1979
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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
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IPO is issued for $8.75 a share on the American Stock Exchange, symbol BHE.

1990

Name is expanded to “Benchmark Electronics, Inc.”

1991
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New plant is opened in Beaverton, Ore. Number of employees at the time is approximately 200.

1994
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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
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Benchmark moves BHE to the New York Stock Exchange.

1998
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Benchmark acquires the Lockheed Martin Commercial Electronics Company in Hudson, N.H. This adds a presence in the northeast U.S.

1999
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Benchmark purchases AVEX Electronics, tripling its workforce to about 4,500 employees, and expanding Benchmark’s footprint throughout the Americas and Asia.

1999
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Stratus Computer Holdings, in Dublin, Ireland, is acquired. Benchmark is now officially an international company.

2000
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Revenues exceed one billion dollars.

2002
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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
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With an acquisition of a former Quantum facility in Penang, Malaysia, Benchmark’s number of employees reaches about 10,000.

2007
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Benchmark purchases Pemstar. This bolsters Benchmark’s already-strong engineering skills and adds several more plants in the Americas, Europe and Asia.

2008
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To better serve its customers in the Asian market, Benchmark expands its Suzhou facility.

2009
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Benchmark acquires assets from Oviso Manufacturing. Benchmark’s Precision Technologies is now in four locations.

2009
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Benchmark expands its Romanian operation to a new 100,000 square-foot facility.

2010
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Benchmark acquires facilities and assets to expand Precision Technology capabilities in Penang, Malaysia, and in the Singapore, Woodlands location.

2011
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Benchmark celebrates its 25th anniversary as a company.

2013
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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
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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
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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
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Benchmark Electronics cofounders and retired board members celebrate the company’s 30th anniversary milestone at the Angleton, Texas, headquarters.

2017
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Benchmark Electronics announces corporate headquarters relocation to Arizona.