JCI begins production at new seating plant in Mexico; sells auto electronics business


Johnson Controls, a diversified technology and industrial products company known for its range of automotive interior systems and electronic components, has opened a new manufacturing plant in Queretaro, Mexico. The plant will produce molded polyurethane foam for automotive seats.

Construction of the new 100,000 sq-ft facility began in March 2013 and was completed in October 2013. Production began in mid-February. "Johnson Controls is strongly committed to producing world-class automotive seating systems and is proud to bring this new facility to Queretaro," said Brian Cooke, vice president and general manager for Johnson Controls' foam product group. "We are pleased to become a part of and support the Queretaro community."

The new plant will supply seating foam to major automakers. Currently the facility has one foam line and employs approximately 150 people, said a JCI release.
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