Headquarters in China
Johnson Controls grows its presence in the largest automotive and building market in the world
Due to an increasing presence in the market, Johnson Controls will open a second global corporate headquarters in Shanghai in 2017.
Broad manufacturing footprint
Johnson Controls has many key partnerships and a broad manufacturing footprint in China, including 32 joint ventures, 61 manufacturing plants in 30 cities and 22,000 employees. The company was recently recognized for its capabilities in China with the “Top Employer China” award for the fourth consecutive year.
Johnson Controls supports customer growth strategies through its world-class engineering, innovation and industrial design capabilities. The company operates local automotive design studios, global technical centers and engineering offices across China with full testing capabilities.
As the global leader in automotive batteries, Johnson Controls is well-positioned to help the Chinese automotive industry grow by offering solutions to meet increasingly strict fuel efficiency and emissions regulations.
The company’s automotive battery business has 14 million units of capacity to serve the China market, with more than 1,000 employees in two plants.
In May 2014, Johnson Controls signed a long-term automotive battery supply agreement with SAIC Motor Corporation Limited (SAIC Motor), a further indication of Johnson Controls’ commitment to expand rapidly in the Chinese market..
As China drives toward energy security, Johnson Controls’ Building Efficiency business is well-positioned to grow its HVAC product offerings, as well as energy efficiency and sustainable building solutions.
In early 2014, the Building Efficiency business opened a US$35 million expansion of its manufacturing and research and development center in Wuxi, China. The campus and its engineering center is now one of Johnson Controls’ largest R&D centers in the world for building heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems.
Johnson Controls is committed to helping buildings reduce their environmental impact in the Asia-Pacific region. In November 2014, the company’s building technology and consulting arm helped a 850,000-square-foot office in Changsha City, the Northstar Delta Office Tower(hyperlink), earn two prestigious green building certifications and cut energy consumption by 28 percent.
The Johnson Controls China headquarters will house more than 1,200 employees and is set to receive China’s Three Star Green and LEED Platinum building certifications.