One of the challenges commonly encountered by an engineered products company of our size is adequately supporting our customers around the globe. This has become more of an issue over the past couple of years as many companies work on a single project simultaneously in multiple locations. It is not unusual now for an engineering team to be located in Northern California, Texas, India, and China, all working on different aspects of a project, but requiring quality engineering and supply support in each location.
Vanguard has had the extreme good fortune of working with the highest quality representatives and distributors around the world for many years. Long ago, we were on the cutting edge of establishing technically competent partners in nearly any location to support our customers. Domestically, many of our one dozen representatives have been our partners for nearly thirty years. A similar statement can be made of our 10 international partners spanning from Scandinavia to the Far East and Australia. We have established extensive production capabilities at our joint venture operation in Japan.
As the markets continue to grow, we continue to work with our partners to further expand our coverage.
In the meantime, we’d like to thank our partners for their excellent support, and encourage all of our customers and potential customers to take advantage of their outstanding applications skills.