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Johnson Controls on redefining car buyer groups

7 July 2016

Concerned that the traditional car model segmentation is an outdated means of describing target groups, Johnson Controls Automotive Seating worked with researchers from Concept M institute for market psychology to define a set of more meaningful categories that pinpoint the diverse needs and wants of today’s European drivers. The supplier used a recent press gathering in Berlin to explain its approach, findings and practical relevance to automakers.


January 2016, management briefing (Part 2)

26 January 2016

The second part of this month’s briefing reviews just some of the supplier autonomous driving innovations that caught our eye in the consumer electronics show (CES) and Detroit auto show this month. While they may not be household names, the likes of Autoliv, Bosch, Continental, Delphi, Denso, Magna, Valeo, Visteon and ZF TRW will heavily influence how your autonomous car will perform. Here, the tech talk is on sensor fusion (critical for self-driving cars), connectivity and vehicle-to-everything. In the meantime, semi-autonomous technologies are becoming more affordable thereby paving the way for mass-vehicle market growth.


THE WEEK THAT WAS: Ups and downs

6 November 2015

Continuing just-auto's series of interviews with tier one suppliers, this week Matthew Beecham talked with Detlef Jürss, group vice president and general manager Seating Components, Johnson Controls Automotive Seating. Well worth a look if you haven't enjoyed yet. He's also talked to Schaeffler about smarter repairs.


Briefing: key supplier tech update

22 October 2015

There is much more to the IAA in Frankfurt than a dazzling array of new cars. At the world's biggest auto show, suppliers' stands bristled with lightweight innovations to help reduce emissions as well as improve driver safety, comfort and communications. Matthew Beecham caught-up with executives from some of the world's leading component suppliers. This first instalment summarises the main IAA technology messages from Tedrive Steering, Johnson Controls, Continental and Hella.

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Yanfeng Automotive Interiors VP Q&A

1 February 2016

Last summer saw the official launch of Yanfeng Automotive Interiors (YFAI), a joint venture between Yanfeng Automotive Trim Systems Co Ltd and Johnson Controls. YFAI has sales revenues of some $8.5 billion, an order backlog of $10 billion and expectations to gain further market share in China and other Asian markets. Its product portfolio includes instrument panels and cockpit systems, door panels, floor consoles and overhead consoles. Matthew Beecham caught up with Han Hendriks, Vice President Advanced Product Development & Sales at YFAI to learn more about the company’s growth prospects.


Q&A: Johnson Controls on tomorrow's car seating

3 November 2015

Continuing just-auto's series of interviews with tier one suppliers, Matthew Beecham talked with Dr. Detlef Jurss, group vice president and general manager Seating Components, Johnson Controls Automotive Seating.


Q&A:Johnson Controls eyes start-stop market growth

6 October 2015

Continuing just-auto’s series of interviews with tier one component suppliers at the 2015 IAA, Matthew Beecham caught-up with Lisa J Bahash, Group Vice President and General Manager, Original Equipment, MaryAnn Wright, Vice President Engineering & Product Development, and Craig W Rigby, Advanced Market & Tech Strategist, Original Equipment, all Johnson Controls Power Solutions.


Q&A with Johnson Controls Power Solutions

25 November 2014

Johnson Controls' battery operation falls under the auspices of its Power Solutions business, serving both automotive OEMs and aftermarket. In this interview, Matthew Beecham spoke to Craig Rigby, Advanced Market and Technology Strategist, Johnson Controls Power Solutions about the company's technologies for stop-start applications, EVs and PHEVs.

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Johnson Controls restructure nudges Q3 2016 result

22 July 2016

Johnson Controls (JCI) announced third fiscal quarter revenues of US$9.5bn (down from $9.6bn a year ago) and operating profit of $383m, including several non-recurring items. Earnings per share were $0.59.


just-auto Plus only Johnson Controls announces Adient’s S&P global ratings

30 June 2016

Johnson Controls, on 29, June, 2016 announced that Adient, the automotive seating and interiors business that it plans to spin off in October, has received a BB+ preliminary corporate credit rating and a BBB senior secured credit rating from S&P Global...


just-auto Plus only Adient initiates measures to secure its capital structure

29 June 2016

Johnson Controls, on 28 June, 2016 announced that Adient, the automotive seating and interiors business that it plans to spin off in October, is initiating discussions with lenders as it takes its first steps in securing its capital structure. Adient is...


