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Johnson Matthey expands Macedonia plant for emission control catalysts

11.08.2013  | 

The new plant will provide Johnson Matthey with additional capacity for catalysts to meet the increase in demand from the introduction of tighter EU emissions legislation coming into effect from January 2014.

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Johnson Matthey has officially opened a new €60 million extension to its European emission control catalyst manufacturing facility in Macedonia, the company said on Friday. 

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 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 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 Matthey’s emission control technologies division. 

"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 added.



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H Atta ur Rehman
11.12.2013

Congratulations to Johnson Matthey.

Peter
11.09.2013

Republic of Macedonia with the lowest taxes is the place to invest.It is good for business and job opportunity for the Macedonians.
Macedonia's government of N. Gruevski is most honest in the Balkans and wider.
To Johnson Mathey,congratulation on your extension and thank you for the support to Macedonia!

Tomi Ognjanovski
11.09.2013

I am looking forward to see as soon as posibal, your investmants in Masedonija, in area near Tetovo. This is because I am an mechanical engineer with scecijality in hydrotechnic, pneumatics and automaticsm and I got right on professional title, with total score 8,81.
I have an professional eksperiance for 15 years, working in this field.My English is verry good, also I am speeking Germanu language.
The working activities that I have performed previosly consist of:
-installation and commissioning of high process and high automatic equipement for completely automatic waste water treatment plants
-constructing and designing of Hydraulis machines
-mechanical maintenance of hydraulic and pneumatic systems
-also team working,according previosly prepared plan for preformance, aii working activities were finished perfectly from my side and under my supervision.
Also I am 41 years old, I have a wife and two children.
I hope that mu letter of intent will be taken into consideratin durring deciding and positively recruit, because I was sennding this letter and my CV, a few times, from the begining od Jonson meti investmants in Macedonia, but I never got any answer.
Please answer my letter and CV, this time.My mobil phone is:00389-71-223-942 and:00389-78-860-033, Best wishes

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