Johnson Controls, Inc. (JCI) is stepping into the spotlight through the recent launch of a new brand communications platform and refreshed corporate identity that incorporates a new logo (called the “open globe”), corporate slogan and advertising campaign all designed to better align its image and marketing efforts with the company’s current strategic direction.
Using the slogan, “Ingenuity Welcome,” Johnson Controls is promoting itself as a diversified, multi-industrial company organized into three divisions, Automotive Experience, Building Efficiency and Power Solutions.
During a press conference at AAPEX, JCI’s Power Solutions’ President Alex Molinaroli told attendees that the company wants to focus on its vision of helping consumers create and live in a more “comfortable, safe and sustainable world.”
The presentation also included an overview of JCI’s Optima battery a performance battery developed with a unique spiral cell, a colored top and “six pack” shape. Other differentiating factors include absorbent glass-mat separators, tightly compressed cells, high-purity lead grids, solid cast connections and a completely sealed case.
Central to Optima’s value proposition is that it has two times the life of a typical battery and is 15 times more vibration-resistant. It also touts more starting power, and maintenance-free operation, plus it’s non-spillable and has multiple applications. Target customers include drivers with added electronics in their vehicles, truck, SUV, 4×4 and performance vehicle owners, as well as automotive and marine enthusiasts.
JCI is the world’s largest manufacturer of lead-acid automotive batteries, producing about one-third of the lead-acid automotive batteries in the world. About 80% of the batteries manufactured by JCI are sold through the automotive aftermarket. JCI also makes OE batteries for several carmakers including BMW, Chrysler, Ford, GM, Honda, Nissan, Toyota and VW.