Johnson Controls International plc is a multinational conglomerate headquartered in Cork, Ireland, that produces automotive parts such as batteries, and electronics and HVAC equipment for buildings. It employs 170,000 people in more than 1,300 locations across six continents. As of 2017, it was listed as 389th in the Fortune Global 500, in 2017, it became ineligible for the Fortune 500, as it was headquartered outside the U.S.
The company was formed via the merger of American company Johnson Controls with Tyco International, announced on January 25, 2016. The merger led to the avoidance of U.S. taxes on its foreign market operations and a financial windfall for the CEO of Johnson Controls at that time, Alex Molinaroli. As of November 2018, Johnson Control’s tax inversion to Ireland is the 3rd largest U.S. tax inversion in history.
In 1883, Warren S. Johnson, a professor at the State Normal School in Whitewater, Wisconsin, received a patent for the first electric room thermostat. His invention helped launch the building control industry and was the impetus for a new company. Johnson and a group of Milwaukee investors incorporated the Johnson Electric Service Company in 1885 to manufacture, install and service automatic temperature regulation systems for buildings. After Johnson’s death in 1911, the company decided to focus on its temperature control business for nonresidential buildings. The company was renamed Johnson Controls in 1974. In 1978, Johnson Controls acquired battery company Globe-Union. In 1985, Johnson Controls acquired automotive seating companies Hoover Universal and Ferro Manufacturing.
During the 2008–2009 recession, the company’s president, Keith Wandell, lobbied Congress for a bailout of the companies that Johnson supplied. The Johnson Controls plant in Lakeshore, Ontario, closed in late March 2010 and the property was sold. In 2013, Stephen Roell retired and Alex Molinaroli took his position as CEO and chairman of the board.
Amaron: Amara Raja Batteries of India signed a joint venture with Johnson Controls in December 1997 to manufacture automotive batteries in India, under the brand name “Amaron”.
Brookfield Johnson Controls: A joint venture with Brookfield Properties to provide commercial property management services in Canada. Established in 1992, it was known as Brookfield LePage Johnson Controls or BLJC until May 2015. In 2013, Johnson Controls and Brookfield Asset Management formed a similar joint venture in Australia and New Zealand.
Diniz Johnson Controls : A joint venture with Diniz Holding in Turkey building complete automotive seats for major OEMs.
Johnson Controls-Saft Advanced Power Solutions: Johnson Controls-Saft Advanced Power Solutions (JCS) was a joint venture between Johnson Controls and French battery company Saft Groupe S.A. It was officially launched in January 2006.
VARTA established a JCS development centre at its German HQ, following the setting-up of VARTA-Saft joint venture.
Johnson Controls is exhibiting a plug-in hybrid concept called the re3. Johnson Controls produced cells for lithium-ion hybrid vehicle batteries in France under the joint venture with Saft. Battery assemblies were developed and produced in Hannover(Germany) and Milwaukee(USA)
Despite some signs of promise, Johnson Controls was increasingly dissatisfied with the restrictions of the agreement and also sought a more important ally. In May 2011, the American company requested the dissolution of Johnson Controls-Saft Advanced Power Solutions LLC to the Delaware Court of Chancery. The two companies agreed to the separation and Johnson Controls paid Saft $145 million for its shares in the joint venture, as well as for the right to use certain technology developed by it. Johnson Controls retained the Michigan facility built by the partnership. The French joint facility was transferred to Saft.
Positions: QA Engineer
Experience: 2 – 5 Years
Salary: Best In Industry
Job Location: Pune
BE/ B.Tech in Electronics/ Electrical/ Instrumentation/ Mechatronics or related discipline.
2-5 years of professional work experience in testing of embedded systems/products
Handling of various measuring instruments e.g. Oscilloscope, Multi-meter etc.
Experience in Test automation
Test certification would be an added advantage
Write Test Specifications
Write scripts/code to automate testing
Set up & configure test equipment
Perform & record system tests
Collect, correlate & present test reports
Repair & maintain test equipment
Liaise with other departments
Comply with company standards & procedures
Job may involve some International travel
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