Bekaert Venturing

Bekaert Venturing is the corporate venture capital arm of Bekaert, a world market and technology leader in steel wire transformation and coatings.  

Bekaert Venturing invests globally in early-stage companies and venture capital funds. Our investments are an integral part of our innovation and growth strategy. We seek to partner with start-up companies having innovative technologies that increase performance, reduce cost, or create new business models to Bekaert’s core business as well as innovations that stimulate the growth of applications for our wire, fiber and coatings related products and services.

Approach

Our success is in the value we give to strong partnerships and sustainable customer relationships. Discover our approach here.

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Investment

Our investment decisions are geared towards strategic benefits to Bekaert. Explore our investment section here.

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Portfolio

Our portfolio includes both start-up companies active in our fields of interest and venture capital funds investing in cleantech and materials innovation. Find out about the portfolio here.

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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

  • 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

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