Johnson Controls Honored for Being the Most Innovative Supplier of Automotive
BURSCHEID, Germany, May 3, 2013
BURSCHEID, Germany, May 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Supplier awarded Automotive Innovations Award 2013 for solutions in the fields
of automotive seating and interior components
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Johnson Controls, a global leader in automotive seating, seating components
and automotive interiors and electronics, has received the Automotive
Innovations Award 2013 in the Interiors category. Last night, the renowned
Center of Automotive Management in Bergisch Gladbach, and consulting and
auditing firm PricewaterhouseCoopers, honored the most innovative automakers
and suppliers in Frankfurt.
"The Automotive Innovations Award 2013 recognizes the immense innovative
capabilities of Johnson Controls," said Andreas Eppinger, group vice president
Technology Management, Johnson Controls Automotive Seating. "Automotive
seating is technically very complex. At Johnson Controls, we are continually
working on innovations in the fields of safety, comfort and sustainability,"
"When it comes to door panels, instrument panels or headliners, we offer our
customers both innovative and lightweight components that save weight and
reduce consumption. In doing so, we rely on renewable and particularly
environmentally friendly raw materials," said Han Hendriks, vice president
Technology & Innovation, Johnson Controls Automotive Electronics & Interiors.
The Center of Automotive Management and PricewaterhouseCoopers analyzed the
innovations made public by the award winners for degree of innovation and
benefits, and asked automakers to name the most innovative companies in the
respective fields for the five supplier categories.
Key criteria for awarding Johnson Controls the prize in the Interiors category
were, for example, numerous innovations in the field of lightweight
construction, highly flexible and space-saving seating systems as well as
interior components (e.g. door panels) made of renewable raw materials.
"Johnson Controls prevailed in the Interiors category thanks to its high
degree of innovation and practical, environmentally-friendly solutions," said
Professor Stefan Bratzel, head of the Center of Automotive Management.
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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 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 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
Oliver Herkert Automotive Seating Tel.: +49-2174-65-4348 E-Mail:
Astrid Schafmeister Automotive Electronics & Interiors Tel.: +49-2174-65-3189
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