johnson controls inc (JCI) Key Developments
Johnson Controls Inc. Declares Quarterly Dividend, Payable on April 2, 2015
Jan 28 15
The board of directors of Johnson Controls Inc. authorized a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.26 per common share. The dividend is payable on April 2, 2015 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on March 6, 2015.
Johnson Controls, Inc. to Introduce its New Variable Refrigerant Flow, or VRF, and Building Management Solutions
Jan 27 15
Johnson Controls Inc. announced that it will introduce its new variable refrigerant flow, or VRF, and building management solutions. Johnson Controls will unveil its new VRF solution. The ductless and modular HVAC solution heats and cools multiple building zones to increase energy savings, improve occupant comfort, and lower construction costs. VRF features Hitachi's high-efficiency compressors and is complemented by energy modeling and selection tools to measure and compare VRF to other HVAC technologies. Johnson Controls will also unveil the new user interface for its Metasys building automation system, which connects HVAC, lighting, security and fire protection systems on a single platform. New system configurations, programming capabilities, and additional IT features will improve productivity, reduce energy costs and enhance security. The new interface transforms data into building intelligence to help owners and operators make better informed decisions to improve bottom lines and meet building needs. In addition to its VRF and Metasys advancements, Johnson Controls will also feature the following: connected chiller technologies to remotely monitor chiller performance in real-time to ensure system performance, proactively manage maintenance, and extend the chiller's lifecycle; york magnetic centrifugal chiller (YMC2) which offers up to 13% better efficiency than conventional, variable-speed chillers and is recognized as the quietest chiller in its class; new design-through-delivery process for York custom air handling units orders to lower specification risk, reduce manufacturing and installation time, and ensure system quality; and new Unitary Products Group direct-fit commercial rooftop units and the soon-to-be-released residential HVAC product line including a new residential packaged unit, air handling unit and an outdoor condenser.
Johnson Controls, Inc. Appoints David Dorney as Country Manager of its Building-Efficiency Division in the United Kingdom and Ireland
Jan 27 15
Johnson Controls Inc. has appointed David Dorney as country manager of its building-efficiency division in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Dorney, who has more than 14 years of senior management experience with Johnson Controls, previously served as an area general manager. In his new role, Dorney will be tasked with growing and maintaining the company’s building-efficiency client base in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
Johnson Controls Puts Itself On The Block
Jan 25 15
Johnson Controls Inc. (NYSE:JCI) sold a portion of its facilities management business for approximately $200 million, Johnson Controls has received strong buyer interest in the rest of the company.
Johnson Controls Inc. Unveils New Seating Demonstrator Vehicle
Jan 23 15
Johnson Controls Inc. has unveiled its new seating demonstrator vehicle, the SD15. With a focus on first- and second-row seating in a simulated vehicle environment, the concept addresses global industry trends of urban mobility, comfort and autonomous driving. The SD15's front row features a power driver seat mounted to a curved track, eliminating the need for separate and complex mechanisms found in conventional seat arrangements. The seat offers a console mounted directly to the seat structure that moves conveniently with the occupant, instead of being fixed between the seats. In addition, the SD15 showcases the company's new slim tilting head restraint. This newest generation of slim head restraints can be combined with a tilting mechanism. The thin design is ideal for seat applications where space is limited. The SD15's passenger seat is situated on the company's Gemini long tracks, which enable the seat to stow against the instrument panel or slide rearward to maximize curbside cargo capacity. The second row utilizes the Gemini track system as well, allowing it to transition from a four-passenger to a five-passenger configuration in one smooth movement. The structure, developed in conjunction with the company's metals and mechanism team, can expand to create a center seating position when moved forward and contracts when slid back to fit between the wheel wells. This function maximizes leg room and curbside storage capacity. Both the front and rear seats showcase new ink jet printing fabric technology, which allows for a wide variety of customer customization of colors and patterns to help automakers distinguish their brands. In addition, Johnson Controls 'SuperGroove' trim attachment technology is applied across both rows of seats. SuperGroove provides a slim appearance and improves craftsmanship. The SD15 design allows for the packaging of a 48-volt battery under the seat, highlighting the latest battery technology from Johnson Controls' Power Solutions business. The SD15 concept was developed by a global collaboration of Johnson Controls design and engineering teams in North America and Europe.