Company

About US

Vanguard Electronics has been an industry leader for over 60 years in the design and manufacture of inductors and transformers. With a reputation for reliability in demanding environments Vanguard is a preferred supplier to major contractors in the Defense, Aerospace, Space, Medical, and Down-hole Oil & Gas industries.

Manufacturing, including MIL-STD-981 & other space level requirements, along with research & development, prototyping, and lab analysis are headquartered in the two Huntington Beach, California facilities. Vanguard has an additional 40,000 square foot manufacturing facility located in Mexicali, Mexico. All three facilities meet the highest defense and aerospace industry standards such as:

  • ITAR Compliant
  • DLA Authorized
  • MIL-PRF-27
  • AS9100 REV C
  • ISO 9001:2008
  • MIL-STD-981

Sample requests always get top priority and fast turnaround. Choose from a large offering of catalog parts or have parts made to your specifications.

Our Mission
High Reliability
Design and manufacture high ­reliability, defect­-free, competitively priced products that meet customer demands and delivery.
Innovation
Cultivate drive and innovation through empowering employees.
Excellence
Promote a culture of continual improvement and excellence throughout the Company.
Facilities
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CORPORATE HQ

HUNTINGTON BEACH

  • Full manufacturing and testing capabilities
    • MIL-PRF-27 / MIL-STD-981 / EEE-INST
  • Advanced Environmental Lab
  • ITAR Compliant
  • AS9100 REV C Certified
  • ISO9001:2008 Certified
  • Authorized by DLA to perform Qualification Testing
  • C-TPAT Certified - Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (Homeland Security)

SPACE & TECHNOLOGY FACILITY

HUNTINGTON BEACH

  • Full manufacturing and testing capabilities
    • MIL-PRF-27 / MIL-STD-981 / EEE-INST
  • Research and Development
  • ITAR Compliant
  • AS9100 Rev C Certified
  • Authorized by DLA to perform Qualification Testing
  • Class 100,000 cleanroom to manufacture, test, & inspect space level parts
  • Advanced Environmental Lab Supporting:
    • Thermal Shock Cycling
    • Life Testing
    • Mechanical Shock & Vibration
    • Corona Testing for High-Voltage Applications
    • Pressurized Vacuum Chambers & Ovens
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MANUFACTURING

Mexicali, mexico

  • Established manufacturing in Mexicali in 1968
  • Multiple manufacturing cells to meet unique program needs - flexible capability for small quantity lots (1 unit) to large quantity production runs (100,000+ units)
  • ITAR Compliant
  • Manufacturing License Agreement (MLA # Available Upon Request)
  • AS9100 Rev C Certified
  • Authorized by DLA to perform Qualification Testing
  • C-TPAT Certified - Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (Homeland Security)
  • Custom Header and Case Fabrication
  • See VE’s Capabilities Page
REPS AND CERTS
Vanguard Electronics is registered on SAM.GOV - System for Award Management. The overarching benefits of SAM include streamlined and integrated processes, elimination of data redundancies, and reduced costs while providing improved capability.  SAM provides instant access to Vanguard Electronics’ “Representations & Certifications” for current and prospective customers. For more information and access visit - www.SAM.gov
certifications

AS9100 REV C

Vanguard Electronics recognizes the importance of implementing and maintaining a quality management system that standardizes the way we do business to ensure success for our company, our customers and the programs we support in the Defense and Aerospace markets.  Vanguard’s AS9100 REV C certified Quality Management System is one of the building blocks to maintain the industry wide reputation of being a top supplier in the design and manufacturing of high reliability inductors and transformers.  

  • AS9100 Important Highlights
    • All three of Vanguard’s facilities have been rigorously audited and certified as AS9100 Rev C certified.  This is clearly identified in the certification - Huntington Beach locations and the production facility in Mexicali, Mexico
    • Vanguard’s QMS is audited by the most reputable and well known registrar - UL.  This ensures that not only is a quality management system in place, but that it is implemented and effective.
    • AS9100 certification established in 2009
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ISO 9001:2008

Vanguard Electronics quality management system was first certified as ISO:9001 back in 1999.  Since then we have continued to improve upon our processes and procedures to ensure that we are exceeding all of the necessary industry standards.  All of Vanguard’s facilities stateside and offshore are certified ISO:9001 & AS9100 by UL registrar.

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C­TPAT

Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism seeks to safeguard the world’s trade industry from terrorists, maintaining the economic health of the U.S. and its neighbors. Vanguard’s partnership with U.S. Customs and Border Protection develops and adopts measures that add security to shipments made to our customers.

