1979

Benchmark Electronics is founded in Clute, Texas, as a manufacturing subsidiary to Intermedics. The company specializes in low-volume, complex assembly of medical products. The company is simply called “Electronics, Inc.”

1986

Company is bought out by its management.

1990

IPO is issued for $8.75 a share on the American Stock Exchange, symbol BHE.

1990

Name is expanded to “Benchmark Electronics, Inc.”

1991

New plant is opened in Beaverton, Ore. Number of employees at the time is approximately 200.

1994

New headquarters is constructed in Angleton, Texas. Number of employees is about 600.

1996

Benchmark acquires EMD Associates, located in Winona, Minn. Number of employees reaches about 1,000.

1997

Benchmark moves BHE to the New York Stock Exchange.

1998

Benchmark acquires the Lockheed Martin Commercial Electronics Company in Hudson, N.H. This adds a presence in the northeast U.S.

1999

Benchmark purchases AVEX Electronics, tripling its workforce to about 4,500 employees, and expanding Benchmark’s footprint throughout the Americas and Asia.

1999

Stratus Computer Holdings, in Dublin, Ireland, is acquired. Benchmark is now officially an international company.

2000

Revenues exceed one billion dollars.

2002

A new Benchmark facility is constructed in Suzhou, China. This would be the company's first step in developing a presence in Asia.

2002

Benchmark acquires ACT Manufacturing in Thailand, further growing its global footprint.

2007

With an acquisition of a former Quantum facility in Penang, Malaysia, Benchmark’s number of employees reaches about 10,000.

2007

Benchmark purchases Pemstar. This bolsters Benchmark’s already-strong engineering skills and adds several more plants in the Americas, Europe and Asia.

2008

To better serve its customers in the Asian market, Benchmark expands its Suzhou facility.

2009

Benchmark acquires assets from Oviso Manufacturing. Benchmark’s Precision Technologies is now in four locations.

2009

Benchmark expands its Romanian operation to a new 100,000 square-foot facility.

2010

Benchmark acquires facilities and assets to expand Precision Technology capabilities in Penang, Malaysia, and in the Singapore, Woodlands location.

2011

Benchmark celebrates its 25th anniversary as a company.

2013

The acquired EMS segment of CTS is strategically focused on complex, high-mix and low-volume manufacturing in the industrial, aerospace & defense, medical and communications markets.

2013

This acquisition extends Benchmark's capability to deliver complete manufacturing services and solutions to support the entire life cycle of complex products across all of Benchmark's served markets.

2015

The acquisition of Secure Technologies deepens Benchmark’s engineering capabilities and enhances the organization's ability to serve customers in the highly regulated industrial, aerospace and defense markets.

2016

Benchmark Electronics cofounders and retired board members celebrate the company’s 30th anniversary milestone at the Angleton, Texas, headquarters.

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