Johnson Controls Inaugurates New Seating Plant and a Joint Venture With
Magneti Marelli in Kragujevac, Serbia
KRAGUJEVAC, Serbia, February 6, 2013
KRAGUJEVAC, Serbia, February 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Two new plants supply Fiat 500L production
Johnson Controls, a global leader in automotive seating, interiors and
electronics, manufactures complete seats for the new Fiat 500L in a new
just-in-time (JIT) plant in Kragujevac, Serbia. The company also supplies
complete interiors, including door panels, instrument panels, floor consoles
and rear quarter panels through a joint venture with PCMA, a division of
Magneti Marelli S.p.A.
"We are proud to support our customer Fiat in developing and growing its
business in Serbia. With our products, we contribute to the success of the
500L," said Marzio Raveggi, vice president and general manager of Johnson
Controls' Fiat business unit during the inauguration of the two plants.
Johnson Controls' new seating plant is located in the Grosnica Supplier Park
near the city of Kragujevac. The interiors plant, a joint venture between
Johnson Controls and Magneti Marelli, is located within the Fiat Automobiles
Serbia (FAS) facility.
Both plants supply the FAS facility in Kragujevac, where the 500L compact MPV
"We are very satisfied with our arrangement with Magneti Marelli," said
Raveggi. "Johnson Controls, Magneti Marelli and Fiat will all benefit from
this joint venture."
Johnson Controls has been a long-time supplier to Fiat and is a two-time
winner of the automaker's Qualitas Award, which recognizes achievements in the
area of quality.
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About Johnson Controls
Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and industrial leader
serving customers in more than 150 countries. Our 170,000 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 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 240 locations
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 approximately 50 million cars
For more information, please contact:
Johnson Controls GmbH Industriestraße 20-30 51399 Burscheid Germany
Automotive Seating Oliver Herkert Tel.: +49-2174-65-4348 E-Mail:
Automotive Electronics & Interiors Astrid Schafmeister Tel.: +49-2174-65-3189
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