MILWAUKEE, Dec. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Johnson Controls was among the first recipients of the new GM Quality Excellence Award for consistent outstanding quality for a range of products it provides to General Motors. The award went to five of the company's plants that are located throughout the world.
"Quality and customer satisfaction are fundamental to how we operate at Johnson Controls," said Stephen A. Roell, chairman and chief executive officer of Johnson Controls. "We are honored that General Motors, a long-standing and valued customer of Johnson Controls recognized us for our achievements with five GM Quality Excellence Awards."
Johnson Controls plants receiving the global automaker's award are: seating plants in St. Petersburg, Russia, Saragossa, Spain and Lerma, Mexico, a headliner plant in Lansing, U.S. and a battery plant in Sorocaba, Brazil.
Winners meet or exceed a stringent set of quality performance criteria set by General Motors along with cross-functional support of the entire GM organization. The GM Supplier Quality Excellence Award recognized about 7 percent of product suppliers – those who have demonstrated the highest levels of quality performance over the previous 12 months.
About Johnson Controls
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.
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 240 locations 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. With our global capability we supply approximately 50 million cars per year.
About Johnson Controls Power Solutions
Johnson Controls Power Solutions is the global leader in lead-acid automotive batteries and advanced batteries for Start-Stop, hybrid and electric vehicles. Our 50 manufacturing, recycling and distribution centers supply more than one third of the world's lead-acid batteries to major automakers and aftermarket retailers. Through our innovations we are building the advanced battery industry for hybrid and electric vehicles. We were 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.
SOURCE Johnson Controls