|1965||Founding of the company Bureau d’Electronique Appliquée by Fernand Van Genechten, with the aim of developing electronic projects for industrial applications.|
|1972||VG017: the first product in a range of microwave Doppler sensors for door operating systems .|
|1985||BEA is awarded the Oscar for Exports by the Belgian government.|
|1987||Founding of an American subsidiary: BEA, Inc. in Pittsburgh, USA.|
|1988||Founding of the B.E.R. (Belgian Electronic Research) research department.|
|1992||CD: New range of opening sensors equipped with a microprocessor and a digital treatment of the signal.|
MAGIC SWITCH: contactless microwave switch.
It is particularly suitable for sterile areas such as operating theatres and for applications in the retail, pharmaceutical and chemical industries.
EAGLE: revolutionary technology: a range of very small, remote-controlled sensors with a planar antenna.
ISO 9001 : 1994 certification
|1998||Founding of the first Asian subsidiary: BEA Electronics, in Beijing, China.|
|1999||ACTIV8: the first sensor to combine opening and safety functions, reuniting the best two technologies to offer comfort and safety to the users of automatic doors.|
Development of intelligent communication between the door controller and the sensor.
BEA receives the Global Export Award from the region of Wallonia.
FALCON: opening sensor for industrial doors. In the unidirectional mode it can detect the motion direction, filter pedestrians detect vehicles driving toward the doors.
Founding of a South American subsidiary: BEA Brazil, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Founding of the second Asian subsidiary: BEA Japan, in Tokyo, Japan.
Founding of the third Asian subsidiary: BEA HK Ltd, in Hong Kong.
|2002||Integration of BEA in the British HALMA Group.|
|2003||ISO 9001: 2000 certification.|
4SAFE: new generation of safety sensors for swinging and revolving doors.
Size, precision and stability of safety zone are increased.
|2007||Founding of SENSORIO®, the department dedicated to markets outside the door business.|
Founding of an industrial department
CONDOR, combined sensor for industrial doors.
|2009||Launch of a range of products based on LASER technology applied to automatic pedestrian and industrial doors.|
ISO 9001 : 2008 certification
BEA celebrates its 45th anniversary!
|2012||IXIO: New dual technology sensor for safety & opening sliding doors|