Bekaert SA provides steel wire products and coating solutions. The firm operates through the following segments: Rubber Reinforcement; Steel Wire Solutions; Specialty Businesses and Bridon-Bekaert Ropes Group. The Rubber Reinforcement segment develops, manufactures and supplies tire cord and bead wire products and solutions for the tire sector. The Steel Wire Solutions segment develops, manufactures and supplies steel wire products and solutions for customers in agriculture, energy & utilities, mining, construction, consumer goods, and the industrial sector in general. The Specialty Businesses segment comprises three sub-segments: Building Products; Fiber Technologies; and Combustion Technologies. The Bridon-Bekaert Ropes Group segment provides global ropes and advanced cords solutions. The company was founded by Leo Leander Bekaert in 1880 and is headquartered in Zwevegem, Belgium.