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Johnson Controls Honors Leading Suppliers

October 11, 2013, 9:00 UTC+3
14 suppliers receive European Supplier Awards 2013
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NEUSS, Germany, October 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Johnson Controls, a global leader in automotive interiors, honored its top-performing interiors suppliers during a European Supplier Awards ceremony. The awards emphasize the value the company places on effective supplier performance. A total of 14 suppliers received the awards, which were presented yesterday afternoon in the Classic Remise in Dusseldorf.

The European Supplier Awards 2013, which are comprised of Performance Awards and Leadership Awards, are given by the company for special achievements on the European continent in the categories of injection-molding components, plastics and resins, chemicals, foams, fabric and leather cutting, natural fibers, and metal components.

"We would like to thank our suppliers for the outstanding commitment, quality, and efficiency shown this year," said James Bos, vice president purchasing for Johnson Controls Automotive Interiors. "As a global leader in the automotive industry, our suppliers play a crucial part in our success." The selection criteria are based on key factors such as quality, cost, logistics, design, technology, and service. Depending on the total number of points achieved, Johnson Controls awarded suppliers a Supplier Performance Award in gold, silver or bronze.

This year's Gold Supplier Performance Award was presented to IZO-BLOK SP Z.O.O., a Polish manufacturer of foamed plastic parts. SIKA Automotive GmbH from Germany and the Belgian company Total Research & Technology both received Silver awards. Johnson Controls awarded Bronze Supplier Performance Awards to Euroform Deutschland GmbH, Polydesign Systems S.A.R.L. (Morocco), Jute Kassel GmbH (Germany), Aditec S.A. (France), ITW Automotive Products GmbH (Germany), Polyvlies - Franz Beyer GmbH & Co. KG (Germany), and J. H. Ziegler GmbH & Co. KG (Germany).

Five companies honored with Leadership Awards

Leadership Awards were presented by Johnson Controls in the categories of Quality, Continuous Improvement, Sustainability, Customer Satisfaction, Innovation or Global Growth were shared this year by five companies.

IZO-BLOK SP Z.O.O., a Polish manufacturer of foamed plastic parts, won the Leadership Award in addition to the Gold Supplier Performance Award in the Quality category.

"IZO-BLOK, which was honored last year with a Silver Performance Award, achieved our target of zero errors while increasing delivery quantities by 66%, and has once again proved to be a reliable partner in recent projects and production launches," said James Bos.

The award in the Customer Satisfaction category was given to C. H. Muller GmbH from Germany, a market leader in the area of laminating and coating, and ChongQing BoAo Magnesium Aluminum Manufacturing Co. Ltd. from China. Both companies met the high expectations of Johnson Controls in terms of quality, delivery performance, engineering solutions, and customer satisfaction. C.H. Muller excelled in demonstrating the greatest flexibility in recent projects. Thanks to high vertical integration, customer requirements can be implemented quickly and cost-effectively in its plant in Saxony. ChongQuing BoAo, which supplies Johnson Controls with magnesium die cast components, has shown a great deal of understanding for customers in recent projects, by anticipating customer requirements and being able to offer high-tech solutions.

Two German companies received the Leadership Award in the category Global Growth: Styron Deutschland Anlagengesellschaft mbH, a plastics manufacturer, among others for the automotive sector, and Carl Bechem GmbH, a supplier of technical lubricants and additives for users in the automotive industry. Styron Deutschland Anlagengesellschaft mbH received the award for the global availability of new and improved materials, which help support globalized product platforms. Thanks to global capacities, Carl Bechem GmbH developed customized solutions for vehicles in the premium segment application.

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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.



Astrid Schafmeister

Johnson Controls Interiors Management GmbH
Jagenbergstrasse 1
41468 Neuss
Automotive Electronics & Interiors

Tel.: +49-2131-609-3028

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