Founded in 1958, in Canoas / RS, the brothers Victor, Henrique, Arno and
their friend Carlos. Who was soon replaced by Gaston in the society.
The technological edge, which marks the company until today, emerged
with the audacious and inedited releases. Only two years after its
founding Selenium put on the market its first Tweeter, becoming the
brand of this type of transducer for its quality and technical
In the 60"ies, developed the first speaker for residential
use, and in the 70"ies the company moved to the city of Nova Santa Rita /
RS - Brazil In the 80"ies has entered the automotive market, prominence
quickly, sounding as well large environments, launching a line of
professional products. In the 90"ies the company is positioned in the
external market, with a subsidiary in the United States - Selusa, with a
sales office and logistics in Virginia and a distribution center in
California - on the east coast, the Selenium Europe, and an intense
operation in Asia, with Selenium China.
The brand has grown strongly in
the European, Asia, and also in Oceania markets. The products are
exported to more than 70 countries to equip some of the best touring
companies, sports stadiums, theaters, cinemas, concert halls, and one of
the major automakers like Renault. All this work has been recognized
for three consecutive years by PGQP (Gaucho Program Quality and
Productivity), one of the most important quality awards in Brazil.
1998, Selenium received the bronze trophy, in 1999 the silver trophy and
in 2000 the gold trophy. In 2006, Selenium consolidates its sonority as
a business major national industries in the sector, including being
recognized internationally for processes and products, whose quality and
performance allows the competition with major global players -
something unthinkable some time ago for national industries in the
sector. In June 2010 Selenium was bought by Harman International who
changed the Selenium brand to JBL Selenium and added all Selenium
products to its portfolio.