MILWAUKEE - Johnson Controls Inc. has struck a distribution agreement with US Airconditioning Distributors Inc., Los Angeles, to enhance the independent distribution of residential and light commercial products to dealers in Southern California, Arizona, Utah, Idaho, and certain parts of Nevada. Distribution will begin at the end of September 2007.
“This new agreement reaffirms our commitment to the
independent distributors and dealers of our York®-branded residential and light
commercial products,” said C. David Myers, president of the building efficiency
business of Johnson Controls.
According to US Airconditioning, they will be terminating
its distributor relationship with Carrier Corp. in the affected territories.
According to the company, it is committed to continue serving all existing
product lines throughout the transition. No immediate changes in US
Airconditioning’s current distribution strategy or dealer network are planned
for any of the regions in transition. Johnson Controls said it is committed to
independent distribution for its residential and light commercial products and
has no changes planned currently for the other territories of its distribution
“We are excited to announce this strategic relationship with
US Airconditioning because it accelerates and strengthens our presence and
reach in the Western region, and delivers on our commitment to serve the broad
HVAC market,” said Myers. “US Airconditioning has a strong and committed dealer
network built on its reputation for excellent service and delivery. Because of
their innovative ability to expand those relationships, they have become the
clear leader in the markets they serve.”
“We analyzed the options very carefully and did not make
this decision lightly,” said John Staples, president of US Airconditioning.
“Ultimately our goal is to provide our dealers with the best possible service
and grow our business. We found that Johnson Controls shares our vision and is
committed to truly partner with us to deliver for our dealers.”
For more information, visit www.johnsoncontrols.com or www.us-ac.com.