Institution: Bekaert

Bekaert Worldwide

Bekaert is a world market and technology leader in steel wire transformation and coating technologies. We pursue to be the preferred supplier for our steel wire products and solutions by continuously delivering superior value to our customers worldwide. Bekaert (Euronext Brussels: BEKB) is a global company with almost 27 000 employees worldwide, headquarters in Belgium and € 4.4 billion in annual revenue.

Founded by Leo Leander Bekaert in 1880, Bekaert offers a quality portfolio of high-tech and added value drawn steel wire products and coating solutions on a global scale. Backed by its global presence and technology leadership, Bekaert works closely with its customers and suppliers to develop the best possible solutions to satisfy various specific requirements and even the future needs. Our customer-driven and environmentally-friendly innovation benefit a multitude of industries, including automotive, energy, construction, agricultural, consumption, equipment and basic materials sectors.

With better together being Bekaert’s corporate philosophy, Bekaert has always believed in the value of strong partnership and sustainable customer relationships. It is the driving force behind our business and reflects the way we work together with our customers, partners, local authorities and colleagues on a daily basis.

Our Market Leadership

  • Every year, more than one billion bottles of sparkling wines are opened via the muselet made of Bekaert wires
  • Nearly 30% of all tires around the world are reinforced with Bekaert tire cord
  • Every year, 10 million m³ concrete is being reinforced with Dramix® steel fibers invented by Bekaert
  • Bekaert’s customers annually use 3.5 million kilometers of bookbinding wire

Our Technology Leadership

  • Annual investment in R&D of € 70 million in 2019
  • Technology centers in Belgium and China and development labs worldwide
  • Dedicated pilot lines for specific product and process development
  • More than 1800 patents Co-creation with customers and suppliers