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Johnson Matthey has today officially opened a new €60 million extension to its European emission control catalyst manufacturing facility in Macedonia. The new plant will provide additional capacity for catalysts to meet the increase in demand from the introduction of tighter emissions legislation coming into effect from January 2014 in the EU.
The facility, which uses world class design and manufacturing equipment to produce a new generation of catalysts for both light duty and heavy duty diesel applications, was opened by Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski.
Johnson Matthey is a world leader in the development and production of emission control catalysts for light and heavy duty applications, with manufacturing facilities around the world. It is a leading global speciality chemicals company with
a diversified product portfolio ranging from specialist chemicals to fabrications from precious metals.
The extended facility in Macedonia will have an additional two manufacturing lines and brings the site’s total capacity to around 10 million catalysts. The site currently employs 450 people and the extension will create an additional 200 jobs. Johnson Matthey’s initial investment in the Macedonian facility has been a great success and this, together with the projected increases in catalyst demand, are the main drivers for the expansion at the Bunardzik site. The new extended plant will predominantly produce SCR (selective catalyst reduction) catalysts used to reduce emissions of oxides of nitrogen (NOx
) from diesel engines.
Commenting on the expansion, John Walker, Executive Director of Johnson Matthey’s Emission Control Technologies Division said “I would like to thank the Prime Minister and his government institutions for their continued support over the last five years. Our facility here in Macedonia is seen as a benchmark of manufacturing excellence within Johnson Matthey and is recognised by our customers for its world class manufacturing design, technology and employees.”
About Johnson Matthey
Johnson Matthey is a global speciality chemicals company underpinned by science, technology and its people. A leader in sustainable technologies, many of the group’s products enhance the quality of life of millions through their beneficial impact on the environment, human health and wellbeing.
Johnson Matthey has operations in over 30 countries and employs around 10,000 people. Its products and services are sold across the world to a wide range of advanced technology industries.
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