Bekaert Since its foundation in 1967, S.A has become one of the world's leading suppliers of gas-fired / electrical infrared systems with integrated convection drying.
In 2000, the company acquired IRT, a leading specialist in electrical non-contact drying systems, and then became part of the Bekaert group in 2004.
Bekaert is a world market and technology leader in steel wire transformation and coatings. Bekaert (Euronext Brussels: BEKB) is a global company with headquarters in Belgium, employing 27 000 people worldwide. Serving customers in 120 countries, Bekaert pursues sustainable profitable growth in all its activities and generated combined sales of € 4.4 billion in 2012.
Bekaert Solaronics supplies customized non-contact drying and heating systems based on gas and electrical infrared technology to a wide range of industries including paper and board, converting and metal processing applications. Innovation and product development are key drivers for Bekaert Solaronics in order to make sure we offer the most advanced solutions to our customers in terms of low operating costs and high quality.
Today, more than 1 000 systems have been installed worldwide, of which 60% come from repeat orders with existing customers. The company provides service and maintenance options worldwide for the upgrade optimization and improves energy efficiency of existing systems.
Our product range includes gas infrared dryers and electrical infrared dryers of the highest quality and performance. All our infrared dryers can be coupled to an air dryer for an optimal combination of infrared and air drying by our Energy Recovery System.
We offer complete non-drying solutions for quality and energy rebuilds as well as new machines or new coating lines, either by supplying new dryers or upgrading existing dryers.