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Briefing: Active safety systems

Driver assistance systems use a combination of warnings and some degree of active intervention to help steer the driver away from trouble. A...

RESEARCH SNAPSHOT: Review of start-stop engines

Continuing just-auto's series of research snapshots - pulled from its automotive research platform, QUBE - Matthew Beecham reviews the bloss...


RESEARCH SNAPSHOT: Review of start-stop engines

Matthew Beecham | 17 Jun 2015

Continuing just-auto's series of research snapshots - pulled from its automotive research platform, QUBE - Matthew Beecham reviews the blossoming market for start-stop applications and some implications for batteries and lubricants.


THE WEEK THAT WAS: The self-parking Beemer

Graeme Roberts | 12 Jun 2015

It would appear our new Research Snapshots have gone down a treat with our readers, judging by the popularity of our review of door innovations this week.


RESEARCH ANALYSIS: Review of vehicle seating

Matthew Beecham | 27 Apr 2015

Car seats are becoming lighter by as much as 50 percent. This paradox is achieved through novel designs’ using new materials, foams and assembly mechanisms writes Matthew Beecham.


THE WEEK THAT WAS: The year is flying by...

Graeme Roberts | 17 Apr 2015

Dunno 'bout you but 2015 seems to be flying by waaaay too fast - where did yet another week go?

Latest Interviews

Q&A with Johnson Controls Power Solutions

Matthew Beecham | 25 Nov 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.


INTERVIEW: Han Hendriks, Johnson Controls

Calum MacRae | 31 Oct 2014

Calum MacRae interviews Han Hendriks, VP Advanced Product Development & Sales for Johnson Controls Automotive Interiors, to hear about the company's business strategy in the area of interiors.

Latest News

Johnson Controls forms Chinese auto interiors JV

Graeme Roberts | 3 Jul 2015

Yanfeng Automotive Interiors, a joint venture between Huayu Automotive Systems (HASCO) subsidiary Yanfeng Automotive Trim Systems and Johnson Controls (JCI), has been launched.


Johnson Controls appoints M&A head

Dave Leggett | 17 Jun 2015

Johnson Controls has appointed former investment banker Greg Guyett as executive vice president, corporate development, effective 10 August.


JCI automotive future 'looking unlikely': source

Simon Warburton | 11 Jun 2015

Reliable sources close to Johnson Controls say it "looks likely there is no future" for the automotive sector within its portfolio.


Johnson Controls mulls auto sell-off

Graeme Roberts | 10 Jun 2015

Johnson Controls said on Wednesday (10 June) it was exploring "strategic options for the separation of its automotive business".


INDIA: Pricol acquires JCI's stake in cluster jv

Matthew Beecham | 10 Jun 2015

Pricol, a supplier of automotive instrument clusters in India, has bought Johnson Controls' 50 percent stake in its joint venture, known as Johnson Controls Pricol Pvt Ltd (JCPPL) for some US$3.1 million.


Johnson Controls/LTU team on battery systems

Simon Warburton | 11 May 2015

Johnson Controls is partnering with Lawrence Technological University (LTU) to test and develop battery systems in vehicles aimed at helping automakers meet increasing fuel economy and emissions standards.


Visteon records US$50m Q1 net profit

Simon Warburton | 7 May 2015

Visteon Corporation has posted net profit of US$50m with sales of US$2.03bn for the first quarter of this year.


Johnson Controls’ Q2 net sales down 2.8%

Graeme Roberts | 24 Apr 2015

Johnson Controls' net sales for the second quarter of fiscal year ended 31 March 2015 were down 2.8% to US$9.19bn. Income from continuing operations before income taxes was up 13.8% to $611m. Net increased to $529m from $261m.


JCI begins start-stop battery production in China

Graeme Roberts | 21 Apr 2015

Johnson Controls is expanding its manufacturing operations in China by beginning production of advanced lead-acid batteries for start-stop vehicles to help automakers meet increasingly strict fuel economy and emission regulations.


JCI and SAIC unit ink interiors JV agreement

Dave Leggett | 15 Apr 2015

Johnson Controls' deal to form a huge new interiors joint venture with a components subsidiary of SAIC is a step closer to reality now the parties have signed a further agreement to form the new entity.


