Issue: Apr 2011


Johnson Controls Receives 2010 Supplier of the Year Award from General Motors Corp.



by James Hilton

Johnson Controls Power Solutions, the global leader in lead-acid starter batteries, advanced lead-acid batteries for Start-Stop vehicles and Lithium-ion batteries for hybrid and electric vehicles, received the 2010 Supplier of the Year Award from General Motors Corporation at the annual awards presentation at the GM Renaissance Center in Detroit.

"2010 was a good year for General Motors. This would not have been possible without the support and dedication of the supply base. That is why the Supplier of the Year Award Ceremony is always special. It gives General Motors the opportunity to recognize suppliers that have risen above and beyond expectations," said Bob Socia, vice president, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain. "This is truly a world-class list of suppliers."

The Supplier of the Year program started in 1992. Each year a cross-functional team of purchasing, engineering, quality, manufacturing and logistics executives determines the winners. This is the third consecutive Supplier of the Year award Johnson Controls Power Solutions has received from General Motors.

"We are pleased to receive this award from General Motors, which acknowledges our continued focus on exceeding our customers' quality and performance standards," said Alex Molinaroli, president of Johnson Controls Power Solutions, who accepted the award on behalf of the business. "We look forward to continuing to work with GM as the automotive battery takes on an increasingly important role in the vehicle."

About Johnson Controls:

Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and industrial leader serving customers in over 150 countries. Our 142,000 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. In 2011, Corporate Responsibility Magazine recognized Johnson Controls as the #1 company in its annual "100 Best Corporate Citizens" list. For additional information, please visit http://www.johnsoncontrols.com.

About Johnson Controls Power Solutions:

Johnson Controls Power Solutions is the global leader in lead-acid starter batteries, advanced lead-acid batteries for Start-Stop vehicles and Lithium-ion batteries for hybrid and electric vehicles. Our 35 manufacturing facilities supply more than one third of the world's lead-acid batteries to major auto makers and aftermarket retailers. Through our innovations we are building the advanced battery industry for hybrid and electric vehicles. Our joint venture, Johnson Controls-Saft, is the first company in the world to produce lithium-ion batteries for mass production hybrid vehicles. Our commitment to sustainability is evidenced by our world-class technology, manufacturing and recycling capabilities.


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