Kaman Distribution recently announced the formation of Kaman Automation, Control & Energy, a new operating unit that is said to be the only fully integrated national provider of industrial solutions serving original equipment manufacturers, industrial production plants and infrastructure facilities throughout North America, according to Kaman.
The new organization, dubbed Kaman AC&E, has been created through the combination of some of Kaman Industrial Technologies’ existing resources along with the Minarik Corporation, acquired by Kaman in 2010, and the Zeller Corporation, acquired in 2012. The new organization has greater than 500 employees – including more than 75 degreed engineers – who operate out of 27 strategically located facilities throughout North America and offer three separate service areas: engineering, manufacturing and distribution.
Kaman AC&E's engineering offerings include engineered processes and machine control solutions as well as advanced energy management systems for a wide variety of processing plant, original equipment and infrastructure applications. AC&E solutions include engineering and integration services that include: application engineering, motion control, vision inspection, automation and industrial control, water/wastewater process control, machine safety, productivity monitoring and enhancement, building control and utilities management, facility upgrades, value-engineering services and a number of other value-adding capabilities such as assembly and sub-assembly, custom cabling, system design, motion systems design and other custom engineering and development services.
The organization’s manufacturing capabilities include the design, manufacture and testing of OEM control panels as well as documentation, value engineering, component inventory management, code and standard compliance and custom enclosure production.
Kaman AC&E's distribution capabilities include an inventory of more than 100,000 SKUs and 135 different brands, including products from suppliers like Kollmorgen, Phoenix Contact, Schneider Electric, Rittal and many others. Products offered include precision mechanical, electrical and mechanical power transmission, motion control, automation, industrial controls, and power and energy applications for the OEM or MRO (maintenance, repair and operation) applications for most manufacturing and processing industries.
“The formal launch of the Kaman Automation, Control and Energy platform of Kaman Distribution is a significant milestone in the growth of our organization, and represents a tremendous opportunity for our customers, as we can provide them with the entire gamut of products, services and integration from one place,” said Gary Haseley, senior vice president and general manager of Kaman AC&E. “We believe our all-encompassing engineering capabilities, expertise in manufacturing and assembly, and extensive inventory of products from world-class suppliers makes us the only organization of its kind on the continent. We feel our capabilities combined with our commitment to putting our customers first will help our customers meet their return-on-investment goals, which ultimately will lead to our continued success.”