KaliStrut Aerospace


Formerly the Rods Division of SKF Aerospace - France St-Vallier sur Rhône, and newly named legal entity KaliStrut Aerospace, the site specializes in the design, development, and manufacture of rods and mechanical parts for aeronautical and space applications. The site benefits from 35 years of history and shared opportunities and cooperation with the machining, swaging, and assembly center Primus University Swaging, which together with KaliStrut provides the industry's most technologically advanced structural and kinematic control rod assemblies, flight control mechanisms, and swaged cable assemblies.

Precision Castparts Corp. acquired SKF Aerospace St-Vallier Rods Division in 2013.

KaliStrut Aerospace Rods
KaliStrut Aerospace Rods


With nearly three million rods produced, KaliStrut Aerospace is a market leader with capabilities to meet the most stringent requirements. The Saint Vallier site consists of four buildings with a total area of greater than 150,695 square feet (or 14,000 square meters) of which 62,430 square feet (5,800 square meters) is dedicated to metallic rods.

Kalistrut's extensive lean manufacturing competencies result in short lead times and allow us to offer a pull system with customer assembly lines.

Capabilities include:

  • Swaging, including highly automated hot swaging processes
  • Aluminum and stainless steel heat treatment
  • Nadcap FPI & MPI
  • Ultrasonic inspection
  • Painting

Products & Services

KaliStrut products are used in a wide variety of aircraft and applications:

Load Transmission

  • Support rods
    • Engines
    • Air and water conditioning systems
  • Structural rods
    • Wing Box - up to 2.5 meters
    • Floor Beams - up to 2 meters
  • Hot swaged products
    • Diagonal bars
    • Transform bending of HTP in tension/compression
    • Engine and gearbox attachments
    • Every application with high level of load or temperature
  • Belly fairing support rods
    • Rods with medium loads
    • Aluminum rod bodies and titanium ends

Motion Transmission

  • Flight Control Rods
  • Flap Control Rods
  • HTP Special Rods


Foremost European manufacturer of flight control equipment, aircraft and helicopter structures, KALISTRUT AEROSPACE (KSA) participates in all principal programs civil and military, worldwide.

Our company offers to the Aeronautical Industry, highly qualified specialist support and products to satisfy the most demanding specification of our customers, who appreciate the high quality and reliability of our products.

They trust us:

  • Airbus
  • Airbus Helicopters
  • Airbus Defence and Space
  • Agusta Westland
  • AVIC
  • BAE
  • Bombardier
  • Daher Socata
  • Dassault Aviation
  • Embraer
  • Finmeccanica
  • Hindustan Aeronautics Limited
  • Latecoere
  • Saab
  • Safran Group


KaliStrut Aerospace

1, av. Marc Seguin - CS 14189
Saint-Vallier, France 26240

Phone:  +33 (0) 4 75 03 40 40

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