If it weren't for Wesco Aircraft Hardware, airplanes would be falling apart at the seams. The company distributes a wide range of aerospace components, including bearings, fasteners, fittings, hardware, and installation tooling from a long list of suppliers. Wesco can ship components together as kits to simplify inventory control and to speed production operations. Its Airtechnics division distributes electro-mechanical and interconnect products for general, commercial, and defense aviation. It also offers inventory management services. Besides its California headquarters, Wesco Aircraft Hardware has regional offices in Canada, as well as throughout Europe. Founded in 1953, Wesco is a Carlyle company.
California-based aerospace hardware distributor Airtechnics was acquired in 2008 and integrated into Wesco as a division. The acquisition gave Wesco a solid platform in the aerospace market. In addition to interconnect (connectors) and electromechanical products (relays, switches, and circuit protection), Airtechnics also offers lamps and LED lighting products for the aviation industry.