For over 40 years, IMS has served as an industry leader providing component solutions and thick film innovations to our customers. By offering integrated areas of production, sales, engineering, quality and management under one roof we are well suited to serve our customers as a solutions provider. Our passion is solving all levels of challenges through creative and innovative component solutions, knowledge and experience. IMS has continued its growth through product innovation and meeting the demands of advanced technology. IMS is privately owned and dedicated to serving our customers and partners. We are headquartered in Portsmouth, Rhode Island with regional representation throughout the United States and Worldwide.
IMS is an ISO 9001:2008 certified company (and AS9100D pending). The ISO9001:2008 certification demonstrates IMS’ commitment to ensuring the highest level of operations and quality management standards and enables the company to continue to exceed customer expectations.
Our mission remains focused on providing passive component solutions with industry leading lead times, customer support and innovation.
In 1974, International Manufacturing Services, Inc. (IMS) was founded by former G. E. executive H. Henry Liiv and his wife Tiina. Using a small rented space as their first operational facility, the Liivs started manufacturing thick film products. In 1977 the initial IMS facility was built on one acre of land in rural Portsmouth, Rhode Island. In the years that followed, IMS has significantly expanded operations at their headquarters, celebrating 40 years on April 9, 2014.
Henry Liiv of International Manufacturing Services, Inc. (IMS) shows Portsmouth Town Council members a demonstration model of one of the company’s electronic products. The model was 200 times the size of the actual product. The council ultimately granted the company permission to build a plant on Schoolhouse Lane, which remains in operation today. This photo appeared in the March 31, 1977 issue of The Sakonnet Times.
IMS Innovation Through the Years