Kineco Kaman Composites India Private Limited (Kineco Kaman), a Joint Venture between Goa based Kineco Limited and Kaman Aerospace Group, Inc., a subsidiary of Kaman Corporation (NYSE: KAMN) of Bloomfield, Connecticut USA announced that it has signed a purchase contract with Fill, Austria for procurement of 7 Meter long 14 Axes Dual Robotic Arm Ultrasonic C-Scan Equipment to enhance its existing ultrasonic inspection capability.
Kineco Kaman evaluated a number of equipment suppliers and finally zeroed in on Fill DRS ACCUBOT UT Inspection System. As a part of the contract, Fill shall supply a 14 axes Squirter Type 7 mtr long, 2.5 mtr wide, 4 mtr height Robotic Arm C-Scan System to Kineco Kaman by 1st quarter of 2023, which when installed will be the first of its kind Dual Robot based C-Scan equipment in India.
Fill is a leading international machine engineering company based in Gurten, Austria supplying sophisticated high-tech systems and custom manufacturing solutions for diverse branches of industry including automotive, aviation, sports, building, digitalization, IIOT and others. This contract establishes the strategic relationship between Kineco Kaman and Fill, ensuring contributions to the Indian aerospace, defense and space ecosystem.
Besides Kineco Kaman’s global proven expertise in manufacturing and supply of high-quality precision composite parts for aerospace, defense and space, this new investment shall be an add-on to its established credentials in best-in-class cost, quality and delivery for Composite Solutions. This additional C-scan capability shall facilitate Kineco Kaman to collaborate with global OEM’s & Tier-1s to win new business across aerospace, defense and space segments.
“Having established itself as a credible and Gold rated supplier in the global aerospace market, Kineco Kaman is making strategic investments for additional capabilities and capacity. Addition of state-of-the-art Robotic Arm C-Scan from a supplier as reputable as Fill is a part of this strategic investment plan. When the C-Scan commissioning is completed, Kineco Kaman will be placed at par with the best in the Aerospace Composites Supply Chain. We are fully committed to the vision of providing to our global customers, best-in-class quality products & service at competitive.”, stated Shekhar Sardessai, Founder of Kineco Group and Chairman & Managing Director of Kineco Kaman.
“The addition of this world class NDT equipment is a great technological add to the already extensive capabilities at Kineco Kaman. The flexibility and speed of this equipment allows for a wide variety of product to be supported as we continue to grow and expand in this segment. This purchase further cements Kineco Kaman’s commitment to solving both current and future customer’s needs in the composite structures space.” commented Jason Kosmas, Kaman Vermont.
“Fill is delighted with its first order from India for a complex, high-performance ultrasound inspection system. The Customer, Kineco Kaman Composites, will be supplied with a high-precision ACCUBOT UT Inspection robot testing system in the first quarter of 2023. This order opens the door to the India aerospace market for us. We see great potential for our innovative technologies there. Furthermore, we have the opportunity to set new performance standards for inspecting composite components in the Indian market” explains Wilhelm Rupertsberger, Head of the Plastics Competence Center at Fill.
About Kineco Kaman
Kineco Kaman manufactures advanced composite parts and assemblies for aerospace and defence 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. More information is available at www.kinecokamanindia.com.
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 Corporation
Kaman Corporation, founded in 1945 by aviation pioneer Charles H. Kaman, and headquartered in Bloomfield, Connecticut conducts business in the aerospace & defense, industrial and medical markets. Kaman produces and markets proprietary aircraft bearings and components; super precision, miniature ball bearings; proprietary spring energized seals, springs and contacts; complex metallic and composite aerostructures for commercial, military and general aviation fixed and rotary wing aircraft; safe and arming solutions for missile and bomb systems for the U.S. and allied militaries; subcontract helicopter work; restoration, modification and support of our SH-2G Super Seasprite maritime helicopters; manufacture and support of our K-MAX® manned and unmanned medium-to-heavy lift helicopters. More information is available at www.kaman.com.
Fill is a leading international machine engineering company based in Gurten, Upper Austria. With sophisticated high-tech systems and custom manufacturing solutions for metal, plastics and wood, Fill makes its customers the best in their fields. The automotive, aviation, sports and building industries all benefit from Fill´s expertise. Since it was founded in 1966, the company has distinguished itself through enormous innovative strength, strong values, and the best jobs.