27 November 2013
Johnson Controls says it is strengthening its production capability in western China with the opening of a new plant in Chengdu.
11 November 2013
US-based Johnson Controls has acquired 90% of Colombian battery supplier MAC two years after the two companies launched a joint venture to produce and sell lead-acid batteries in the Central and South American regions.
29 October 2013
Johnson Controls Inc (JCI) has posted net income for its fiscal fourth quarter up 25% on last year, in line with analyst expectations. It also forecast that earnings would rise 30% in the next quarter, the first of its fiscal 2014.
3 October 2013
Johnson Controls Power Solutions has expanded its Zwickau, Germany, AGM (Absorbent Glass Mat) battery plant with a 100 million euro investment, making it the world's largest production facility for AGM batteries. This technology is used mainly for Start-Stop vehicles.
16 September 2013
Johnson Controls is to co-develop a cluster display featuring the human machine interface (HMI) for General Motors' Chevrolet Corvette Stingray.
12 September 2013
After 16 years of continuous growth, Johnson Controls 'Automotive Experience' (interiors) plans to increase its number of production locations from 57 to 68 in China over the next few years.
29 August 2013
Johnson Controls has inked an agreement with Zhejiang Wanfang New Materials Co to set up a new fabrics joint venture in Haining City, Zhejiang Province.
19 July 2013
Johnson Controls reported fiscal Q3 net income of US$571m, up 32% over last year. Revenues increased by 2%, to $10.8bn. Earnings per share were $0.83 compared with $0.63.
21 June 2013
Johnson Controls (JCI) is approaching private equity firms as it looks to sell its automotive electronics unit estimated to be worth about US$1bn.
10 June 2013
Saudi Arabia has moved into Detroit to promote itself as an automotive hub for the Middle East and a gateway for distribution to North Africa.
31 May 2013
Quarterly and other results to the thirty-oneth of March continued to dribble in this week so let's start by hoisting the Union Jack, drum roll, trumpet blast, and highlight Jaguar Land Rover's 11% full fiscal year profit hike.
28 May 2013
Johnson Controls has acquired full ownership of Tata Johnson Controls (TJC), its former 50/50 joint venture with Tata Automotive Components (TACO).
23 April 2013
Johnson Controls has reported fiscal 2013 second quarter net income of US$148m, which it says is line with expectations.
22 April 2013
Johnson Controls is to supply its Absorbent Glass Mat (AGM) battery technology to power the Chery Jaguar Land Rover start-stop and other vehicles made in China.
12 April 2013
I would - deservedly - have got a thick ear had I asked Steven Groves - Nissan Europe's vehicle development manager for the European Leaf EV - which plant in Japan packed the assembly kits for the new 'localised' model. And that would be before those in Sunderland now building - not just assembling - the new cars for a May showroom launch got hold of me.
11 April 2013
Johnson Controls is premiering its new 48-volt micro yybrid battery demonstration module in Europe at the Hannover Messe currently taking place in north Germany.
20 March 2013
Johnson Controls has announced the expansion of its interiors plant in East London, South Africa.
26 February 2013
This month's management briefing considers that latest developments in automotive interiors. In this second instalment, extracted from just-auto's QUBE seating intelligence service, we take a look at market trends in seating. Matthew Beecham also talks with engineers at JCI and Bridge of Weir Leather to find out what's changing with seat design and consumer tastes.
7 February 2013
Johnson Controls has inaugurated a new plant in Serbia. The plant manufactures complete seats for the new Fiat 500L and is situated in Kragujevac.
25 January 2013
"Come to the South of France and try our updated Verso," said Toyota. "Nice," I said. "Yes," they said, "Nice airport for Cannes and we'll show you our ED2 design studio which did the updates." A little southern Europe winter sun after British snow, I thought, you can guess the rest.
24 January 2013
A123 Systems says it is preparing for a closing of transactions in its asset purchase agreements with Wanxiang America and Navitas Systems that could take place next week.
21 January 2013
Continuing just-auto’s series of interviews with major vehicle seat manufacturers, Matthew Beecham talked with Jeffrey Lindberg, Senior Product and Business Development Manager, Johnson Controls Inc and Johan Vissers, Design Manager, Johnson Controls Inc about seat designs, consumer tastes and methods to produces seats using green materials and processes.
21 January 2013
Johnson Controls first quarter fiscal 2013 net income of $354m, or $0.52 a share, was down from $424m, or $0.62 in previous year. Sales were flat at $10.4bn.
18 January 2013
The prime event of the week was, of course, the 2013 Detroit auto show and, just in case you haven't yet had enough, all our coverage is handily packaged here.
18 January 2013
They're just mine, other people will have other memorable lines from a week in Motown, but here's a snapshot, in no particular order, of a week in Detroit.
17 January 2013
Booming exports from Nissan's Sunderland plant in north east England are behind a supplier influx in response to the demand.
15 January 2013
Johnson Controls (JCI) said there was "no reason" not to still be attracted by A123 Systems although the company is currently being evaluated for a potential purchase by Chinese operation Wanxiang.
15 January 2013
Johnson Controls (JCI) is working with the US Department of Energy (DOE) to research ever-more efficient battery solutions.
14 January 2013
Johnson Controls has showcased its complete vehicle interior development capabilities in China - including design, engineering and manufacturing - with the debut of the Hongqi (which means "Red Flag") H7 vehicle at the 2013 Detroit Show.
9 January 2013
Automakers increasing digital offerings, linking in-dash systems to smartphones and services like traffic monitors are responding to demand, according to a US report which said a recent study by IBM showed buyers would increasingly select new cars based on the gadgetry they contain. Separately, an online survey of about 2,100 people conducted for Johnson Controls (JCI) by Harris Interactive suggested consumers want to use phones and existing apps to safely connect in their vehicles.