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Johnson Matthey, global leader in sustainable technologies, held a ground-breaking event today to celebrate the start of construction at its plant in Gliwice, Poland.

The 18-month project is to build a new line creating up to 50 new jobs at the Johnson Matthey plant.

The 50m Euro investment will provide the capacity for Johnson Matthey to provide its customers with small batches and spare parts of its range of important catalyst products that help the automotive industry reduce harmful emissions from all types of vehicles. The new line will do this in the most efficient way, enabling optimisation of Johnson Matthey’s Clean Air global manufacturing footprint, and creating a world that’s cleaner and healthier, today and for future generations.

The celebration event was attended by Aleksandra Wysocka, Vice President for Gliwice City; Dr Janusz Michałek, Chairman of the Board for Special Economic Zone in Gliwice and representatives from Silesian University of Technology. Guests joined Johnson Matthey to officially ‘break the ground’ to make way for construction work to start. The event also included planting a ceremonial tree, supporting the Johnson Matthey vision of a cleaner healthier world and demonstrating the company’s long-term investment and commitment to the region.

Millissa Flanagan, Clean Air Chief Operations Officer at Johnson Matthey, says: “Our vision at Johnson Matthey is for a world that's cleaner and healthier; today and for future generations. The ground-breaking at our plant is a significant milestone in our operational strategy to drive efficiency and optimise our operational footprint. We first opened our Clean Air plant in Gliwice in 2020 and this further investment shows our commitment in the long-term future of the Gliwice Plant and will bring up to 50 new jobs.

“In addition to the investment, I’m pleased that we are contributing locally in Gliwice supporting the development of skills and greater opportunities for people in the region and to play our part in the local community.”

Johnson Matthey pioneered the first commercial introduction of catalytic converters in 1974 and has since helped customers meet the technical challenge of tightening emissions standards, step changes which have reduced transport emissions across the globe. With decades of experience in developing emissions control technology, Johnson Matthey remains the industry leader with approximately one third of catalytic converters around the world supplied by the company.
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