Among the longest operating companies in Belize, BEC has been serving customers for close to 150 years. Formerly Belize Estate and Produce Company Ltd, the company was incorporated in the United Kingdom in 1875. In its early years, core businesses included logging/sawmilling, harvesting of chicle, and insurance. And at one time it was the largest landowner in Belize. In 1983 the company was purchased by Bowen & Bowen, which separated the logging and sawmilling from the business, thus creating the Belize Estate Company as it is known today.
BEC is a multi-business transportation and logistics company with a broad and synergistic value chain. It operates in various markets through the following divisions: BEC Motors, Prime Motors, BEC Car Rental, NAPA Auto and Truck Parts, BEC Shipping, and BEC Trucking. And since 1899, BEC has proudly operated as the LLOYD’s agent in Belize.
BEC Motors, a member of the North American Dealer Association (NADA), is the most established and experienced dealership in the country of Belize.
BEC Fleet is Belize’s premier dealer in heavy duty trucks, commercial vehicles, and equipment. Whether requiring special-duty trucks, a distribution fleet, or transfer solutions for the tourism industry, BEC Fleet works with its customers to determine their proper vehicle or fleet specifications.
Serving Belize for over 25 years, NAPA Auto & Truck Parts (“NAPA”) is part of the NAPA network headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. As the largest automotive distributer in the world, the NAPA network spans over 6,000 stores, 17,000 NAPA Autocare Centers and carries over 500,000 quality parts.
The BEC Car Rental Division has been the Belizean franchise of Enterprise Holdings International (EHI) for the past five years. As the world’s largest Car Rental Company, EHI brands include Alamo Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental, and Enterprise.
The premiere shipping agents in Belize, BEC Shipping has been operating for over 70 years. As a provider for both ocean and air freight services, BEC Shipping brokers for Hapag-Lloyd, Colombo Marine, Salinas Freight Forwarders, Key International Freight Forwarders, Air & Sea Worldwide International and Caribbean Feeder Service.