Johnson Controls receives top Club Car supplier award

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World's largest manufacturer of golf cars recognizes company for its partnership

MILWAUKEE, May 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Johnson Controls, the global leader in lead-acid batteries, is being recognized by Club Car as a top supplier. The company received the award for Overall Operations Excellence 2012 in a ceremony earlier this month.  Johnson Controls supplies all the batteries to power Club Car's fleet of Precedent golf cars and Carryall utility vehicles. 

"We are honored to receive this award from Club Car," said David DeGraaf, vice president and general manager Americas Original Equipment Group, Johnson Controls Power Solutions. "Through our close partnership, we've been able to support increasing demand, reduce complexity in manufacturing operations and collaborate on technology solutions to further grow an already strong brand and market position."

Johnson Controls began shipping deep-cycle lead-acid batteries to Club Car in 2010 from facilities in Florence, S.C. Johnson Controls was one of only four suppliers to be recognized by Club Car this year.

"Johnson Controls is a company of deep and impressive resources that is a valued partner in one of the most critical areas of our business," said Marc Dufour, president and CEO of Augusta, Ga.-based Club Car. "The value we provide our customers is enhanced by the Johnson Controls' relationship, which makes this recognition richly deserved."

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About Johnson Controls
Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and industrial leader serving customers in more than 150 countries. Our 168,000 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 interior 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 2013, Corporate Responsibility Magazine recognized Johnson Controls as the #14 company in its annual "100 Best Corporate Citizens" list. For additional information, please visit

About Johnson Controls Power Solutions
Johnson Controls Power Solutions is the global leader in lead-acid automotive batteries and advanced batteries for Start-Stop, hybrid and electric vehicles.  Our 50 manufacturing, recycling and distribution centers supply more than one-third of the world's lead-acid batteries to major automakers and aftermarket retailers.  Through our innovations we are building the advanced battery industry for hybrid and electric vehicles.  We were the first company in the world to produce lithium-ion batteries for mass-production hybrid vehicles.  Our commitment to sustainability is evidenced by our world-class technology, manufacturing and recycling capabilities.  

About Club Car
Club Car, one of the most respected names in the golf industry, is the world's largest manufacturer of small-wheel, zero-emissions electric vehicles. The company's Precedent golf cars and Carryall Turf utility vehicles are integral to successful operations at thousands of courses around the world. The company also offers a complete line of new and used golf cars, XRT™ utility vehicles and street-legal, low-speed vehicles (LSVs) for personal use, all backed by Club Car's 50+ year legacy of superior design, manufacture and service. Club Car is part of the Industrial Technology Sector of Ingersoll Rand, and is based in Augusta, Ga. Visit


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