November 30, 2010 – For Immediate Release

ELKHART, Indiana — Crown Audio today announced it has been approved for conformance of quality assurance in accordance with the International Organization for Standards (ISO) 9001:2008. Operating at such standards allows Crown to respond more quickly to marketplace and customer demand while maintaining consistently high levels of quality in all facets of its amplifier production.

Commenting on what ISO 9001:2008 registration will mean from the end-user’s perspective, Marc Kellom, Director, Marketing for Crown stated that customers can purchase Crown amplifiers with increased confidence. “It is reassuring to have a highly qualified third party audit your products and processes and certify that they consistently meet the highest quality standards.”

Certification to ISO 9001:2008 is a model for quality assurance in design, manufacturing and customer care. ISO 9001:2008 registration applies to all products manufactured under the quality system in place at the registered site. Registration requires demonstration of a total quality control system in five distinct areas including Product Realization, Quality Management, Management Responsibility, Resource Management and Measurement and Analysis and Improvement.

“ISO 9001:2008 registration is an important step forward in Crown’s pursuit of quality in each and every aspect of our operations,” added Kellom. “Crown will continue to examine and re-examine ways to improve our products and processes and in doing so, maintain our competitive advantage based on innovation and class-leading amplifier technology.”


Crown is a unit of Harman International Industries, Incorporated (www.harman.com).

HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets – supported by 15 leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon® and Mark Levinson®. The Company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 20 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of about 11,000 people across the Americas, Europe and Asia, and reported sales of $3.2 billion for the last twelve months ended March 31, 2010. The Company’s shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol NYSE:HAR.

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For additional information, contact:

Philip Weiss 
Definition Branding & Marketing
(212) 660-2555 ext. 23 
Philip.weiss@definitionbam.com