Chongqing, China - 04 June 2014 - Johnson Controls has opened a new automotive battery manufacturing plant in China that will produce 6 million automotive batteries per year in the world's largest new vehicle market, where 22 million new vehicles are produced annually. The new 133,000 square meter facility in Chongqing City reflects an investment of $154 million. The new plant in Chongqing is expected to create more than 500 jobs once at full capacity.
Johnson Controls entered the Chinese automotive supply market with batteries in 2005 and continues to invest in bringing advanced technologies, capacity and technical capabilities to China. Johnson Controls is in the process of building a new corporate headquarters in Shanghai, and recently announced that two members of the global executive team will be located in the new headquarters.
"The opening of our Chongqing plant builds on Johnson Controls' deep history in this region and demonstrates our long-term commitment to China, which is a key strategic market for Johnson Controls,'' said Kenneth Yeng, vice president and general manager of Johnson Controls Power Solutions China.
Johnson Controls Power Solutions is the global leader in conventional automotive batteries and advanced batteries for Start-Stop, hybrid and electric vehicles. Its 50 manufacturing, recycling and distribution centers supply more than one third of the world's conventional batteries to major automakers and aftermarket retailers.
Source: Johnson Controls