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 a state of the art facility in Huntington Beach, California. Vanguard has an additional 40,000 square foot manufacturing facility located in Mexicali, Mexico. Both facilities meet the highest defense and aerospace industry standards such as:

  • ITAR Compliant
  • DLA Authorized
  • MIL-PRF-27
  • AS9100 REV D
  • ISO 9001
  • 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.
Cultivate drive and innovation through empowering employees.
Promote a culture of continual improvement and excellence throughout the Company.



  • Center of Excellence for Space, Military, and High Reliability
  • Product Design, Research & Development
  • Full manufacturing and testing capabilities
    • MIL-PRF-27 / MIL-STD-981 / EEE-INST
  • Quick Turn Prototypes
  • Advanced Environmental Lab Supporting:
    • Thermal Shock Cycling
    • Life Testing
    • Mechanical Shock & Vibration
    • Corona Testing for High Voltage Applications
    • Pressurized Vacuum Chambers & Ovens
  • AS9100 Certified
  • ISO 9001 Certified
  • ITAR Compliant
  • Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism Certified
  • Authorized by Defense Logistics Agency for Qualification Testing
  • Qualification Testing
  • Failure Analysis
  • Class 100,000 Cleanroom
  • Full Machine Shop
  • Tool & Die Fabrication


Mexicali, mexico

  • Established manufacturing in Mexicali in 1968
  • Full manufacturing and testing capabilities
    • MIL-PRF-27 / MIL-STD-981 / EEE-INST
  • 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 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
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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 AS9100D Certified by DQS, Inc. 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 of Vanguard’s facilities have been rigorously certified and audited to the AS9100 requirements. This success is clearly identified in the certification – it includes the Huntington Beach location and the production facility in Mexicali, Mexico.
    • Vanguard’s QMS is certified and audited by DQS Inc. 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

Vanguard Electronics quality management system was first certified as ISO 9001 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. Vanguard’s stateside and offshore facilities are certified and audited to ISO 9001:2015 & AS9100D by DQS Inc.

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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.



(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


  • 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.
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  • 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 here.

REACH / SVHC Declaration

  • Vanguard Electronics is an environmentally responsible company and supports legislation aimed at protecting human health and the environment. Vanguard Electronics manufactures “articles” and as such is subject to the REACH provisions governing articles. All substances required to be registered by our suppliers have been registered or will be registered per the legislation. None of the “articles” or their packaging through normal and foreseeable conditions contain any substance intended to be released.
    • Based on review of information available from our suppliers and estimates of weight content, Vanguard Electronics reports that products manufactured and assembled in our factories do not contain greater than 0.1% weight (w/w) t of any Substance of Very High Concern (SVHC 191) as published on the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA),
  • We collect and review material safety datasheets (MSDS) for all preparations used in our processes and review the List of SVHC substances for new entries and continue to survey our supplier base for statements of compliance to REACH. The information certified here is based on reasonable inquiries made to our suppliers and represents our best knowledge of that content.
  • PDF Version available for download here.
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 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

Sales & 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

Here is what to expect:

  • 1Contact Vanguard Electronics at 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
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 ­

How to apply

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


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