Vernay Is Celebrating 75 Years Of Innovation!
August 19, 2021
August 19, 2021
It’s not common for a founder’s fingerprints to be all over the company he or she started some 75 years after the fact. But Sergius Vernet was not your typical entrepreneur, and the company he launched in 1946 still bears many of his hallmark traits – not the least of which involved his passion for social equity, curiosity and ingenuity.
This is the story of Vernay Laboratories Inc.
It all started modestly enough, back in the 1930s. A single, innovative product – a wax-filled thermostat used to control the temperature of internal combustion engines – propelled Vernet, a prolific young inventor, onto much bigger things.
Those initial sprouts of an idea eventually grew into Vernay Laboratories, now an 800-plus-employee, global company whose precision molded elastomeric products play a vital role in millions of automobiles, medical devices and consumer products. Today, the privately held firm manufactures more than 1 billion components per year, drawing from a library of more than 33,000 elastomeric materials and compound formulations.
Vernay Laboratories has been a technology leader in the design, development, and manufacture of customized flow-control components since its founding in 1946. The company also formulates its own compounds to address each specific application.
Vernay’s products play a vital role in millions of medical devices, automobiles, and consumer products. Today, the privately held firm produces more than 1 billion components per year, drawing from a library of more than 33,000 elastomeric materials and compound formulations. It operates five plants around the world, in the U.S., the Netherlands, Italy and China. For more information, visit www.vernay.com.