Our core competences: Steel wire transformation & coating technologies

The two core competences of Bekaert are related to material properties. Through steel wire transformation we influence the properties of steel such as strength, ductility, fatigue, and shape.  With our coating technologies we adjust the surface properties of our materials and hence we provide corrosion protection, improve aesthetic appearance, optimize adhesion, etc.  The combination of the two core competences results in a broad range of high technological products.

Learn more about steel wire transformation and our coating technologies

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Our industries

Automotive

In the automotive sector, we set ourselves apart by consistently creating high-quality and innovative products that are tailored to our customers’ needs. This sector is the largest user of Bekaert products and accounts for 37% of combined sales. We supply specialized wire products that meet the highest quality standards.

Construction

By offering wire, mesh and fiber products in numerous construction applications, we tirelessly seek out more environment-friendly solutions with a focus on better materials, greater safety and lower energy consumption, all with an eye on cost-efficiency.

This sector accounts for 23% of combined sales.

Energy & Utilities

Whether it concerns onshore or offshore oil extraction, gas mining, power transmission, solar energy, or even telecommunications, Bekaert products are key contributors to sustainable, safer and more cost-effective operations.

This sector counts for 13% of combined sales.

Agriculture

Across the agricultural sector, Bekaert provides innovative solutions that make day-to-day work easier. Through our global footprint and our mix of trading and manufacturing, we can offer total packages to our customers.

Consumer goods

As higher quality and comfort standards and functionalities are required, the demand for more advanced coated steel wire products evolves accordingly. The wide range of applications for Bekaert wire attest to our success in satisfying diverse customer requirements. Bekaert is present to meet their needs.
To sum it up: often unseen, but always there: Bekaert is a part of the products we all use every day.

Basic Materials

Many Bekaert products are used in exploring and producing raw materials, from coal and metals to pulp and paper, to chemicals and textiles. We make cable and wefts for conveyor belts that are used across many industries. We continue to find new ways to become a partner at every step of the value chain.

Equipment

Bekaert supplies heavy equipment makers and operators with a range of specialized wire product components. As we build our own proprietary machinery, we know exactly what it means to make high-performance equipment. This allows Bekaert to focus on innovation and manufacturers to focus on operational excellence.


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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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