Johnson Controls present at Tokyo Motor Show 2003
Johnson Controls Continues Growth in Asia
Tokio, Japan; Burscheid, Germany - Johnson Controls (NYSE: JCI), one of the world�'s leading suppliers of automotive interior systems, will display its latest products at the Tokyo Motor Show. The motor show runs from 24 October to 5 November 2003 at the Nippon Convention Center. The Johnson Controls booth, located in the West Hall, will showcase the company�'s complete range of automotive interior systems. Overhead, door and seating systems, as well as cockpits and interior electronic products will be on display. Highlights include Johnson Controls�' Leap automotive seating concept, the Overhead Rail System and instrument clusters.
"Our worldwide capability in design, product development and manufacturing is strengthened by continued efforts to expand our presence in the Asia-Pacific region," said Jeff Edwards, Group Vice President and General Manager of North America and Japan for the Automotive Group of Johnson Controls. "Being a part of the Tokyo Motor Show is one way we�'re showing our commitment to understanding the distinctive needs of our automaker customers in this important market and around the world."
Continuous expansion of presence in Japan
In the past six years, Johnson Controls has continuously expanded its design, development and production capabilities in the Asia-Pacific region. This includes the expansion of the engineering technical center of the Automotive Group Japan in Yokohama in 1997 and the acquisition of Ikeda Bussan Co., Ltd. - a Japan-based manufacturer of automotive seats and long-time joint venture partner - in 2000. In addition, an Asian Design Center in Ayase City, Kanagawa, Japan was opened in 2001, where designers, three-dimensional modelers and engineers work on new product development, prototyping and modeling for regional customers.
Johnson Controls, together with its joint-venture partners, operates 33 facilities in Asia, including manufacturing operations, engineering and technical centers in China, India, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, and Thailand. The company has approximately 9,200 employees in the region.
Currently, the company supplies interior products for more than 110 vehicle models produced in Asia. Its customers include such Asian-based automakers as Daewoo, Honda, Hyundai, Isuzu, Kia, Mazda, Nissan, Proton, Tata and Toyota. Johnson Controls also supports its North American and European customers - including Audi, DaimlerChrysler, Ford, General Motors, Land Rover, Mercedes-Benz, Peugeot, Renault, Volkswagen and Volvo - as they expand their presence in Asia.
Johnson Controls, Inc. is a global market leader in automotive systems and facility management and control. In the automotive market, it is a leading supplier of seating and interior systems and batteries. For non-residential facilities, Johnson Controls provides building control components and systems and facility management services.
Johnson Controls (New York Stock Exchange: JCI), founded in 1885, has its headquarters in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The European headquarters is in Burscheid, Germany. Its sales for 2003 totaled 22.6 billion US-Dollars, the Automotive Group alone accounting for 17 billion US-Dollars of this figure. In the current "Industry Week" business magazine rankings, Johnson Controls has been listed as one of the top 100 best run companies in the world for the six time in succession.