Battery growth in China

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New automotive battery plant in Western China will help supply rapidly growing market

Johnson Controls is growing its presence in China by opening a new automotive battery manufacturing plant that will produce 6 million automotive batteries per year in the world’s largest new vehicle market.

The company’s new 133,000 square meter facility in Chongqing City reflects an investment of $154 million. Located in Fuling District of Chongqing, the new plant will bring state-of-the-art technology and services to customers. The new plant in Chongqing is expected to create more than 500 jobs.  

“The opening of our Chongqing plant builds on Johnson Controls’ deep history in this region and demonstrates our long-term commitment to China, which is a key strategic market for Johnson Controls,’’ said Kenneth Yeng, vice president and general manager of Johnson Controls Power Solutions China. “This facility will not only enable us to meet increasing demand from our customers in China, but will also allow us to demonstrate our global leadership in technology and sustainability.”
“The opening of our Chongqing plant builds on Johnson Controls’ deep history in this region and demonstrates our long-term commitment to China, which is a key strategic market for Johnson Controls,’’ said Kenneth Yeng, vice president and general manager of Johnson Controls Power Solutions China.
Johnson Controls entered the Chinese supply market with automotive batteries in 2005 and continues to invest in bringing advanced technologies, capacity and technical capabilities to China. Today, Johnson Controls employs tens of thousands of people in China and is in the process of building a new corporate headquarters in Shanghai to better support the region.  

The new plant also marks the beginning of a one-year community partnership between Johnson Controls China and Fuling Children’s Welfare Center. Johnson Controls employees at the Chongqing plant will volunteer throughout the year to help more than 100 orphans living at the center. Members of the Johnson Controls leadership team will also actively support the program with visits to play games and read with the children.
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