ABOUT US

BMT Group is an industrial family-owned holding which participates in companies throughout the world that are active in high-precision machining of gears and transmissions on the one hand, and the manufacture of moulds for hollow glassware and the design and setup of flat-glass lines and glass furnaces on the other. BMT Group identifies opportunities in these sectors and ensures diversity within the Group’s portfolio.

History

  • 1882

    Foundation

    “Usines et fonderies de Baume & Marpent” was founded in 2 locations in Belgium & France.

  • 1981

    SMH Period

    A major part of the BMT shares of the Lambert family were transferred together to an industrial partner (SMH)
    and the Regional Investment Company for Flanders (GIMV).

  • 1984

    Moulds Entry

    Under impulse of SMH, reference shareholder in BMT and OMCO,
    both metal related companies merged to create synergy in their activities.

  • 1991

    Gears Acquisition

    Start of a great expansion strategy, acquisition of companies with activities
    in the metalworking sector and by the foundation of foreign divisions.

  • 2004

    Delisting

    SMH NV purchased all listed BMT-shares.
    BMT becomes a privately owned industrial holding.
    Restructuring of the Group into divisions starts.

  • 2007

    Restructuring

    Further restructuring by the creation of several legal entities and a separate aerospace division.

  • 2009

    Strategy Focus

    Streamlining & simplifying into 2 self-supporting divisions:
    - GLASS,
    - GEARS.

  • 2013

    Sale of Kite Glass

  • 2014

    Sale of FIC

  • 2015

    Acquisition of Involute Technologies Private Limited (Gears - India)
    Creation of Joint Venture AMT Titastar

  • 2016

    Acquisition of VCST

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Vision and Strategy

BMT Group seeks to support its divisions in order to become the global reference in the high-precision machining sector. Through these divisions, BMT Group aspires to be the best provider thanks to its advanced technological knowledge in two niche markets (manufacture of high-precision gears and engineering & manufacture of glass moulds & flat-glass lines / glass furnaces).

They strive for this position by monitoring these markets, by investing intelligently in companies with high potential, and by further refining existing technologies, so as to optimize the products for the divisions’ customers.

BMT Group’s objective is, within five years, to inform all potential customers in the three niche markets of the advantages which BMT Group’s divisions offer and, by providing facilitating services for BMT Group’s divisions, to offer customers the most competitive product.

BMT Group continues to follow up and inform its existing customers so that they get to know all products that are relevant to them. For this reason, BMT Group wants to have a global presence through its divisions and will maximize its production and service by starting up a production site in every part of the world.

BMT Group divisions will focus more on their core business in the niches in which they are currently active rather than on the creation of new markets. Within this scope it is essential to respond to market demands.

To bring about the growth of the BMT Group holding, support will be provided for the activities of all divisions throughout the world.

Mission

BMT Group is an industrial family-owned holding which participates in companies throughout the world that are active in high-precision machining of gears and transmissions on the one hand, and the manufacture of moulds for hollow glassware and the design and setup of flat-glass lines and glass furnaces on the other. BMT Group identifies opportunities in these sectors and ensures diversity within the Group’s portfolio.

The holding offers support to the different divisions in the field of human resources, management and legal and financial aspects, and facilitates the companies’ growth on an international level.

In addition, BMT Group forms the link between the different divisions within the group, and sees to it that the Management Board’s decisions are implemented in a correct and well-structured manner.

BMT Group’s aim is to achieve continuous profitable growth of all its divisions.