One of the elements that differentiates Bekaert from the competition is the fact that we have our own engineering department which designs and develops total plant layouts and production lines. This ensures the highest standards of performance of environment and ergonomic-friendly processes and of safety. Bekaert's engineering team has developed considerable know-how and international experience in a broad spectrum of mechanical and electrical engineering. This in-house expertise makes sure that our production plants are optimally organized and equipped with the most advanced machines and infrastructure.

Production processes re-engineered:

Bekaert’s in-house engineering department designs, assembles, installs and maintains the equipment for our plants worldwide. Our engineering activities span the complete cycle from machine concept to automated production line, and close the loop by improving machine design based on production data. Production efficiency is also supported by global spare parts asset management. Our engineering department has teams at different facilities in Belgium, China, Slovakia, India and Brazil.


Key activities and competences:

  • Design, production, assembly, installation and maintenance
  • Process development in cooperation with R&D and the business platforms
  • Ergonomics, energy consumption reduction, machine safety
  • Construction design and layout of new plants
  • Proprietary technology
  • Global spare parts asset management and distribution