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Johnson Controls wins Kepner-Tregoe International Rational Process Achievement Award for 2012

Johnson Controls wins Kepner-Tregoe International Rational Process Achievement
                                Award for 2012

Automotive supplier recognized an unprecedented fifth time for organizational
use of process

PR Newswire

PLYMOUTH, Mich., March 19, 2013

PLYMOUTH, Mich., March 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Johnson Controls, a global
leader in automotive seating, was recently awarded a Kepner-Tregoe (KT)
International Rational Process Achievement Award for 2012. The company was
recognized with a bronze award in the organizational deployment category.

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"We're honored to receive this esteemed recognition from Kepner-Tregoe," said
Harald Buehren, vice president of metals operations for Johnson Controls
Automotive Seating. "We continue to develop programs using key tools such as
Six Sigma, Lean and the Kepner-Tregoe process and this award is a testament to
the process improvements we've made."

The KT International Rational Process Achievement Awards honor the best
process users from around the world annually. Winners must have achieved
significant results including cost savings, solving complex problems and
making effective decisions within business constraints. Entries are submitted
by individuals and organizations that have used KT processes to address key
business issues.

Johnson Controls won the award by making critical thinking part of its daily
operation and creating a culture of problem-solvers. Johnson Controls
employees at the company's Lakewood metals plant in Holland, Michigan led the
effort. The plant makes metal mechanisms for automotive seats.

As the team's successes were communicated, other teams asked to participate in
the training and employees began applying the KT process to their operations.
Now employees in production, engineering, human resources and finance are
using the process.

Johnson Controls has won the KT Rational Process Achievement Award five times
since 2007 – an unprecedented accomplishment.

"Kepner-Tregoe extends our congratulations to Johnson Controls for their most
recent Process Achievement Award win," said Ray Baxter, Kepner-Tregoe's chief
executive officer. "As a five-time winner, Johnson Controls has demonstrated
year after year the benefits that companies can receive by integrating
critical thinking and KT methodologies into the fabric of their
organization—it can be truly transformational."

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
per year.

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. In 2012, Corporate
Responsibility Magazine recognized Johnson Controls as the #5 company in its
annual "100 Best Corporate Citizens" list. For additional information, please
visit http://www.johnsoncontrols.com.

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SOURCE Johnson Controls

Website: http://www.johnsoncontrols.com
Contact: Mary Kay Dodero, +1-734-254-7704, mary.kay.dodero@jci.com
 
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