BAE Systems honors Kineco Kaman with Gold Tier Supplier Award

Kineco Kaman Composites India Private Limited (Kineco Kaman), a joint venture between Goa-based Kineco Limited (Kineco) and Kaman Aerospace Group, Inc. (Kaman), a subsidiary of Kaman Corporation of Bloomfield, Connecticut, has announced it won a Gold Tier Award for exceptional performance and contributions to supply chain success in 2018 for BAE Systems’ electronic systems sector.

The presentation of the Gold Tier Award to Kineco Kaman at the April 2 event. Kaman Photo

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

Commenting on this occasion, Shekhar Sardessai, founder promoter of Kineco Group and chairman and 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 and delivery and being recognized as a gold supplier by BAE systems — one of the world’s most esteemed aerospace majors.

“This award signifies the maturity that Kineco Kaman has come to achieve in a short span of six years. The mutually shared vision of Kineco and 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.”

Rick Barnhart, executive vice president and president of Kaman Aerospace Group, stated, “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.”


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.”

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