The Bekaert Way establishes the foundation for our long-term strategy and is pinned on our belief in the company's better together philosophy. It helps fulfilling the mission of our company where the unique way of cooperation makes a real and lasting difference.

 

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  • Way of working
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    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

    • Bezinal-2000

      Situation

      Although zinc provides a barrier to corrosion in most environments, specific conditions accelerate the corrosion process

      Solution

      Bekaert, drawing from its deep expertise in coating technology, has developed an advanced zinc/aluminum coating

      Result

      Bezinal® 2000 increases corrosion resistance with up to 500% compared to traditional galvanization

    • Bezinal-Plus-cardoor-lock

      Situation

      Although zinc provides a barrier to corrosion in most environments, specific conditions accelerate the corrosion process

      Solution

      Bekaert, drawing from its deep expertise in coating technology, has developed an advanced zinc/aluminum coating

      Result

      The Bezinal®PLUS coating eliminates expensive supplementary coatings for many applications, thus ensuring increased wear life for spring wire applications

    • Brickforce

      Situation

      Want to create long aesthetical walls and avoid movement joints

      Solution

      Applying Brickforce® allows me to double my joint distance

      Result

      With Brickforce® masonry reinforcement I can create new and exciting masonry wall design

    • Dramix-civil

      Situation

      You want to apply innovative solutions tailored to your projects

      Solution

      We analyze possibilities and come with economical solutions

      Result

      Save money and time during construction

    • Dramix-club

      Situation

      Learning about and finding your specific situation for an innovative and safe concrete reinforcement

      Solution

      Dramix® Club serves you with product info, design tools and execution details

      Result

      All specialists in the construction in industry can find ready-to-use tools & info

    • Drapo

      Situation

      Customer wants to design safely and economically

      Solution

      Bekaert offered and learned how to design industrial floors using the Drapo online software tool

      Result

      Customers have a fast way of design, with a full back-up team

    • Dramix

      Situation

      Looking for new opportunities for high performance constructions

      Solution

      Dramix® offers constructors an efficient and cost effective concrete reinforcement

      Result

      Gain on labor and time

    • concrete-pipe

      Situation

      We had huge rebar stocks and were dependent on our suppliers of traditional rebar

      Solution

      With Bekaert’s help, we switched to Dramix® for all our concrete pipe diameters

      Result

      Now we can respond easily to the specific demand of our customers

    • using-Dramix

      Situation

      I want to increase my productivity

      Solution

      Skip mesh placing by using Dramix®

      Result

      Can offer my customers a faster and more economical solution

    • Bekaert-lab

      Situation

      We need a safe solution and huge monthly volumes

      Solution

      Via tests in the Bekaert lab, we worked out the required fiber mix with the lowest cost to serve our customers

      Result

      Cost efficiency must not be a compromise on quality

    • Mesh-track

      Situation

      Our concrete taxiways were in a terrible state

      Solution

      Mesh track was the only alternative for us to solve the problem

      Result

      In an 8 year period, we had only positive experiences with this durable solution

    • Murfor

      Situation

      Want to create long aesthetical walls and avoid movement joints

      Solution

      Applying Murfor® allows me to double my joint distance

      Result

      Using Murfor®, I can create modern masonry walls

    • Stucanet

      Situation

      As an architect, I want unlimited possibilities to create round forms

      Solution

      Applying Stucanet® allows an easy execution

      Result

      Ease of use is not a compromise on creativity

    • burner

      Situation

      Customer demand for compact boiler design through a total solution.

      Solution

      Joint development of an environment-friendly burner system.

      Result

      Customers improve their competitiveness.

    • muselet

      Situation

      ICAS-HITE-Schneider group face ever higher demands and improving manufacturing standards for champagne muselets, the wire nets over the corks on sparkling wines

      Solution

      Development of Bekilacq®, a galvanized wire which we can lacquer in any color and doesn’t flake

      Result

      Bekaert continuous to cherish and support their unique partnership with the ICAS-HITE’s group

    • diesel-particulate-filter

      Situation

      Ever-tougher emission standards and legislation are forcing OEMs to develop ever-cleaner engines.

      Solution

      A sintered metal fiber web made of Bekaert metal fibers is used in a diesel particulate filter to lower the emission and to make filter maintenance redundant.

      Result

      Customers discover that filtration based on metal fibers is an excellent alternative to traditional ceramic filters.

    • booster

      Situation

      Increasing regulation and demand for product certification.

      Solution

      Dramix® booster: a proportioning device to integrate in ready mix depots.

      Result

      Automated mixing in set proportions.

