AMETEK Aerospace & Defense Appoints Kellstrom Materials as Exclusive Partner for Surplus and Exchange Services

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

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Partnership Covers AMETEK Sensor and Fluid Management Systems

WILMINGTON, MA – The Sensors and Fluid Management Systems (SFMS) business unit of AMETEK Aerospace & Defense has appointed Kellstrom Materials as its exclusive partner for providing authorized AMETEK surplus products and exchange services. Kellstrom Materials, a leading provider of aftermarket parts, repairs, logistics, and supply chain management solutions, will maintain an inventory of overhauled AMETEK SFMS line- replaceable units (LRU’s), enabling operators to dramatically reduce aircraft downtime and maintenance costs.

"AMETEK is pleased to expand our long-standing partnership with Kellstrom Materials," states Andy Brandenburg, Vice President for AMETEK Aerospace and Defense SFMS. “AMETEK provides its global customer base with an extensive array of repair and overhaul services. Our partnership with Kellstrom Materials, with its position as a leading global provider of aftermarket products and services, dramatically enhances our collective ability to provide cost-effective and timely solutions to those customers."

“We are very excited to bring this expanded product offering to our customer base,” comments Darrell Drake, Vice President of Materials and Distribution at Kellstrom Materials. “As AMETEK’s exclusive international distributor, Kellstrom Materials has supported AMETEK products in the aftermarket for almost 10 years. By expanding this relationship to include surplus inventory and exchange solutions, we further enhance the ability of airlines and other aircraft operators to better manage their component repair cycle and reduce the time and resources required to manage critical spare parts inventory.”

About Kellstrom Materials:
Kellstrom Materials is a leading global provider of OEM support services and cost-effective full service aftermarket solutions to airlines, MRO’s and air transport operators worldwide. Kellstrom Materials’ wide range of services include new OEM parts distribution, pre-owned parts distribution, comprehensive spare parts provisioning and supply chain management support, AOG and JIT support, consignment management, repair management, engine leasing and trading, fleet provisioning programs and asset evaluations. For more information, visit

About AMETEK Aerospace & Defense:
AMETEK Aerospace & Defense is a leading supplier of engine and aircraft monitoring systems; data acquisition units; fuel and fluid measurement systems; heat transfer and cooling systems; and maintenance and repair services. It is a division of AMETEK, Inc., a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices with 2014 sales of $4.0 billion.

For more information, contact AMETEK Aerospace & Defense, 50 Fordham Road, Wilmington, MA 01887. Phone: 978-988-4101. E-mail: Web Site: or Kellstrom Materials, 450 Medinah Road, Roselle, IL 60172. Phone: +1 (954) 538-6656. E-mail: Website: