Johnson Controls is certified as Caterpillar Gold Supplier

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Manufacturer of Heliar® batteries is honored by the company since 2008

São Paulo, February 5, 2016 - For the third consecutive year, Johnson Controls was honored by Caterpillar certificate in the gold category. Each year, Caterpillar evaluates its global suppliers based on indices related to quality, delivery and ongoing development.

"Johnson Controls is our global partner and has a solid performance with respect to quality and delivery, highly valued factors for us. Every team is to be congratulated for the high level of operational excellence, "said Marcelo Oliveira, Caterpillar's process engineer during the awards ceremony. Since 2008, Johnson Controls is considered by Caterpillar as a supplier of excellence, having won the certificates in the categories bronze (2008-2011) and silver (2012). The gold certification was achieved for the first time in 2013.

Vice president and general manager Brazil and the Southern Cone of Johnson Controls, Paulo Santos was keen to stress the value of the effort of his team. "Having our work recognized by customers is always an honor. Surely this award is the result of effort and commitment of the entire Johnson Controls team in the search for the satisfaction of our customers," added Santos. The event that marked the delivery of the certificate took place on January 28 at the Sorocaba plant of Johnson Controls, attended by Valter Jovenazzo representing Caterpillar's purchasing department. Johnson Controls was also represented by Ronaldo Alves (Operations Director), Adriano Stefanini (Original Equipment Commercial Manager) and Marcelo Dias (quality manager and environment), and the production team responsible for Caterpillar products.

"Surely this award is the result of effort and commitment of the entire Johnson Controls team in the search for the satisfaction of our customers," said Paulo Santos, Johnson Controls.

About Johnson Controls
Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and industrial leader serving customers in more than 150 countries. Our 150,000 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 Follow Johnson Controls Investor Relations on Twitter at

About Power Solutions
Johnson Controls Power Solutions is the world’s largest manufacturer of automotive batteries, supplying approximately 146 million every year to automakers and aftermarket retailers. The company’s full range of lead acid and Lithium-ion battery technology powers nearly every type of vehicle for our customers- including conventional, Start-Stop, Advanced Start-Stop, Micro Hybrid, hybrid and electric. Johnson Controls' recycling system has helped make automotive batteries the most recycled consumer product in the world. Globally, 15,000 employees develop, manufacture, distribute and recycle batteries at more than 50 locations. For more information, please visit or follow @JCI_BatteryBeat on Twitter.

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Paula Hashizume
Coordenadora de Marketing - Comunicação,
Johnson Controls