Johnson Controls International plc history, profile and history video
Johnson Controls International plc is a multinational conglomerate headquartered in Cork, Ireland. It was formed in January 2016 through the merger of American company Johnson Controls with Tyco International.
Warren S. Johnson, a professor that received a patent for the first electric room thermostat, and a group of Milwaukee investors led by William Plankinton 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 focused on its temperature control business for nonresidential buildings.
The company changed its name to Johnson Controls in 1974.
Tyco was founded by Arthur J. Rosenberg in 1960 as an investment and holding company with two segments: Tyco Semiconductors and The Materials Research Laboratory.
The company offers a large portfolio of building products, technologies, software, and services, including HVAC Equipment, Building Automation and Controls, Security products, Fire Detection, Fire Suppression. Digital Solutions, Industrial Refrigeration, Retail Solutions, Distributed Energy Storage, Oil and Gas Products, and many others.
With over 97 000 employees in more than 2 000 locations across six continents, Johnson Controls International plc is considered one of the top 2000 largest public companies in the world, according to Forbes.
*Information from Forbes.com, Wikipedia.org, and www.johnsoncontrols.com.
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