SOURCE: NKK Switches

July 08, 2008 14:27 ET

NKK Switches Launches Vastek Printing and Assembly Division

Specialized In-House Division Receives ISO Certification

SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(Marketwire - July 8, 2008) - NKK Switches, the world's leading designer and manufacturer of innovative electromechanical switching devices, today announced the formal launch of operations for its Vastek division, which is focused on in-house printing and assembly solutions for microelectronics, electromechanical and mechanical solutions. In addition, the division which was formed last year received ISO 9001:2000 certification.

Vastek began as an offshoot of NKK's exclusive in-house printing and assembly offerings, a solution the company has provided to customers since 1987. Vastek offers the customized services of a full contract manufacturing company providing a wide variety of printing and assembly solutions to its varied customers within and outside of NKK, including laser etching, pad printing, screen printing, mechanical assembly, electronic assembly and electromechanical assembly, including cables and wire harnesses.

"Vastek's diverse printing and assembly capabilities, certified facilities, equipment and expertise allows us to print and assemble almost any material, product shape or quantity required by our customers in the United States," said Bill Lindner, general manager of the Vastek division. "Finding a responsive printing and assembly firm with this sort of experience and reputation for quality is difficult. Vastek brings with it 21 years of experience that gives unprecedented insight to continually improve on the trusted and skilled service we provide to customers."

With its focus on quality, Vastek applied for and received ISO 9001:2000 certification this year. This distinction joins a myriad of other certifications and registrations that Vastek holds, including IPC 610D, IPC 620A, IPC Specialist, J-STD-001, UL Recognized for wire harnesses and ESD Trained.

"Achieving ISO certification demonstrates that Vastek is devoted to leading the industry in quality assurance and customer satisfaction," Lindner said.

Vastek services a diverse group of industry segments including electronics, computers, broadcast communications, medical, aerospace and transportation. The division is committed to meeting their customers' needs and to providing their employees with the systems, processes, equipment, training and education necessary to exceed customer expectations. Visit the Vastek Web site at

A leading designer and producer of electromechanical switches, NKK Switches offers one of the industry's most extensive selections of illuminated, process sealed, miniature, specialty and surface mount switches. It manufactures more than four million toggle, rocker, pushbutton, slide, rotary, DIP rotary, keypad and key lock switches. All switches are designed and manufactured to provide the quality and dependability that has made NKK the benchmark for reliability for over half a century.

NKK continues to lead the industry in responding to the needs of the marketplace with innovation, high reliability and a commitment to excellence. It provides environmentally safe products for its valued customers, including the myriad of issues that are covered under the RoHS directive. NKK maintains a complete network of qualified representatives and distributors through the United States, Canada, Central and South America, Europe and Asia.

Engineers who design the man-machine interface for their products rely on the broad product line, specialized design expertise and customer support of NKK Switches. For more information, contact NKK Switches, 7850 E. Gelding Dr., Scottsdale, AZ 85260. Phone: (480) 991-0942. Fax: (480) 998-1435. Visit the NKK Web site at

Contact Information

  • For more information, contact:
    Chris Walker
    (Connect Public Relations)

    Debbie Martin
    (NKK Switches)