Kaman Aerospace Corporation

  • Overview

Kaman Aerospace is best known for its Super Seasprite (SH-2G) and K-MAX Aerial Truck helicopters, but it does much more than make maritime and large transport helicopters. The subsidiary of Kaman Corporation includes Kaman Aerospace and K-MAX Corporation. Its aerospace offerings include electro-optic devices (light detection and ranging systems), fuzes and safety systems (munitions safing and arming devices), aircraft components (wing structures, engine doors, and machined parts), rugged memory systems (disk and solid state), aerospace bearings (Kamatics), and non-contact position measuring systems (used to measure alignment, thickness, dimensions, pressure, and vibration).

Operations

Kaman Aerospace, part of Kaman Aerospace Group, comprises Brookhouse Holdings, Kamatics, Plastic Fabricating Company, and RWG Frankenjura. In late 2010 Kaman Aerospace Group acquired Global Aerosystems for approximately $20 million.

Sales and Marketing

Global Aerosystems provides engineering design analysis for a slate of blue chip customers, many of whom are also Kaman's, such as the Department of Defense and Boeing. Global Aerosystems also adds Kawasaki Heavy IndustriesMitsubishi Heavy Industries, and Bombardier to Kaman's roster, which already includes Lockheed MartinRaytheonSikorsky Aircraft, and Airbus.

Strategy

As a part of its strategy of expanding its product offering, product development, and concentrating on lean manufacturing techniques, the Kaman Helicopters Division of Kaman Aerospace Corporation continues to develop new unmanned air crafts.

In 2013, Kaman Specialty Bearings & Engineered Products, a subsidiary of the Aerospace Group, planned to open a new manufacturing facility in Höchstadt, Germany to accommodate Kaman’s RWG business. The Höchstadt facility is expected to be fully operational in 2014.

Financial Performance

Kaman Aerospace Corporation's parent company's aerospace segment revenue increased by 6% in fiscal 2012 compared to the previous fiscal period.

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Kaman Aerospace Corporation


1332 Blue Hills Ave
Bloomfield, CT 06002
Phone: 1 (860) 242-4461
Fax: 1 (860) 2437311
www.kamanaero.com

STATS


  • Employer Type: Subsidiary
  • Chairman, President and CEO: Neal Keating
  • Chairman, President and CEO: Neal Keating
  • SVP and CFO: Robert Starr

Major Office Locations

  • Bloomfield, CT