Kaman Acquires Parker-Hannifin Aircraft Wheel & Brake Division

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Source: Kaman Corporation announcement

BLOOMFIELD, Conn.– Kaman Corporation (NYSE:KAMN) announced it completed the acquisition of the Parker-Hannifin Corporation Aircraft Wheel & Brake Division on September 16, 2022.

Aircraft Wheel & Brake has been a trusted provider of mission-critical wheel and brake technology products and solutions for more than 80 years. With a strong OEM and aftermarket portfolio supporting more than 100 platforms, Aircraft Wheel & Brake specializes in wheels, brakes and related hydraulic components for helicopters, fixed-wing and UAV aircraft.

It has long-standing global relationships with leading military and general aviation customers providing customized proprietary designs, protected by intellectual property.

Aircraft Wheel & Brake operates out of one centralized facility in Avon, Ohio, providing a full suite of capabilities including design, development and qualification, as well as manufacturing, assembly, product support and repairs.

“We are excited to welcome the Aircraft Wheel & Brake employees to the Kaman family,” said Ian Walsh, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer. “I want to thank the teams at Kaman and Aircraft Wheel & Brake for their conscientious efforts to complete the transaction and their thorough planning for a seamless integration. Kaman, together with Aircraft Wheel & Brake, is expanding the breadth of our product offerings, increasing our exposure to attractive markets, and driving meaningful near-term margin and cash flow accretion.”

Strategic and Financial Benefits of the Transaction

Expands a Leading Engineered Products Provider: With a larger and even more extensive portfolio of engineered products, Kaman will broaden the number of offerings available to serve customers across a range of critical applications. Kaman’s expertise in running a solutions-based business combined with Aircraft Wheel & Brake’s proprietary manufacturing and material science technologies should enhance Kaman’s Engineered Products segment and add scale to its operations.

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Provides Access to Attractive End Markets: The addition of Aircraft Wheel & Brake increases Kaman’s exposure to attractive aerospace and defense end markets with significant growth potential. Additionally, it provides the opportunity to increase Kaman’s position in higher margin aftermarket products.

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