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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Concerned that the traditional car model segmentation is an outdated means of describing target groups, Johnson Controls Automotive Seating worked with researchers from Concept M institute for market psychology to define a set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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JCI Power Solutions on car battery market trends

28 February 2017

Continuing just-auto’s series of interviews with tier one component suppliers, we caught up with Joe Walicki, President of Johnson Controls Power Solutions to consider 48-volt networks and the start-stop market.


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.

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JCI unveils Q3 net income up 16% to US$555m

28 July 2017

Johnson Controls has reported third-quarter GAAP net income up 16% from continuing operations of US$555m.


just-auto Plus only Johnson Controls names new JCOS vice president

27 July 2017

Johnson Controls announced it has named Michael Bartschat vice president of the Johnson Controls Operating System (JCOS) in addition to his current role as chief procurement officer, reporting to chairman and CEO Alex Molinaroli.  In this new role,...


just-auto Plus only Johnson Controls Zwickau plant builds 40m battery

26 May 2017

On 23 May 2017, Johnson Controls reached a production milestone: The company’s plant in Zwickau, Germany, manufactured its 40 millionth Absorbent Glass Mat (AGM) battery. There is growing demand globally for AGM batteries, a core component of Start-Stop...


Adient ups full year outlook after strong Q2

3 May 2017

Adient, the automotive seating and interiors business separated from Johnson Controls last year, has announced what it termed "strong" second quarter earnings after adjusted net income and earnings per share increased to US$192m and $2.04 (both +16.3%).


JCI to increase US battery production capacity

3 February 2017

Johnson Controls is announcing investments to grow aftermarket battery manufacturing capability in the US. The company will accelerate US$450m in investment at its existing facilities across the country to increase capacity to grow its aftermarket service and supply capabilities.


just-auto Plus only Yanfeng opens new automotive interiors facility

20 January 2017

Yanfeng Automotive Interiors officially opened its new manufacturing facility on 19 January 2017 in Chattanooga, Tennessee to support Volkswagen Chattanooga. This new facility represents an investment of US$55m, and creates 325 new jobs. Yanfeng’s new...


Adient opens US west coast office

14 November 2016

Adient, the global automotive seating supplier recently spun off from Johnson Controls, has announced the opening of its West Coast business office in San Jose, California.


just-auto Plus only JCI reports sales of US$10.2bn in Q4 2016

9 November 2016

For the fourth quarter of fiscal 2016, Johnson Controls reported US$10.2bn in sales, segment EBIT of $798m and a GAAP net loss from continuing operations of $1.2bn, which includes one month of Tyco results (merger completed 2 September 2016) as well as several...


JCI doubles AGM battery production at Changxing

1 November 2016

Johnson Controls says it is expanding its production capacity of Absorbent Glass Mat (AGM) batteries for start-stop vehicles in China to support the rising market demand.


Adient adios to Johnson Controls

31 October 2016

Adient has announced its debut as an independent, publicly traded corporation and the completion of its separation from Johnson Controls International. The company's shares began trading today on the New York Stock Exchange.


Early Adient bird catches Slovakian worm

14 October 2016

Adient says its early entry into Slovenia helped it establish a bulwark against the threat of fierce competition for labour in low-cost emerging markets.


just-auto Plus only Johnson Controls produces 15bn PowerFrame grid

6 October 2016

Johnson Controls, the world’s leading battery maker, reached a production milestone on 3 October 2016. The 15 billionth PowerFrame grid rolled off the production line at the company’s plant in Red Oak, Iowa. That’s enough grids to build more...


just-auto Plus only Johnson Controls transforms Mexico plant operation

12 September 2016

Two Johnson Controls battery plants in Mexico have transformed the way they operate as part of a newly implemented manufacturing system that is leading to lower costs, increased productivity, higher customer satisfaction and employee engagement. The...


JCI board approves seating and interiors spin-off

9 September 2016

Johnson Controls says its board of directors has approved the previously announced spin-off of its global automotive seating and interiors business. 


JCI starts operations after merger with Tyco

6 September 2016

Johnson Controls has started operations today (6 September) following the successful completion of its merger with Tyco.


just-auto Plus only Johnson Controls' preliminary merger results

1 September 2016

Johnson Controls, on 31 August, 2016, announced the preliminary results of the elections made by its shareholders as to the form of merger consideration they wish to receive in connection with Johnson Controls' merger with Tyco International...


Shareholders approve Johnson Controls, Tyco merger

18 August 2016

Johnson Controls shareholders voted to approve the previously announced merger with Tyco.


just-auto Plus only JCI appoints new member to Adient board

1 August 2016

Johnson Controls on 29 July 2016, announced that Adient, the automotive seating and interiors business that it plans to spin off in October, will have Barb J. Samardzich join Adient's board of directors after its separation from Johnson Controls....


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 starts measures to secure 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...

JCI news

JCI unveils Q3 net income up 16% to US$555m

28 July 2017

Johnson Controls has reported third-quarter GAAP net income up 16% from continuing operations of...


just-auto Plus only Johnson Controls names new JCOS vice president

27 July 2017

Johnson Controls announced it has named Michael Bartschat vice president of the Johnson Controls...


just-auto Plus only Johnson Controls Zwickau plant builds 40m battery

26 May 2017

On 23 May 2017, Johnson Controls reached a production milestone: The company’s plant in Zwi...


Adient ups full year outlook after strong Q2

3 May 2017

Adient, the automotive seating and interiors business separated from Johnson Controls last year,...


JCI Power Solutions on car battery market trends

28 February 2017

Continuing just-auto's series of interviews with tier one component suppliers, we caught up with...


just-auto Plus only Johnson Controls Power Solutions’ President on tre

20 February 2017

Continuing just-auto’s series of interviews with tier one component suppliers, we caught up...



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