KECSKEMÉT, Hungary, April 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Complete seat plant creates more than 200 new jobs
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Johnson Controls, a global leader in automotive seating, overhead systems, door and instrument panels and interior electronics, recently launched production at a new facility in Kecskemét, Hungary. The just-in-time (JIT) plant supplies complete seat systems for the new Mercedes-Benz B-Class.
"We are proud to support Mercedes Benz's new car manufacturing plant in Kecskémet and also establish our own operations in the region," said Péter Dallos, plant manager of the Johnson Controls Kecskémet facility.
This plant currently employs 130 people. An additional 70 jobs will be created in the fall, when a second shift is added.
"Before joining Johnson Controls, all production team members were unemployed," said Dallos. "The profound education they received from the Labour Center of Kecskemét and the Türr István Training and Research Institute provided all required skills. This puts us in a position to serve our customer's uncompromising quality standards from the beginning."
Johnson Controls recently launched production of the seating system for the first and second seat row for the B-Class at the Kecskemét plant. A large number of different types of seats are manufactured in the plant. The different types include a standard or sport seat, and variations of color, material, and special equipment, such as airbags or seat heat.
Johnson Controls Automotive Experience has been in Hungary since 2007. In addition to Kecskemét, the company operates plants in MezÅ'lak and Mór that produce metal seating components. In 2010, Johnson Controls acquired the Seton Hungary plant based in Pápa, which produces leather-wrapped car interior components. The new plant increases the company's number of employees in Hungary to 2500.
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About Johnson Controls
Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and industrial leader serving customers in over 150 countries. Our 162,000 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.
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.
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