Business expansion
Vlaams Gewest; Prov. Limburg (B); Arr. Maaseik
Location of affected unit(s)
Hansen Transmissions
Manufacturing Of Machinery And Equipment
Manufacture Of Machinery And Equipment N.E.C.
28 - Manufacture of machinery and equipment n.e.c.

300 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
3 November 2006
Employment effect (start)
2 January 2007
Foreseen end date


The board of Hansen Transmissions approved an investment plan of over 140 million euros to expand their production capacity and R&D infrastructure. The first stage of this investment aims at expanding Hansen's production facilities in Belgium.

The investment in Belgium will create more than 300 new jobs in the plant of Lommel. One of the important goals of the investment plan is to maximise output of gearboxes for multi-megawatt wind turbines at the existing plant at Lommel, Belgium.

Since March 2006 the group Hansen Transmission is a part of the Indian Suzlon Energy Ltd. The company has two factories in Belgium (Lommel and Edegem), with a total workforce of 1,000 employees.


  • 3 November 2006: De Tijd


Eurofound (2006), Hansen Transmissions, Business expansion in Belgium, factsheet number 64368, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/64368.