American company Johnson Controls is a global industrial leader in diversified technology, serving customers in more than 150 countries, with USD 40.8 billion global sales in Fiscal Year 2011. The Corporate Headquarters of Johnson Controls is located in Milwaukee, U.S.
162,000 employees on more than 1,300 locations worldwide supply quality products, services and solutions to optimize energy and operational efficiencies of buildings, lead-acid automotive batteries, advanced batteries for hybrid and electric vehicles and interior systems for automobiles.
In 2011, Corporate Responsibility Magazine recognized Johnson Controls as the #1 company in its annual “100 Best Corporate Citizens” list. Johnson Controls, Inc. is No. 67 on U.S. Fortune 500 and No. 251 on Global Fortune 500. According to UNCTAD World Investment Report 2011, Johnson Controls was ranked among the TOP 10 auto parts contract manufacturers and the company’s largest customers were Ford Motor Company, General Motors (GM), and Daimler in Fiscal Year 2010.
Johnson Controls automotive plant in the Technological Industrial Development Zone Skopje 1 was officially opened for commercial production on December 12, 2007. The investment reached about USD 40 million. The number of employees in the moment is more than 300 and is expected to increase up to 500 by 2013. This factory produces electronic dashboard components for the automotive industry.
On 17 October 2011 Johnson Controls launched the investment project for a new cut & trim factory for car seats in the Technological Industrial Development Zone Stip. The investment of around USD 20 million will create 1,400 new jobs. The factory will specialize in production of car seat covers and it is expected to start its operations within a year to serve European clients.