In an op-ed, Johnson Controls Chairman and CEO Alex Molinaroli refutes erroneous accusations that the company was in financial distress and sought funds from the federal government in 2008 as part of the U.S. auto industry bailout.
Johnson Controls is forming a joint venture with Binzhou Bohai Piston Co., Ltd., to build its fourth Chinese automotive battery manufacturing plant. Aimed at serving both automakers and aftermarket customers, the facility will be located in Binzhou, Shandong Province.
Johnson Controls has announced two multi-year research projects at the University of Wisconsin–Madison aimed at enhancing the fuel efficiency of start-stop and next-generation battery-electric vehicles.
To help consumers find a nearby facility to recycle used vehicle, boat, motorcycle or lawn/garden batteries, Johnson Controls, the world’s largest manufacturer and recycler of vehicle batteries, is encouraging consumers to visit its website www.recyclingmybattery.com.