Profile: Kimball International Inc (KBALA.PK)
9 Sep 2011
Kimball International, Inc., incorporated on August 24, 1939, provides a variety of products from a single business segment: the Furniture segment.
The Company’s Furniture segments markets include office furniture sold under the Kimball Office and National brand names. Throughout all of the brands, the Company offers unlimited possibilities for creating functional environments that convey just the right image for each setting. Kimball Office and National provide office furniture solutions for private offices, open floor plan areas, conference rooms, training rooms, lobby, and lounge areas with a mix of wood, metal, laminate, paint, and fabric options. Products include desks, credenzas, seating, tables, collaborative workstations, contemporary cubicle systems, filing and storage units, and accessories, such as audio visual boards and task lighting. Kimball Hospitality provides in room and public space furniture solutions for hotel properties, condominiums, and mixed use developments. Products include headboards, desks, tables, dressers, entertainment centers, chests, wall panels, upholstered seating, task seating, cabinets, and vanities with a broad mix of wood, metal, stone, laminate, finish, and fabric options. Also included in this segment are the Company's trucking fleet and customer fulfillment centers, which handle primarily product of this segment; but certain logistics services, such as backhauls, are sold on a contract basis.
The Company's furniture products as of June 30, 2013, were primarily produced at 11plants: seven located in Indiana, two in Kentucky, and one each in Idaho and Virginia. In addition, select finished goods are purchased from external sources. In addition, a facility in Indiana houses an education center for dealer and employee training, a research and development center, and a product showroom. Furniture showrooms are maintained in nine additional cities in the United States. Office space is leased in Dongguan, Guangdong, China, to facilitate sourcing of select finished goods and components from the Asia Pacific Region.
The Company competes with Steelcase Inc., Herman Miller, Inc., Knoll, Inc., Haworth, Inc. and HNI Corporation.
Kimball International Inc
1600 Royal St
JASPER IN 47549-1022