Johnson Controls Inc was originally incorporated in the state of Wisconsin in 1885 as Johnson Electric Service Company to manufacture, install and service automatic temperature regulation systems for buildings. The Company was renamed to Johnson Controls, Inc. in 1974. The Company serves customers in more than 150 countries. The Company creates 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. The Building Efficiency business is engaged in designing, producing, marketing and installing integrated heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, building management systems, controls, security and mechanical equipment. In addition, the Building Efficiency business provides technical services, energy management consulting and operations of entire real estate portfolios for the non-residential buildings market. The Company also provides residential air conditioning and heating systems and industrial refrigeration products. The Automotive Experience business is engaged in providing interior systems through its design and engineering expertise. The Company's technologies extend into virtually every area of the interior including seating and overhead systems, door systems, floor consoles, instrument panels, cockpits and integrated electronics. The Power Solutions business is a supplier of lead-acid automotive batteries for virtually every type of passenger car, light truck and utility vehicle. The Company serves both automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and the general vehicle battery aftermarket. The Company also supplies advanced battery technologies to power certain Start-Stop vehicles, hybrid and electric vehicles. Competitors for HVAC contracts in the residential and non-residential marketplace include many regional, national and international providers. The Automotive Experience business faces competition from other automotive suppliers and, with respect to certain products, from the automobile OEMs. The Power Solutions business primarily competes in the battery market with Exide Technologies, GS Yuasa Corporation, Camel Group Company Limited, East Penn Manufacturing Company and Banner Batteries GB Limited. Automotive batteries are sold under private labels and under the Company's brand names (Optima, Varta, LTH and Heliar).