Bekaert boosts Asian steel cord production

By Patrick Raleigh ERJ On-line news editor

Kortrijk, Belgium-Bekaert has officially inaugurated its first steel cord plant in India-a 5000-tonne/year facility in Pune, south of Mumbai. The plant, operated by Bekaert Industries Pvt Ltd, supplies radial tyre reinforcement products to most tyre makers in India, the Belgian group said 4 Feb.

The Pune facility is the latest component of Bekaert’s expansion plan in Asia, which is focused heavily on China. The group also operates a steel cord plant in Indonesia.

Bekaert regards India’s growing radial tyre industry…

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