Bekaert has expanded rapidly in Asia Pacific in the past decades. Today, we operate some 40 plants and offices spread over China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Australia and New Zealand.
The first steps in this region were set in Japan in 1971. Afterwards the activities expanded into Australia, China and India. The real expansion came with the booming China market conditions in the 1990s and more manifestly during the last decennium. Bekaert set up production platforms for a wide variety of steel wire, cord, combustion and rope products in Chongqing, Huizhou, Jiangyin, Qingdao, Shenyang, Suzhou, Weihai, Hangzhou, Taicang, Jining and Shanghai. Also in Indonesia and India Bekaert is growing steadily.
In order to support product and process innovation in Asia, Bekaert established a Research and Development Center in Jiangyin, China and a Technical Center in Ranjangaon, India.
Just like in other regions, the production and sales platforms are organized geographically so that Bekaert can respond swiftly to customer demands. We offer them a broad portfolio of amongst others steel cord for tire reinforcement, fine cord for hoisting and timing belt applications, steel wires for springs and overhead conductors, filter media, flat and shaped wires, nylon coated wires, ropes, sawing wire, Dramix® steel fibers, Fleximat® fabric for conveyor belts, and many more.