Johnson Controls to double AGM battery production

13 June 2016

Johnson Controls is to plough US$245m between 2016 and 2020 to double Absorbent Glass Mat (AGM) battery production capacity in North America.


JCI JV eyes China's start-stop battery market

9 June 2016

Johnson Controls said it was forming a joint venture with Binzhou Bohai Piston, an auto parts affiliate of Beijing Automotive Industry Group, to build its fourth Chinese automotive battery factory.


just-auto Plus only Johnson Controls and Tyco announces senior executive changes post merger

31 May 2016

Johnson Controls and Tyco International, on 27 May, 2016, announced the senior executive team that will lead the combined company following the close of their planned merger, which is expected on or around 1 October, 2016. As previously announced, at the...


Johnson Controls supplies seats to Volvo S90

31 May 2016

Johnson Controls says it has worked with Volvo Cars to supply seats on the flagship Volvo S90 which will launch in the summer.


Johnson Controls funds uni battery research

27 May 2016

Johnson Controls has announced two multi-year research projects at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison) aimed at enhancing the fuel efficiency of start-stop and next-generation battery-electric vehicles.


just-auto Plus only Johnson Controls US declares quarterly dividend

18 May 2016

The board of directors of Johnson Controls, a global multi-industrial company, has authorised a regular quarterly cash dividend of US$0.29 per common share. The dividend is payable on 5 July 2016 to shareholders of record at the close of business on 10 June...


just-auto Plus only Ford Focus RS gets Recaro sport seats

13 May 2016

With the Focus RS, Ford is setting new standards in the compact sports car segment in 2016. The RS, “Rally Sports” four-wheel drive is backed by a 2.3 litre motor offering 350hp and a top speed of 266km/h (165mph). To help the driver keep perfect...


just-auto Plus only Oshkosh US appoints new director to its board

12 May 2016

Oshkosh, a leading manufacturer of speciality vehicles and vehicle bodies, on 11 May 2016, announced the appointment of Kim Metcalf-Kupres to its board of directors as a new, independent director. Metcalf-Kupres is vice president and chief marketing officer...


just-auto Plus only Johnson Controls US posts 2016 sustainability report

12 May 2016

A new business round table report, "Create, grow, sustain: people and technology at work," highlights the sustainability record of 133 companies, including Johnson Controls. The combined efforts of Johnson Controls and other leading companies over...


just-auto Plus only Adient files for spinoff from Johnson Controls US

28 April 2016

Johnson Controls, on 27 April 2016, announced that Adient filed its initial Form 10 registration statement ("Form 10") with the US securities and exchange commission ("SEC"). The filing of the Form 10 is a significant milestone in the...


Johnson Controls posts US$530m Q2 net loss

21 April 2016

Johnson Controls has reported a Q2 net loss of EU$530m from continuing operations with US9bn of revenue, down from US$9.2bn.


Yanfeng to start new Czech Republic site

12 April 2016

Yanfeng Automotive Interiors (YFAI), is to establish a new manufacturing site in Planá nad Luznici, Czech Republic, creating around 300 jobs as it comes on stream in early 2018.


just-auto Plus only Johnson Controls names Trent Nevill president Asia Pacific

17 March 2016

Johnson Controls today, 16 March 2016, announced Trent Nevill has been appointed Vice president, President Asia Pacific, making him a Corporate officer effective immediately. In this critical leadership role, Nevill is responsible for driving enterprise...


Johnson Controls brings new foam to market

7 March 2016

Johnson Controls is bringing the third generation of its reduced-emissions polyurethane foam to market.


just-auto Plus only Hyundai-Kia awards Johnson Korea "Technology 5 Star" certification

25 February 2016

Johnson Controls Automotive Korea was awarded the “Technology 5 Star” certification from automaker Hyundai-Kia. This certification is given to the top level of Hyundai-Kia’s 272 suppliers. It recognises Johnson Controls' technology...


