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Bridon-Bekaert Ropes Group

Bridon-Bekaert Ropes Group

As a truly global ropes and advanced cords solution provider, Bridon-Bekaert Ropes Group is committed to be the leading innovator and supplier of the best performing ropes and advanced cords (A-Cords) for its customers worldwide. The unique combination of technologies in steel wire ropes, synthetic ropes and A-Cords enables strong differentiation in high-end markets.

BBRG-ropes has a leading position in a very wide range of sectors, including surface and underground mining, offshore and onshore energy, crane & industrial, fishing & marine, and structures. The A-Cords business of BBRG develops and supplies fine steel cords for elevator and timing belts used in construction and equipment markets respectively, and window regulator and heating cords for the automotive sector.

Our ambition

Be the leading innovator and premier solutions provider with the best performing ropes and advanced cords globally

Our business position and strategic focus

  • Strong positions in target markets
  • Advanced technology leadership and digital services:
    • Ropes 360 services enabling continuous monitoring
    • Twin-modeling of new product applications
    • Elevator hoisting simulation technologies
  • Growing presence in offshore floating wind projects
  • Significant improvement of the business portfolio
  • Exit from commodity markets with low value adding opportunities

Main applications

  • Mission-critical steel and synthetic ropes for mooring, hoisting, and structures
  • Advanced cords for elevators, window regulators, and timing belts

BU performance FY2021

€ 481 million in consolidated sales
9.3% underlying EBIT margin • 15.8% underlying EBITDA margin