Kimball Electronics Group, Inc., a subsidiary of Kimball International, Inc. (NASDAQ: KBALB), announced today that the Company’s production facility in Nanjing, China has achieved the stringent ISO 13485 certification for medical device manufacturing. Kimball Electronics Group (KEG) is a global top-twenty-ranked contract electronic manufacturing services (EMS) company that specializes in durable electronics with applications in the medical, automotive, industrial controls, and public safety industries. The standard known as ISO 13485 – “Medical devices – Quality management systems – Requirements for regulatory purposes” has become the global standard for those involved in the manufacture of medical devices. By obtaining the quality certification, Kimball Electronics-China became the sixth Kimball facility to hold certification for medical device manufacturing, providing customers with added options within the company’s global footprint of operations. Kimball’s other locations with ISO 13485 certifications are in Thailand, Poland, Mexico, Tampa (Florida), and Jasper (Indiana). “We are proud to now have ISO 13485 certification in all of our manufacturing facilities. The addition of this certification will allow us to support our medical customers’ needs in the rapidly expanding healthcare market in China,” stated Tom Ferris, Kimball Electronics Group Director of Medical Business Development. Kimball Electronics-China benefited from existing strong quality management systems to address the processes and procedures related to medical device requirements. “Receiving ISO 13485 certification in our Kimball Electronics-China facility opens new opportunities for customers looking for quality medical production from Asia,” remarked Roger Chang, Kimball Electronics Group Vice President of Asian Operations. The medical segment is one of the largest of Kimball Electronics’ focused markets. Among the types of products Kimball manufactures for the medical market are diagnostic imaging equipment, defibrillators, hematology, urinalysis, ultrasound and laboratory equipment, as well as vital signs, glucose and respiration monitors. Within the highly specialized niche market of medical devices, Kimball Electronics has already established a solid foundation, with data showing the company ranks among the world’s top percentile of leading medical electronics manufacturers.
About Kimball Electronics:Kimball Electronics Group is a global contract electronic manufacturing services (EMS) company that specializes in durable electronics for the medical, automotive, industrial and public safety markets. Kimball Electronics Group is well recognized by customers and industry trade publications for its excellent quality, reliability and innovative service. Kimball Electronics Group has manufacturing operations in the U.S., Mexico, Thailand, Poland, and China. Kimball Electronics Group is a business unit of Kimball International, a publicly held company headquartered in Jasper, Indiana. To learn more about Kimball Electronics Group, visit our website at: www.kegroup.com About Kimball International: Recognized with a reputation for excellence, Kimball International is committed to a high performance culture that values personal and organizational commitment to quality, reliability, value, speed, and ethical behavior. Kimball employees know they are part of a corporate culture that builds success for Customers while enabling employees to share in the Company’s success through personal, professional and financial growth. Kimball International, Inc. (NASDAQ: KBALB) provides a variety of products from its two business segments: the Electronic Manufacturing Services segment and the Furniture segment. The Electronic Manufacturing Services segment provides engineering and manufacturing services which utilize common production and support capabilities to a variety of industries globally. The Furniture segment provides furniture for the office and hospitality industries, sold under the Company’s family of brand names. To learn more about Kimball International, Inc., visit the Company’s website on the Internet at: www.kimball.com “Kimball International … We Build Success!”