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Our History

  • 1979
    1994 - angleton-sepia

    Founded in Clute, Texas as a manufacturing subsidiary to Intermedics. The company specializes in low-volume, complex assembly of medical products, operating under Electronics, Inc.

  • 1986

    Looking to the future, Electronics, Inc. management buys out the company from Intermedics.

  • 1990
    Benchmark Joins American Stock Exchange

    We expand our name to Benchmark Electronics, Inc., and our IPO is issued for $8.75 a share on the American Stock Exchange (BHE).

  • 1991
    Benchmark’s Plant specialized in Motion Control Engineering opened in 1991

    With approximately 200 employees, we open a brand-new plant in Beaverton, Oregon.

  • 1994

    Benchmark’s new headquarters is constructed in Angleton, Texas. In 3 years, we triple the number of employees who call Benchmark home!

  • 1996

    After acquiring EMD Associates, located in Winona, Minnesota, we expand to nearly 1,000 employees.

  • 1997
    Benchmark moves to the New York Stock Exchange

    Benchmark moves BHE to the New York Stock Exchange.

  • 1998
    Lockheed Martin Commercial Electronics Company

    Benchmark acquires the Lockheed Martin Commercial Electronics Company in Hudson, New Hampshire, giving us a presence in the northeast United States.

  • 1999
    AVEX Electronics

    We gain two more acquisitions and triple our workforce once again to 4,500 employees! With AVEX Electronics’ footprint in the Americas and Asia and Stratus Computer Holdings’ headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, Benchmark is now an international company.

  • 2000
    Benchmark’s Revenue experts in rapid prototyping technology

    With a new millennium comes a new milestone: Our revenues exceed one billion dollars!

  • 2002
    Benchmark facility in Suzhou, China

    Further solidifying a presence in Asia, we construct a new Benchmark facility in Suzhou, China, and acquire ACT Manufacturing in Thailand.

  • 2007
    Quantum facility Expert  in Mechatronic Solutions

    In another year of expansion, we gain two more acquisitions – a former Quantum facility in Penang, Malaysia, and Pemstar – bolstering our engineering skills and adding plants around the globe. Benchmark’s number of employees doubles to nearly 10,000!

  • 2008
    Miniaturization of Electronics and Design for Manufacturability

    To better serve our customers in Asia, we expand our Suzhou facility.

  • 2009
    Design for Manufacturability

    After acquiring assets from Oviso Manufacturing, Benchmark’s Precision Technologies is now in four locations. We also expand our Romanian operation to a new 100,000 square foot facility.

  • 2010
    Aerospace Manufacturing and Design

    Benchmark acquires facilities and assets to expand Precision Technology capabilities in Malaysia and Singapore.

  • 2013
    Electronic Manufacturing Services
    Benchmark acquires the EMS segment of CTS to focus on complex, high-mix, and low-volume manufacturing in the industrial, aerospace & defense, medical and communications markets
  • 2013
    Electronic Manufacturing Services

    The acquisition of Suntron allows us to deliver complete manufacturing services and solutions to support the entire lifecycle of complex products across all of our served markets, becoming the one partner solution we are today.

  • 2015
    Industrial Material Handling Equipment

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

  • 2017
    Defense Engineering Services in  Arizona

    Benchmark Electronics announces corporate headquarters relocation to Arizona.

  • 2018
    RF Circuit and Miniaturization of Electronics

    Our Benchmark Lark RF Technology business unit moves into the new RF and High-Speed design Center of Innovation in Phoenix, Arizona.

  • 2019
    Benchmark in Arizona Industrial Material Handling Equipment

    Our new home is ready! Benchmark moves into the new Headquarters in Tempe, Arizona.

  • 2020

    Benchmark adds a new manufacturing location in Phoenix, Arizona.

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