Johnson Controls' headquarters moved from Mexico to Bratislava, Slovakia

BRATISLAVA. The manufacturer of components for the automotive industry, Johnson Controls will shift its financial headquarters in Bratislava.

Establishing headquarters will initially create about 130 new jobs to add to the 3000 the company already employs.

Slovakia was chosen because of the network effects that the presence of three car corporations in Slovakia create. The appealing cost savings the stability of the country, its proximity to other european capitals, and the euro being the legal tender in Slovakia no doubt helped make this decision. The Johnson Controls' financial headquarters in Mexico will be closed down ceding almost all competencies to Bratislava.

"This step will enable us to improve the level of service to internal and external customers, increase transparency and reduce costs," Johnson Controls spokeswoman for Europe, Astrid Schafmeisterová, said.

Johnson Controls in Slovakia is based in Bratislava, Lozorno, Lucenec, Martin, Namestovo and Zilina.

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About the company: Johnson Controls
Johnson Controls has expanded remarkably since Professor Warren Johnson founded the company to manufacture his invention, the electric room thermostat. Since its start in 1885, Johnson Controls has grown into a global leader in automotive parts. The company makes automotive interiors that help make driving more comfortable, safe and enjoyable.

For buildings, it offers products and services that optimize energy use and improve comfort and security.

Johnson Controls also provides batteries for automobiles and hybrid electric vehicles, along with systems engineering and service expertise.

Johnson Controls, Inc.
5757 N. Green Bay Avenue
P.O. Box 591
Milwaukee, WI 53201
(414) 524-1200

Stephen A. Roell, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
R. Bruce McDonald, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Employees Approximately 130,000 worldwide
History 1885 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin by Warren Seymour Johnson, inventor of the first electric room thermostat.
businesses Automotive Experience: Global leader in interior systems for light vehicles including passenger cars and light trucks. Systems supplied include seating, overhead, door, instrument panels, storage, electronics.

Power Solutions: World’s largest manufacturer of lead acid automotive batteries and developer of advanced battery chemistries. About 80% of batteries are sold through the automotive aftermarket and 20% are sold as original equipment.

Building Efficiency: Leading full-line service provider of mechanical equipment as well as systems that controlheating, ventilating, air conditioning (HVAC), lighting, security and fire management in non-residential buildings. Services include complete mechanical and electrical maintenance. World leader in integrated facility management for Fortune 500 companies, managing more than one billion square feet worldwide.

Stock Traded on the New York Stock Exchange under ticker symbol JCI


  1. hmm that is interesting, why Bratislavia?

  2. Bratislava has become a major hub for manufacturing activity in the country, its also verys trong in electronics and logistics.

  3. They suck with the F&A Services!!! and is a mess trying to contact the right person.