Company Overview

GIGAVAC was founded in 2002 by a small group of individuals who sought to launch a company with customer service as the cornerstone. The original tag line, Today’s Experts in High Voltage Relays, was a testimony to the decades of experience in the engineering design, manufacturing, and application service of sealed switching products brought to the company by its founders.

Opening the doors of a modest facility on March 31, 2003 GIGAVAC established a center for operations including the testing and shipping all GIGAVAC products. At that time the original product line of high voltage relays was manufactured at our partner owned and operated company in the PRC. The GIGAVAC product offering also included a line of high voltage and RF reed relays private labeled for GIGAVAC.  Sales soon grew allowing GIGAVAC to manufacture more products at their California facility.  This growth also allowed GIGAVAC engineering to focus on using their expertise to develop a new technology tackling the challenges of high power switching in a sealed contactor.  The result is the patented EPIC line of sealed contactors introduced in late 2006.

Fueled by sales growth GIGAVAC moved to a new facility in July 2008.  Over the next four years GIGAVAC witnessed continued sales growth in both high voltage relays and reed products.  The most dramatic growth was in contactors.  The line of products expanded to include GX industrial contactors, MX contactors for military applications, and sensing contactors for advanced applications. GIGAVAC’s sealed switching expertise soon included the GV series using new patented technologies for lower cost sealing.  In addition, the HX series was introduced to address the increasing voltage requirements of various electrification applications.  GIGAVAC was acquired by Sensata Technologies in late 2018.  With the backing of a multinational publically traded company, access to additional engineering resources, and global market and distribution channels, the sky's the limit for GIGAVAC!