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Primer Group and Johnson Controls partner to address sustainable building needs in the Philippines

MANILA, PHILIPPINES — Johnson Controls, the global leader for smart, healthy, and sustainable buildings, together in its joint venture with Primer Group of Companies has expanded and strengthened its product and solutions portfolio in the Philippines. This will give it access to bigger markets and potentials in large-scale city development, infrastructure, mid-commercial building, data centers, and healthcare projects.

The joint venture reaffirms Johnson Controls’ long-term commitment to the Philippines as it gives customers access to full-cycle capabilities in Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) equipment, controls, industrial refrigeration, digital services, and total solutions to address the fast-growing market demand for sustainable buildings and facilities. It further taps into the growth in industrial manufacturing, data centers, and cold-chain verticals and strengthens Johnson Controls’ presence in the region and beyond.

“We are witnessing strong demand beyond more sustainable and healthier buildings across Southeast Asia, and this joint venture expands into the verticals of industrial infrastructure, logistics, industrial refrigeration, and commercial buildings with a full Johnson Controls product portfolio. The Philippines is important to us as we see huge opportunities for collaboration and growth,” said Peter Ferguson, General Manager of Southeast Asia at Johnson Controls. “As part of our commitment to the market, we’re pleased to appoint Glenn Lemoncito as General Manager for Johnson Controls Philippines. In his role, he will drive the business operations and strategy, oversee the joint ventures with Primer Group and drive meaningful growth and partnerships locally and across the region.”


Glenn has more than 30 years of experience in business development, sales, and marketing, and has held
several leadership and management positions in multinational companies. With his in-market expertise and proven track record, Glenn will be responsible for driving business growth and expanding the organization’s commitment to employees, customers, and partners.

This joint venture enables Johnson Controls Philippines to operate more effectively and be closer to the customers directly through its sales & service capabilities with a broader customer base.

Johnson Controls’ products and solutions coupled with Primer Group’s deep understanding of the Philippines market will provide customers in the Philippines with best-in-class service, in-market expertise,
and access to a full suite of solutions across industrial, infrastructure, industrial refrigeration, and commercial buildings.

“At Primer Group of Companies, we believe in bringing the world closer to our customers through meaningful partnerships. Together with Johnson Controls, we’re confident that we will offer customers a
a comprehensive range of HVAC solutions and services to help them, the industry, and the nation achieve our net zero targets together,” said Jimmy Thai, President and Chief Executive Officer of Primer Group.


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