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The joint ohnson Controls-Saft venture will manufacture the lithium on batteries at their factory in Nersac, France.

Published: 15-Oct-2008

Milwaukee -- Johnson Controls Inc. (JCI) said today that its Johnson Controls-Saft venture has won a second production contract to build lithium-ion batteries for a hybrid vehicle.

The joint venture's factory in Nersac, France, will make the batteries for the BMW 7 Series ActiveHybrid car, shown this month at the Paris motor show.

The factory opened in January to produce lithium-ion batteries for a hybrid Mercedes sedan.

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