ISTANBUL, July 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
Johnson Controls today announced plans to relocate its Turkish HVAC manufacturing operations from Manisa to an expanded facility in the AEGEAN Free Trade Zone in Izmir. The new 33,000 square meter facility will house an advanced test lab and a learning and training center for employees.
"This move to a larger, state of the art facility reinforces our long term commitment to the region towards providing high efficiency, market leading HVAC products and services across all vertical markets," said Mohammad Khalid, Johnson Controls Vice President of Manufacturing for Middle East & Africa.
The new facility, which is significantly larger than the existing structure, will be configured around Johnson Controls Manufacturing System (JCMS) principles - a set of global standards for excellence in manufacturing and employee safety. The facility will produce a variety of YORK airside and chiller products serving customers across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
"The size, configuration and features of this new facility will drive improved operational capabilities as well as accelerate efficiency and lead time performance while maintaining best in class quality standards; helping us serve our customers, channel partners and employees even better," Khalid added.
Johnson Controls serves its customers in Turkey and the Caspian through offices and channel partners in Ankara, Istanbul, Adana, Antalya and Baku. Some of the prominent, energy efficient projects in the region where Johnson Controls has added value for its customers include the Carousel and Cevahir Malls and the Sabiha Gökçen International Airport in Istanbul; the Holy Mosque Expansion in Makkah, the Prophet's Mosque in Madinah; the Burj Khalifa, the Princess Tower and Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah international airports in the UAE, among others.
Johnson Controls has a long standing association with the region and operates manufacturing facilities in Turkey, United Arab Emirates and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
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