Johnson Controls Named As A GM Supplier Of The Year

Major global supplier of auto interiors and batteries has earned top GM honor 10 times in past 11 years

PLYMOUTH, Mich., May 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Johnson Controls, Inc. (NYSE: JCI), a leading global supplier of automotive interior components and batteries, has been honored among an elite group of companies named winners of General Motors Supplier of the Year awards. The recognition is based on Johnson Controls' outstanding business performance during 2005 in providing GM with world-class parts and services.

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The prestigious award was presented to Johnson Controls executives during ceremonies held on Saturday, April 29 at the General Motors Vehicle Engineering Center in Warren, Michigan.

Johnson Controls has gained GM Supplier of the Year award recognition 10 times during the past 11 years. The company has been named among GM's top suppliers 11 times overall.

"We consider Johnson Controls to be a role model for all suppliers. The company is recognized as a GM Supplier of the Year because it exceeded our expectations in 2005," said Bo Andersson, vice president, GM Global Purchasing and Supply Chain. "Johnson Controls is one of the best in the world, and we thank them for their hard work and commitment to helping make GM vehicles the best in the world."

The GM Supplier of the Year award began as a global program in 1992. Winners are selected by a global team of executives from purchasing, engineering, manufacturing and logistics who base their decisions on supplier performance in quality, service, technology and price. This year, General Motors honored 85 suppliers for their excellence throughout 2005.

"Being recognized by our customer is the greatest honor we can achieve, and the General Motors award acknowledges our success in exceeding the highest performance standards in the industry," said Keith Wandell, executive vice president of Johnson Controls and president of the Automotive Group. "We remain committed to providing world-class automotive interior products and batteries."

Johnson Controls supplies a variety of seating, interior systems and batteries for GM vehicles manufactured in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia.

Johnson Controls is a global leader in interior experience, building efficiency and power solutions. The company provides innovative automotive interiors that help make driving more comfortable, safe and enjoyable. For buildings, it offers products and services that optimize energy use and improve comfort and security. Johnson Controls also provides batteries for automobiles and hybrid electric vehicles, along with systems engineering and service expertise. Johnson Controls (NYSE: JCI) has 136,000 employees in more than 1,000 locations serving customers in 125 countries. Founded in 1885, the company is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

CONTACT: Debra Lacey of Johnson Controls, +1-734-254-5735

Web site: http://www.johnsoncontrols.com/


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