Business expansion
RĂ©gion Wallonne; Prov. Hainaut; Arr. Charleroi
Location of affected unit(s)
Courcelles (European centre for the distibution of medical goods)
Wholesale Trade, Except Of Motor Vehicles And Motorcycles
Wholesale Of Household Goods
46.46 - Wholesale of pharmaceutical goods

160 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
1 February 2008
Employment effect (start)
1 March 2008
Foreseen end date
31 December 2008


The mulitnational Johnson & Johnson intends to expand its new site located since 2005 in Courcelles in the South West of Belgium by creating up to 160 new jobs. The site is the European centre for the distribution of medical and diagnostical goods to hospitals. Johnson & Johnson intends to invest millions euros in this site, however, neighbouring residents are concerned about the damage they could suffer because of the dangerousness of some of the goods stocked. Johnson & Johnson will have to obtain an environmental license to be able to stock these goods.


  • 26 February 2008: L'Echo
  • 5 February 2008: L'Echo


Eurofound (2008), Johnson & Johnson, Business expansion in Belgium, factsheet number 66344, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/66344.