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JCI looking at nanoparticle coatings to reduce VOCs in auto interiors


October 13, 2014 6:00 am ET

In an effort to improve interior air quality in the cars for which it supplies parts, the interiors division of Johnson Controls Inc. recently explored methods of reducing levels of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in cabin air.

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New contract for JCI workers heads off potential strike in Ontario


August 25, 2014 3:17 pm ET

About 300 unionized workers at a Johnson Controls Inc. interiors plant in Ontario ratified a new three-year contract, heading off a potential strike at the factory and work stoppage at General Motors Co.' Oshawa assembly complex.

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Johnson Controls experiments with color-changing materials, 3-D printing


August 7, 2014 9:47 am ET

Color-changing panels, 3-D printed doors and redesigned storage solutions are a part of Johnson Controls Inc.'s vision for the future of automotive interiors.

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Motus Integrated Technologies formed to run former JCI headliners business


June 3, 2014 1:14 pm ET

Motus Integrated Technologies, backed by private equity firm Atlas Holdings LLC, will have its North American headquarters in Holland, Mich.

JCI opens Czech car parts factory


May 21, 2014 12:24 pm ET

U.S. automotive interior supplier Johnson Controls Inc. has launched a new production facility in Česká Lípa, in the Czech Republic's north.

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JCI forming JV with China's Yanfeng Automotive Trim


May 18, 2014 11:21 am ET

Johnson Controls Inc. and SAIC's Yanfeng Automotive Trim Systems Co. Ltd. are forming a global joint venture that will be the world's largest supplier of automotive interiors.

JCI secures $303 million loan in Europe to strengthen training, equipment


March 4, 2014 9:33 am ET

Auto seating supplier Johnson Controls Inc. is set to strengthen its R&D capacity and vocational training with a European Investment Bank loan of 220 million euros ($303 million).

Sale of JCI's headliners and visors unit may signal more turmoil for interiors


February 24, 2014 11:45 am ET

A deal to sell Johnson Controls Inc.'s headliners and sun visors unit will allow the company to focus more tightly on its strengths: batteries and seats, but offers worrisome hints that the auto industry's interiors sector -- which includes headliners, instrument panels, door panels and the like -- remains a financial black hole.

JCI to sell headliner, sun visor business to private equity firm


February 19, 2014 10:49 pm ET

Johnson Controls Inc. plans to sell its headliner and sun visor business to an affiliate of Atlas Holdings LLC, a private equity firm based in Greenwich, Conn.

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Johnson Controls expands seating foam production in Mexico


February 19, 2014 2:32 pm ET

Johnson Controls Inc. has opened a 100,000-square-foot automotive seat foam plant in Queretaro, Mexico. The plant will provide molded polyurethane foam seating components for major automakers in central Mexico, the company announced Feb. 17....

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