Kaman completes acquisition of Bal Seal Engineering Inc.

Kaman completes acquisition of Bal Seal Engineering Inc.

Expands portfolio of engineered products, creates opportunities in broader markets.

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February 10, 2020

Kaman Corp. has completed acquisition of Bal Seal Engineering Inc., which designs, develops, and manufactures highly engineered products including precision springs, seals, and contacts. The acquisition, announced in November 2019, expands Kaman’s portfolio of engineered products and offerings while creating new opportunities to reach customers in medical technology, aerospace and defense, and industrial markets.

“I want to welcome all the employees of Bal Seal to the Kaman family,” stated Rick Barnhart, president, Kaman Aerospace Group. “We look forward to working with Rick Dawson and the entire team at Bal Seal to continue to build upon the history of hard work, innovation, and ingenuity that has made Bal Seal a world-class supplier of seals, springs, and contacts for over 60 years.”

“We are excited to welcome the Bal Seal team to Kaman as we work together to leverage our expanded portfolio of highly engineered products, proprietary technologies, and deep customer relationships,” said Neal J. Keating, Kaman’s chairman, president and CEO.

“The combination of Bal Seal and Kaman represents a compelling opportunity for Bal Seal, our employees, and all our stakeholders,” Rick Dawson, Bal Seal president and CEO, said at the acquisition’s announcement. “We look forward to leveraging Kaman’s scale, resources, and complementary capabilities to further extend our leadership positions and penetrate new markets with our combined offerings.”

Kaman Corp., founded in 1945 by aviation pioneer Charles H. Kaman, is headquartered in Bloomfield, Connecticut. Kaman produces and markets proprietary aircraft bearings and components; super precision, miniature ball bearings; 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 its SH-2G Super Seasprite maritime helicopters. It also manufactures and supports K-MAX manned and unmanned medium-to-heavy lift helicopters.

Bal Seal Engineering Inc. is a global provider of custom-engineered sealing, connecting, conducting, and EMI/RFI shielding solutions for industry. The company’s products employ unique Bal Spring canted coil spring technology for enhanced performance and reliability.

Since 1998, its headquarters is a 125,000ft2 facility in Foothill Ranch, California. Manufacturing began at a second U.S. location in Colorado Springs, Colorado, in 2007, which expanded into a new 155,000ft2 facility in 2014.