BURSCHEID and HANOVER, Germany - Sustainable Mobility the Focus of Product Engineers
Johnson Controls, a leading global supplier of automotive interior systems, electronics and batteries, is showcasing innovations that are ready for series production at a booth at the CLEPA Technology Day 2010. This is the first time the company will participate in this event which is being held at the "Autoworld" museum in Brussels and has the theme of "Green technologies for tomorrow's mobility." CLEPA (Comité de liaison européen des fabricants d'équipements et de pičces automobiles) is an European Association of Automotive Suppliers. During the event, leading suppliers will meet with high ranking policy makers from European Union institutions and member states as well as representatives of national automobile associations.
Sustainability is the focus of the innovatons that will be showcased by Johnson Controls. The company's engineering teams focus on reducing the weight of interior without compromising comfort or safety. Johnson Controls Automotive Experience will display its modular lightweight seating structures and weight-optimized complete seating systems, as well as products that showcase its competence in the area of natural raw materials, including natural fibers and foam made from renewable resources. Johnson Controls Power Solutions will showcase lithium-ion batteries for hybrid and electric cars and energy storage for start-stop vehicles.
"Green technologies are an important part of our corporate strategy. This is exemplified in the innovations we are presenting at this event in Brussels. We work with natural materials, develop products that reduce weight as well as fuel consumption, and consider how we can efficiently support our customers' new drive systems. Everyday, we work on the sustainability of tomorrow's mobility concepts," explained Dr. Reiner Spatke, Vice President Government Relations Europe, Johnson Controls. Johnson Controls has been involved in CLEPA's product safety and aftermarket task force for many years.
"As one of the world's leading automotive suppliers, it is important for us to have a seat at the table as a decision maker in all significant industry associations in order to be actively involved in crafting future technological trends and legislative decisions," said Dr. Reiner Spatke.
About Johnson Controls Automotive Experience
Johnson Controls Automotive Experience 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 more than 200 plants 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, in over 200 million vehicles.
About Johnson Controls Power Solutions
Johnson Controls is the global leader in lead-acid automotive batteries and advanced batteries for hybrid and electric vehicles. Our 30 plants 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. 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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