Kellstrom Defense on Tuesday said its Williams Aerospace and Manufacturing (WAM) company has acquired Aerospace Welding, Inc., a provider of precision welding processes for aerospace and defense markets.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The acquisition follows another by WAM in October of Titanium Specialties Inc. to add in-house metal forming capabilities for the aerospace market.
Aerospace Welding, which is based in West Los Angeles, is an approved source for welding services on a range of military aircraft, including the E-2 aerial surveillance plane, the F-15 and F-16 fighters, the B-52 bomber, the C-130 transport, P-3 maritime surveillance aircraft, and SH-60 helicopter.
Kellstrom said that Aerospace Welding’s technical data, tooling and machine capabilities will become part of its Engineered Products operating segment.
“The addition of the highly skilled Aerospace Welding workforce coupled with the unique welding capabilities of the business, bolster our ability to accelerate product deliveries to our global customers,” Scott Wooden, president of Kellstrom’s Engineered Products segment, said in a statement. “Our further investment in AWI’s capabilities and continued OEM certification will continue to ensure that all internal and external customers receive the highest level of quality and customer service.”