Indiana's Kimball Electronics Lands Three-Year Deal to Manufacture Bluetooth Technologies for Auto Market

(Jasper, Indiana) – Kimball Electronics Group, a subsidiary of Kimball International (NASDAQ: KBALB), says it has signed a new three-year contract to produce Automotive Bluetooth hands-free radio devices. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but annual production at the Jasper plant is expected to exceed 500,000 units, according to a news release.

The devices wirelessly pair to Bluetooth-enabled mobile phones and provide drivers with “hands free” cell phone calls through the vehicle’s audio system and are available on a number of global automotive brand vehicle platforms. The new contract was awarded by an existing customer, a top five North American tier-one automotive supplier, who named Kimball Electronics Group among their primary EMS suppliers.

Kimball has been manufacturing Bluetooth devices since 2007 at its Jasper, Indiana production facility.

Kimball Electronics Group is a global contract electronic manufacturing services company that specializes in electronics for the automotive, medical, industrial and public safety markets. The company has manufacturing operations in the U.S., Mexico, Thailand, Poland, Wales, and China. Kimball Electronics Group is a business unit of Kimball International, a $1.4 billion dollar publicly held company headquartered in Jasper, Indiana.

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