Visit of the Ambassador of the US in Johnson Controls

Wednesday, 18. May 2011
Bratislava, Lozorno, Trenčín


The representatives of Slovak Investment and Trade Development Agency (SARIO) accompanied H. E. Theodore Sedgwick, the Ambassador of the US during his official program while visiting Johnson Controls, company which ranks among global elite in the field of diversified technology and industry and operates in Slovak automotive industry since 1993.


The delegation visited several sites: Business Center of Johnson Controls in Bratislava; plant in Lozorno where Johnson Controls employs over 400 employees producing seats for automobiles and the technology center in Trenčín. This belongs to the largest technology centers for automotive components development, systems and modules in Slovakia. It has been established in 2004 and employs over 500 employees. Except for these facilities, Johnson Controls has currently in Slovakia 5 branches: in Lozorno and Žilina there are a plats producing seating systems, in Košťany nad Turcom car seats covers are made, in Lučenec it produces foam parts and in Namestovo plastic components, door panels and consoles.


Andrea Gulova, Deputy CEO of SARIO said that Johnson Controls ranks among the most important investors and this is not only based on the volume of its invested resources and the number of created jobs, furthermore this company has besides of its production facilities, located in Slovakia its research and development base and the Business Center.



Profile of Johnson Controls

Johnson Controls ( is a global diversified company active in construction and automotive industries. 

Johnson Controls produces automotive interior systems. Automotive product portfolio is comprised of seating systems, equipment panels, cockpits, door and roof systems, integrated interiors, electronic interior systems and electric energy management systems. As a part of system engineering and service specialization they produce lead-acid automotive batteries and advanced batteries for hybrid and electric cars. As for the construction industry it provides services and solutions to optimize energy use in buildings and increase comfort and security.

Johnson Controls was established in 1885 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin by Warren Johnson, the inventor of the first electric room thermostat. The company employs 142,000 employees in 1,300 branches globally and offers its services in more than 150 countries. Its 2010 global sales reached the volume of 34.3 billion USD.