Johnson controls sold vehicle starting battery business at 13.2 billion USD

Johnson controls sold vehicle starting battery business at 13.2 billion USD


World biggest 12V vehicle starting battery supplier, Johnson Controls sold her 12V starting battery business at 13.2 billion USD, and will focus on construction area.

1/3 of 12V vehicle starting batteries in the world are produced by Johnson controls, her best well-known brand is VARTA starting battery.

The buyer is Brookfield Business Partners L.P. and Caisse de dept et placement du Quebec.

After tax and fees reduction, Johnson Controls benefit will be around 11.4 billion USD, 3-3.5 billion USD will used to pay-off the debt, and the rest will return to the shareholders.

In 2018, Johnson Controls 12V lead acid starting battery sales around 11 billion USD, it’s 1/4 of the company’s revenue.

Johnson Controls 12V starting batteries main market is for vehicles, motorbike, trucks etc.

In 2017, world lead acid battery market volume is around 43 billion USD.


If vehicles’ battery dead, vehicles can’t be started. Big trouble arise.

For business man, vehicles anchor means time delay, and time means money.

For women drivers, vehicles broke down means helpless, and it’s dangerous.

Vehicles anchor also makes user’s losing face, it’s un-accepted by high end users.

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open door

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open front cover

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2 years warranty

storage6 months, need re-charge

starting cars

Can start cars which stored for 3 months

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