Nor-Cal Products, now a division of Pfeiffer Vacuum Technology AG, has interesting origins that date back to 1948 when the company’s founder began manufacturing pumping stations for the dairy industry in far Northern California in the shadow of Mount Shasta. We love it here and invite you to visit us anytime!
Incorporation occurred in 1962 and fabrication of stainless steel flanges, fittings, and custom components began to exclusively serve the emerging vacuum science industry. With a strong knowledge of welding, machining, forming and cleaning stainless steel,
Nor-Cal Products quickly become the premier supplier to industrial equipment manufacturers, universities and national laboratories. Nor-Cal Products coauthored the specification for vacuum fittings at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory that became the standard for vacuum component manufacturers. In 1978, our first product catalog was released in a strong business
climate. Today, we remain a premier source for custom chambers, weldments and over 6000 standard components, offering one-stop shopping for almost every vacuum application. Our commitment to providing consistently high quality components and exceptional customer service continue to make us a preferred supplier for OEMs, and industrial and research end users.
We are a vacuum solutions provider and offer our vacuum science and industry expertise to the benefit of our customers’ production and research goals and timelines. During 1998, Nor-Cal Products began the design of downstream pressure control valves and controllers that could reduce time to pressure setpoint and increase tool throughput with over 100,000 control resolution steps and a 20x speed increase. The system was granted patents in 2004, 2005 and 2010 and remains critical to semiconductor manufacturers, OEMs, and other UHV applications. We continue to develop new component lines and services to serve the demands of the exciting and ever emerging applications that require vacuum components.
In 2007, a low-cost region manufacturing facility was established in Vietnam, allowing the Yreka manufacturing headquarters to focus on complex customs while offering great pricing on standard components. In 2019, in partnership with Pfeiffer Vacuum, we are proudly expanding our Vietnam manufacturing facility to over three times its current size to better serve our growing global customer base.Nor-Cal Products continues to increase its global investment and footprint as a leading supplier of chamber critical products and vacuum manufacturing technologies. We proudly support the vacuum science community through memberships and sponsorships to benefit the American Vacuum Society (AVS), Society of Vacuum Coaters (SVC), Association of Vacuum Equipment Manufacturers (AVEM) and Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI). Nor-Cal Products’ corporate office and manufacturing facility located in Yreka, California and will be undergoing expansions this year. Sales and service offices are located in San Jose, California; Nashua, New Hampshire; and across Europe, China, the Asia- Pacific, and Korea.
We look forward to serving you!