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Johnson Controls to build 4th automotive battery plant in China

BINZHOU, Shandong – Johnson Controls is forming a joint venture with Binzhou Bohai Piston Co., Ltd., an auto parts affiliate of Beijing Automotive Industry Group Co., Ltd. (BAIC Group), to build its fourth Chinese automotive battery manufacturing plant in Binzhou, Shandong aimed at serving both automakers and aftermarket customers, according

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Johnson Controls signs MOU with BHAP to form new JV

SHANGHAI – Johnson Controls has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Beijing Hainachuan Automotive Parts Co., Ltd. (BHAP) to set up an automotive battery sales and manufacturing joint venture in China, according to a company news release on September 14. BHAP is an auto parts subsidiary of Beijing Automotive

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Designer Roundtable: Asian designers to lead design at non-Asian brands

Asian designers will eventually lead non-Asian automotive brands in the future, projected Richard Chung, vice president, industrial design and craftsmanship, Global Interiors, Johnson Controls. “The talents that are being produced in Korea, China and India, we see a lot of potentially good designers,” said Chung. According to Chung, he has

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Johnson Controls launches new automotive battery plant in Chongqing

CHONGQING – Johnson Controls has launched a new automotive battery manufacturing plant in Fuling District of Chongqing on June 4, according to a company news release. The new factory covers 133,000 square meters and reflects an investment of $154 million. It will produce 6 million automotive batteries per year and

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Yanfeng Automotive Trim System and Johnson Controls form interiors JV

SHANGHAI – Yanfeng Automotive Trim Systems Co., Ltd. (Yanfeng), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Huayu Automotive Systems Co., Ltd. (HASCO), and Johnson Controls, a global multi-industrial company, announced the signing of a definitive agreement to form a global automotive interiors joint venture on May 19, according to a company press release.

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Johnson Controls to set up new corporate headquarters in Shanghai

SHANGHAI – Johnson Controls, a diversified global industrial company in the building and automotive industries, signed an agreement with Shanghai Hongqiao Linkong Economic Zone for its new China corporate headquarters on September 17.  “As China continues to be one of the major growth markets for Johnson Controls, the new corporate

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