British company Johnson Matthey is a world leading catalyst manufacturer for vehicle and stationary exhaust emission control and a leader in catalytic systems.
Johnson Matthey has operations in over 30 countries and employs around 12,000 people. One third of all new cars worldwide are fitted with a Johnson Matthey autocatalyst.
The company chose Macedonia for its European mega-factory for emission control catalysts in competition with 13 other countries in the region, including the Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia. Johnson Matthey’s plant in the Skopje 1 free zone is the single largest investment project and the most sophisticated and advanced Johnson Matthey plant in the world. The investment is worth €80 million and the initial number of employees was 350.
On May 9, 2012 Johnson Matthey marked a major expansion project in Macedonia with the construction of a second plant located in the Skopje 1 free zone. This investment was worth €65 million and not only did it double production but also resulted in the creation of an additional 300 jobs.