As used herein, the terms "Company," "Kimball Electronics," "we," "us," or "our" refer to Kimball Electronics, Inc., the Registrant, and its subsidiaries. Reference to a year relates to a fiscal year, ended June 30 of the year indicated, rather than a calendar year unless the context indicates otherwise. Additionally, references to the first, second, third, and fourth quarters refer to those respective quarters of the fiscal year indicated.
Kimball Electronics was founded in 1961 and was incorporated in 1998. We are a global, multifaceted manufacturing solutions provider. We provide contract electronics manufacturing services ("EMS") and diversified manufacturing services, including engineering and supply chain support, to customers in the automotive, medical, industrial, and public safety end markets. We offer a package of value that begins with our core competency of producing "durable electronics" and have expanded into diversified contract manufacturing services for non-electronic components, medical disposables, and precision molded plastics. This package of value includes our set of robust processes and procedures that help us ensure that we deliver the highest levels of quality, reliability, and service throughout the entire life cycle of our customers' products. We believe our customers appreciate our body of knowledge as it relates to the design and manufacture of their products that require durability, reliability, the highest levels of quality control, and regulatory compliance. We deliver award-winning service from our highly integrated global footprint which is enabled by a largely common operating system, a standardization strategy, global procedures, and teamwork. Our Customer Relationship Management ("CRM") model is key to providing our customers convenient access to our global footprint and all of our services throughout the entire product life cycle. Because our customers are in businesses where engineering changes must be tightly controlled and long product life cycles are common, our track record of quality, financial stability, social responsibility, and commitment to long-term relationships is important to them.
The Company acquired GES Holdings, Inc., Global Equipment Services and Manufacturing, Inc., and its subsidiaries (collectively referred to as "GES") on October 1, 2018, which specialize in design, production, and servicing of automation, test, and inspection equipment for industrial applications in the semiconductor, electronics, and life sciences industries.