Johnson Controls and Tyco Merger
Combined company creates the global leader in buildings and energy solutions
CORK, Ireland, Sept. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — With a vision to create a safe, comfortable and sustainable world, a newly formed Johnson Controls (NYSE:JCI) begins operations today following the successful completion of its merger with Tyco, marking a historic turning point for both companies.
By uniting Johnson Controls, the number one provider of building efficiency solutions with Tyco, the number one provider of fire and security solutions, the new company is uniquely positioned as a leader in products, technologies and integrated solutions for the buildings and energy sectors.
With $30 billion in revenue and 117,000 employees (following the anticipated spinoff of the Adient automotive business in October), this powerful combination brings together best-in-class product, technology and service capabilities across controls, fire, security, HVAC and energy storage, to serve the full spectrum of end markets including large institutions, government, commercial buildings, retail, industrial, small business and residential. Tyco and Johnson Controls’ buildings platforms create immediate opportunities for growth through cross-selling, complementary branch and distribution channel networks, and expanded global reach for established businesses.
Longer term, the company is uniquely positioned to drive new innovations in technology and business models to support the smart buildings, campuses and cities of the future as well as building upon strategic, high value-added services driven by data analytics and connectivity like the Retail Solutions and Connected Services businesses. Johnson Controls also will have one of the largest energy storage platforms with capabilities spanning the technology spectrum to serve an expanding global energy storage market.
“We are more than just two businesses that have come together – we are now one team uniquely positioned to create value,” said Alex Molinaroli, Johnson Controls chairman and CEO. “Our combined insights and world class technologies will help build even smarter, more secure and more sustainable environments that help our customers win and broadly move the world forward.”
As a result of the robust integration planning already in place, the company is on track to realize $1 billion of savings related to previously announced merger synergies and productivity initiatives.
“In addition to identifying significant synergies and improvements, our integration teams put us in position to complete the merger a month ahead of schedule so we can hit the ground running and realize the value of the merger for customers and shareholders,” said George R. Oliver, Johnson Controls president and chief operating officer. “We are ready to integrate the skill sets and capabilities of both companies and develop solutions to meet our customers’ needs in ways neither company could on its own.”
As previously announced, Johnson Controls’ automotive business is still on schedule to spin off into an independent company, known as Adient, on Oct. 31, 2016.
About Johnson Controls:
Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and multi industrial leader serving a wide range of customers in more than 150 countries. Our 117,000 employees create intelligent buildings, efficient energy solutions, integrated infrastructure and next generation transportation systems that work seamlessly together to deliver on the promise of smart cities and communities. Our commitment to sustainability dates back to our roots in 1885, with the invention of the first electric room thermostat. We are committed to helping our customers win and creating greater value for all of our stakeholders through strategic focus on our buildings and energy growth platforms. For additional information, please visit http://www.johnsoncontrols.com or follow us @johnsoncontrols on Twitter.
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