200 years of inspiring science

Did you know that Johnson Matthey’s 200-year journey as a successful company started in 1817 when Percival Norton Johnson set up his business as a gold assayer in London with just £150 of capital (equivalent to £11,500 today).

Since then assaying and refining of precious metals have always been at the heart of everything we do: from first experiments in metallurgical science by George Matthey in 1838 to operating three state-of-the-art sites worldwide with refining capabilities of 7 precious metals.  

Take a look at our exciting journey from pioneers of new applications for precious metals to a global science leader in technologies that make our world cleaner and healthier.

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