S&K Logistics Services Signs Service Pact with Honeywell International
Military readiness is set to improve under a new service agreement between S&K Logistics Services and Honeywell International, Inc.. Signed in November, 2019, by John Sims, S&K Logistics Services President, and Jim Currier, Honeywell Aerospace President, the agreement will give S&K the opportunity to provide more efficient and cost-effective Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) services to their Foreign Military Sales (FMS) customers. With the infrastructure backing of a global company, S&K can offer a broader spectrum of trustworthy Sources of Repair (SORs) and distribute parts with Honeywell-backed Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) support to a wider reach of customers.
Honeywell International, Inc. is the world-leading component design and OEM for a wide array of defense platforms, particularly air vehicle platforms. They are a global MRO company with international repair centers, an extensive network of stocking channel partners, and high standards for safety and reliability of parts, spares, and SORs for military equipment.
Together, the companies will leverage the purchasing power of reliable parts and equipment, becoming a one-stop-shop for FMS customers’ military procurement needs all over the globe. FMS customers will have improved access to expert servicing professionals and reduced turn-around-times (TATs) on maintenance, repair, and replacement of parts at any of Honeywell’s MRO sites.
S&K’s relationship with Honeywell was fostered by their industry reputation, proven performance on commercial and FMS contracts, and comprehensive understanding of procurement and contracting methods for the world’s various operators of military equipment containing Honeywell components.
“This collaboration is a mutually beneficial relationship with the goals of longevity, total customer satisfaction, and shared success. We have a collective priority to reduce aircraft downtime and keep our foreign allies’ military mission-ready. We will leverage our experience as a prime vendor on the US Army FMS Repair and Return (R&R) Services and other supply contracts with our expanding commercial services and highly experienced MRO service professionals to directly support global military operators,” said Sims.
S&K will model this partnership after other successful MRO collaborations with the goal of directly benefiting end-users, such as their recent partnership with Pacific Consolidated Industries, LLC (PCI) to provide a 2.0 ton-per-day modular Liquid Oxygen (LOX)/Liquid Nitrogen (LIN) plant with associated spares and other logistics support for use by the Spanish Air Force. This contract is valued at $1.4M, and performance will occur at PCI’s facility in Riverside, CA.
Paul Stevens, PCI’s Vice President/General Manager, Aerospace & Defense, attested to S&K’s reliability and high customer service standards, “This is the latest of many opportunities where we’ve partnered with S&K Logistics Services to provide necessary capabilities to allied armed forces. The LOX/LIN plant will provide our mutual end customer with LOX/LIN at the point of use and in a timely manner.”
Since 2005, S&K has been providing Government and commercial customers with MRO services, keeping critical equipment and systems functional for the long-haul and thus allowing worldwide defense platform operators to stay mission-focused. The company is the named distributor for more than 30 OEMs and SORs, including many of the largest OEM aerospace, airframe, and propulsion system suppliers in the world.
“We look forward to beginning this endeavor with Honeywell and expanding our relationship significantly in the years to come,” said Sims.