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Johnson Controls Partners with Foxconn Industrial Internet

Automation and controls manufacturer will become preferred provider for industrial AI and smart manufacturing tech company.

Foxconn and Johnson Controls have signed a memorandum of understanding forming a global technology strategic partnership. Johnson Controls and Foxconn Industrial Internet (Fii) will collaborate to transform building data analytics through artificial intelligence and machine learning to advance smart building and smart-city technologies and achieve comfort, security and sustainability goals, the companies said.

Johnson Controls will become the preferred provider of building management products and solutions at Foxconn's planned manufacturing facilities in Mt. Pleasant, Wisconsin, with the potential to extend to Foxconn's global footprint. The buildings will incorporate smart, safe and sustainable technologies provided by Johnson Controls and enhanced by Fii's industrial AI and Smart manufacturing technologies, according to a release.

"We look forward to this collaboration with Johnson Controls, a global leader in building technology, to apply their expertise to leverage our expertise in artificial intelligence to further advance into the next generation of smart technology solutions," says Brand Cheng, Fii CEO.

"This partnership represents an incredible opportunity for both companies. For Johnson Controls it is recognition by the world's leading electronics manufacturer that we have the right products and solutions to make buildings smart, safe and sustainable, not just in Southeastern Wisconsin, but around the world," says George Oliver, chairman and CEO of Johnson Controls.

Fii is a worldwide professional design and manufacturing service provider for communication network equipment, cloud service equipment, precision tools, industrial robots, AI and machine learning. Its technological platforms are centered on cloud computing, mobile terminals, the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), big data analytics, AI, high-speed networks and robotics.  

Johnson Controls creates intelligent buildings, efficient energy solutions and integrated infrastructure in 150 countries with a commitment to sustainability.

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