Chris Eperjesy has parted ways with Cooper Tire & Rubber after serving as the tyre maker’s chief financial officer for the past year and a half, and starting today has taken on a comparable role at Clarios. As CFO, Eperjesy will support the former Johnson Controls International battery business’s global growth objectives in “delivering smart energy storage solutions.”
Johnson Controls International plc has appointed Pierre E. Cohade as a director. Cohade served as chief executive officer of Triangle Tyre from 2015 to May 2016. Before this, Cohade was president of Asia Pacific Tire, Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company.
As temperatures get colder, motorists get more conscious of their car’s conditions. In some instances – especially in colder European markets – this means changing to winter tyres. Meanwhile testing lights are a matter of course for drivers. However, the car battery is often neglected, although it is under even more stress during the cold season. For example, continuous use of the windshield heater or the air conditioning system takes a large amount of power and makes heavy demands on the battery. Especially in winter, the only way to avoid unpleasant surprises is to have the battery checked regularly by the workshop – something battery maker Johnson Controls is advocating. The latest ADAC statistics show that 39 per cent of all breakdowns are due to the battery.
Global battery supplier, Johnson Controls Batteries, has joined the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF).
Jeremy Tollman, Johnson Controls business development manager, said: “We are very pleased to have joined IAAF and recognise the important role that the association plays in supporting the key elements of the UK automotive aftermarket. We are now very much looking forward to working together with IAAF and utilising the benefits available such as taking advantage of networking possibilities with fellow members and organisations.”
At Automechanika 2016, which will be held from 13 to 17 September in Frankfurt, Johnson Controls will provide detailed information on service solutions and on the complete range of VARTA products. Along with a deep insight in the developments of the automotive industry visitors will get a better understanding of the new role of the battery and the opportunities for the independent aftermarket at stand E10 in hall 4.1.
Johnson Controls is presenting a wider choice of Varta automotive batteries at Automechanika 2014 (hall 3.1, stand C41) this week. The ‘Dynamic Trio’ (Black, Blue and Silver) has been complemented by AGM and EFB technologies. “Nowadays, consumers increasingly ask for eco-friendly and high-quality products made in Europe,” says Florence Bailleul, the company’s vice-president and general manager aftermarket for the EMEA region. “Johnson Controls recognised the changing expectations of car drivers and includes advanced technologies in one portfolio to offer eco-friendly produced batteries with an extended cycle life.”
The UK’s largest automotive and commercial vehicle battery distributor, Manbat, is to make its second appearance at Frankfurt’s Automechanika (Stand 3.1 G65) in September. The company has planned a substantially more prominent stand, scaled up from 12sqm to 56sqm, while two other Ecobat Technologies group businesses will join it on-stand. Manbat says the event provides […]
Johnson Controls Power Solutions has announced that it will be presenting its new Varta automotive product portfolio from 16 to 20 September at Automechanika 2014 in Frankfurt. Wholesalers, workshops, and other partners will be able to familiarise themselves with the new battery solutions and services by visiting stand C41 in hall 3.1.
Johnson Controls has expanded its presence in China with the opening of a new automotive battery manufacturing plant that will produce 6 million automotive batteries per year in the world’s largest new vehicle market, a market where 22 million new vehicles are produced annually. The company’s new 133,000 square metre facility in Chongqing City reflects an investment of US$154 million, and is expected to create more than 500 jobs when it reaches full capacity.