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Global Presence


As a global diversified technology and multi-industrial leader, Johnson Controls serves a wide range of customers in more than 150 countries. In fiscal 2016 we prepared for the spinoff of Automotive Seating and joined forces with Tyco, further positioning the company as a leader in our key markets. 

Building Technology & Solutions

We create safe, comfortable, sustainable environments as a leading provider of building technology, products and integrated solutions.

York® rooftop units to be installed at 225 Target® stores

To maximize energy savings through more efficient HVAC equipment, Target is installing 3,600 York Predator series packaged rooftop units at stores eight years or older. The units feature energy-saving technologies including variable speed drives, California Title 24-compliant economizers and new Energy Recovery Ventilators designed for retailers. York packaged units offer easy customization, fast installation and low operating costs. 

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Hawaii Department of Transportation takes dramatic steps to improve airports, highways, harbors

In the largest single-state energy savings performance contract with Johnson Controls, the Hawaii’s Department of Transportation (HDOT) expects to cut airport electric bills by 49 percent, reduce highway lighting energy use by 43 percent, and improve harbor energy efficiency to save more than $680 million.

HDOT is investing $245 million over 18 years in safety and energy efficiency upgrades including HVAC systems, solar PV arrays and LED lighting and controls. The initiative aligns with state efforts to move Hawaii from importing nearly 95 million barrels of oil a year to relying entirely on renewable energy by 2045.  

Chengdu IFS becomes sustainability landmark in southwest China

Chengdu International Finance Square, a flagship project by the Wharf (Holdings) Limited, is first in southwest China to earn LEED Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance Platinum certification. The project comprises a shopping mall, two premium office buildings, a hotel and luxury apartments.

Johnson Controls improved the HVAC and building controls systems, helping achieve energy efficiency 35 percent higher than average. Our experts also enhanced the existing energy consumption system to reduce operational cost, improve building energy efficiency and enhance indoor environment quality.

Power Solutions

We are the world's leading manufacturer of automotive batteries, in 2016 supplying approximately 152 million batteries to power nearly every type of vehicle—including traditional, start-stop, micro-hybrid, hybrid and electric.

Johnson Controls adds AGM capacity as demand for robust batteries grows

Today’s vehicles include up to 50 computers and 150 electrified devices, to run everything from navigation systems and safety features to heated seats and entertainment systems. Absorbent Glass Mat (AGM) batteries manufactured by Johnson Controls are engineered to deliver:

  • Superior starting power even at low charge
  • Reliability in extreme conditions
  • Excellent durability under high loads
  • Improved fuel efficiency—up to 5 percent in start-stop vehicles

Stringent environmental regulations mean that by 2020, a projected 50 percent of all cars built in North America will have start-stop systems. Johnson Controls intends to be ready. With $780 million in global investments between 2015 and 2020, we’re expanding AGM production capacity in Europe, North America and China.

Fourth battery plant underway in China

In a joint venture with Binzhou Bohai Piston Co., Ltd., an auto parts affiliate of Beijing Automotive Industry Group Co., Ltd. (BAIC Group), Johnson Controls is building our fourth Chinese automotive battery manufacturing plant. The facility, in Binzhou, Shandong Province, will serve both aftermarket and automaker customers. This joint venture strategically positions Johnson Controls and Bohai Piston to take advantage of what will be the world's largest automotive battery market by 2020.

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battery recycle
Campaign promotes battery recycling

In the last year, more than 60,000 people have visited www.recyclingmybattery.com, the Johnson Controls website that helps people find the nearest U.S. retail location to recycle used vehicle batteries.

We promote the site to help make vehicle batteries the world’s most recycled consumer product. And we practice what we preach. Last year, Johnson Controls recycled 8,000 batteries per hour across our global recycling system.

For details on the economics of battery recycling, see the case study we published in partnership with the World Economic Forum.  

PowerFrame grid

Analysts get the details on start-stop technology

Financial analysts discovered for themselves how easy it is to drive a vehicle powered by innovative start-stop technology when they participated in test drives held on Analyst Day.

Analyst Day

This year we merged with Tyco and gained 30,000 new colleagues, who bring industry-leading expertise in fire protection and security products and services for a wide range of markets.

George Oliver

Welcome to our new president and COO

George R. Oliver, president and chief operating officer of the new Johnson Controls, leads the company’s operating businesses as well as the integration of our organizations. He brings more than 30 years of experience, most recently serving as Tyco’s chief executive officer.

Read his bio

Tomorrow’s smart stores start with today’s analytics

This year Tyco integrated its recently acquired retail analytics businesses, ShopperTrak and FootFall, into one entity – ShopperTrak, the leading global provider of location-based shopper analytics. These new retail traffic insights, combined with Tyco’s inventory intelligence and loss prevention solutions, give retailers unmatched visibility into store operations to enhance the shopping experience and increase profitability. 

"The smartest building in Ireland” showcases technology
LEED-gold Tyco headquarters at the One Albert Quay complex in Cork City, Ireland, reflects the trend toward smart connected technologies in homes, buildings and cities.  Through the Tyco On smart services platform, the facility integrates and optimizes more than 10 building functions, from core fire protection, security and asset tracking systems to energy-saving elevator and lighting management, HVAC maintenance and smart parking.
Automotive Seating

We finished Fiscal 2016 fully prepared for the successful spinoff of Automotive Seating into a separate business, Adient, on October 31. Positioned to be the global leader in automotive seating and interiors, Adient will continue to deliver world-class seat systems and components that offer safety, functionality and comfort with proven quality and on-time delivery.

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Recaro wins prestigious innovation prize

The Recaro Sport Seat Platform (RSSP) earned four seals of approval at the 2016 Plus X Award competition, one of the world’s biggest innovation competitions for technology, sports and lifestyle products.

A jury of independent industry experts recognized the RSSP for innovation, high quality, design and ergonomics. Introduced as production-ready at the Frankfurt IAA in 2015, the RSSP combines lightweight design, modularity and personalization to meet tomorrow’s demands today. 

Low-VOC foam provides for cleaner air in car interiors

The third generation of Johnson Controls reduced-emissions polyurethane foam registers up to 90 percent fewer volatile organic compounds (VOCs) than its predecessors from 10 years ago. The foam also contains significantly fewer material impurities and associated odors.

For 15 years, Johnson Controls has led in research, development and production of low-emission foam for vehicle seating. The resulting innovations bring consumers cleaner, healthier air in the vehicle interior.

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Chongqing Technology Center
Chongqing Technology Center goes global

The technology center of Chongqing Yanfeng Johnson Controls Automotive Components Co., Ltd., was formally named a Johnson Controls global technology center. It’s the third such center in China. With 121 engineers, the center has declared more than 100 patents, developed 33 seating projects, and set up engineering front offices in Nanjing and Shanghai to partner with customers’ technology centers.