Johnson Matthey is a global speciality chemicals company and a leader in sustainable technologies. Drawing on our expertise in catalysis and materials science, we develop and manufacture a wide range of high technology products, many of which provide environmental and quality of life benefits.

We focus on clean air, clean energy and low carbon technologies and are experts in the application and recycling of precious metals.

We have operations in over 30 countries and employ around 13,000 people. Our products are sold across the world to a wide range of advanced technology industries. 

Our products and technologies include:

  • Emission control catalysts
  • Catalysts and absorbents for industrial processes
  • Precious metal chemicals and catalysts
  • Catalysts for chemical processes, fine chemicals and pharmaceuticals
  • Active pharmaceutical ingredients
  • Fabricated precious metal alloys, including medical device components
  • Functional glass materials
  • Battery materials and the design and supply of battery systems
  • Catalysts and components for fuel cells
  • Catalysts and technologies for biorenewables.

We also offer services in the refining and management of platinum group metals, chemical process and technology licensing, diagnostic services for the oil and gas industries, and pharmaceutical research and development. We have continued to develop our technology for almost 200 years, demonstrating the company's ability to maintain world leadership by adapting constantly to rapidly changing customer needs.

Rigorous in our own environmental policies, many of our products have a major beneficial impact on the environment and enhance the quality of life for millions of people around the world.

The group is organised into five global divisions: Emission Control Technologies; Process Technologies, Precious Metal Products, Fine Chemicals, and New Businesses.

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Philip Hughes, Regional R&D Manager

"Philip joined Johnson Matthey's Technology Centre after a sponsored PhD and worked on catalyst and zeolite..."

Fiona Wigzell, Research Scientist

"I joined Johnson Matthey as a research scientist at JMTC and soon began work on a biofuels project."

The facts

Over 2,400 students have followed this employer.
Undergrad intake: 10+
Graduate intake: 75+
Operations in over 30 countries and employs around 13,000 people.
Around 1,600 of our employees work in R&D representing some 12% of the total workforce.
We focus on products for clean air, clean energy and low carbon.
Our products enhance the quality of life for millions of people every day.
Johnson Matthey is Britain’s Most Admired Company 2014.
R&D investment of £169.9 million
89% of sales from products with sustainability benefits