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Site Tour | Bridon-Bekaert Ropes Group (BBRG)

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Event description

Secure your spot now for an insider's look at a landmark in Newcastle and Australian manufacturing.

During this event, you will:

  • Gain an understanding of the site processes and constraints.
  • Understand the product flow and critical aspects.
  • See potential ideas to improve our own business.
  • Have time to review and ask questions.


    Stephen Hennessey

General Manager

Bridon-Bekaert The Ropes Group (BBRG) was formed on 29th June 2016 by the merger of Bridon Group with the steel ropes and advanced cords business of Bekaert. Together, an unrivaled partnership was created, capitalising on over 300 years of combined expertise and technology leadership.

BBRG is committed to being the leading innovator and supplier of the best-performing ropes and advanced cords for its customers worldwide. The unique combination of technologies in steel wire ropes, synthetic ropes and advanced cords (A-Cords) enables strong differentiation in high-end markets.

  •  BBRG-ropes has a leading position in a very wide range of sectors, including surface and underground mining, offshore and onshore oil and gas, crane and industrial, fishing and marine, and structures.  
  • The A-Cords business of BBRG develops and supplies fine steel cords for elevator and timing belts used in construction and equipment markets respectively, and window regulator and heating cords for the automotive sector.

BBRG’s operations in Newcastle and the products they produce are vital for industries like construction and mining, enabling lifting, anchoring and towing operations. Their commitment to quality ensures safety in tasks involving heavy loads and infrastructure development. 

8:45:   Arrival and registration
9:00:   Introductions and site presentation
09:45:    Site tour
11:00:    Q&A over a light morning tea
11:30:    Depart

PPE Requirements to bring:
Steel Capped Safety Shoes/Boots
Long Trousers and sleeves
Hi-Vis Vests
Safety Glasses
Safety Helmet if you have one
Hearing protection will be provided

Who should attend?
Limited to 25 participants, this tour is ideal for Operations Managers, Manufacturing Managers, Business Improvement professionals, or anyone wishing to experience another manufacturing site.
This event is for IPA members only, there will be no public access to this event. 

When do I need to register by?
Registrations close 7 days prior to event date. 
Registrations are based on a "first come, first served" basis. 
There are no allocated seats with membership.

Who can I contact for further information? 

Samantha Jeffrey | National Engagement & Events Manager 
     0438 058 823  

Please note that we may take photos/videos at IPA events for use in marketing or social media. If you wish to be exempted from these, please contact the event organiser.

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