YORK® to strengthen Malaysia alignment of air-conditioning distribution

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140-year-old American brand, with roots in Malaysia since 1978, plans to grow

PETALING JAYA, Malaysia – March 17, 2015 – Johnson Controls, a global multi-industrial company, announced today that its wholly-owned entity in Malaysia, York Malaysia Sales and Service Sdn Bhd (YMSS) will become the exclusive distributor of YORK® unitary air-conditioners, starting July 1. This will bring the full range of YORK® air-conditioning products -- from easy-to-operate residential units to complex applications -- under one entity. YORK® branded unitary products will now be equipped with YORK® parts and professional service.

Johnson Controls, which owned 30 percent of YMSS, acquired the remainder from its former partner, O.Y.L. Manufacturing Company Sdn Bhd, last September. Under the terms of the sale, YORK® unitary products will continue to be distributed through Group Associated Sdn Bhd until June 30.

“YMSS looks forward to taking the YORK® brand to the next level in Malaysia by tapping into the Johnson Controls global network of resources and expertise, including 170,000 colleagues worldwide,” said YMSS General Manager Tang Siew Hao, an industry veteran of 25 years, who will lead sales and after-sales service for YORK® air-conditioners. “This new arrangement places Johnson Controls as the single point of contact for YORK® equipment needs and services in Malaysia.”

Tang assures all YORK® dealers, customers and business associates that sales and service support will continue to be of the highest standards that have come to be associated with the YORK® brand in Malaysia since 1978. YMSS has four offices and service branches in Petaling Jaya, Penang, Johor Bahru and Kota Kinabalu and three more service branches at Kemaman, Kuching and Malacca. More branches are also being planned.

YORK® is known for cooling some of Malaysia’s most iconic buildings including Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2, Pavilion and Mid Valley City, and others. Apart from being one of the market leaders in the Engineering Systems Group segment, YORK® is also well known for its environmentally-friendly five-star energy efficient products.

YORK® offers a comprehensive range of products and services in such industries as pharmaceutical, healthcare, data centres, airports, education and public institutions, integrated facilities, commercial and retail buildings, food and beverage processing, oil and gas and hotel industries.

“We are committed to ensuring that YORK® continues to deliver the best value and service to our customers. The brand has been in Malaysia since 1978 while YMSS itself was formed in 1988, so we have decades of proven track record here,” Tang said.

“And, we are here to stay,” he said.


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 2014, Corporate Responsibility Magazine recognized Johnson Controls as the #12 company in its annual “100 Best Corporate Citizens” list. For additional information, please visit http://www.johnsoncontrols.com.


For more information, please contact:


Kim Ang-Mooken

Regional Communications Manager, Asia

Building Efficiency, Asia, Johnson Controls (S) Pte Ltd

Tel: +65 6854 8505 

Fax: +65 6743 4420  

Email: kim.kf.ang@jci.com


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