Kaman Corporation is diversified company that conducts business in two segments: Aerospace and Industrial Distribution. For more than 70 years, we have been recognized for technical breakthroughs and innovative solutions to critical challenges.
Our Founder, Charles H. Kaman
When our founder, Charles H. Kaman, entered the business of vertical flight, helicopters were unstable and difficult to fly. Never one to sit around, when Charlie Kaman had an idea or saw a need, he rolled up his sleeves and went to work.
History of Innovation Timeline
From the initial flight of the K-125 to the first unmanned helicopter, Kaman has always broken new ground in aerospace technology. This timeline traces how a company started on a shoestring budget evolved into a worldwide leader in the aviation industry and one of the country’s largest distributors of industrial parts.
Kaman Acquisition History
Over the past 70 years, Kaman has started, acquired and divested dozens of innovative businesses in fields ranging from aerospace and industrial distribution to music and scientific research.