Kimball Electronics Poland Operation Achieves Medical Certification; Registration to ISO 13485 Assures Customers of Compliant Production

JASPER, Ind., Apr 21, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) –Kimball Electronics Group, Inc., a subsidiary of Kimball International, Inc. (NASDAQ: KBALB), announced today that the Company’s newest production facility near Poznan, Poland has achieved the necessary requirements for Food & Drug Administration (FDA) registration and ISO 13485 certification. Both the quality certification and FDA registration help broaden the Poland facility’s package of value to better serve new customers. Kimball Electronics Group (KEG) is a global 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. Requirements for registration to ISO 13485 were met first, and then commonly used as the basis for U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) registration.

Kimball’s other locations with FDA registrations and ISO 13485 certifications are in Thailand, Wales (U.K.), Tampa (Florida), Fremont (California), and Jasper (Indiana).

Kimball Electronics-Poland was able to benefit from the collective knowledge of its sister locations that have ISO 13485 certification, built upon existing strong quality management systems to address the processes and procedures related to medical device requirements. 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.

The medical segment is the largest of Kimball Electronics’ four focused markets. A portion of the Poland facility is dedicated to the medical market with a controlled environment, medical laboratory and a devoted team specifically for medical instruments and disposables. The team works to develop processes and equipment to support customer specifications while reducing total product cost.

About Kimball Electronics:

Kimball Electronics Group is a global top-twenty 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, Wales, and China. Kimball Electronics Group is a business unit of Kimball International, a $1.2 billion dollar publicly held company headquartered in Jasper, Indiana.

To learn more about Kimball Electronics Group, visit our website at:

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:


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