PRIME MINISTER GRUEVSKI OPENS JOHNSON MATTHEY PLANT
Johnson Matthey has today officially opened its new £34 million European emission control catalyst plant in Macedonia. The plant will use world-class manufacturing technology to produce innovative emission control catalysts to the highest specifications required for todays and future generations of clean light and heavy duty vehicles. The plant was opened by the Macedonian Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski.
The new Macedonian plant, which has created 128 new jobs, and has an initial capacity to produce four million units a year, has been constructed in the Technological Industrial Development Zone SKOPJE 1, 15 kilometers from the Macedonian capital, Skopje.
Commenting on this major investment Larry Pentz, Executive Director of the Environmental Technologies Division at Johnson Matthey said: “I want to thank the Prime Minister and his Government, as well as Invest Macedonia and the Directorate for Technologicl Industrial Development Zones for all their outstanding support to us throughout this venture. We wanted this plant to be the first of a new global design for Johnson Matthey and I believe you are standing in the finest, most advanced emission control catalyst production facility that exists anywhere in the world.”
The plant opening was also attended by His Excellency Andrew Key, the British Ambassador to Macedonia, Macedonian Government Ministers and representatives of Johnson Matthey’s European customers.