Johnson Controls recognizes suppliers' commitment to global standards

Johnson Controls, a global multi-industrial company, presented nine partners with the Supplier Excellence Award at its 15th annual Asian Supplier Conference held in Guangzhou, China.

The suppliers were conferred the award in recognition of their outstanding achievements in the area of quality control, cost, service, supply chain management, sustainable development and social responsibility. The conference was attended by more than 250 representatives from the Asia Pacific region.

“A critical factor to our success is expanding close partnerships with suppliers committed to excellence and world class manufacturing standards. All nine winning suppliers have multiple international certifications in the areas that are most important to us – quality, cost and sustainability,” said Soren Bjerg, vice president and managing director of Johnson Controls Building Efficiency Asia.

Winners of the Johnson Controls Building Efficiency Group Supplier Excellence Award:

The inaugural Johnson Controls Asian Supplier Conference was held in 2000. It is an annual gathering of key suppliers of Johnson Controls to exchange and learn how to optimize procurement processes for uncompromised quality, cost control and timely delivery cycles.

All the suppliers are assessed on quality control, cost, service, supply chain management, sustainable development and social responsibility. The assessment criteria are benchmarked against global standards including Six-sigma Quality, Lean Production, Material Best Business Practices and Johnson Controls Manufacturing System. The last five years saw the score of Johnson Controls suppliers improve by some 14 percent. The continuous improvement will benefit customers not just in China and Asia but also rest of the world.

Asia continues to be one of the major growth markets for Johnson Controls and the company has demonstrated its commitment to the region with the announcement of its new corporate headquarters to be located in Shanghai, China. The campus is expected to open in 2017.

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. 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 or follow@johnsoncontrols on Twitter. Follow us at @JCI_BEnews Visit www.johnsoncontrols.com/benews

Contacts:
Shing Shian Ngiam
+65 6854 8643
ShingShian.Ngiam@jci.com
Jon Nio
+65 6327 0283
Jon.Nio@mslgroup.com

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