Charles H. Kaman's helicopters achieved many breakthroughs, including the first gas turbine-powered helicopter, the first twin-turbine-powered helicopter, the first remotely controlled helicopter and the first all-composite rotor blade.
Our management team builds on Kaman’s history as a pioneer in developing aerospace and industrial distribution services that solve everyday challenges facing engineers and entrepreneurs who seek to discover a better way.
Kaman Aerospace had its origin in the founding of Kaman Aircraft Corporation in 1945 by helicopter pioneer Charles H. Kaman. Over the years, the company became known for its innovative rotary wing design concepts that have set records and achieved firsts.
Our Fuzing and Precision Products division works with a range of military and commercial clients on projects that include Missile and Bomb safing and fuzing; high precision LIDAR and Eddy-Current sensing; advanced defense aircraft data storage and retrieval; and other specialized services.
Kaman's Specialty Bearings & Engineered Products division manufactures specialty bearings for aviation, marine and other industrial applications for domestic and international customers.
Kaman Aerospace produces and markets widely used proprietary aircraft bearings and components; complex metallic and composite aerostructures for fixed and rotary wing aircraft; safing and arming solutions for missile and bomb systems; subcontract helicopter work; and supports the company's helicopters.
KIT offers more than 4 million items, including bearings, mechanical power transmission, electrical, material handling, automation and control, fluid power and MRO supplies to customers in virtually every industry.
KIT has locations in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico - all linked to a system that features the industry's most sophisticated, real-time information network to get our customers the products they need, when they need them.
Our comprehensive industrial distribution services include customer care, value-added services, documented savings, national account management, eProcurement, government services, and international services.
With seven divisions in the aerospace and industrial distribution markets, Kaman Corporation is a worldwide leader in the aviation industry and one of the country's largest distributors of industrial parts.
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Kaman is a publicly traded company with global headquarters in Bloomfield, CT. The company employs more than 5,000 people worldwide, operates from more than 250 locations, and has sales in excess of $1.6 billion.