Johnson Controls Inc. is making more cuts in its automotive supply unit in the wake of continuing weakness in the auto industry.
The Glendale-based company did not give any specifics for its restructuring, but noted that it will close 10 plants, with 80 percent of the restructuring focused in its auto interiors business. The company also makes batteries and building control systems.
In a March 27 announcement about its plans, JCI said it now expects 2009 auto production to fall to 8.8 million units in North America. That estimate is lower than the company's December projections of 9.3 million vehicles, which it had called pessimistic.
The cuts will focus on cutting excess manufacturing capacity because of lower production by North American, European and Japanese manufacturers.