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.
19 December 2012
Wanxiang says it expects a regulatory decision concerning its bid to purchase A123 systems early in the new year.
19 December 2012
Johnson Controls says it expects to post higher sales and earnings in fiscal 2013 despite the challenging economic environment.
18 December 2012
Johnson Controls has filed an appeal in the bankruptcy court of the 11 December, 2012 sale order approving Wanxiang's purchase of A123 Systems.
14 December 2012
If memory serves, about two days ago, our 'slide show' at the top of the home page had four bad-news, job-loss-related stories out of the seven we rotate. Grim.
10 December 2012
Johnson Controls says it has officially withdrawn from the bankruptcy auction to acquire portions of A123 Systems and has refuted claims its plans would have seen Michigan jobs lost.
1 November 2012
Johnson Controls booked a net loss of US$8m, or $0.01 per share, on $10.4bn in sales.
26 October 2012
As you'd expect, our coverage of Ford's major restructuring announcements dominated the news on just-auto.com this week, and print and electronic coverage nationwide and in Belgium.
23 October 2012
The United States Bankruptcy Court in Delaware has granted A123 Systems' request for so called 'first day' enabling it to operate pending the recently announced sale of automotive assets to Johnson Controls.
19 October 2012
First out of the gate today was news that the Chinese government had, finally, officially approved the Chery joint venture with Tata Motors' Jaguar Land Rover that will see Freelanders built in China from 2014, when a redesigned model is due, followed by the Evoque and Jaguars.
17 October 2012
In a deal worth US$125m, Johnson Controls will buy acquire A123 Systems' automotive business assets, including all of its automotive technology, products and customer contracts; its facilities in Livonia and Romulus, Michigan; its cathode powder manufacturing facilities in China, and A123's equity interest in Shanghai Advanced Traction Battery Systems, a joint venture with Shanghai Automotive.
27 September 2012
A few months after production of Ford's new B-MAX MPV (minivan) began in Romania last June, Johnson Controls (JCI), as is customary for most OEM suppliers, has announced full details of the complete seating system it is supplying.
24 September 2012
Johnson Controls will remove lead processing operations capabilities from its Kangqiao battery plant in response to the Shanghai municipal government's initiative to remove lead manufacturing from the community.