Innovation is a key process at Bekaert. It is a vital part of our aim to always respond to the changing needs of our customers and to shifts in societal and market trends. Throughout the world our 400 R&D specialists work on developing the products and processes of tomorrow. We team up with customers and suppliers around the globe to develop, implement, upgrade and protect both current and future technologies..


Discover why Bekaert is your technology partner.

Technology profile :

  • 2 R&D centers in Belgium and China and development labs worldwide
  • More than € 59 million investment in R&D in 2014
  • a portfolio of more than 1500 patents based on more than 325 inventions
  • 45 first patent filings in 2014
  • an in-house engineering department which develops machinery and process equipment
  • open innovation through cooperation with universities and research institutes, co-development with customers and suppliers, and corporate venturing


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

Contact info

Katelijn Bohez
Chief Communications & IR 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


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


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


    Alcan could meet their customer’s delivery requirements

  • Algeciras-port


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


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


    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


    Skiers count on safety when they go up the mountain


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


    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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