Johnson Controls plant in Mexico receives quality honor from Ford

Facility supplies metal seat adjusters to the automaker

PLYMOUTH, MICH. (Feb. 7, 2013) – Johnson Controls, a global leader in automotive seating and seating components, recently was awarded Ford Motor Company’s “Q1” quality award for its plant in Matamoros, Mexico.

The facility, which opened in 2006, supplies metal front-row seat adjusters for a variety of Ford vehicles.

“We are honored to receive this quality recognition from our customer,” said Daniel de la Lama, Matamoros plant manager for Johnson Controls Automotive Seating. “The award reinforces our continuing focus on quality and commitment to excellence.”

Ford awards a quality flag and plaque to manufacturing sites that meet a stringent set of criteria established by the automaker for its suppliers.
This is the first time the Matamoros plant has received Ford’s quality award.

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.

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 2012, Corporate Responsibility Magazine recognized Johnson Controls as the #5 company in its annual “100 Best Corporate Citizens” list. For additional information, please visit

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