VACCO Industries is a leading designer and manufacturer of specialty valves, filters and advanced fluid control products—offering innovative engineered solutions to critical missions for defense, space, and commercial markets. Fully committed to Premier Customer Service, VACCO strives to ensure mission success.
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- Industry Type:
- Aerospace & Air Transport
- Market Focus:
- Globally (various continents)
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This company also provides solutions for other industrial applications.
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For nearly 60 years, VACCO has been serving the defense, space and commercial markets with extensive engineering experience and continuous collaboration.
From the unforgiving conditions of the deep seas to the demanding elements of deep space, VACCO supports many of the world’s most critical programs and platforms for aircraft, filtration, navy and space with our guiding values:
- Innovative solutions
- World-class quality products
- Premier Customer Service
- On-time delivery
- Competitive price
Through investment in our employees, facilities and continuous improvement of processes, our highly skilled workforce is able to design and manufacture affordable, high quality products, while incorporating the latest proven technology.
VACCO Industries Mission
To provide the highest quality, best value products and services to our customers in the global Aerospace, Defense and Commercial markets.
To grow our business, provide an excellent place to work, and ensure an above average return to our shareholders.
VACCO was founded in 1954 as Vacuum and Air Components Company of America to design, develop and manufacture high performance valves. In the early years, the company was there to meet the demands of the swiftly rising missiles industry, manufacturing a variety of valves for cryogenic, high pressure and other chemicals and propellants required for missile fueling and
In the 1960s, the company shortened its name to VACCO Industries. When rapid growth hit the space industry, VACCO was there to support it by developing innovative products, like the unique etched disc filter for precision, high performance filtration of propellants used on board satellites and space vehicles.
VACCO also continued developing and manufacturing new valve designs for the space industry in the ‘60s. In fact, VACCO manufactured well over 50,000 components ranging from small filters and valves aboard the Gemini and Apollo crew capsules’ RCS systems to giant valves used for fueling the Saturn 5 rockets.
In 1983, VACCO was acquired by Emerson Electric and in 1990 six Emerson subsidiaries, including VACCO, formed ESCO. Today, VACCO is a subsidiary of ESCO Technologies Inc. (NYSE: ESE).
Over the years, VACCO’s extensive research and development has diversified the company’s products to better serve our customers. In 2000, VACCO acquired the space and select aircraft operations of Eaton/Consolidated Controls (El Segundo, CA) to increase business volume and capacity of the aerospace product line. Expansion continued in 2001 with the acquisition of the Fairchild Stratos (Manhattan Beach, CA) product line from Orbital Sciences Corporation.
To grow its filtration product line, VACCO acquired the assets of Wintec, LLC in 2007.
With each acquisition, VACCO ensured that the majority of the employees and all the trade knowledge base came with it in order to continue support of the acquired products.
Today, VACCO is a leading designer and manufacturer of world-class quality products that include:
- Specialty valves
- High-tech filters
- Advanced fluid controls
- Critical-quiet technology
VACCO Industries started in a small building in Los Angeles, CA in 1954. Today, the company is headquartered in South El Monte, CA on a four-building campus. In 2006, VACCO expanded its operations to Huntsville, AL to include additional Sales and Engineering teams, plus specialized Product Design and Development.
VACCO’s facilities provide a full-service operation:
- Research & Development
- Supply Chain
- Machine Shop
- Assembly & Test
- Quality Assurance
- FAA/JAA Certified Overhaul Facility
- U.S. Navy Logistics Customer Support
- Program Management (EVMS)
VACCO is fully committed to supporting aircraft, filtration, navy and space product lines, and ensuring customer satisfaction and mission success.
VACCO Industries is certified to the ISO 9001:2008 and AS9100:2009 standards—including design. With this certification, VACCO continues to advance our systems to meet and exceed all mission-critical requirements that our aerospace and defense customers demand.
Certification to the latest standards further demonstrates VACCO’s commitment to Premier Customer Service, and upholds our position as a cutting-edge partner to the aerospace and defense industries. The revised standards have important new requirements that include risk mitigation and project management, while stressing the importance of organizational performance and ensuring the effectiveness of VACCO’s key processes.
As an AS9100C certified company, the products and services you require from VACCO are produced using the highest certified business management system in the aerospace and defense industries.
Performance Review Institute (PRI) / NADCAP has certified VACCO’s internal welding and liquid penetrant inspection processes. In addition, we have various Level 2 and Level 3 certified non-destructive testing (NDT) personnel in-house and on-contract for liquid penetrant and radiographic testing capabilities.
VACCO always strives to meet and exceed our customers’ stringent requirements as the aerospace and defense industries continually evolve. Ingrained in the VACCO culture and at the forefront of all our decisions—quality is an integral component to the design and manufacture of the products and services we provide our customers.