The company was founded in 1987 with the acquisition of Bach Engineering (annual revenues of less than $3 million). In 1989, its primary competitor in the avionics business, EECO, Inc., was acquired and the name was changed to B/E Avionics. In April 1990, the company went public on NASDAQ, raising nearly $12 million. In 1992, the asset acquisition of PTC Aerospace, Inc. (seating products) and Aircraft Products Company (galley structures and inserts) transformed B/E Aerospace into a cabin interiors provider, and the company name was changed to B/E Aerospace, Inc.
Over the next 10 years, B/E Aerospace continued to acquire cabin interior equipment companies to strengthen its position as an interiors provider. In 2001, B/E Aerospace entered the distribution business with the acquisition of M&M Aerospace. In 2008, Honeywell’s Consumables Solutions business was acquired, creating one of the world’s leading distributors of aerospace fasteners and consumables, and providers of logistics services. In 2014, the Consumables Management Segment, consisting of B/E Aerospace’s aerospace distribution and energy services businesses, was spun-off to form KLX, Inc.
Thanks to a culture that champions tireless innovation, uncompromising performance, and strategic growth, B/E Aerospace has evolved into an industry leader with over 10,000 employees and more than 35 major facilities around the world.
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