In Latin America, Bekaert manufactures an extensive product portfolio to serve construction, mining, agriculture and a wide range of industrial and consumer markets across the region. Bekaert has wholly owned and majority owned subsidiaries in Costa Rica, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Peru, Chile and Brazil and also runs joint ventures in Brazil in a 45/55 partnership with ArcelorMittal.
Bekaert’s activities in Latin America go back to 1950. They include partnerships with ArcelorMittal, with the Ecuadorian partners (represented by members of the Kohn family) and those within the partnership in Chile and Peru (represented by members of the families Matetic, Conrads and Gallofré).
In Latin America, Bekaert produces a very wide range of steel wire products for construction & infrastructure markets, agricultural fencing markets, oil & gas and the mining sector, equipment markets and the automotive sector.