about vlier


Founded by Blaine Vlier and William Coop in 1943 in Burbank, California, Vlier Products initially supported American efforts in World War II, engineering parts for use in the manufacturing military build-ups of bombers, fighter planes and battleships. In 1949, after the war ended, the company’s American ingenuity created what would become its flagship product, the Vlier Pin. Designed to fixture small parts in tight, compact spaces, Vlier Pins have perfected many manufacturing lines and products.

Today, our parts—including spring plungers, mechanical components, quick release and leveling devices—are found in military aircraft, the space station, credit card readers, surgical instruments, rollercoasters and high-speed rail. The application of our products is near limitless.

Vlier Products’ success can be tied to the precision engineering of each of the over 3,300 standard parts offered in our extensive catalog. In addition to meeting demands on time and on budget, Vlier holds ISO:9001 and AS9100 certifications, internationally recognized Quality Management Systems that hold the company to first-rate quality standards and give assurance to customers of this quality.