Johnson Controls recognises 11 suppliers

4 February 2016

Johnson Controls has recognised 11 component manufacturers at its sixth annual Supplier Excellence Awards ceremony.


Deconsolidation hits Johnson Controls Q1 results

28 January 2016

Johnson Controls booked net income of $450m (down 5% year on year) on $8.9bn in revenues in the first fiscal quarter of 2016 which, according to Reuters, missed analysts' forecasts for $9.29bn. Earnings per share were up 11% to $0.82, as analysts expected.


Johnson Controls and Tyco to merge

25 January 2016

A big deal under which Johnson Controls would acquire Tyco, a fire protection and security company, is said to be at an ‘advanced’ stage of discussions.


Johnson Controls appoints new EMEA OE head

9 December 2015

Johnson Controls has appointed Catherine Mulvey to lead its Original Equipment business for the Power Solutions division in EMEA, located in Hannover, Germany.


just-auto Plus only US: Johnson Controls elects Juan Pablo del Valle Perochena to BOD

20 November 2015

The board of directors of Johnson Controls has elected Juan Pablo del Valle Perochena to serve as a director, effective immediately. Del Valle Perochena is chairman of Mexichem S.A.B. de C.V. Since 2002, the company has increased its sales to US$6bn and...


just-auto Plus only US: Johnson Controls to lay off 100 people at Milwaukee Business Centre in Glendale

18 November 2015

Johnson Controls plans to lay off a minimum of 100 employees at its Milwaukee Business Centre in Glendale. These job cuts, which will be in corporate finance and accounting departments, forms a part of the company's cost savings programme. Johnson Controls...


Lectra lauds cutting as key to auto value chain

3 November 2015

French supplier, Lectra, says its material cutting technology is a “key part” of the automotive value chain and cites exclusivity deals with major global Tier 1s as evidence of how its machinery is an integral facet of manufacturing.


just-auto Plus only US: GKN receives Silver Performance Award 2015 from Johnson Controls

2 November 2015

GKN's passion for quality and performance has been recognised with the Silver Performance Award 2015 by Johnson Controls (JCI). The award was for sinter metal parts that are an integral element in the manufacture of car seats and GKN has made more than a...


JCI posts Q4 US$3m net income on US$8.7bn revenue

29 October 2015

Johnson Controls has posted net income from continuing operations of US$3m on US$8.7bn in revenues for the fourth quarter.


JCI expands China start-stop battery capacity

27 October 2015

Johnson Controls is to add more manufacturing capacity for batteries powering start-stop vehicles in China.


JCI to increase China auto battery production

20 October 2015

Johnson Controls plans to increase the production of automobile batteries used in start-stop systems in China. Currently, only 5% of vehicles sold in the country have such systems but the supplier expects this to rise to 40% by 2020 due to stricter fuel-efficiency standards.


just-auto Plus only US: Johnson Controls receives 2015 ‘Corporation of the Year’ from MMSDC

20 October 2015

Johnson Controls has been recognised as a 2015 'Corporation of the Year' by the Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council (MMSDC) for its achievements in developing and working with diverse supplier companies. Johnson Controls was honoured for its...

JCI news

Johnson Controls restructure nudges Q3 2016 result

22 July 2016

Johnson Controls (JCI) announced third fiscal quarter revenues of US$9.5bn (down from $9.6bn a ye...


Johnson Controls on redefining car buyer groups

7 July 2016

Concerned that the traditional car model segmentation is an outdated means of describing target g...


just-auto Plus only Johnson Controls announces Adient’s S&P global ratings

30 June 2016

Johnson Controls, on 29, June, 2016 announced that Adient, the automotive seating and interiors b...


just-auto Plus only Johnson Controls on automotive seating trends – Q&A Part 2

29 June 2016

Seats are continuing to be lighter and thinner partly thanks to the increasing use of high streng...


just-auto Plus only Johnson Controls on a consumer study of ‘automotive lifestyles’ – Q&A Part 1

29 June 2016

Johnson Controls Automotive Seating is presenting completely new typologies for European car buye...


just-auto Plus only Adient initiates measures to secure its capital structure

29 June 2016

Johnson Controls, on 28 June, 2016 announced that Adient, the automotive seating and interiors bu...



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