Johnson Controls opens new automotive seating foam manufacturing plant in Queretaro, Mexico

PLYMOUTH, MICH. (Feb. 17, 2014) – Johnson Controls, a global multi-industrial company with established core businesses in the automotive, building and energy storage industries, has opened a new manufacturing plant in Queretaro, Mexico. The plant will produce molded polyurethane foam for automotive seats.

Construction of the new facility began in March 2013 and was completed in October 2013. Production began at the plant this month.

“Johnson Controls is strongly committed to producing world-class automotive seating systems and is proud to bring this new facility to Queretaro,” said Brian Cooke, vice president and general manager for Johnson Controls’ foam product group. “We are pleased to become a part of and support the Queretaro community.”

The new 100,000-sq.-ft. (9,300-sq.-meters) plant will supply seating foam to major automakers in central Mexico.  

The facility has one foam line and employs approximately 150 people. As it reaches full production in approximately five years, that number of employees is expected to increase. 

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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 2013, Corporate Responsibility Magazine recognized Johnson Controls as the #14 company in its annual “100 Best Corporate Citizens” list. For additional information, please visit

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