Chinese automakers recognize Johnson Controls with awards for outstanding service, battery quality

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SHANGHAI, CHINA – March 5, 2014 – Johnson Controls, a global multi-industrial company with established core businesses in the automotive, building and energy storage industries, has been recognized as a top supplier in China. Three major automakers recently honored the world’s largest manufacturer of automotive batteries with top awards for service and battery quality.

In January 2014, Johnson Controls received GAC-Honda Automotive Company’s 2013 Supply Guarantee Award for meeting customer demand for batteries. Also last month, BYD Automotive honored Johnson Controls with the top award for Excellent After Sales Service at its car dealerships.

“We are honored to receive these awards and we’d like to thank our customers for recognition of our products and services, as well as our employees for their dedication to making quality products,” said Kenneth Yeng, vice president and general manager of Power Solutions China, Johnson Controls.

Johnson Controls was also the only battery manufacturer to receive Zhejiang Geely Holding Company’s top award as an Annual Excellent Supplier in November, 2013 for quality products and excellent customer support.

“Johnson Controls has a diverse automotive battery product portfolio to support our customers’ needs, and the company remains committed to bringing advanced technologies and quality batteries to Chinese automakers to support this important industry,” said Yeng.

As the global leader in automotive batteries, Johnson Controls Power Solutions entered the Chinese market in 2005 and continues to invest in bringing advanced technologies, capacity and technical capabilities to the country- especially as automakers strive to meet more stringent fuel efficiency standards.  Today, the company employs more than 1,300 people at our China headquarters in Shanghai, manufacturing plants in Changxing and Chongqing, as well as the Shanghai Eureka Battery Technology Center and Test Facility.

In 2014, Johnson Controls was honored as a "Top Employer" in China by the Top Employers Institute (formerly referred to as the Corporate Research Foundation Institute) for achieving the highest standard of excellence in HR strategy, policy, implementation, monitoring and communication of employee development. Johnson Controls was one of only 41 companies to receive the award this year. ​

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Gretchen Miller

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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 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.   


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