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The PDI Group's manufacturing facility spans over 100,000 square feet and includes a full complement of value-added operations.

The PDI Group's engineering department has decades of experience in the design and devolpment of many products used throughout the defense and aerospace industry.

Through our Enterprise Resource Planning system, The PDI Group has access to over 100,000 part numbers that contain accompanying technical data.

Who We Are

Today, The PDI Group consists of two member companies - PDI Ground Support Systems (PDI) and KWD Aircraft Support Equipment (KWD).

Founded in 1962 as Prototype Development Incorporated, PDI has evolved into a leading designer and manufacturer of weapons handling systems and ground support equipment used primarily by the United States Air Force, Navy and Army Special Operations Command, in addition to 46 allied air forces worldwide. In May 2018, PDI was awarded the President's "E" Award for export excellence at a ceremony held in Washington, DC, USA.  PDI's major product lines include Munitions Trailers, Aircraft Engine Trailers, Weapons Transport Containers and Counter Measure Modules, and Running Gear and Axle Systems. The Company is ISO 9001:2015 certified and is recognized for its dedication to quality.

Founded in 1986, KWD (formerly KWD Manufacturing) is a leading designer and manufacturer of aircraft support equipment used by the United States Air Force and Navy and many other air forces and navies throughout the world. KWD's major product lines include Quick Engine Change (QEC) Dollies, Propeller (Prop) Dollies, and C-130 Aircraft Maintenance Platforms and Stands.  The Company is ISO 9001:2015 certified and is recognized for its dedication to quality.

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MISSION STATEMENT

Our mission is to do the right thing and perform with excellence to ensure our customers and the warfighter get the best product on time.

VISION STATEMENT

To be the leading supplier worldwide of weapons and aircraft support equipment through a multitude of business units and brands.

Our Customers

PDI’s global presence has continuously expanded since the 1990’s. The Company now boasts an international customer base of 48 countries, and counting. By consistently providing our customers with quality products on-time, PDI has become a leader in the manufacture of a ground support products and weapons handling systems. Click here for a world view of our customers.

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Afghanistan

Algeria

Argentina

Australia

Bahrain

Belgium

Brazil

Canada

Chile

Czech Republic

Denmark

Egypt

England

Finland

France

Germany

Greece

Hungary

India

Indonesia

Iraq

Israel

Italy

Japan

Jordan

Kuwait

Malaysia

Morocco
Netherlands
Nigeria

Norway
Oman
Pakistan
Philippines
Poland
Portugal
Qatar

Romania

Saudi Arabia

Singapore

Spain

South Korea

Switzerland

Taiwan

Thailand

Turkey

United Arab Emirates

United States

MANUFACTURING

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PDI’s manufacturing facility spans over 100,000 square feet and includes many value-added operations. Our manufacturing managers and supervisors have a combined 100+ years of experience in the manufacture of weapons handling products and ground support equipment.

QUALITY

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PDI is an ISO 9001:2015 certified company (Certificate Number: 99-1613k). Operating in a continuous quality management environment, all employees are cross-trained and perform individual quality conformance checks in addition to final inspection review from the quality manager.

ENGINEERING

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PDI’s engineering department has decades of experience in the design and development of weapons handling products and other products used throughout the defense and aerospace industry. The Company’s engineers have experience developing full engineering drawing packages per Joint Engineering Data Management Information and Control System (JEDMICS) requirements.