JASPER, Ind., Dec. 01, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Kimball Electronics (NASDAQ:KE), a leading global contract electronic manufacturing services (“EMS”) company that specializes in durable electronics for the medical, automotive, industrial, and public safety end markets has been named 2016 EMS Company of the Year by CIRCUITS ASSEMBLY.

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Headquartered in Jasper, Indiana, Kimball Electronics operates nine manufacturing facilities in six countries and was selected based on its “long history of performance excellence,” “sustainable growth and profit,” as well as “success through change and transition.”

This distinction is bestowed annually on an EMS company that has demonstrated profitability and sustained excellence among their peers in the electronics industry.  “Kimball Electronics has leveraged subtle connections among its key end markets to devise a winning formula over a long period of time,” said Mike Buetow, editor-in-chief of CIRCUITS ASSEMBLY.  “Its top and bottom-line numbers continue to grow, even while banking a large portion of its fortunes on the highly competitive, cost-sensitive automotive market.”

Mike Buetow, editor-in-chief of CIRCUITS ASSEMBLY, added, “For its rigorous pursuit of the right technologies for the right markets, its drive for operational excellence, and its consistent financial performance through multiple decades and leadership changes, Kimball Electronics is the CIRCUITS ASSEMBLY 2016 EMS Company of the Year.”

“On behalf of our more than 4,500 employees worldwide, I would like to say thank you to CIRCUITS ASSEMBLY for recognizing Kimball Electronics with this very special award,” stated Don Charron, Chairman and CEO.  “Our journey as an EMS company would not have been possible without our strong company culture, formed and shaped by our guiding principles that were established by our founders all those years ago and that remain with us today.”  Mr. Charron continued, “The customer is our business.  The people are the company.  The environment is our home.  Profits are the ultimate measure.  These guiding principles help unite our global team and keep us focused on meeting and exceeding the expectations of all our stakeholders.”

About Kimball Electronics, Inc.

Recognized with a reputation for excellence, Kimball Electronics is committed to a high performance culture that values personal and organizational commitment to quality, reliability, value, speed, and ethical behavior.  Kimball Electronics employees know they are part of a company culture that builds lasting relationships and global success for customers while enabling employees to share in the Company’s success through personal, professional, and financial growth.

Kimball Electronics trades under the symbol “KE” on The NASDAQ Stock Market.  Kimball Electronics is a global contract electronic manufacturing services (“EMS”) company that specializes in durable electronics for the medical, automotive, industrial, and public safety end markets.  Kimball Electronics is well recognized by customers and industry trade publications for its excellent quality, reliability, and innovative service.  From its manufacturing operations in the United States, China, Mexico, Poland, Romania, and Thailand, Kimball Electronics provides engineering, manufacturing, and supply chain services which utilize common production and support capabilities to a variety of industries globally.  Kimball Electronics is headquartered in Jasper, Indiana.

To learn more about Kimball Electronics, visit: www.kimballelectronics.com.

Lasting relationships.  Global success.

Mary Leah Siegel
Director of Marketing and Research
Telephone: 812-634-4000
E-mail: [email protected]kimballelectronics.com