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Takeda Belgium: an important local footprint

At Takeda Belgium, we share the passion and commitment that makes our company the patient-centric, innovation-driven, global pharmaceutical expert that it is.  Better health and a brighter future are at the heart of what we do.  Today, we offer patients and healthcare professionals remarkable breakthroughs in therapeutic areas that call for the strength of an innovative and agile expert.

Takeda Belgium offers patients a wide portfolio of products prescribed by specialists, general practitioners and pharmacists. Our aim is to provide both patients and healthcare professionals with the treatments they need, often in therapeutic areas that can be as challenging as oncology, gastroenterology and rare diseases. 

Deeply rooted history in Belgium

Takeda Belgium’s roots go back to 1835, with the creation of Christaens NV, which became Nycomed after a merger with Sanders Probel. In 2007, Nycomed acquired Altana Pharma, a large German pharmaceutical company, and gained considerable strength in the Belgian market. In 2011, the company became part of the Takeda Group and was renamed Takeda Belgium. In 2018, Takeda acquired Tigenix, a Belgian biotech company specialized in autologous stem cell therapy for the treatment of auto-immune and inflammatory diseases. With the acquisition of Shire in 2019, Takeda accelerated its transformative journey - in Belgium as well -further devoting itself to specialty care and becoming a leader in rare diseases.

Leading to a strong footprint in Belgium today

Today, Takeda is one of the 10 largest pharmaceutical companies in Belgium, with its Belgian head office located in Zaventem, close to Brussels Airport. Day after day, our motivated and driven employees shape the local offer of products and solutions for the better health and brighter future of patients in Belgium and Luxembourg.

Takeda’s presence in Belgium is reinforced by its global manufacturing site in Lessines. This Takeda site has over 18,000 m² of building surface and operates 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. It is a flexible plant for purification and a packaging center for immunology and hematology products, covering a total geographical span of over 80 countries worldwide.

In total, more than 1000 professionals work for Takeda in Belgium, making us a top 5 employer in the pharmaceutical industry.


Contact Information

Takeda Belgium NV
Leonardo Da Vincilaan 7
1930 Zaventem
T: +32 2 464 06 11
F: +32 2 464 06 98

Takeda Lessines: Global Manufacturing Facility
Boulevard René Branquart 80
7860 Lessines
T: +32 68 49 70 11


Please send safety information (e.g. adverse event) to [email protected].

To report urgent serious safety information only, please call + 32 02 464 06 10 (no medical advice is provided at this number).