Please find attached the press release.
Prodac, the Bekaert Group's leading steel wire company in Peru, celebrated today its 20th anniversary in the presence of HRH Princess Astrid of Belgium, who is presiding over the Belgian Economic Mission to Peru and Colombia. The celebration was attended by Belgian and Peruvian governmental, diplomatic and business association representatives, customers and suppliers, the company's board members and shareholders, and Bekaert top executives.
Manuel Gallofré Cassadó, General Manager of Prodac SA stated: "The visit of the Princess and of the Belgian and Peruvian Government representatives has been a great honor to Prodac, our business guests, and our employees. The support we receive from Government and from our partners in realizing our growth plans, has enabled us to continuously expand over the years. Their presence today demonstrates the honor we share in hosting HRH Princess Astrid, the Belgian Official delegation members and our customers and suppliers."
Bruno Humblet, CFO Bekaert and Executive Vice President of the regional operations in Latin America, added: "During its 20 years of history, Prodac has developed into a leading steel wire company serving domestic and export markets. As a committed contributor to the Peruvian growth and to the success of the Bekaert Group, Prodac pursues to be a preferred supplier to its customers and a socially responsible employer here in Callao. Welcoming HRH Princess Astrid and the many esteemed guests at the occasion of the anniversary celebration today has been a great honor to Prodac and to the Bekaert Group."