Founded by Hippolyte Dumont in 1889, the Hermalle site was the starting point of the Lhoist Group.
Our decision-making centers for the Group and for Western Europe, worldwide research & development and IT centers are based in the Walloon Brabant province. Wallonia remains therefore extremely important for the Group's management, but also for our family shareholders, who live in Belgium and remain extremely attached to it. 765 direct jobs and a considerable number of indirect jobs are generated in Belgium.
Both the European and Belgian activities are particularly important for the Lhoist Group. Indeed, Europe represents almost 60% of our global business, with Belgium still contributing about a quarter of the revenue generated by our European activities.
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Lhoist’s Belgian industrial activities are split between 4 production sites: