Looking back on our success.
B/E Aerospace has a long-standing heritage of over 100 years. Our real
history begins with a large investment group looking to purchase a business within a strong niche
market. In 1987, the firm acquired Bach Engineering, a leading manufacturer of passenger control
units for airline seats.
Within two short years, the group then purchased Bach's primary competitor,
EECO Avionics, which landed the company a 60 percent market share. The two acquisitions gave the
company its name, B/E Avionics.
The company then went public in April 1990, and shortly thereafter was renamed B/E Aerospace.
The market for cabin interior products was highly segmented, which made
diversification a natural option
for B/E Aerospace. The Company set out to compete on the basis of one-stop shopping and
integrated products. Today, B/E Aerospace is the global leader in interior aircraft
products and services.