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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....

Visteon becomes a global player in auto interior electronics


January 29, 2014 11:18 am ET

With the $265 million acquisition of Johnson Controls Inc.'s electronics unit — which makes instrument clusters, infotainment displays and body electronics — Visteon Corp. estimates that its electronics operation will generate annual sales of $3 billion.

Johnson Controls sells auto electronics business to Visteon


January 13, 2014 5:05 pm ET

Johnson Controls Inc. has signed a definitive agreement to sell its automotive electronics business to Visteon Corp. for $265 million.

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JCI executives discuss interiors business, China strategy


December 18, 2013 3:16 pm ET

Johnson Controls Inc. expects it will not finalize its review of strategic options for its auto interiors business until the second half of 2014, but laid out “optimized portfolio decisions,” which would see it divest its visor and...

JCI investing $16.9 million to expand two plants in Michigan


December 11, 2013 5:22 pm ET

Johnson Controls Inc. will invest $16.9 million to expand two of its JCIM auto interiors plants near Monroe, Mich.

JCI vows to make seats lighter


December 9, 2013 3:50 pm ET

BURSCHEID, GERMANY — A 5 kilogram reduction in weight of each front car seat is “realistic” in the next five years said Andreas Eppinger, group vice president for technology management at Johnson Controls Inc.

Johnson Controls expands Czech plant


November 28, 2013 6:56 pm ET

Automotive parts supplier Johnson Controls Inc. plans to invest more than 47 million euros to expand its production of vehicle interior components in the Czech Republic over the next three years.

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