A look back into the history of the company shows a solid business based on natural growth. From the moment the company was founded in 1931, the customer has always come first. At their location in Berlin, Germany, the company first started producing rectifiers to meet the growing need of the radio industry. Soon to follow, carbon film resistors were in production.
In 1974, the company relocated to Heide, Germany. A part of Philips Components until 1999, Philips divested the passive components business to allow the formation of BCComponents. Vishay acquired BCComponents in 2002.