Johnson Matthey has officially opened a new 60 million
extension to its European emission control catalyst
manufacturing facility in Macedonia, the company said on
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.
The extended facility in Macedonia will have an additional
two manufacturing lines and brings the sites total
capacity to around 10 million catalysts. The site currently
employs 450 people and the extension will create an additional
Johnson Mattheys initial investment in the Macedonian
facility has been a success, the company says. That
combined with projected increases in catalyst
demand are the main drivers for the expansion.
The new extended plant will predominantly produce SCR
(selective catalyst reduction) catalysts used to reduce emissions of oxides of nitrogen
(NOx) from diesel engines.
I would like to thank the Prime Minister and his
government institutions for their continued support over the
last five years," said John Walker, executive director of
Johnson Mattheys emission control technologies
"Our facility here in Macedonia is seen as a benchmark of
manufacturing excellence within Johnson Matthey and is
recognized by our customers for its world-class manufacturing
design, technology and employees," he