Kineco Kaman among top award recipients recognized at fourth annual ‘Partner 2 Win’ Supplier Symposium
Kineco Kaman Composites India Private Limited (Kineco Kaman) today announced it received a BAE Systems Partner 2 Win Supplier of the Year Award for Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Systems (C4ISR) for exceptional performance and contributions to supply chain success in 2020 for BAE Systems, Inc.’s Electronic Systems sector. Kineco Kaman also received a Gold Supplier award for maintaining a 100% on-time delivery rating & 100% quality performance with BAE Systems in 2020. Kineco Kaman was honored at a virtual ceremony and was selected from the pool of suppliers that worked with BAE Systems in 2020.
Commenting on this occasion, Mr. Shekhar Sardessai, Founder promoter of Kineco Group and Chairman & Managing Director of Kineco Kaman said, “Team Kineco Kaman is excited to receive this extraordinary dual recognition from BAE Systems. These dual awards are a testament of a successful collaboration between Kineco and Kaman, the JV Partners and BAE Systems, our most esteemed customer. We deeply appreciate BAE’s rock-solid support and encouragement over the last 8 years to this Program.”
Mr. Mark Withrow, Vice President & General Manager, Composites stated, “It is an absolute honor to receive both these awards. Our team at Kineco Kaman continues to exceed customer expectations by suppling superior composite aviation products on a global scale at a very competitive price. This award is recognition of the successful partnership Kaman has formed with Kineco, and we look forward to continued support of BAE and other OEM programs.”
BAE Systems’ Partner 2 Win program is designed to achieve operational excellence and eliminate defects in its supply chain by raising the bar of performance expectations to meet the demand of current and future customers. As part of the program, BAE Systems meets regularly with its suppliers to transfer best practices to ensure that the components and materials that compose BAE Systems products meet the highest quality standards.
“We are proud of the partnership we have with companies like Kineco Kaman that delivered the highest quality products on-time, despite the challenges presented by a global pandemic,” said Kim Cadorette, vice president of operations for BAE Systems’ Electronic Systems sector. “We recognize that our suppliers are critical to our company’s success. We are grateful for this year’s outstanding effort, and we look forward to future collaborations.”
About BAE Systems
BAE Systems provides some of the world’s most advanced, technology-led defense, aerospace, and security solutions. The company employs a skilled workforce of more than 83,000 employees worldwide and has operations in 30 U.S. states. Working with customers and local partners, BAE Systems develops, engineers, manufactures, and supports products and systems to deliver military capability, protect national security and people, and keep critical information and infrastructure secure.
About Kineco Kaman
Kineco Kaman manufactures advanced composite parts and assemblies for aerospace and defense customers at its state-of-the-art aerospace & defense composites facility in Pilerne Industrial Estate, Goa, India. The facility has achieved several global certifications such as AS9100 (Rev-D) NADCAP, ISO 14001 & 45001 and ZED (Zero Defect – Zero Effect) gold rating, besides several other customer specific qualifications. Kineco Kaman exports its products to global aerospace OEM’s, which include those in the US, Europe and Israel. Kineco Kaman is also a major supplier of composite parts and assemblies to India’s Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) Advanced Light Helicopter program, as well as the Indian Space Research Organization’s (ISRO’s) satellite & launch vehicle programs.
About Kineco Group
Kineco, a first generation enterprise founded by Mr. Shekhar Sardessai in 1994, is one of India’s leading composites manufacturing companies with a strong focus on the aerospace and defense sector. Besides aerospace and defense, Kineco has a strong legacy of innovation, development and commercialization of several composite products catering to a wide range of industries such as railways, industrial, automotive, marine & mass transportation. The group employees over 750 people across three manufacturing locations in Goa India, including the Kineco Kaman JV.
Helios Strategic Systems (I) Limited (A wholly owned subsidiary of Indo National Limited, a publicly listed company) headquartered in Chennai, is a majority shareholder in Kineco Limited. More information is available at www.kinecogroup.com.
About Kaman Aerospace Group
Kaman Aerospace Group is a subsidiary of Kaman Corporation (NYSE-KAMN). The company produces and/or markets widely used proprietary aircraft bearings and components; complex metallic and composite aerostructures for commercial, military and general aviation fixed and rotary wing aircraft; safe and arm solutions for missile and bomb systems for the U.S. and allied militaries; subcontract helicopter work; and support for the company’s SH-2G Super Seasprite maritime helicopters and K-MAX medium-to-heavy lift helicopters. Kaman Corporation, founded in 1945 by aviation pioneer Charles H. Kaman, and headquartered in Bloomfield, Connecticut conducts business in the aerospace and industrial distribution markets. More information is available at www.kaman.com.