Issue: Oct 2010


Johnson Controls Honors Leading Suppliers During Its 15th Annual North American Supplier Performance



Key suppliers acknowledged for their leadership and commitment to excellence in 2010

by Jon Knox

Johnson Controls recently recognized its top performing automotive suppliers during its 15th annual North American Supplier Performance Awards ceremony. The event was held at The Inn at St. John's in Plymouth, Mich. A total of 43 awards were given to 37 supplier companies that demonstrated their commitment to the Johnson Controls Automotive Experience business.

"These awards give us an opportunity to thank our supply base for their commitment to excellence throughout the year," said Jim Bos, vice president of purchasing, North America, for the Automotive Experience business of Johnson Controls. "Our suppliers' dedication to quality and delivery is key to our success as a global automotive leader."

Johnson Controls' North American Supplier Performance Awards are presented for top performance in the following key business areas: quality; cost; logistics; development; technology and service. This year, outstanding performance by the company's supply base was recognized on three levels - gold, silver and bronze.

Recipients of the Gold 2010 Supplier Performance Award were:
-- Creative Foam Corp. Fenton, Mich.
-- Global Enterprises Huntington Woods, Mich.
-- Automatic Spring Products Corp. Grand Haven, Mich.
-- Dura Automotive Systems Rochester Hills, Mich.
-- Greenfield Research, Inc. Greenfield, Ohio
-- Kenwal Steel Corp. Dearborn, Mich.
-- Alex Products, Inc. Ridgeville Corners, Ohio
-- Lakeside Plastics, Inc. Windsor, Ontario, Canada
-- Petoskey Plastics, Inc. Petoskey, Mich.

Silver 2010 Supplier Performance Award recipients were:
-- Omron Corp. Novi, Mich.
-- Fujikura Novi, Mich.
-- The Oakwood Group Dearborn, Mich.
-- Unique Fabricating, Inc. Auburn Hills, Mich.
-- Acoustek Nonwovens, Inc. Statesville, N.C.
-- HR Technologies, Inc. Madison Heights, Mich.
-- OJI Intertech, Inc. North Manchester, Ind.
-- E & E Manufacturing Co. Plymouth, Mich.
-- Leggett & Platt, Inc. Carthage, Mo.
-- Dudek & Bock Chicago
-- Delaco Kenwal Dearborn, Mich.
-- Bosch Plymouth, Mich.
-- ATF Lincolnwood, Ill
-- Keen Point International, Inc. Auburn Hills, Mich.

Supplier companies recognized with a Bronze 2010 Supplier Performance
Award were:
-- Kimball Electronics Group Jasper, Ind.
-- ISSI San Jose, Calif.
-- W.E.T. Automotive Systems AG Windsor, Ontario
-- LG Hausys America, Inc. Atlanta, Georgia)
-- CNI, Inc. Madison Heights, Mich.
-- Derby Fabricating Louisville, Ky.
Bufalo, Villanueva, Cortes,
-- Capa S.A. Honduras
-- Continental Midland Park Forest, Ill.
-- Grand Rapids Controls Co. Rockford, Mich.
-- The Troxel Co. Moscow, Tenn.
-- Manufacturers Industrial Group Lexington, Tenn.
-- Guelph Tool Inc. Guelph, Ontario
-- Superior Roll Forming Co. Valley City, Ohio
-- Atlantic Tool & Die Co. Strongsville, Ohio

In addition, Johnson Controls officials presented six leadership awards in
the following areas:
-- Continuous Improvement - Leggett & Platt, Inc.
-- Customer Satisfaction - Capa S.A.
-- Shareholder Value - Manufacturers Industrial Group
-- Supply Chain Excellence - E & E Manufacturing Co.
-- Minority Business Development - Dudek & Bock
-- Quality - W.E.T. Automotive Systems AG

About Johnson Controls:

Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and industrial leader serving customers in over 150 countries. Our 130,000 employees create quality products, services and solutions to optimize energy and operational efficiencies of buildings; lead-acid automotive batteries and advanced batteries for hybrid and electric vehicles; and interior systems for automobiles. Our commitment to sustainability dates back to our roots in 1885, with the invention of the first electric room thermostat. Through our growth strategies and by increasing market share we are committed to delivering value to shareholders and making our customers successful.

About Johnson Controls Automotive Experience:

Johnson Controls is a global leader in automotive seating, overhead systems, door and instrument panels, and interior electronics. We support all major automakers in the differentiation of their vehicles through our products, technologies and advanced manufacturing capabilities. With more than 200 plants worldwide, we are where our customers need us to be. Consumers have enjoyed the comfort and style of our products, from single components to complete interiors, in over 200 million vehicles.

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