The History of Becker
The history of Becker is almost like the history of the car radio itself. With humble beginnings in 1945, Becker has now become one of the leading suppliers for prestige vehicles in the world. Brands such as Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Porsche and Ferrari select Becker as one of their main OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) suppliers for car audio and now car entertainment and navigation systems.
Early Becker radios.
Becker was started by Max Egon Becker and made its first radio in 1945. It was an aircraft radio receiver and was soon followed by car radio in 1948, one of the earliest on the market. They were being fitted standard into Mercedes cars by 1949. Over the years Becker have had many industry firsts.
Becker is very technologically orientated. They are one of the most up-to-date and advanced car sound systems one is likely to come across. While the actual number of products in the range may not be large, they certainly fulfil most needs in the area of high end and will perform brilliantly. By specialising on a few models nothing is left to chance. Every model is a superb performer and built exceptionally well.
Why the name Mexico? If you look at most of the Becker model names, such as Avus, Silverstone, Monaco and Imola, you will of course notice that the are all related to motor sport. Max Egon Becker was involved with motor sport and this carried over into the model names, still in use today.
A Timetable of Becker History
The first Becker, the Aerophon.
Inside the Becker Mexico.
Becker Mexico 860 CD Radio
Becker radio and speaker collection.
Something old...something new.