VARTA® automotive batteries honored in China

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SHANGHAI – February 2, 2016 – Johnson Controls automotive battery brand VARTA® was honored by two media outlets in China for its advanced technology and environmental performance. 

Orient Auto named the VARTA Absorbent Glass Mat (AGM) battery its “Car Battery of the Year.” The magazine honors corporations and brands that make significant contributions in technology, safety and environmental protection. 

VARTA also received the “Annual Innovative Technology” award by Chengdu Daily. The mainstream newspaper asked industry associations and consumers to vote on the best car parts and brands. VARTA was celebrated for its performance, reliable quality and excellent service.

“It is a great honor for VARTA to be recognized by consumers and awarded by such authoritative media. In the future, VARTA will continue to introduce cutting-edge technologies, high-quality products and premium services to our consumers,” said Gary Wu, Vice President Aftermarket for Johnson Controls Power Solutions China.

“It is a great honor for VARTA to be recognized by consumers and awarded by such authoritative media,” said Gary Wu, Vice President Aftermarket for Johnson Controls Power Solutions China.

The VARTA® automotive battery brand belongs to Johnson Controls, the global leader in automotive batteries. Founded in Hagen Germany, VARTA has a history dating back nearly 130 years and is one of Europe's most famous automotive battery brands. In 2005, the VARTA brand was introduced to the China market to power a variety of vehicles for Chinese car owners. VARTA batteries have a PowerFrame® patented grid design which provides superior starting performance over the life of the battery with up to 70% better electrical flow than other grid technologies. To learn more about VARTA please visit the VARTA website.

About Johnson Controls
Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and industrial leader serving customers in more than 150 countries. Our 150,000 employees create quality products, services and solutions to optimize energy and operational efficiencies of buildings; lead-acid automotive batteries and advanced batteries for hybrid and electric vehicles; and seating components and systems for automobiles. Our commitment to sustainability dates back to our roots in 1885, with the invention of the first electric room thermostat. Through our growth strategies and by increasing market share we are committed to delivering value to shareholders and making our customers successful. In 2015, Corporate Responsibility Magazine recognized Johnson Controls as the #14 company in its annual “100 Best Corporate Citizens” list. For additional information, please visit http://www.johnsoncontrols.com or follow us @johnsoncontrols on Twitter.

About Johnson Controls Power Solutions
Johnson Controls Power Solutions is the world's largest manufacturer of automotive batteries, supplying approximately 140 million every year to automakers and aftermarket retailers. Our full range of lead acid and Lithium-ion battery technology powers nearly every type of vehicle for our customers- including conventional, Start-Stop, Micro Hybrid, hybrid and electric. Johnson Controls' recycling system has helped make automotive batteries the most recycled consumer product in the world. Globally, 15,000 employees develop, manufacture, distribute and recycle batteries at more than 50 locations. For more information, please visit http://www.JohnsonControls.com/PowerSolutions or follow @JCI_BatteryBeat on Twitter.

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