Itar
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ITAR COMPLIANCE

(International Traffic in Arms Regulations)

  • Companies that make products on or for items on the USML (United States Munitions List) for defense related applications must register with the DDTC (Directorate of Defense Trade Controls)
  • DDTC registration does not carry with it any export rights or privileges.
  • In order to ship USML products to a foreign country, a company must obtain an export license (DSP-5) from the DDTC
  • In order to manufacture USML or defense related products outside of the United States, a manufacturing license (MLA) by the DDTC is required
  • Vanguard is registered with DDTC and has an active MLA for its Mexico operation
  • Companies are expected to understand and comply with ITAR
  • Non-compliance is considered to be a serious offense and is subject to prosecution by the U.S. State Department
  • To be in compliance, companies must ensure that their suppliers comply with ITAR
  • Vanguard fully complies with ITAR
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Conflict Minerals & Reach

CONFLICT MINERALS POLICY

  • The term “conflict mineral” means, as defined in 2010 United States legislation, Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, Section 1502(e)(4):
    • Columbite-tantalite (coltan), cassiterite, gold, wolframite, or their derivatives; or
    • Any other mineral or its derivatives determined by the Secretary of State to be financing conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo or an adjoining country.
    • (available at https://www.sec.gov/about/laws/wallstreetreform-cpa.pdf)
  • Vanguard Electronics recognizes our role as a responsible citizen of the electronic manufacturing community and we are committed to managing our suppliers to assure we are obtaining responsibly sourced materials from those suppliers.
  • Vanguard Electronics will exercise due diligence with relevant suppliers consistent with the applicable guidelines in the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) Code of Conduct.
  • Vanguard Electronics supports our customers who require documentation demonstrating our compliance with the Dodd Frank rule on Conflict Minerals.
  • Vanguard Electronics accepts our responsibility to provide information requested in the EICC and GeSI template to these customers who require it and to diligently collect accurate and complete sourcing information.
  • Vanguard’s Conflict Minerals Reporting Template is available upon request.

REACH / SVHC

  • REACH SVHC declaration
  • Based on review of information available from our suppliers and estimates of weight content:
  • Vanguard Electronics Company 17941 Brookshire Lane Huntington Beach, CA 92647
  • Reports that products manufactured and assembled in our factories do not contain greater than 0.1% weight (w/w) threshold of any Substance of
  • Very High Concern - SVHC 151 updated 17 December 2014 as published on the European Chemicals Agency and available for viewing at this URL: https://echa.europa.eu/web/guest/candidate-list-table
  • In addition, products manufactured in our factories do not contain any of the following:
    • Asbestos
    • Radionuclide
    • Substance capable of depleting the ozone layer
  • The content information certified here is based on reasonable inquiries made to our suppliers and represents our best knowledge of that content.
Counterfeit Detection
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Counterfeit Detection

Counterfeit Electronic Parts; Avoidance,

Detection, Mitigation, and Disposition

Vanguard Electronics takes the threat of counterfeit parts very seriously. To combat this threat, Vanguard has procedures established to prevent the purchase and/or use of counterfeit parts, which are detailed in Vanguard’s AS9100 Rev C Certified Quality Management System. The procedures meet the requirements of the AS5553A Standard for Counterfeit Electronic Parts, Avoidance, Detection, Mitigation, and Disposition.

For more information, please contact your dedicated account manager or email support@ve1.com

Sales & Support

SALES & TECHNICAL SUPPORT

Vanguard Electronics understands the importance of developing partnerships with each of our customers to ensure company and program success. To support these partnerships, Vanguard has established key functions to facilitate the highest quality of service.

  • Quick responses on all inquiries to get you the information you need, when you need it
  • Prototypes & Samples
    • Expedited delivery on prototypes and samples

NEED DESIGN SUPPORT?
Here is what to expect:

  • 1Contact Vanguard Electronics at sales@ve1.com or call 714.842.3330
  • 2Submit your design request via email or the website ­to help with the design­-in process, please feel free to use one of our worksheets located on the customs product page.
  • 3An account manager will acknowledge your request within 24 hours
  • 4Vanguard Engineering will review the design request and proceed with asking any necessary clarifying questions or provide an outline drawing for your approval
    • a. Outline Drawing -­ an Auto­CAD drawing including the mechanical dimensions and electrical
  • 5Once you approve the outline drawing, we can proceed with providing you a quotation on the quantities needed now or in the future
  • 6Account manager submits the quotation for your review
  • 7Approval for free or paid samples (depending upon complexity of design and availability of materials)
  • 8Proceed with expedited sample build and ship parts within 2-4 weeks
Careers
Vanguard Electronics is always looking to add new team members to help fuel its continued success as a premier global source for high-reliability magnetic components. We are an equal opportunity employer with a thriving and diverse workforce.

Current Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in joining Vanguard Electronics! Even though we have no opportunities listed at this time, please submit your resume to careers@ve1.com. ­

How to apply

Please send your resume to careers@ve1.com with the title you are applying for in the subject line.

Benefits

Vanguard Electronics offers a generous benefits package to full-­time team members. Some of these benefits include: ­

  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental & Vision Insurance
  • Chiropractic Care
  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan with a generous company match
  • Paid Vacations
  • Paid Holidays