At BEA Americas, our team is inspired and empowered to provide advanced sensor solutions which help to grow a safe and convenient automated world. BEA is a world leader in developing sensors for the safety and activation of automated systems including pedestrian and industrial automatic doors, vehicle gates and barriers, transportation systems, security access control, and retail sensing applications.
Founded in Liege, Belgium in 1965, BEA has pioneered advances in sensing solutions for the automatic entrance market for more than 50 years and maintains a global presence today through its established group of regional operating companies. BEA Americas was founded in 1987 and serves an international customer base across North and South America from its US headquarters located in Pittsburgh, PA.
BEA Group is a subsidiary of Halma plc, a global group of life-saving technology companies that makes products for hazard detection and life protection dedicated to growing a safer, cleaner, and healthier future for everyone, everywhere. Halma plc is traded on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: HLMA) and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index.
Our corporate culture is based on five key values. These values are pillars of our company and we incorporate them into everything we do.
Around the world, BEA employs nearly 600 enthusiastic and talented people who invest their time, talent and energy into the advancement of the BEA brand. From engineering and production to sales and support, the BEA team is dedicated to bringing our customers the highest level of satisfaction, both with our products and the support they receive.
Since 2002, BEA has been a part of Halma, a global holding company headquartered in the United Kingdom. Halma-owned companies produce products and services for markets related to health, safety and environmental safety. BEA operates within the Infrastructure Safety Division of HALMA plc.
Founding of the company Bureau d’Electronique Appliquée by Fernand Van Genechten with the aim of developing electronic projects for industrial applications.
BEA received the Oscar for Exports by the Belgian government.
Founding of an American subsidiary: BEA, Inc. in Pittsburgh, USA
Founding of the B.E.R. (Belgian Electronic Research) department.
Founding of the first Asian subsidiary: BEA Electronics, in Beijing, China.
Founding of new Asian subsidiary: BEA Japan, in Tokyo, Japan.
Integration of BEA in the British HALMA Group
Founding of SENSORIO®, the department dedicated to markets outside the door business.
Founding of an industrial department for industrial doors.
ISO 9001: 2008 certification
BEA celebrates its 50th anniversary.