The 8-story building is the second R&D Center of Bekaert in the world, next to the Technology Center in Belgium. With the new, state-of-the-art facility, Bekaert further strengthens its commitment to develop and supply innovative products to Asian customers while enhancing its technological leadership in the region.
The new R&D center employs 250 researchers and laboratory technicians. It is equipped to provide fast and adequate support to Bekaert’s customers and operations in a wide range of activities, among which laboratory services for material analysis, prototype development and production, and specific R&D.
The opening of the new Bekaert Asia Research & Development center demonstrates Bekaert’s long-term strategy of sustainable profitable growth by staying at the forefront of technological innovation.
The opening ceremony was witnessed by Mr. Wang Xi’nan, mayor of Jiangyin city. He highly appreciated Bekaert’s efforts and contributions to Jiangyin and Wuxi city’s economic and social development over the years. “We are glad to see Jiangyin becoming the home of Bekaert’s new R&D center, next to the company’s largest production platform in China. We are looking forward to its great achievements in innovation and its contribution to China’s transformation from manufacturing leadership into a knowledge economy.”