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NV Bekaert SA provides various products based on steel wire transformation and coating technologies worldwide. It offers tire cords, bead wire, wires for windscreen wiper arms and blades, wire and cables for window systems, heating cords, reinforcement fabric for bumper beams, clutch spring wire, wheel weights, steering column profiles, etc. for the automotive sector; and champagne cork wire, wire for kitchen utensils, spring wire for bedding and seating, underwire, staple wire, music wire, bookbinding and stiching wire, wire for medical instruments, etc. for the consumer goods sector. The company’s products for the construction sector include wire, mesh, and fiber products, such as steel fibers and prestressed wires and strands for concrete reinforcement, plaster lath, road reinforcement, wires and cables for hoisting applications, welded mesh, gabions, cable wire for bridges, security and residential fences, gas burners, etc. It also provides wire and cable for oil and gas exploration; steel wires and strands for overhead power lines; telecom armoring wire; shaped wires for flexible pipes and wedge filters; and sawing wire, hose coupling, offshore, and onshore cable armoring, etc. for the energy and utilities sector. In addition, the company offers carding solutions and loom heddle wire for the textile industry; hoisting ropes for cranes; spring wire; shaped wire; hose wire; steel cords reinforcing synchronous belts; and non-contact infrared drying systems for the paper and board industry, etc. Further, it provides tensioning wire for plant support and binding; vineyard wire; auger wire for the livestock feed industry; barbed wire; fixed knot fences; cage wire; fishing ropes, etc.; and basic materials, such as shovel ropes for mining applications, hot gas filtration media, heat-resistant separation materials, fibers for protective clothing, pulp baling wire, etc. The company was founded in 1880 and is based in Kortrijk, Belgium.

27,000 Employees
Last Reported Date: 08/1/14
Founded in 1880

bekaert nv (BEKB) Top Compensated Officers

Chairman of the Board and Member of Strategic...
Total Annual Compensation: €1.4M
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

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Bekaert SA Announces Unaudited Consolidated Financial Results for the Six Months Ended June 30, 2014

Bekaert SA announced unaudited consolidated financial results for the six months ended June 30, 2014. For the period, the company reported sales of €1,608,803,000 against €1,648,533,000 a year ago. Operating result before non-recurring items (REBIT) was €101.168 million against €90.984 million a year ago. EBIT was €117.798 million against €88.717 million a year ago. Result before taxes was €90.755 million against €47.523 million a year ago. Profit attributable to the group was €78.351 million or €1.34 per diluted share against €26.168 million or €0.45 per diluted share a year ago. Cash flows from operating activities was €9.557 million against €61.8 million a year ago. Purchase of intangible assets was €2.450 million against €0.356 million a year ago. Purchase of property, plant and equipment was €58.152 million against €32.188 million a year ago. Book value was €22.89 million against €23.13 a year ago. EBITDA was €190.460 million against €171.964 million a year ago. Net debt was €673.384 million against €770.065 million a year ago.

Bekaert and Maccaferri Plans to Establish 50/50 Sales and Distribution Joint Venture

Bekaert and Maccaferri announced their plans to establish a 50/50 sales and distribution joint venture for underground construction reinforcement solutions. The joint venture is intended to promote on a global basis the use of advanced reinforcement solutions for underground construction projects. It will combine the sales and distribution of Bekaert's Dramix® steel fibers for the reinforcement of concrete in underground construction projects such as shotcrete and precast applications, with Maccaferri's complementary underground solutions, such as steel arches, concrete chemicals and glass fiber soil consolidation elements. The joint venture will be serving underground construction markets on a worldwide basis, except in mainland China and Hong Kong, Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Peru, and Uruguay, where Bekaert and Maccaferri will continue to operate independently.

Bekaert SA Presents at KBC Securities Credit Conference, Jun-13-2014

Bekaert SA Presents at KBC Securities Credit Conference, Jun-13-2014 . Venue: Brussels, Belgium. Speakers: Bruno Humblet, Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Regional Operations - Latin America, Dirk Ghekiere, Group Treasurer, Jérôme Lebecque, Head of IR.


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