Johnson Controls wins 2014 General Motors Supplier of the Year and Overdrive awards

Automotive supplier recognized for top performance for the fifth time

PLYMOUTH, Mich., March 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Johnson Controls has been honored with two awards from General Motors — the 2014 General Motors Supplier of the Year Award and the Overdrive Award.

This is the fifth time Johnson Controls has been recognized by General Motors for top performance. Suppliers were honored during the automaker’s 23rd annual event in Detroit on March 5.

Supplier of the Year award winners are recognized for “going above and beyond”, and delivering innovative technology, superior quality, timely crisis management and competitive cost solutions.

The Overdrive Award recognizes suppliers with extraordinary leadership in cultural change and commitment initiatives that drove exceptional business results for General Motors. Johnson Controls received this award for its consistent collaboration with General Motors to execute continuous improvement and deliver sustainable value in General Motors’ seats.

“These awards are the result of hard work on the part of our employees, who are committed to a strong partnership with General Motors and one that benefits from the Johnson Controls operating system,” said Brian Grady, vice president and general manager, General Motors business unit for Johnson Controls Automotive Seating. “Johnson Controls’ operating system leverages our businesses’ best practices to improve quality, productivity and speed.”

“These companies are the best-of-the-best suppliers, and deserving of special recognition for their outstanding contributions,” said Steve Kiefer, General Motors vice president, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain. 

The Supplier of the Year and Overdrive award winners are chosen by a global team of General Motors purchasing, engineering, quality, manufacturing and logistics executives. 

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 2014, Corporate Responsibility Magazine recognized Johnson Controls as the #12 company in its annual “100 Best Corporate Citizens” list. For additional information, please visit or follow @johnsoncontrols on Twitter.

About Johnson Controls Automotive Seating:

Johnson Controls is a global leader in automotive seating, overhead systems, floor consoles, door panels and instrument panels. We support all major automakers in the differentiation of their vehicles through our products, technologies and advanced manufacturing capabilities. With more than 220 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. With our global capability, we supply approximately 50 million cars per year.

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