Banner Industries Signs Partnership Agreement with VAT in the Semiconductor Fab Market

February 1, 2017

It is with great pleasure that Banner Industries announces a partnership with VAT effective February 1, 2017, focused on providing superior value to the semiconductor fab market. VAT is a recognized industry leader in vacuum valve technology whose products are used to produce the most innovative tools, devices, and instrumentation for industries such as semiconductor, LED, flat panel display, and solar.

Since the company was founded in 1965, VAT has focused single-mindedly on vacuum valve technology, which has earned them their position as an industry leader today. They offer the widest range of vacuum valves in the business with more than 1000 standard products, but also work with customers to produce special valves and integrated valve systems.

VAT is an international company headquartered in Switzerland with strong global representation from North America to Europe to Asia. Their international teams work in collaboration to enrich innovations in research and development, streamline improvements to product development, and inform strategies for market intelligence. This global footprint ensures that VAT products are developed with the future of the industry in mind and always with a focus on quality and long-term guaranteed service.

“VAT’s dedication to innovation and engineering excellence coupled with Banner Industries’ value-added distribution services is a combination that is surely slated for success,” says Nigel Wenden, President at Banner Industries. “The strategic partnership takes advantage of each company’s strengths – first class vacuum valves from VAT and deep-rooted customer relationships from Banner Industries – with the added benefit of joint marketing and sales operations. Our technical sales team strives to provide end-users with the best possible product for their application and it doesn’t get any better than VAT.”

“VAT is very excited about our new partnership with Banner Industries,” says Tom Murphy, President at VAT. “This partnership is a natural fit, combining Banner’s extensive footprint, experienced staff and excellent customer service with VAT’s quality products. With this new partnership, we look forward to providing our customers with a strong value proposition of quality products, local availability and world-class customer service.”

VAT products are an excellent fit with Banner Industries’ current portfolio adding synergy to benefit both our partners and customers.

About Banner Industries

Banner Industries is a privately held company and leader in flow component distribution for high purity and industrial manufacturing. Our complete synergistic product line and expert technical team enable us to serve a number of diverse industries including semiconductor, life sciences, pharmaceutical, solar and associated markets. Led by CEO, Bud Richard, Banner Industries collaborates with partners and customers to find solutions that improve productivity and profitability.

Banner Industries products are distributed through our 12 locations in the U.S. and Asia Pacific. For additional information, visit our website at

Tina Cipara
Marketing & Communications Manager

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