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Who we are

The company

BEA is a leading manufacturer of sensing solutions for automatic doors systems. The company was founded in 1965 and its headquarters are located in Liège, Belgium. BEA also has offices in the United States, Japan and China and our products can be found across the globe.

Success within the pedestrian market and rapid advancements in technology has fueled BEA’s growth into new markets and we now also offer a complete line of access control, safety and security solutions for industrial-, security- and transportation-based segments.

Looking forward, BEA continues to design and develop solutions for new applications like vehicle and people counting solutions.

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Mission & values

In cooperation with the industry, BEA develops sensor solutions aimed at increasing the performance of automatic equipment and improving comfort and safety for the user.

In Asia, a diverse team of talents work with passion to develop innovative high-quality sensors aiming to improve safety, reliability and efficiency in People and Vehicle flow applications.

  • Teamwork
    one Team, one Direction
  • Innovation
    Shaping the future together
  • Empowerment
    Encourage decision-making
  • Respect
    For us, for our customers, for our stakeholders
  • Passion
    We are motivated to achieve out most ambitious goals

BEA People

Around the world, BEA, with a revenue of 140 Million €, 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.

Board of directors

  • Olivier De Boeck Managing Director
  • Ethel Yang Finance Director
  • Fred Wang Plant Director
  • Vivek Krishnan Marketing Director
  • Paul Liu R&D Director
  • Michelle Liu HR Director
  • Elmar Koch Chief Executive Officer
  • Christine Bruchet Chief Financial Officer
  • Pierre Gardier Chief Technology Officer
  • Laurent Sarlette Chief Marketing Officer (co-opted)
  • Véronique Giralt Chief Operating Officer
  • An Bomans Chief Human Resources Officer
  • Olivier De Boeck Managing Director Asia
  • Tim Blanke President America
  • Rocco Liradelfo Finance Director
  • Michel Pranic Sales Director
  • Sebastien Van Loo Head of R&D
  • Tim Blanke President
  • Tim Chiapetta VP of Business Development
  • Matt Veres Director of Finance
  • Jason Altman Director of Sales
  • SriRam Gopalan Director of Marketing
  • Susan Su Director of Engineering
  • Toni DeFigio Director of Human Resources
  • Lynn Dougherty Director of Operations

HALMA logo

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 Sensors Division of HALMA plc.


BEA History


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.


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