state-of-the art facilities in Europe and India
3B operates three state-of-the art manufacturing facilities in Belgium, Norway and India. Our dedicated R&D Centre and our Customer Service Centre are located in Belgium. Each plant comprises the following departments: Production, Process & Technology, Maintenance, QHSE, Supply Chain and Logistics, Human Resources and Finance.
Battice manufacturing facility in Belgium
Founded in 1966, our Belgian plant operates 3 furnaces. The plant is located in Battice (Belgium) close to the Dutch and German borders, allowing for very efficient road transportation to most of our key customers. Some 400 staff members work in our Battice plant to serve the automotive, wind and performance composites markets.
3B's Battice plant is headed by Pierre-David Petitjean.
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3B's Norwegian facility was founded in 1974 in Birkeland. Over the years the plant has developed high performance glass capabilities. The plant has 3 furnaces, it delivers glass fibre products for the high-end markets: wind, automotive and performance composites (high pressure vessels, marine, etc.). The proximity of the Kristiansand port offers many logistics advantages.
Some 215 staff members work in 3B's Birkeland plant under the direction of Heine Østby.
Our Indian plant was founded in 1996. Located in Goa in the Konkan in Western India, the plant operates one furnace and serves both the national Indian market and global customers active on the wind and performance composites markets. The Goa plant benefits from an excellent road network as well as from the direct proximity of the port.
Some 290 staff members work in 3B's Goa plant, headed by PVVS Rao.
Our R&D Centre is adjacent to our Battice plant in Belgium. We conduct comprehensive R&D activities covering glass formulation, process optimization, development of bushings, sizing as well as of manufacturing technologies. Our engineering department is also located in Battice. Our research teams have developed an efficient innovation network that allows for close collaborations between the 3B R&D Centre, our plants and a number of academic experts and technological institutes across Europe.
Our Customer Service Centre is the main contact point for all customers (orders, billing, shipments). It is based in Brussels in Belgium.