MILWAUKEE, May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Johnson Controls, a global multi-industrial company, officially opened a $35 million expansion of its manufacturing and research and development center in Wuxi, China. The expansion will meet the demand for energy efficient buildings by tripling the company's manufacturing capacity to serve the growing market.
Located in Jiangsu province, the entire Wuxi campus now covers 138,500-square-meters with more than 1800 employees, including 60 new employees. The Wuxi campus and its engineering center is now one of Johnson Controls' largest research and development centers for building solutions in the world for heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems, as well as industrial refrigeration solutions. The campus will also spearhead continuing innovation on heat recovery solutions that make district heating plants up to 40 percent more efficient.
"Urbanization and the government's efforts to promote sustainable development are driving demand in China for energy efficient buildings," said Dave Myers, president, Johnson Controls Building Efficiency. "This is a real opportunity for us to expand our presence and use our expertise and innovation in a growing global market."
The new facility is equipped with the latest automatic and intelligent production lines to ensure excellence in productivity and quality control. The new construction used integrated building technologies and solutions such as rainwater recycling and solar energy systems to meet LEED Gold certification standards.
The expansion is part of Johnson Controls continued commitment to China across its businesses. Last year, the company announced plans to build a second global corporate headquarters in Shanghai. The 35,000-square-meter campus is expected to be completed by late 2016.
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Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and industrial leader serving customers in more than 150 countries. Our 170,000 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 2014, Corporate Responsibility Magazine recognized Johnson Controls as the #12 company in its annual "100 Best Corporate Citizens" list. For additional information, please visit http://www.johnsoncontrols.com.
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