Dear Valued Customer,
Thank you for choosing Kaman Automation Inc. as your source for applied engineered solutions. We appreciate you depending on us to support the needs of your business, and we continue to strive to ensure you can rely on us as a supplier who provides quality products and premier customer experience.
The United States Department of Commerce has imposed under Section 232, a 25 percent tariff on steel and a 10 percent tariff on aluminum from all countries of origin except South Korea, Brazil and Argentina. The Commerce Department has also imposed an additional 25 percent tariff under Section 301 on a wide range of products and materials from China.
Kaman Automation works with a diversified supplier network, sourcing products from around the world to provide competitive solutions to a wide variety of applications. Products produced and sourced in the USA often have raw materials or components made outside the USA and will be impacted by these tariffs.
Our suppliers have given notice to Kaman of price increases and/or surcharges of up to 25 percent for affected products. We are working with our suppliers to reduce the impact of these tariffs and will continue to review the products concerned, which may change frequently. Due to the imposition of these government tariffs, Kaman Automation has reached a point where we must pass along these supplier increases. The price increase will be in the form of a net price increase or a surcharge, depending on the supplier.
As part of the Kaman Automation promise, we remain committed to providing the right solution to you to optimize your process and reduce your total cost of ownership. As such, Kaman Automation will continue to mitigate the impact of these tariffs as we are able. Our hope is these increases or surcharges are temporary and we will keep you informed. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to your Account Manager or your Customer Service Representative for any questions or additional information.