Velvac Incorporated is a leading manufacturer and supplier of components
to the truck, recreational and specialty vehicle industries. Opening
its doors in Detroit, Michigan in 1934 as the Vacuum Power Equipment
Company, the corporate name was changed to "Velvac" in 1940 to
encompass its Velvet Vacuum Brakes brand. The year 1947 saw another change
Velvac, this one being a physical move from Detroit to Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
years later, the company relocated to an industrial park in a community
just minutes west of downtown Milwaukee called New Berlin. The next major
corporate move came in September 2000 when Velvac announced the phasing
out of its manufacturing and assembly operations in New Berlin and the
beginning of operations in Mexico. Today Velvac is a multinational company
and primary warehouse based in New Berlin and a full scale manufacturing,
state-of-the-art powder coating and assembly facility located in Reynosa,
Mexico. In addition, well-stocked remote warehouse locations near Los
Angeles, Dallas and Toronto ensure fast delivery of complete stock parts
in North America.
Along with its progressive physical moves, Velvac's
product line also expanded over the years and now includes over 3000
popular vehicle components.
The Velvac wide angle mirror system is recognized as the industry standard
by walk-in van manufacturers and delivery fleets, and its recreational
vehicle mirror division services over 90% of the RV market's OEMs. As
supplier to truck equipment and RV aftermarkets as well as heavy truck,
recreational and specialty vehicle OEMs, Velvac continually upgrades
and expands its operations and quality systems to improve customer satisfaction
and the reliability of its broad product line while developing and manufacturing
innovative new products to meet customers' changing needs. Coupling those
ideals with the written guarantee behind every component offered gives
full picture of what Velvac stands for.