted the attention of fDi Intelligence, The Financial Times magazine.
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