Johnson Controls, Inc., is a global market leader in automotive
systems and facility management and control. Founded in 1885, the
company has headquarters in Milwaukee, WI. Sales for 2003 totaled
It provides 118,000 jobs at more than 500 locations worldwide.
The Automotive Group produces interior systems for passenger cars
and light trucks for all of the world’s major automakers
at approximately 265 manufacturing and assembly plants worldwide.
Automotive interior products include: complete seating systems
and components; cockpit systems, including instrument clusters,
information displays and body controllers; overhead systems, including
headliners and electronic
convenience features; floor consoles; door systems; and engine
electronics. The interiors business operates 80 assembly plants
that supply components on a “just-in-time” basis. Components
are assembled to specific order and delivered on a precise schedule
directly to the
customers’ vehicle assembly lines.
The company is the largest
supplier of automotive batteries in the world for both the replacement
and original equipment markets, with 27 manufacturing sites in
North America, South America and Europe. Batteries are sold primarily
under private label to replacement battery retailers and distributors
automobile manufacturers as
Johnson Controls engineers, manufactures, installs and services
control systems that regulate heating, cooling, ventilation, refrigeration,
lighting, security, fire protection, and other
functions. Its Metasys® building automation system automates
mechanical systems to keep people comfortable while also keeping
energy usage to a minimum. The system helps facility managers monitor
and control multiple building functions from a single workstation.
It also collects and reports information that helps building managers
make better decisions about the operations of their facilities.
The Controls Group provides a wide range of services that reduce
costs and improve building performance, including energy management,
performance contracting and remote monitoring of customer sites.
The energy efficiency measures shared with customers result in
significant costs savings and reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.
Through facility management offerings, Johnson Controls employees
repair, maintain and operate mechanical and electrical systems
and manage providers of custodial, foodservice, landscaping and
other services on behalf of customers-typically multi-national
institutions and government agencies. The company manages more
than one billion square feet at some 550 worldwide locations under
commercial facility management contracts.
The Controls Group also makes electric and electronic products
for sale to manufacturers, wholesalers and distributors of air-conditioning,
refrigeration and commercial and residential heating equipment.
The business provides services from branch offices located in approximately
300 principal cities throughout the world. Controls
Group employees also work full-time at more than 200 customer sites.
It manufactures products at nine locations in the United States
and other countries. Customers include schools and colleges, healthcare
facilities, commercial office buildings, pharmaceutical labs, manufacturing
plants, government buildings, airports and other non-residential
buildings around the world.
For more information: www.johnsoncontrols.com