ABOUT US

About Us
Vehicular Instrumentation Systems (VIS) products are trusted on the job every day in thousands of over-the-road trucks, off-highway vehicles, RVs, buses, military and specialty vehicles. VIS dashboard instruments and controls are preferred because of their proven reliability and for the way VIS partners with and supports its customers.

We Bring your Designs to Life
VIS works closely with OEMs to develop customized dashboard systems. Many customers view VIS as an extension of their own engineering teams. They have come to trust VIS’ strict design standards and dedicated project managers who keep projects on schedule. 

We Do Rugged Better
With 50 years of field experience in developing solutions for punishing vehicle applications, VIS has learned how to make its customers’ products more rugged and appealing to their customers. VIS uses construction-grade electronics, test to MIL spec, and validate designs for environment, EMI/RFI, and shock and vibration in its own vehicular electronics lab. Having this resource in house lets VIS validate designs at each step of development.

Custom Is Standard
The VIS design philosophy is to make standard products highly configurable, so its customers get the instrumentation they need without paying for custom tooling. That said, VIS will align its engineering experience and manufacturing know-how with customer input and ideas to develop totally unique designs and innovative product solutions.

We Manufacture Close to You
With facilities in North America, Latin America and China, VIS can provide superior delivery and manufacturing support. Its manufacturing capabilities include surface mount and automated soldering for both conventional and high-density printed circuit boards. Computerized test stations using vision technology provide fast, accurate, and efficient testing. 

Vehicle Information that Inspires
VIS never forgets that its instruments, gauges and displays are vital for the vehicle operators to do their jobs. Its customers include major OEMs from the commercial vehicle, construction, agricultural and military industries. Its products include graphical displays, message centers, LCD displays, light bars, modular instrumentation, and control/­display modules. It also makes bargraph panel meters for process control rooms, including 1E safety related products.

Vehicular Instrumentation Systems (VIS) is an industry leader. It is a unit of AMETEK Instrumentation and Specialty Controls Division, a world leader in the design and manufacture of precision instrumentation, controllers, and display systems. VIS adheres to ISO9001:2008 and ISO14001:2015 quality standards, utilizes Lean-Sigma manufacturing methodology, and is committed to customer satisfaction. 

VIS began in 1964 as a privately held company named Dixson that designed, manufactured and sold automotive and heavy truck gauges.  Dixson was acquired in 1995 by AMETEK, Inc., a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices. 

VIS is headquartered in Grand Junction, Colorado, and has manufacturing facilities in Reynosa, Mexico and Shanghai, China. Its global manufacturing footprint and an international network of distributors and representatives mean that customers can be confident in its manufacturing responsiveness and support.