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Johnson Matthey


Johnson Matthey is to sell its gold and silver refining division to Asahi Holdings for £118m.
16-Dec-2014


Johnson Matthey is to acquire Intercat, the US supplier of fluid catalytic cracking additives with 180 staff, for £35m.
07-Oct-2010


Johnson Matthey has acquired the assets of Applied Utility Systems, the US-based supplier of catalytic reduction systems with 20 staff, from Catalytic Solutions for up to £6m.
05-Oct-2009


Johnson Matthey has sold its ceramic insulators and alumina operations in Germany, Poland and Romania to Lapp Insulator for £17m.
27-Nov-2008


Johnson Matthey is to create 300 new jobs in Royston due to rising demand for vehicle emission control products, and recruitment will start later this year.
26-May-2008


Johnson Matthey is to acquire Argillon Group, the catalysts and ceramic materials manufacturer with 1,500 staff in Germany, Poland and Romania, for £153m.
11-Dec-2007


Johnson Matthey is to sell its ceramics division to Pamplona Capital Partners for £153m, including manufacturing operations in the UK, Spain, Italy, Brazil, Malaysia, India, China and the US.
15-Dec-2006


Johnson Matthey is seeking permission to expand its chemicals factory in Royston, with the creation of more than 50 jobs.
29-Sep-2006


Johnson Matthey is looking to spend up to £200m on acquisitions to expand its speciality chemicals business.
05-Jun-2006


Johnson Matthey is to acquire Davy Process Technology, the developer of chemical process technologies with 175 staff at sites in London and Stockton-on-Tees, from Yukos International for £40m.
02-Feb-2006


Johnson Matthey is to sell its pigments and dispersions business, which has 280 staff in the UK and Australia, to Rockwood Specialties for £27m.
26-Jul-2004


Johnson Matthey is to acquire Lancaster Synthesis, the organic chemicals supplier with manufacturing facilities in Morecambe and 225 staff worldwide, from Clariant for £14m.
14-Jul-2004


Johnson Matthey has been awarded a £3.2m DTI grant to develop fuel cell technology, as part of the government's commitment to the renewable energy market.
30-Apr-2004


Johnson Matthey has submitted plans to build three chemical silos and a processing chimney at Cresswell in North Staffordshire.
24-Sep-2002


Johnson Matthey is to buy Synetix, the Billingham-based catalyst manufacturer with 800 staff in several countries, from ICI for £260m.
23-Sep-2002


Johnson Matthey Fuel Cells is to set up a membrane electrode assembly production facility at Lydiard Fields in Swindon in August, with the creation of 100 jobs.
13-May-2002


Johnson Matthey has acquired Avocado Research Chemicals, the Heysham-based manufacturer of organic compounds for research laboratories with 70 staff, for an initial £25m.
12-Feb-2002


Johnson Matthey is planning to acquire Meconic, the Edinburgh-based manufacturer of pharmaceutical chemicals, for £147m.
22-Jun-2001


Johnson Matthey is forming an alliance with TXU to build and evaluate a new fuel cell energy system to power homes and offices.
27-Jul-2000


Johnson Matthey has announced plans to build a £10m autocatalyst plant in Royston, in order to produce 3.5m catalysts a year.
10-Apr-2000


Johnson Matthey has announced plans to build an autocatalyst factory in the Shanghai area of China.
22-Feb-2000


Johnson Matthey is seeking permission to expand its production facilities in Royston by converting the former Cresswell Lighting premises, and is expected to use the site to manufacture automotive catalysts.
11-Feb-2000


Johnson Matthey is selling its electronic materials business to AlliedSignal of the US for £420m, and may use the proceeds to acquire the precious metals and catalysts operations being sold by Degussa-Huls.
10-Jul-1999


Cookson has sold its 50% stake in the Cookson Matthey Ceramics ceramic tiles joint venture to Johnson Matthey for £65m, as the two companies were having problems agreeing on the future of the business.
31-Jan-1998


Johnson Matthey is buying Cray Research's US printed circuit boards operation for $40m.
07-Feb-1996