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 three member companies - PDI Ground Support Systems (PDI), KWD Aircraft Support Equipment (KWD), and Polytech Defense Spares (Polytech).
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 49 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.
Founded in 1970, Polytech has been a longtime supplier of critical fasteners and failure-critical gun parts to the DoD and was placed on their Qualified Suppliers List of Manufacturers (QSLM), a list of esteemed manufacturers that the DoD deems trustworthy to manufacture these parts.
The mission of the PDI Group is to do the right thing and perform with excellence to ensure our customers and the warfighter get the best equipment on time.
To be the leading supplier worldwide of weapons and aircraft support equipment through a multitude of business units and brands.
PDI’s global presence has continuously expanded since the 1990’s. The Company now boasts an international customer base of 50 countries, and counting. By consistently providing our customers with quality products on-time, PDI has become a leader in the manufacture of ground support products and weapons handling systems. Click here for a world view of our customers.
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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.