Industry Article Update
From CB Radios to Cellular Antennas: How Benelec Plans to Keep its Edge
When systems analyst and programmer Marco Benchoam (pictured, centre) and his then-wife Cely started Benelec in 1978, they cashed in on the boom of CB radios by importing and distributing the first 23CH 27MHz CB’s and related accessories.
Marco’s son David (pictured, right), an electrical engineer and now General Manager, and his other son Roger, now the Technical Director, then joined the company around 1986 and 1992 respectively.
Again following demand, the family turned to antennas, selling products made by a local manufacturer, who they bought out in order to cut costs and manufacture their own …