Kirkhill Aircraft Parts Co., a global leader in aerospace distribution and supply chain solutions, announced on February 19, 2018, that they had changed their name to Proponent.
BREA, Calif. (PRWEB) March 08, 2018
Kirkhill Aircraft Parts Co., a global leader in aerospace distribution and supply chain solutions, announced on February 19, 2018, that they had changed their name to Proponent. The new name was chosen to emphasize the company’s deepened focus on customer and supplier relationships, as reflected in their increased supply chain offerings and greatly expanded portfolio of aircraft parts.
“The name ‘Proponent’ is a one-word mission statement,” said Proponent CEO, Andrew Todhunter. “It means ‘advocate, champion, supporter.’ We have always placed a high priority on our relationships, but this name change is a recommitment to doing whatever we can to be a champion for our suppliers and customers.”
Proponent supports over 380,000 aircraft parts and components, serving the global MRO, OEM and airline markets. The company’s newly revamped ProCart e-commerce marketplace features real-time inventory information, advanced shipment tracking, access to traceability certifications and expedited AOG support. Proponent also provides unique inventory and supply chain solutions for OEM and aftermarket customers, custom-tailored for each client. In the past, these solutions have included value-added distribution, custom parts kitting, vendor consolidation, manufacturing services, custom storefronts and more.
The Proponent identity was launched in October 2017 as the parent company of Kapco Global (the most recent corporate name for Kirkhill Aircraft Parts Co.) and Avio-Diepen. The two aircraft parts distributors initially joined forces in May 2016, creating the largest independent aerospace distributor in the world. Under the Proponent umbrella, the two companies continued their path toward full integration. Avio-Diepen is expected to complete its integration into the Proponent name by early 2019.
Proponent is the world’s largest independent aerospace distributor. Proponent supports the global MRO, OEM and airline markets with a broad portfolio of high-quality aircraft parts and components as well as innovative inventory and supply chain management solutions for both OEM and aftermarket customers.
Proponent is an employee-owned company, with 600 staff operating out of 12 facilities in 8 countries across the globe.
For more information, please visit http://www.Proponent.com.