Wesco Aircraft Hardware Corp.

  • Overview

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. The aerospace supply company also offers inventory management services.

Geographic Reach

The company has 42 operating locations in 12 countries, including in the US and Canada and across Europe.

Operations

Wesco claims the world’s widest inventory of aerospace parts (500,000 different stock keeping units, including hardware, bearings, tools, electronic components and machined parts).

Sales and Marketing

The company has more than 7,200 customers worldwide, and is an authorized distributor for major aerospace hardware manufacturers. Its customers range from leading aerospace OEM and their subcontractors, to MROs, ground support, and government purchasing entities.

Mergers and Acquisitions

In 2012, Wesco acquired Toronto-based specialty fastener distributor Interfast for $134 million. Wesco looked to the deal to accelerate growth in North America and Asia, strengthen relationships with a number of strategic aerospace customers, and allow Wesco to move into  new lines such as specialty industrial products.

Ownership

The company is the major operating subsidiary of Wesco Aircraft Holdings, Inc.

Company Background

Wesco was founded in 1953.

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.

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Wesco Aircraft Hardware Corp.


27727 Avenue Scott
Valencia, CA 91355-3909
Phone: 1 (661) 295-1414
Fax: 1 (661) 2950515
www.wescoair.com

STATS


  • Employer Type: Private
  • Chief Financial Officer; Executive Vice President: Gregory Hann
  • Chairman of the Board; President; Chief Executive Officer: Randy Snyder
  • VP Sales and Marketing: Hal Weinstein

Major Office Locations

  • Valencia, CA
  • Santa Clarita, CA