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 since 135 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 fabric, or process them into an end product. Depending on the application, we apply coatings which reduce friction, improve corrosion resistance, or enhance adhesion with other materials.

Research And Development

The Technology Center in Deerlijk (Belgium) plays a key part in Bekaert's research and development efforts and directs the research performed by the Bekaert Asia R&D Center in Jiangyin (Jiangsu province, China) and the regional development centers worldwide.

All over the world our highly qualified scientists and engineers work closely together with lead customers and with colleagues from different business platforms across the regions.

"How can we delight customers", is the question we ask. Sometimes it is by small improvements, but often these can offer a great added value.

By maximizing the synergy between our two core competences for the benefit of our customers, we can make a real difference. For example, we apply advanced coatings to impart specific properties to our steel wire products and find new applications for existing Bekaert products in other market segments.