Company delivers critical products, services, and personnel during pandemic
Published: 23 March 2020 - Carly Wills
Johnson Controls chairman and CEO, George Oliver, has reaffirmed that the company is delivering 'essential products, services, and personnel' during the COVID-19 pandemic.
"At times like these, it is critically important to reach out and let people know that we are here and that we continue to help hospitals, pharmacies and other essential businesses as needed to continue their operations," said Oliver.
The company first responded to the developing crisis in Wuhan, China, where its local personnel immediately worked to fulfil the urgent need for new hospitals.
As the crisis evolved, the company implemented local and regional contingency plans across the globe, assuring employee safety and customer support. Johnson Controls service teams continues to support critical infrastructure while the company's offices, branches and manufacturing facilities remain open and operational with increased sanitation practices and restricted visitor policies, except where prohibited by law. The company is also recognised by the US Department of Homeland Security as a critical manufacturer.
"As a global company, we have been addressing this crisis from the very start and we are proud of our frontline leadership responding in every corner of the world to support our customers," said Oliver. “These are tough times, but the notes from first responders, nurses and all those serving on the frontline are extremely motivating. In periods of crisis there are always stories of incredible resilience."
Oliver pledged to local and state officials the company will do whatever is needed to keep essential products, services, and personnel up and running.
Among the critical building infrastructure offerings Johnson Controls provides are: HVAC, industrial refrigeration, security, and fire systems and services.