Vanguard ID Systems pioneered the Auto ID card manufacturing industry and remains its leading innovator. Vanguard partners with customers to identify additional marketing opportunities and create customized solutions. Vanguard provides award-winning, best-in-class custom printed bar coded, magnetic stripe and RFID cards and key tags. We back our product line with superior customer service, value-driven pricing and unparalleled data integrity. The company’s commitment to quality starts with Vanguard’s innovative product engineering process and continues on through manufacturing, customer service, end-user product experience, and the employee work environment.

Established in 1987, Vanguard ID Systems is headquartered in West Chester, Pennsylvania. Today, the company serves an extensive national and international customer base in a variety of vertical markets. Vanguard has produced and shipped more than 3 billion of the industry’s best-performing bar coded key tags to more than 38 countries. It is the only company in the industry that offers a five-year guarantee on its bar coded key tags.  

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Vanguard ID Systems surpasses a major milestone - one billion key tags manufactured
Vanguard ID Systems announced today that it has manufactured its one-billionth bar coded key tag. Twenty years after inventing the technology, Vanguard has surpassed this milestone, producing 1,020,118,000 key tags to date. Over that period, the increasingly ubiquitous accessory produced by the West Chester, PA based corporation has taken up residence next to house keys and car keys the world over. In fact, if you laid all of the key tags Vanguard has produced end to end, the resulting strand would produce a bar code that would encircle the earth one and two-thirds times.