Johnson Controls Showcases Solutions and Technologies for the Car of the Future at the International Motor Show IAA in Frankfurt


Company shows lightweight seating systems, an innovative interior concept, and energy-saving batteries

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Johnson Controls, a world leader in automotive seating systems and components, interiors, electronics, and automotive batteries, is showcasing products at the 2013 International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt that contribute to the brand identity and differentiation of the next generation of vehicles.

"Johnson Controls consistently focuses on innovation in the areas of technology, comfort, ergonomics, safety and sustainability. We always keep the wants and needs of the driver, the automaker, as well as marketplace trends in mind as we are developing new products," said Han Hendriks, Vice President Advanced Product Development for Johnson Controls Automotive Electronics & Interiors. "At the IAA, we are showing solutions that surpass the expectations of the market for vehicle seating, interiors, electronics and batteries."

Seating systems: intelligent, sustainable, light and comfortable

The seat is increasingly perceived as a central design element as well as a distinguishing characteristic of the car. Johnson Controls Automotive Seating is presenting intelligent seating systems at the IAA bringing together significant weight reduction, excellent comfort, a high degree of safety and unparalleled functionality. In addition, these seating systems offer plenty of space for individual design and personalization. Premiering in Europe for the first time, Johnson Controls' Synergy Seat Gen 3 embodies the company's innovative expertise in seating systems and components such as metal structures and mechanisms, foam, covers and textiles.

Electronics and Interiors: innovation in integration unveiled Johnson Controls Automotive Electronics & Interiors is premiering a concept that showcases the company's vision for integrating electronics, interiors and seating into a premium vehicle. This interior concept, making its European debut, is based on the latest market research knowledge and illustrates how Johnson Controls supports automakers with its broad range of development expertise in customizing interiors and adapting global platforms for various vehicle segments in addition to local markets.

The booth will also feature the company's competencies in producing luxury and handcrafted premium surfaces as well as its electronics portfolio of infotainment products, driver information systems and heads-up displays that enhance the driving experience.

Batteries: new energy storage technology

Efficient and sustainable use of energy is the focus of the IAA presentation by Johnson Controls Power Solutions. An extensive range of energy storage solutions for conventional, Start Stop, Micro Hybrid, hybrid, and electric vehicles are presented. With its new 48 volt Micro Hybrid battery, Johnson Controls Power Solutions has taken another important step forward in the development of energy-saving vehicles. By using a 48 volt lithium ion battery in combination with a 12 volt lead acid battery, vehicles can achieve fuel savings up to 15 percent as opposed to traditional systems.

Johnson Controls will present its innovations from Sept. 12 - Sept. 22, 2013, at the IAA in Hall 5.1, Booth B28. Johnson Controls will hold a press conference at its booth on Wednesday, Sept. 11, at 10:00 a.m.

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About Johnson Controls

Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and industrial leader serving customers in more than 150 countries. Our 168,000 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.

For more information, please contact:

Johnson Controls GmbH

Automotive Seating

Industriestrasse 20-30

51399 Burscheid, Germany

Oliver Herkert

Tel.: +49-2174-65-4348


Johnson Controls Interiors Management GmbH

Automotive Electronics & Interiors

Jagenbergstrasse 1

41468 Neuss, Germany

Astrid Schafmeister

Tel.: +49-2131-609-3028


Johnson Controls

Power Solutions EMEA

Am Leineufer 51

30419 Hanover, Germany

Christian Riedel

Tel.: +49-511-975-1094




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