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Frequently Asked Questions

A: The JV will play a leading role in the HVAC industry as a key supplier to the Johnson Controls field organization, existing customers and others in the industry. It will deliver the most diverse technology portfolio in the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration industry:
• World-class variable refrigerant flow (VRF) technology, as well as leading inverter technology-based room air conditioners and absorption chillers on top of existing Johnson Controls products
• Combines technology, research and development leadership, as well as expanding marketing channels
A: The purpose for forming the Johnson Controls – Hitachi Air Conditioning joint venture is to combine the best of both companies to better serve customers and win market share globally. Together, we will offer the most diverse technology portfolio and broadest regional coverage in the heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration industry.
A: Hitachi brings outstanding technology and a strong existing channel to JCH. Combining these with Johnson Controls additional global channel will give JCH outstanding global customer reach.
A: The company name will be Johnson Controls - Hitachi Air Conditioning. The names of entities under the JV will either change on Day 1 or over the course of the first few months after Day 1.
A: Yes, we expect to grow faster and invest more in new products, so there will be opportunity for growth in sales, engineering, and other areas both in Japan and outside of Japan.