Johnson Controls Receives Export Achievement Certificate from U.S. Department of Commerce
Company has supplied more than 1,250 large tonnage chillers and two million tons of cooling to the Middle East
Doha, Qatar – (December 17, 2010) – Johnson Controls (NYSE: JCI), a global leader in delivering products, services and solutions that increase energy efficiency in buildings, has been presented with an Export Achievement Certificate. The Export Achievement Certificate was created by the U.S. Commercial Service of the U.S. Department of Commerce to recognize U.S. companies that successfully penetrate international markets for distribution of their products.
The Honorable Joseph Evan LeBaron, U.S. ambassador to Qatar, presented the award to Dr. Anwar Hassan, vice president and general manager for Large Tonnage Solutions at Johnson Controls, during the International District Energy Association’s (IDEA) 5th International District Cooling Conference & Trade Show on Nov. 8 in Doha, Qatar. Since entering the Middle East market, Johnson Controls has supplied more than 1,250 large tonnage chillers and two million tons of cooling to the area.
“We are honored to receive this award, which recognizes our efforts to promote sustainable development and energy efficiency in the Middle East,” said Magdy Mekky, Johnson Controls vice president and managing director for the Middle East. “Innovation has been the hallmark of our operations in the Middle East and, coupled with market-leading technology that includes radiator-cooled chillers, sea water cooling and variable-speed drives, has enabled us to offer unique and sustainable solutions to our clients.”
The award presentation coincided with the inauguration of the world’s largest district cooling facility which features 52 YORK® centrifugal chillers from Johnson Controls. The chillers will supply 130,000 tons of cooling to more than 15,000 structures and provide comfort to over 40,000 residents. For more information, please visit http://www.johnsoncontrols.com.
About Johnson Controls
Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and industrial leader serving customers in over 150 countries. Our 137,000 employees create quality products, services and solutions to optimize energy and operational efficiencies of buildings; lead-acid automotive batteries and advanced batteries for hybrid and electric vehicles; and interior systems for automobiles. Our commitment to sustainability dates back to our roots in 1885, with the invention of the first electric room thermostat. Through our growth strategies and by increasing market share we are committed to delivering value to shareholders and making our customers successful.
About Johnson Controls Building Efficiency
Johnson Controls delivers products, services and solutions that increase energy efficiency and lower operating costs in buildings for more than one million customers. Operating from 500 branch offices in 148 countries, we are a leading provider of equipment, controls and services for heating, ventilating, air-conditioning, refrigeration and security systems. We have been involved in more than 500 renewable energy projects including solar, wind and geothermal technologies. Our solutions have reduced carbon dioxide emissions by 13.6 million metric tons and generated savings of $7.5 billion since 2000. Many of the world’s largest companies rely on us to manage 1.5 billion square feet of their commercial real estate.