BBtec - Our technology centre

The Bridon-Bekaert Technology Centre (BBtec) is a world leading centre of excellence for rope technology development, analysis and verification.

The Bridon-Bekaert Technology Centre (BBtec) harnesses the wealth of knowledge Bridon-Bekaert has acquired serving global industries for more than a century and combines this with significant investments in personnel, unique test equipment and forensic laboratories.

A clear demonstration of Bridon-Bekaert’s commitment to our customers, the BBtec dramatically increases our capability to fast-track the development of innovative new rope technologies to meet the ever increasing demands of the markets we serve.

The BBtec will accelerate the development in rope technology that will increase the safety, performance and operational life of ropes working in demanding and hostile environments, typical to our core markets in the Oil and Gas, Mining, Construction and Fishing sectors.

In addition to delivering the next generation of rope technologies the BBtec also provides a range of unique equipment for rope testing. BBtec has extensive forensic analysis laboratory facilities and specialist staff capable of conducting detailed forensic evaluation of new or retired ropes.

BBtec expands our ability to support joint ventures and collaborate with leading organisations to provide the products and services that will enable the potentially possible to become economically attractive.

State of the art facilities

Unique testing capabilities

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