Johnson Controls Participates in the CLEPA Technology Day 2010 in Brussels

By Johnson Controls Automotive Experience, PRNE
Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Sustainable Mobility the Focus of Product Engineers

BURSCHEID and HANOVER, Germany, October 27, 2010 - Johnson Controls, a leading global supplier of automotive interior
systems, electronics and batteries, is showcasing innovations that are ready
for series production at a booth at the CLEPA Technology Day 2010. This is
the first time the company will participate in this event which is being held
at the "Autoworld" museum in Brussels and has the theme of "Green
technologies for tomorrow's mobility." CLEPA (Comité de liaison européen des
fabricants d'équipements et de pièces automobiles) is an European Association
of Automotive Suppliers. During the event, leading suppliers will meet with
high ranking policy makers from European Union institutions and member states
as well as representatives of national automobile associations.

Sustainability is the focus of the innovatons that will be showcased by
Johnson Controls. The company's engineering teams focus on reducing the
weight of interior without compromising comfort or safety. Johnson Controls
Automotive Experience will display its modular lightweight seating structures
and weight-optimized complete seating systems, as well as products that
showcase its competence in the area of natural raw materials, including
natural fibers and foam made from renewable resources. Johnson Controls Power
Solutions will showcase lithium-ion batteries for hybrid and electric cars
and energy storage for start-stop vehicles.

"Green technologies are an important part of our corporate strategy. This
is exemplified in the innovations we are presenting at this event in
Brussels. We work with natural materials, develop products that reduce weight
as well as fuel consumption, and consider how we can efficiently support our
customers' new drive systems. Everyday, we work on the sustainability of
tomorrow's mobility concepts," explained Dr. Reiner Spatke, Vice President
Government Relations Europe, Johnson Controls. Johnson Controls has been
involved in CLEPA's product safety and aftermarket task force for many years.
"As one of the world's leading automotive suppliers, it is important for us
to have a seat at the table as a decision maker in all significant industry
associations in order to be actively involved in crafting future
technological trends and legislative decisions," said Dr. Reiner Spatke.

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About Johnson Controls Automotive Experience

Johnson Controls Automotive Experience 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 more than 200 plants 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, in over 200 million vehicles.

About Johnson Controls Power Solutions

Johnson Controls is the global leader in lead-acid automotive batteries
and advanced batteries for hybrid and electric vehicles. Our 30 plants 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. Our joint
venture, Johnson Controls-Saft, is 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.

    Please feel free to contact us for further information:

    Johnson Controls GmbH
    Automotive Experience
    Industriestrasse 20-30
    51399 Burscheid

    Astrid Schafmeister
    Tel.: +49-2174-65-3189

    Johnson Controls Power Solutions EMEA
    VB Autobatterie GmbH & Co. KGaA
    Am Leineufer 51
    30419 Hanover

    Ina Longwitz
    Tel.: +49-511-975-1031

Please feel free to contact us for further information: Johnson Controls GmbH, Automotive Experience, Industriestrasse 20-30, 51399 Burscheid, Germany; Astrid Schafmeister, Tel.: +49-2174-65-3189, E-mail: astrid.schafmeister at; Johnson Controls Power Solutions EMEA, VB Autobatterie GmbH & Co. KGaA, Am Leineufer 51, 30419 Hanover, Germany; Ina Longwitz, Tel.: +49-511-975-1031, E-mail: ina.longwitz at

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