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ENERGY EFFICIENCY: Johnson Controls 125 Years Old


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Johnson Controls celebrated 125 years of making buildings more energy-efficient for its customers on 3rd May 2010. The company was founded in 1885 by Professor Warren Johnson following his invention of the first electric room thermostat. The invention launched an industry dedicated to energy efficiency, through the regulation of temperature room-by-room in homes and commercial buildings.

"Johnson Controls has always recognised the importance of energy efficiency and this anniversary is testament to the companies continued efforts to preserve the worlds resources," comments Philip Gregory, Senior Regional Executive and General Manager for Johnson Controls Global Workplace Solutions, Middle East and Africa. "On this historic anniversary we honour the unique contributions of the people who have built our company, and the 130,000 current employees that are inspiring our future."

Johnson Controls' focus on energy efficiency continues to this day. Serving customers in more than 150 countries, the company has grown to become a global leader in automotive interiors, manufacturing of automotive batteries and advanced batteries for hybrid and electric vehicles; the design and manufacture of lightweight seating for vehicles to increase their fuel efficiency; and building technologies that increase energy efficiency and reduce operating costs.

According to Ingo Fleischer, Vice President and General Manager for Johnson Controls Automotive Experience in South Africa; "The Johnson Controls Vision, Values and 10-Year Marker provide a vital framework to guide our business. More importantly, the unique contributions of all our people-the skills, the experience and the leadership of current and future employees-will determine the success of Johnson Controls, both today and tomorrow."

"We are positioned for the future because our focus remains consistent from our beginnings 125 years ago," said Neil Cameron, General Manager for Johnson Controls Building Efficiency: Systems and Service South Africa. "We continue to provide innovative, sustainable and reliable products, services and solutions that benefit our customers and the markets that they serve and the world around us."

The company's 125th anniversary celebrations took place during its annual Vision Week event, which was established in 2000 as a way to reinforce the role of each Johnson Controls employee in the company's success. Vision Week is a dedicated week-long experience where Johnson Controls leaders talk about the business and how employees can help achieve the company's goals.

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