Johnson Controls’ joint venture in China receives Volvo Cars Quality Excellence Award

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Automotive supplier recognized for its quality performance

PLYMOUTH, Mich. (Nov. 2, 2015) – Chongqing Yanfeng Johnson Controls Automotive Components Co., Ltd. (“CQYFJC”), one of Johnson Controls’ major automotive seating joint ventures in China, has been honored with Volvo Cars Quality Excellence (VQE) Award.

CQYFJC’s new Chengdu plant was recognized for its outstanding quality performance delivered in Volvo S60L and Volvo XC60 Seating projects. The plant successfully achieved “excellent” ratings in 11 performance indexes of the VQE Award, such as manufacturing processes, lean production and logistics, for more than three consecutive months.

“It is an honor to be recognized with such a prestigious award,” said Joe Wang, CQYFJC general manager. “Volvo Cars is an important global customer. We will continue to focus on exceeding our customers’ expectations, and provide the customer with our best products and services.”

Formed in October 2003, CQYFJC is a Johnson Controls joint venture partnership with Shanghai Yanfeng Johnson Controls Seating Co., Ltd. and Chongqing Bo’ao Industry Co., Ltd. The company supplies a full range of automotive components, including metal structures, foam, head restraints, trim, and overhead systems, as well as complete seat systems. Its technology center has been an important part of Johnson Controls’ global engineering network, providing a full set of capabilities, including innovation, industrial design, benchmarking, advanced engineering, product development, prototyping, finite element analysis and testing. With approximately 3,000 employees and 10 manufacturing plants across China, CQYFJC supplies many global and Chinese automakers, including Volvo, Changan, Changan Ford, Changan Suzuki, Changan PSA, and Beijing Auto Yinxiang.

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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 170,000 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 or follow us @johnsoncontrols on Twitter.

About Johnson Controls Automotive Experience:
Johnson Controls Automotive Experience is a global leader in automotive seating components and systems. We support all major automakers in the differentiation of their vehicles through our products, technologies and advanced manufacturing capabilities. With more than 200 locations worldwide, we are where our customers need us to be. Consumers have enjoyed the comfort and style of our products, from single components to complete seat systems. With our global capability we supply more than 50 million cars per year. Johnson Controls pursues a spin-off of its Automotive Experience business. Following the separation, which is expected to close in the third quarter of 2016, the Automotive Experience business will operate as an independent, publicly traded company. Bruce McDonald will serve as the chairman and CEO of the new company. Beda Bolzenius will serve as president and COO.


Mary Kay Dodero

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