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Goa-based Kineco Kaman wins supply chain Gold Tier Award

BAE rewards Goa-Bloomfield JV


BAE rewards Goa-Bloomfield JV


Kineco Kaman Composites India Pvt Ltd.
The award ceremony.

BAE Systems’ Electronic Systems Sector has given a Gold Tier Award for exceptional performance and contributions to supply chain to Kineco Kaman Composites India Private Limited, a Joint Venture between Goa based Kineco Limited and Kaman Aerospace Group.

Kineco Kaman was honored at a ceremony held in Manchester, New Hampshire on 2 April 2019. It was selected from a pool of more than 750 suppliers that worked with BAE Systems in 2018, said a release on 12  April  2019.

Commenting on this occasion, Shekhar Sardessai, Founder promoter of Goa-based Kineco Group and Chairman & Managing Director of Kineco Kaman, said: “We are proud and delighted to be standing among the best in the world for our performance on quality & delivery and being recognised as a gold supplier by BAE systems – one of the worlds most esteemed Aerospace majors.

“This award signifies the maturity that Kineco Kaman has come to achieve in a short span of 6 years. The mutually shared vision of Kineco & Kaman – the JV partners, has been the pillar of the venture’s success and I am sure this will continue to make the JV journey ahead a rewarding one for all its stakeholders,” said Sardessai.

Rick Barnhart, Executive Vice President and President Kaman Aerospace Group, added: “The recognition from BAE Systems as a gold supplier demonstrates the high-level capabilities and the quality of the products we manufacture with our partners at Kineco Kaman.

“I am proud of the work we have done with Kineco to make our joint venture a world class composites facility and look forward to the continued success of this operation,” said Barnhart.

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 at their locations to transfer best practices to ensure that the components and materials that compose BAE Systems products meet the highest quality standards.

“Recognition of our top-tier suppliers underscores BAE Systems’ commitment to delivering the highest quality products on-time and on-budget, in order to meet the demand of our customers,” said Jeremy Tondreault, Vice President of Operations for BAE Systems’ Electronic Systems sector.

“We are proud to partner with companies – including Kineco Kaman – who are dedicated to delivering the products that protect the warfighter on the battlefield and civilians who rely on the safety of commercial transportation,” said Tondreault.

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 operations in 30 US states.

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.

Kineco, a first generation enterprise founded by Sardessai in 1994, is one of India’s leading composites manufacturing companies with a strong focus on the aerospace and defense sector.

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.

Kaman Aerospace Group is a subsidiary of Kaman Corporation (NYSE-KAMN). The company produces and/or markets widely used proprietary aircraft bearings and components.

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