Over 50 Years
Since 1968, Wamco has quickly grown to become the world leader in advanced light technologies, lighting solutions and components. Since the beginning, we have been proudly serving the military, defense, aerospace, industrial, and medical industries.
A Family Company
A privately-owned and operated family company, Wamco's core ideology has always been based on our founder's personal values and ethics. While always maintaining a solid business approach and highly competitive entrepreneurial spirit, Wamco values and promotes personal growth and relationships in ensuring continued success for years to come. In fact, these values are respected so much that long-term relationship building and business synergy takes precedence over short-term goals.
The values and principles listed below are instilled in every member of the Wamco family and highly evident in our daily interactions with not only our customers and partners, but with each other.
To provide world-class customer service
To be part of a team that continually brings progress and leadership to the industry
To work within a team environment where everyone is working towards a common goal, where continuous improvement and change are common place
To treat our customers and each other with utmost respect
To create an equal-opportunity workplace
To maintain our strong dedication to family values in promoting the success and well-being of all our employees and their families
Wamco is established and begins selling Oshino Sub-Miniature lamps under an exclusive partnership.
Wamco introduces a new product line of Sun Light Readable direct view filament incandescent displays (KW).
Wamco becomes the largest supplier of cockpit lighting for both military and commercial aircraft in the United States.
Wamco introduces the first Night Vision compatible filter for incandescent lighting
Wamco becomes the largest supplier of Sub Miniature lamps for backlighting of General Motors radios and air controls
Wamco acquires Refac line of incandescent displays from ThreeFive Corp
Wamco introduces their "WL" lighted product line to the commercial airline market
Wamco forms exclusive deal with Dentsply to supply a Wamco-patented LED curing light for the dental market; the first LED light in the industry
Wamco introduces Booted SMT LED product line to the aerospace industry
Wamco completes expansion of its US manufacturing capabilities, adding 10,000 square feet
Wamco acquires Micro Lamps
Wamco introduces new LED Energy Star approved product line
Wamco acquires Lamptronix Co., Ltd.
Wamco moves to its new location in Irvine, California, adjacent to John Wayne Airport
Wamco celebrates 50 years in business.
Wamco continues to source new technologies and solutions to ensure continued growth and success for our customers and our company