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Verification and Calibration Services

ISO/IEC 17025:2017
Accreditation: AC-1402

Company Profile

Company Profile


VACS is a 100% Canadian owned and operated calibration laboratory and onsite calibrations service.  In business since 1980;  we have developed a strong business relationship with our clients across North America.

In 1994, VACS was the first in Canada to be accredited to ISO Guide 25 for Force Calibrations (ASTM E4 “Standard Practices for Force Verification of Testing Machines”). Since then, we have achieved the highest international accreditation, ISO 17025 “Competence of Calibration and Testing Laboratories”.

VACS Ltd. is accredited by the ANAB (ANSI National Accreditation Board).

ANAB is a signatory to the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) MRA ( In addition, ANAB has signed the Asia-Pacific Accreditation Cooperation (APLAC) and the Inter-American Accreditation Cooperation (IAAC) MRAs. APLAC and IAAC are two of the recognized regions of ILAC.

Over the years VACS has expanded its scope of accreditation to cover calibration fields in Force, Pressure, Torque, Hardness, Mass (Weights), Balances and Scales, Temperature, Humidity and Dimensional.

Copies of our ISO 17025 certificate and scope of accreditation can be viewed or printed from our web site at

VACS Ltd. has branches across Canada. Our technical staff are dedicated Metrologists with formal post secondary diplomas in Electrical, Hydraulic, Mechanical, Materials, Physics and Software Development technologies.

Derek Magee, CET
President and QA Manager