Bekaert says first half ‘excellent’ but warns of ‘challenging’ H2

By Liz White, ERJ staff

Brussels-Steel producer NV Bekaert SA saw strong sales growth in all regions in the first half of 2005, with sales of Euro 1514 million and consolidated sales of Euro 971 million-increases of 16 and 13 percent respectively.

Bekaert said it performed very well in Latin America and also in Asia, more specifically in China.”

The Brussels headquartered manufacturer saw demand for steel tyre cord to reinforce radial tyres further increase worldwide. Major investments by Bekaert in various important regions, such…

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