Visteon records US$295m full-year loss

Simon Warburton | 27 Feb 2015

Visteon has posted a US$295m net loss, including a US$343m loss on discontinued operations.


Johnson Controls extends contract with Lectra

Dave Leggett | 6 Feb 2015

Lectra, a soft fabrics manufacturing specialist, has said that Johnson Controls has extended its "global partnership agreement" with Lectra for an additional three years.


Johnson Controls reports strong Q1 results

Dave Leggett | 23 Jan 2015

Johnson Controls has reported upbeat results for its fiscal first quarter (to December 31) with automotive profitability up 26%, despite a downturn in automotive revenues blamed on exchange rates.


Johnson Controls develops stain-repellant seats

Graeme Roberts | 15 Jan 2015

Johnson Controls has developed its FreshPer4mance coating to keep vehicle seats stain-free. The coating repels dirt and liquid, and protects passengers from germs and static.


DETROIT SHOW: JCI shows off new interior ideas

Graeme Roberts | 13 Jan 2015

Interiors specialist Johnson Controls has unveiled a number of innovations at the Detroit show.


JCI develops OEM stop-start battery

Graeme Roberts | 8 Jan 2015

Johnson Controls (JCI) will expand its automotive battery line with a 12 volt lithium titanate model, a collaboration with Toshiba, for advanced start-stop vehicles.


Johnson Controls names new Power Solutions chief

Graeme Roberts | 6 Jan 2015

Johnson Controls has named Joe Walicki vice president and president of its Power Solutions (batteries) business. The board also named him a corporate officer.


Johnson Controls to supply Range Rover batteries

Simon Warburton | 19 Dec 2014

Johnson Controls says it will supply its lithium-ion batteries for the hybrid Range Rover.


Johnson Controls books Q4 net income of US$311m

Simon Warburton | 30 Oct 2014

Johnson Controls has reported fourth quarter net income from continuing operations of US$311m with US$11bn in revenues, up 3% from US$10.7bn.


Johnson Controls opens new crash test site

Simon Warburton | 13 Aug 2014

Johnson Controls has opened a new crash test facility at its Automotive Seating headquarters in Plymouth, Michigan.


Visteon books US$155m loss after interiors sale

Simon Warburton | 6 Aug 2014

Visteon Corporation has posted second-quarter sales up 10.5% to US$1.78bn and a net loss of US$155m, although this includes a US$173m loss related to the agreement to sell a majority of the interiors business.


Johnson Controls forms new China fabric JV

Graeme Roberts | 23 Jul 2014

Johnson Controls has signed an agreement with Shanghai Yanfeng Industry and Commerce and Anhui Yansheng Automotive Trim to form a new fabrics joint venture in Huainan City, Anhui Province, China.

Latest blogs

Exploring the 'sweet spot' between motorcycle and conventional car

Dave Leggett | 30 Jul 2014

The product space just below the 'conventional car' is an intriguing one.


Metering expectations

Simon Warburton | 16 Jan 2014

Huge sheets of ice are progressing in a stately manner down the Detroit River outside the Cobo and with forecast of snow this afternoon, it will feel more like Michigan in January than yesterday's almost balmy temperatures.

Company research

Johnson Controls, Inc. (JCI) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

Johnson Controls, Inc. (JCI) - Financial and Strategic SWOT

Johnson Controls, Inc. (Johnson Controls) is a global diversified technology and industrial company. It offers solutions to optimize energy and operational efficiencies of buildings...

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Johnson Controls, Inc. - Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Partnerships & Alliances and Investment Report

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MarketLine's Company Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Partnerships & Alliances and Investments reports offer a comprehensive breakdown of the organic and inorganic growth activity undertaken by an organi...

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Global light vehicle OE batteries market- forecasts to 2029

Global light vehicle OE batteries market- forecasts to 2029

This QUBE report from just-auto report provides a comprehensive overview of the global electric vehicles and OE starter battery sector, major suppliers, top 14 markets, technology trends and market si...

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