Johnson Controls expands AGM Battery portfolio to address increased electrification demands

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Company introduces new group sizes at Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo

MILWAUKEE, Nov. 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Today's cars have more than 150 electrical devices to meet consumer and industry requirements for safety, comfort and sustainability. To meet these increasing demands, Johnson Controls Power Solutions will introduce 11 new Absorbent Glass Mat (AGM) battery group sizes at the 2017 Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) in Las Vegas.

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"Increased electrical loads from features such as navigation and entertainment systems have redefined the critical role of the battery," said Dan Autey, VP and GM of North American Aftermarket, Power Solutions, Johnson Controls. "This expanded line offers more options for consumers looking for reliable and durable batteries that support features that reduce emissions and increase safety and comfort."

Johnson Controls can now address nearly 90 percent of the cars in the U.S. that would require a replacement AGM battery, including high-electrical-load vehicles and stop-start vehicles, which are expected to grow globally by 60 percent by 2025. In anticipation of this growth, Johnson Controls will invest more than $780M globally between 2015 and 2020 in AGM technology in order to increase capacity.

In addition to AGM, Johnson Controls will also showcase the following at AAPEX 2017, booth 1826:

  • Expanded OPTIMA® Batteries product lineup to allow a variety of modern vehicles, ranging from late-model domestic performance to European models, to experience the power and performance of OPTIMA Batteries
  • Industry-leading programs focused on advancing best-practices around a circular economy. Johnson Controls designs energy storage products so that up to 99 percent of the materials can be recycled and has a network that recycles 8,000 batteries per hour. In addition, Johnson Controls is a founding member of the Responsible Battery Coalition, a team of companies, academics, and partner organizations committed to the responsible management of the batteries of today and tomorrow.

About Johnson Controls 

Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and multi-industrial leader serving a wide range of customers in more than 150 countries. Our 120,000 employees create intelligent buildings, energy-efficient solutions, integrated infrastructure and next-generation transportation systems that work seamlessly together to deliver on the promise of smart cities and communities. Our commitment to sustainability dates back to our roots in 1885, with the invention of the first electric room thermostat. We are committed to helping our customers win and to creating greater value for all of our stakeholders through strategic focus on our buildings and energy growth platforms. 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 a world leader working in partnership with our customers to meet increasing market demands for energy storage on a global scale. We create the most advanced battery technologies for virtually every type of vehicle on the planet. Our employees develop, manufacture and distribute the smartest portfolio of lead-acid and lithium-ion technologies in the world. These technologies deliver uniquely sustainable, next-generation performance. We partner with our customers at every link in the supply chain, contributing to the communities we serve and the planet we share. For more information, visit www.johnsoncontrols.com/powersolutions or follow @JCI_BatteryBeat on Twitter.

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Kari Pfisterer


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