Belgian quality in wire transformation and coatings – have a look at the interview with Mr Janssens from BekaertSeptember 10th, 2014 | By Angela in Automotive Industry, AVK, Awards, Construction Industry, Exhibitors, Innovation | No Comments »
Q: Please introduce yourself. What are your responsibilities within your company?
A: My name is Peter Janssens, Innovation & Commercialization Manager at Bekaert. My focus is on creating new business for Bekaert in the composites industry. I’m currently working on lightweight crash structures for the automotive industry (EASI) and high-strength flexible tapes (Armofor) used in many applications including in high-pressure flexible hoses for the gas & oil industry. As a company, we are active in many industries.
Q: Could you give us a quick overview of your company?
A: Bekaert is a world market and technology leader in steel wire transformation and coatings. Bekaert (Euronext Brussels: BEKB) is a global company with headquarters in Belgium, employing 27 000 people worldwide. Serving customers in 120 countries, Bekaert pursues sustainable profitable growth in all its activities and generated combined sales of € 4.1 billion in 2013.
Q: You will exhibit the first time. Has your company always worked in the field of composites?
A: Bekaert has a long history of experience in reinforcing thermoplastic (PP, PE, TPU, PA, PET …) and rubber. Because we work in a wide variety of industries, you can find our innovative composites in numerous applications including: rubber and thermoplastic tapes for the oil industry, elevator ropes, heating cords, stainless steel fibers for shielding and many more.