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- Johnson controls among winning suppliers. Sherefkin, Robert // Crain's Detroit Business;05/11/98, Vol. 14 Issue 19, p1
States that the global automotive industry was shocked, after hearing of the possible acquisition of the Becker Group by Johnson Controls Automotive Systems Group. Cost of the acquisition; Comments from automotive analyst, Eric Goldstein; Reference to John Barth, who is the executive vice...
- Shifting gears. Child, Charles // Automotive News;11/28/1994, Vol. 69 Issue 5580, p3
Features Michigan-based Gilreath Manufacturing Inc., a minority company commissioned by Johnson Control Automotives to make plastic trims for automobile seats. Deal as a sign of future deals with major automobile manufacturers; Effect of the trend on minority-owned companies.
- Johnson Controls plans Rockwood plant. Kosdrosky, Terry // Crain's Detroit Business;10/04/99, Vol. 15 Issue 40, p53
Cites the plan of Johnson Controls Automotive to build a seat assembly plant on a city-owned property in Detroit, Michigan. Cost of the property; Expected creation of new jobs.
- Raw-material costs put squeeze on JCI. // Crain's Detroit Business;1/24/2005, Vol. 21 Issue 4, p7
The article presents information on the problems of pricing and raw-materials pressures faced by Johnson Controls Automotive Group which is one of the largest tier-one suppliers. Still, the Plymouth-based company has won new business in new markets and sees a growth opportunity with...
- JCI auto chief: Stability is key. // Crain's Detroit Business;1/30/2006, Vol. 22 Issue 5, p35
This article presents an interview Keith Wandell, president of Johnson Controls Automotive Group in Plymouth, Michigan. He is hardly satisfied that the company was one of the top-performing automotive suppliers in 2005. Increases in materials costs and production cuts by the domestic automakers...
- JCI Automotive chief leaves company. Strong, Michael // Crain's Detroit Business;10/6/2003, Vol. 19 Issue 40, p1
This article reports on the resignation of Rande Somma, president of Plymouth-based Johnson Controls Automotive Systems Group Inc., from his post. Somma, 52, had been in his position, which was responsible for interior systems, since July 2002. In a prepared statement, the company said Somma...
- A new chapter in the Europe. // Automotive Manufacturing Solutions;Nov/Dec2006, p39
The article features Johnson Controls, one of the leading automotive interiors, seat, battery and electronics suppliers. The company plans to aggressively grow in emerging markets because these regions generally offer competitive or low-cost production, and put the company in a strong position...
- Slovaks coax investment into country's east end. Frink, Lyle // Automotive News Europe;7/11/2005, Vol. 10 Issue 14, p21
Reports on the success of the Slovak government in pushing automobile industry investment to poorer regions in the east of the country. Aim of Slovak politicians to lower unemployment in the east; Decision of Getrag Ford Transmissions to build a powertrain factory in Kosice; Cost of a seating...
- Ford gets seated. // Automotive News;4/12/1993, Vol. 67 Issue 5494, Automotive news insight p2i
Reports on the joint venture between Johnson Controls Automotive Systems Group and Bertrand Faure. Supply of seats for Europe's 1995 Ford Escort/Orion and 1996 Ford Fiesta.