    • Dramix-green

      Situation

      Fight corrosion as one of the main causes of damage to reinforced concrete.

      Solution

      Development of Dramix®Green containing a new corrosion inhibitor.

      Result

      Checking for surface defects in the concrete is no longer needed and rust stains are a thing of the past.

    • diesel-engine

      Situation

      Development of an environment-friendly diesel engine for trucks.

      Solution

      A revolutionary cable, strong and weather-proof.

      Result

      EURO 5-proof solution applied in a quarter of all trucks in Europe.

    • elevator

      Situation

      Nork-2 and Bekaert joined forces to develop a solution for a lightweight, energy efficient machine room-less elevator.

      Solution

      Bekaert created Flexisteel®, an thin but very durable elevator rope that runs perfectly on the small diameter sheaves of the compact Nork-2 machines. Its properties not only exceed those of conventional elevator cables, it also allows a more economical elevator design than flat belts.

      Result

      Thanks to Bekaert and Flexisteel® Nork-2 can service the elevator industry with a competitive MRL solution.

    • wiper-blade

      Situation

      Intensive relationship leads to co-development.

      Solution

      Developing a flat wire allowing simplified wiper blade production & design.

      Result

      New dynamic in wiper blade industry.

    • flexible-pipe

      Situation

      In the offshore oil and gas industry, flexible pipe manufacturers are looking more and more for wires with sour resistant properties.

      Solution

      Based on rolling and heat treatment technologies, Bekaert creates niche solutions tailored to the customers'needs.

      Result

      Customers receive added value way down the supply chain.

    • guardrail

      Situation

      In the US, medians are generally not protected by a guardrail, the resulting head-on accidents often take a huge toll.

      Solution

      The integration of a Bekaert cable in the K-12 rated median barrier system, developed by Gibraltar.

      Result

      A tight partnership between Bekaert and Gibraltar Cable Barrier System resulted in the installation of the new system in 15 different states across North America.

    • heating-cord

      Situation

      Cut emissions of Nox Nitrogen oxides in diesel engines, which involves injecting a urea-based liquid into the exhaust.

      Solution

      Bekaert heating cord is a special plastic-coated stainless-steel cable with a specific electrical resistance, reinforcing the injection hose.

      Result

      Today, Bekaert heating cord is fitted as standard to about a quarter of all the trucks in Europe.

    • high-voltage-power-line

      Situation

      Growing demand for transmission capacity, requiring resistance to increasing operating temperatures.

      Solution

      A steel core based conductor concept based on Bekaert wires with increased strength and an alternative coating

      Result

      Increased power grid capacity within the existing high voltage power lines network.

    • general-cable

      Situation

      Approximately 70% of transmission lines in the U.S. are more than 25 years old

      Solution

      Bekaert supplied General Cable all of the ACSR 7-wire strand for a project that involved 4 million feet of transmission cable

      Result

      Bekaert is a reliable global partner for General Cable’s future growth

    • shovel

      Situation

      Maximizing the efficiency of mechanical shovels by improving long-lasting wire rope

      Solution

      Incorporating a flat wire around the rope in the area where damage was occurring

      Result

      70% reduction in shovel downtime

    • wind-turbine

      Situation

      Ultra-strong and length-stable material is needed to reinforce synchronous belts which drive wind turbine blades.

      Solution

      A high-quality steel cord comprised of 83 twisted wires.

      Result

      Optimum tensile strength, length stability and adhesion with the rubber belt providing the wind turbine manufacturer with a substantially lighter, maintenance-free and space-saving solution.

    • steel-cord

      Situation

      Request for close contact with and tailor-made advice from Bekaert.

      Solution

      Bekaert teams visit customers’ plants to check on how our product is performing.

      Result

      Close to our steel cord customers, literally and figuratively.

    • HITE

      Situation

      Combining perfection and high production speed + maintain the rapid pace of growth.

      Solution

      The launch of a total quality management (TQM) project at the HITE plant in Spain.

      Result

      Higher output, a significant waste reduction and high cost savings for both parties.

    • wire-rod

      Situation

      Secure customer supply of our products despite extremely high market demand for wire rod and supply shortage.

      Solution

      Carry on Bekaert’s strategy of sourcing locally and maintaining good relations with suppliers.

      Result

      Continued production and delivery guarantee.

    • forklift

      Situation

      Preventing forklift accidents on the shop floor involving impact damage and personal injury

      Solution

      A wireless safety monitoring system that fully controls forklift access by means of specific identification keys, reports impact detection in real time, disables the forklift and sounds an audible alarm upon impact.

      Result

      Increased operator accountability has improved driving behavior and repair costs were brought down considerably.

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