Johnson Controls Inc.

Johnson Controls opens plant in Chengdu, China, to serve Volvo

November 14, 2013 12:10 pm ET

Johnson Controls Inc. has opened its first plant in Chengdu, China, to make seats and other parts for Volvo Car Corp.

JCI buys stake in South American battery company

November 8, 2013 11:41 am ET

Johnson Controls Inc. has purchased 90 percent of a South American battery company, which includes its in-house plastics processing.

JCI's decision on interiors the result of shifting auto industry

October 30, 2013 4:52 pm ET

Johnson Controls Inc. spent more than a decade creating an auto group that could supply complete interiors — from the seats to the headliners and electronics to trim. But a shifting auto industry that once signaled its intention to buy complete systems from large Tier 1 companies has now moved the other way, and is more interested in...

JCI says divesting unprofitable interiors unit is an option

October 29, 2013 3:43 pm ET

Johnson Controls Inc. said it would explore various options for its unprofitable automotive interiors unit, including a divestiture.

Gentex buying JCI's automotive electronics business

July 18, 2013 12:19 pm ET

Johnson Controls Inc. has found a buyer for part of its automotive electronics business and expects to announce a deal for the rest of the operation within the next three months.

Auto suppliers shed units, focus on core products

July 16, 2013 12:31 pm ET

Despite the "bigger is better" philosophy that has fueled the consolidation of automotive suppliers, sometimes it isn't enough to be big. Even major global suppliers are starting to spin off or sell business units that lack economies of scale, especially if those divisions produce electronics.

JCI buys full ownership of seating JV in India

May 28, 2013 1:44 pm ET

PLYMOUTH, MICH. — Johnson Controls Inc. has acquired full ownership of its seating operations in India along with its 11 facilities and 2,100 employees.

Johnson Controls Automotive Seating wins manufacturing leadership 100 Award

May 20, 2013 12:01 pm ET

PLYMOUTH, MICH. — Johnson Controls Automotive Seating, an automotive seating and components maker, has won a Manufacturing Leadership 100 (ML100) Award in the Global Value Chain category from Manufacturing Executive, a global association for manufacturing executives.

Global auto components firms step up China investments

April 22, 2013 11:41 am ET

SHANGHAI — China's macro economy may be showing signs of softness, but global automotive plastic component makers at the Auto Shanghai fair had few, if any, plans to hit the brakes with their investments.

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