BEWI GroupBEWI was founded as a family company in 1980, and over the years it has created value through focused business combinations as a part of its growth strategy.
Since 2014, the Group has acquired around 30 companies in Europe.
The acquisitions has resulted in an established European presence. The exchange of experiences among existing and new subsidiaries have created competitiveness, and synergies have been realized in sourcing, integration of raw materials operations and mergers of Group units.
BEWI serves a wide range of end markets
The fish farming industry uses boxes made from EPS for transporting fresh fish in unbroken refrigeration chains. The boxes are light, watertight and hygienic. EPS boxes are also used by the dairy and meat industries for packing and transportation. BEWI is one of the largest suppliers of fish boxes to the salmon farming industry in Norway – the world’s largest exporter of fresh salmon – and to the industry for wild-caught fish in Portugal. BEWI is also the leading supplier of transportation boxes for the dairy and meat industry in Norway.
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Several soccer fields are covered with artificial grass. For the artificial turf to have the desired properties, the pitch is filled with granules of recycled car tires or vulcanized industrial rubber. BEWI’s BioFoam is an environmentally friendly alternative to artificial grass. It consists of plant-based biopolymers, a completely renewable, and thus CO-neutral material.
Insulation products are manufactured primarily from EPS and XPS. The overwhelming majority of the products are used for foundations and a smaller part for walls and ceilings. Buildings insulated with EPS reduce their energy consumption by up to 90 per cent. EPS is also a key material in infrastructure projects (roads and railways). BEWI is one of the larger European manufacturers of insulation products from EPS.
Vehicles carry a very large amount of integrated technical components consisting of EPS and EPP. They can often replace complex solutions containing many detailed parts with simple, individual EPS components.
BEWI supplies the automotive industry by developing and manufacturing technical components from EPP. As of January 2020, BEWI provides 25 per cent technical components made by recycled EPP to all of Volvo’s vehicle models.
Technical components made of EPS and EPP are integrated parts of products for heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC). Technical components from these materials can often replace complex solutions containing many detailed parts with simple, individual EPS components.
EPS is a highly functional packaging material for pharmaceuticals. It keeps temperatures stable and is shock-absorbent.