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Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS)

When you see those three words, what does it mean to you? Do you think about large factories and sophisticated manufacturing equipment? Or of complex technology found in medical devices, aerospace, defense or industrial products? Supply chains, logistics and fulfilment? At Vanguard, we think EMS is all about SERVICE. We are in a service business, period. Even with Vanguard's state of the art technology, vast manufacturing capability, and leading-edge information tools, we wake up every day thinking about how best to serve our customers, suppliers, and the communities in which we live.

Vanguard specializes in:

•  Printed circuit board assembly (PCBA)

•  Higher Level Assembly (HLA) with complete product assembly & test

•  Test development

•  Finished goods inventory programs

•  Component and product traceability

•  Build to Order and Configure to Order

•  Service and Repair



Vanguard EMS is the electronics manufacturing services (EMS) supplier of choice for leading-edge companies in the medical, aerospace, defense, industrial and communication segments in the Western U.S.

Founded in 1988 as Laughlin-Wilt Group, the company grew steadily until it was sold to Viasystems in late 2000. In early 2003, Bill Winther and Floyd Sutz purchased the company and named it Vanguard EMS to represent the customers we align with and serve.

Today, we are excited to offer customers the very best in a true manufacturing partnership, always striving to help our customers succeed over the long-term. We hope you will visit our 77,000 square foot facility where you can witness first-hand how working with Vanguard can improve your results.

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SMARTer Manufacturing™

Vanguard has created a proprietary manufacturing execution system that is unparalleled in the EMS market.

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Test Capabilities

Vanguard is proud of our history and vast capability in developing creative test solutions for our customers.

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Vanguard EMS Video Tour

Vanguard has created a video to help give you an intimate look at our operations.

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