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Bekaert (www.bekaert.com) is a world market and technology leader in steel wire transformation and coatings. Bekaert (Euronext Brussels: BEKB) is a global company with headquarters in Belgium, employing 27 000 people worldwide. Serving customers in 120 countries, Bekaert pursues sustainable profitable growth in all its activities and generated combined sales of € 4.1 billion in 2013.

You might know us for example as a supplier of steel cord products for tire reinforcement - one in every four tires in the world is reinforced with Bekaert products. Or maybe you know our Dramix® steel fibers, used to reinforce over five million cubic meters of concrete every year.

But we also offer a very wide range of advanced steel wire products for other applications and to many sectors. You can find Bekaert products in cars and trucks, in elevators and mines, in tunnels and bridges, at home and in the office, in machines and offshore. If it drives, ascends, hoists, filters, reinforces or fastens, there is a good chance Bekaert is inside.

Our baseline better together sums up the unique form that cooperation between Bekaert and its business partners takes. We want to know you and we want to help you grow your business. We are ready to meet your needs in the short and long term.

 

Key data

  • Founded in 1880 in Belgium (Europe)
  • Specialized in steel wire transformation and coatings
  • The world's largest independent manufacturer of drawn steel wire products
  • Customers in over 120 countries and in all markets and sectors
  • 27 000 motivated employees
  • Headquartered in Belgium (Europe)
  • Combined sales in 2013: € 4.1 billion
  • Consolidated sales in 2013: € 3.2 billion
  • Listed on Euronext® Brussels (BEKB)
  • Reporting under IFRS 

A global player with local presence and service :

  • North America: 1 600 employees, € 548 million sales
  • Latin America: 7 800 employees, € 1 534 million sales
  • Europe: 5 800 employees, € 1 028 million sales
  • Asia Pacific: 11 200 employees, € 1 001 million sales

Discover our innovative products and applications through the products and applications finder.

Contact info

Katelijn Bohez
Chief Communications Officer

President Kennedypark 18
8500 Kortrijk - Belgium

Telephone: +32 56 23 05 11
Telefax: +32 56 23 05 48

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better together

  • transmission-cable

    Situation

    Alcan and Bekaert joined forces to install 210 miles of transmission cable

    Solution

    Bekaert seamlessly adjusted the lengths of the reels to help Alcan’s trucks drive through mountainous terrain

    Result

    Alcan could meet their customer’s delivery requirements

  • Algeciras-port

    Situation

    Optimal reinforcement required for the concrete pavement of the Algeciras port terminal in Spain.

    Solution

    Concrete strengthened with Dramix steel fibers, offering high fatigue resistance and load bearing capacity.

    Result

    The solution largely exceeds the Spanish standard for the design and construction of port pavement set at a durability of at least 25 years.

  • ski

    Situation

    Skiers count on safety when they go up the mountain

    Solution

    In close cooperation Bekaert developed superior quality wires that meet the technical customer requirements of ropeway constructors

    Result

    The customer handles the production of the cables, but also on-site weaving (or splicing) and installation. The cables have a life expectancy up to 40 years

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