Johnson Controls is a global, diversified organization with more than 140,000 employees in 1,300-plus locations throughout six continents. The company specializes in automotive, building efficiency and power solutions. With expertise and advanced technologies in heating, ventilation and air conditioning, climate control, lighting, fire, security, renewable energy, building automation, corporate real estate portfolio planning and related building environment needs, it helps residential and commercial customers decrease energy use and achieve safe and sustainable surroundings. Johnson Controls is an independent leader in providing hybrid battery systems that make vehicles more energy-efficient, as well as in recycling automotive batteries. The organization opened the world s first lithium-ion hybrid vehicle battery production facility in Nersac, France. Its Mobile Device Gateway enables car passengers to wirelessly sync their personal electronic devices with Bluetooth connectivity to provide a safer mobile experience. Johnson Controls slim seating provides more room for rear seat occupants and uses less metal and material, reducing vehicle weight and improving fuel efficiency. Additionally, the company s focus on the use of natural materials that include soy-based foam and plant fibers enables automakers to meet sustainability goals. It was established in 1885 and is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol JCI. Johnson Controls is headquartered in Milwaukee and maintains one of its additional locations in St. Joseph, Mo.