Johnson Controls Launches Joint Venture Plant in Chengdu to Support Volvo's Growth in China

 Johnson Controls Launches Joint Venture Plant in Chengdu to Support Volvo's
                               Growth in China

  PR Newswire

  CHENGDU, China, November 14, 2013

CHENGDU, China, November 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

New plant expands the company's footprint in westernChina

Johnson Controls, a global leader in automotive seating, overhead systems,
door and instrument panels and interior electronics, is strengthening its
production capability in western China with the opening of a new plant in
Chengdu. The company's joint venture subsidiary, Chongqing Yanfeng Johnson
Controls Automotive Components Co., Ltd. ("CQYFJC"), launched the plant in
Chengdu, which supplies complete seating, headliners, floor console carriers
and related services to Volvo to support the automaker's production programs
in China.

"Globally, Johnson Controls is one of Volvo's core business partners and
strategic suppliers," said Johannes Roters, group vice president and general
manager China, Johnson Controls Automotive Experience. "We continuously
provide our customers with best-in-class products, technologies and services
around the world."

With the launch of Volvo vehicle programs in Chengdu, Johnson Controls is the
first major supplier to establish a manufacturing plant and start production
in a very short time with construction beginning in November 2012.

Located in the Chengdu Economic & Technological Development Zone, the plant
now has 100 employees and focuses on supporting the Volvo Chengdu plant. The
first project launched was the Volvo S60L.

As one of Johnson Controls' most important production bases in western China,
the CQYFJC Chengdu plant expands Johnson Controls' footprint in the region,
and strengthens the company's positioning in the Chinese automotive market.

"Johnson Controls is committed to exceeding our customers' increasing
expectations. We continuously improve our capabilities together with our
partners to deliver world-class products and services to automakers in China,"
said Roters. "The new Chengdu plant once again showcases our dedication to the
Chinese market, as well as our commitment to our customers and business
partners."

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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
per year.

For more information, please contact: Johnson Controls GmbH Automotive Seating
Industriestraße 20-30 51399 Burscheid, Germany Oliver Herkert Automotive
Seating Tel.: +49-2174-65-4348 E-Mail: oliver.herkert@jci.com Johnson
Controls Interiors Management GmbH Automotive Electronics & Interiors
Jagenbergstraße 1 41468 Neuss, Germany Astrid Schafmeister Automotive
Electronics & Interiors Tel.: +49-2131-609-3028 E-Mail:
astrid.schafmeister@jci.com

Internet:  http://www.johnsoncontrols.co.uk
 
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