13-Mar-2012

Press release

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Please find attached a press release concerning the successful closing of the transaction leading to a majority shareholding in Chile, Peru and Canada.

Summary:
Bekaert and its Chilean partners announced today the successful closing of their shareholding transaction by which Bekaert becomes the principal shareholder (52%) in the partnership with operations in Chile, Peru and Canada. The deal follows all customary closing and approval processes. Simulated on the basis of the 2010 and 2011 financial statements, Bekaert's consolidated sales are expected to increase by approximately € 300 million on an annual basis.

 

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Katelijn Bohez
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President Kennedypark 18
8500 Kortrijk - Belgium

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    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

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    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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