FRANKFURT, Germany, September 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Presence in China will get stronger with 11 new production facilities
Johnson Controls, a global leader in automotive seating, seating components, automotive electronics, and interiors, will expand in China: After 16 years of continuous growth, Johnson Controls Automotive Experience plans to increase its number of production locations from 57 to 68 in China over the next few years.
"We are focusing on innovative complete interior solutions in China that anticipate market needs and meet customer expectations in terms of differentiation, comfort, safety, and sustainability," said Johannes Roters, group vice president and general manager China, Johnson Controls Automotive Experience. "This will enable us to help our customers increase their market share in China and achieve economic success. Out of all international suppliers, our company has the strongest presence in China and has a comprehensive product portfolio with vertical integration and efficient processes. In addition, we are the industry leader in industrial design and development."
Thanks to strategic partnerships with Chinese partners, Johnson Controls Automotive Experience is very well positioned in the growth market of China, recording sales of approximately US $4.6 billion in 2012 and employing nearly 25,000 people (including joint ventures) in the country.
Since beginning operations in China in 1997, the company has continuously expanded its activities in the country. Johnson Controls Automotive Experience is now engaged in 32 joint ventures with 24 strategic partners. The company operates 57 production plants in 27 cities in China, a number that is expected to increase to 68 over the next few years.
The automotive supplier is highly vertically integrated in China. Besides its extensive manufacturing footprint, Johnson Controls operates ten engineering sites in eight Chinese cities. With more than 1,150 engineers and 44 designers, the company has established expert capabilities in design, development, engineering, and product safety testing.
Over the last 16 years, Johnson Controls' two biggest Chinese joint ventures - Shanghai Yanfeng Johnson Controls Seating Co., Ltd. (YFJC) and Changchun FAWAY-Johnson Controls Automotive Systems Co., Ltd. (FJC) have become fully fledged technology providers. Both supply customers with products characterized by their high-quality design, superior craftsmanship and innovative engineering solutions. Reliable quality assurance and production processes complete the range of services.
Johnson Controls supports the growth of both local and international automakers in China. The company locally supplies comprehensive interior solutions, including design, development, and production. It also offers products and solutions from its global production network in Chinese locations.
Johnson Controls will present its innovations from Sept. 12-22, 2013, at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt, Germany, in Hall 5.1, Booth B28.
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Facts and figures about Johnson Controls Automotive Experience in China
In China since 1997 China headquarters 9th Floor, Building B SOHO Zhongshan Plaza 1065 West Zhongshan Road Shanghai 200051, China Group vice president and general manager China Johannes Roters Sales (fiscal year 2012) Employees (including joint ventures) US $4.6 billion Manufacturing sites today 25,000 Planned manufacturing sites in 57 the future Engineering sites 68 10 sites in 8 cities: Shanghai (3 sites), Changchun, Beijing, Shenyang, Guangzhou, Chongqing, Kunshan, Wuhu More than 1,150 Engineers 44 Designers Design, development, Capabilities engineering, prototype, testing for automotive seating, interiors, and electronics products. Joint ventures 32 (with a total of 24 strategic partners) Biggest joint ventures Shanghai Yanfeng Johnson Controls Seating Co., Ltd. (YFJC) logical implication manufactures complete seat systems and components, as well as overhead solutions Changchun FAWAY-Johnson Controls Automotive Systems Co., Ltd. (FJC) logical implication manufactures complete seat systems and components, as well as total interiors products Products Complete seat systems Automotive Seating Seating components (metal Automotive Interiors structures, mechanisms, foam, fabrics, trim) Instrument panels Floor consoles Door panels Headliners Overhead systems Automotive Electronics Overhead consoles Sun visors Integrated interiors Driver information Infotainment and connectivity Body electronics Customers All major international and national automakers present in China
About Johnson Controls
Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and industrial leader serving customers in more than 150 countries. Our 168,000 employees create quality products, services and solutions to optimize energy and operational efficiencies of buildings; lead-acid automotive batteries and advanced batteries for hybrid and electric vehicles; and interior systems for automobiles. Our commitment to sustainability dates back to our roots in 1885, with the invention of the first electric room thermostat. Through our growth strategies and by increasing market share we are committed to delivering value to shareholders and making our customers successful.
About Johnson Controls Automotive Experience
Johnson Controls Automotive Experience is a global leader in automotive seating, overhead systems, door and instrument panels, and interior electronics. We support all major automakers in the differentiation of their vehicles through our products, technologies and advanced manufacturing capabilities. With more than 240 plants worldwide, we are where our customers need us to be. Consumers have enjoyed the comfort and style of our products, from single components to complete interiors. With our global capability we supply more than 50 million cars per year.
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