New Member: Bekaert


GNBCC wishes to introduce and feature its newest member Premium Member Bekaert.


Bekaert in a nutshell

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 28 000 employees worldwide, headquarters in Belgium and € 5 billion in combined revenue.

You might know us for example as a supplier of steel cord products for tire reinforcement - 30% of all tires in the world are reinforced with Bekaert products. Or maybe you know our Dramix® steel fibers, used to reinforce over 10 million cubic meters of concrete every year.

But we also offer a very wide range of advanced steel wire products for other applications and to many sectors. You can find Bekaert products in cars and trucks, in elevators and mines, in tunnels and bridges, at home and in the office, in machines and offshore. If it drives, ascends, hoists, filters, reinforces or fastens, there is a good chance Bekaert is inside.

Our baseline better together sums up the unique form that cooperation between Bekaert and its business partners takes. We want to know you and we want to help you grow your business. We are ready to meet your needs in the short and long term.


What we do

  • Transforming steel wire and applying advanced coating know-how. That is what we are good at.
  • Improving both the bulk and surface properties of steel wire products for almost 140 years. That is what we do better, every day.
  • Offering innovative solutions that add value to our customers and help them grow their business. That is what makes us better together.

We purchase approximately 3 million tons of wire rod per year as our basic material. Depending on our customers’ needs, we draw wire from it in different diameters and strengths, even as thin as ultrafine fibers of one micron. We group the wires into cords, ropes, and strands, weave or knit them into the fabric, or process them into an end product. Depending on the application, we apply coatings that reduce friction, improve corrosion resistance, or enhance adhesion with other materials.


We are Bridon-Bekaert The Ropes Group.

We hold over 300 years of specialized experience in steel wire and synthetic ropes and cords solutions, serving thousands of customers globally. 
What makes us unique and valuable to you? It's a variety of elements, including:
The engagement and expertise of our people: our people are at the core of our business, and it is their knowledge, experience, and commitment that provide the foundation of our competitive advantage in comparison with our competitors.
Our technology leadership: the combination of rope technology strength and wire technology strength will provide a platform for strong differentiation in the high-end rope markets

Our ability to serve different markets: oil & gas, elevator, surface, and underground mining, cranes and industrial, infrastructure, fishing, forestry, …
Our global footprint: with 17 manufacturing locations around the world, we hold strong positions in the US and Europe, Latin America, Canada, and Australia, and have huge growth opportunities across Asia.

Although we were founded recently, in June 2016, our heritage spans several centuries. It is this heritage, combined with a strong vision, purposeful goals and high impact leadership which makes us the world leader in our field.



Bridon-Bekaert’s rope is designed for some of the world’s most demanding applications in numerous industries—all of which call for specific rope requirements. 
Rope is made of three elements—the core, wires, and strands. The art of making rope is very old, but the complexities of wire rope characteristics, which increase strength, and resist rotation, bend fatigue, abrasion, crushing and corrosion, make rope a complex machine.
For every industry, every application, and every customer’s unique needs, we offer a solution. Our portfolio consists of steel, synthetic and hybrid ropes and advanced cords




André S. Grob


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