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Kaman Announces Investment In Technology To Continue Distribution Business Transformation And Support Long-Term Growth Strategy

Kaman Corp. (NYSE:KAMN) announced today that it has begun an investment program to acquire and implement Infor10 Distribution Business (SX.enterprise), a new state of the art enterprise-wide business system for Kaman Industrial Technologies (KIT), its Industrial Distribution Segment.

“We are undergoing a transformation within KIT expanding to three complementary product platforms, re-aligning the organizational structure and now adding a new state of the art enterprise-wide business system to support our long-term growth strategy. Our new Infor System will speed transaction processing, provide more robust reporting and allow for easier integration of acquisitions. The new system will help enable us to achieve our revenue and profit objectives and provide even more exceptional customer service,” stated Neal Keating, Kaman Corporation Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer.

The project is expected to take several years to implement at a total cost of $40-$45 million. Approximately 75% of the costs will be capitalized.

KIT President Steve Smidler added, “Our new system will consolidate seven existing ERP systems, some of which are losing vendor support over the next several years, into one system. This will provide consistency across the organization, lower maintenance costs and support the three product platforms we have developed. It is also scalable as we pursue our aggressive growth targets for the business. The largest of our current systems is adequate today for our bearing and power transmission product platform but is based on software originally acquired more than twenty-five years ago, and it does not make sense to continue to invest in this legacy system for the long-term. Leveraging the advancements in this new system with state of the art technology and combining that with more efficient and standardized processes will enable KIT to more effectively drive growth, productivity and profitability.

Growth will result from the incorporation of a customer relationship management (CRM) tool that will provide critical information to support the outside and inside sales team. The time required to enter quotes and orders, support expediting requirements and exchange documents with both customers and suppliers electronically will reduce transaction processing and response times, driving productivity gains. The ability to consolidate and analyze purchasing requirements will result in better buying decisions and lower procurement costs and increase profitability. The opportunities are significant and warrant the investment in the Infor technology.”

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