Our Company

Company Facts

Our people have always sought a better way, from helping clients operate more efficiently to pioneering safer ways to fly. We have grown on the strength of the innovation of our people.

2016 Revenue

Last year, Kaman Corporation generated more than $1.8 Billion in revenue from continuing operations and continues to grow both organically and through acquisitions.


Kaman conducts business around the globe and has customers in more than 50 countries.

Business Segments

Since 1945, Kaman has been a leading innovator in the aerospace industry, serving commercial and military customers around the world. 

Kaman Aerospace Company Facts Chart
Aerospace Capabilities
Fixed Wing Programs
Rotorcraft Programs

Kaman's technical expertise and broad array of solutions have helped it grow to become one of North America's largest industrial distributors and system consultants.

Kaman Distribution Facts Sheet
Industrial Distribution Capabilities
Kaman Distribution Expands Service Capabilities
Engineering a building management system for cost savings
Our History
Our Founder, Charles H. Kaman

When our founder, Charles H. Kaman, entered the business of vertical flight, helicopters were unstable and difficult to fly. Never one to sit around, when Charlie Kaman had an idea or saw a need, he rolled up his sleeves and went to work.

History of Innovation Timeline

From the initial flight of the K-125 to the first unmanned helicopter, Kaman has always broken new ground in aerospace technology. This timeline traces how a company started on a shoestring budget evolved into a worldwide leader in the aviation industry and one of the country’s largest distributors of industrial parts.

Kaman Acquisition History

Over the past 70 years, Kaman has started, acquired and divested dozens of innovative businesses in fields ranging from aerospace and industrial distribution to music and scientific research.