Bekaert North America Management Corporation is a part of Bekaert, which is one of the leading manufacturers of steel wire products and applications in the world. Founded in 1880, the parent company maintains a staff of more than 23,000 employees and serves customers in over 120 countries. Bekaert has annual sales revenue of nearly 4 billion. The parent company offers cork and nylon coated wires. Bekaert provides steel fibers for textile, filtration and conductive plastics applications. It also offers profiled wire for reinforcing flexible pipes. The parent company serves the motor vehicle, construction, consumer goods and agriculture markets. In addition, Bekaert provides steel cords for radial tire reinforcement applications. It operates nearly 20 plants and sales offices in the United States, Canada and Mexico.