Johnson Controls is one of the world s leading companies that provides power solutions, automotive products, and fire and security systems for more than 200 million vehicles, over 12 million homes and nearly 1 million commercial buildings. The company maintains a staff of more than 140,000 employees and operates over 1,300 locations in nearly 125 countries. It offers products for a variety of applications, including passenger cars, motorcycles, golf carts, wheelchairs, lawn and garden equipment, and marine, commercial and agriculture vehicles. The company serves the transportation, health care, financial services, government, education and manufacturing industries. The products offered by the company include actuators, dampers, valves, sensors, thermostats, variable speed drives, fire and smoke detectors, and access control and video surveillance systems. In addition, it offers batteries under various brand names, including OPTIMA, VARTA and HELIAR. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Johnson Controls was founded in 1885 and maintains a location in Miramar, Fla.