Celebrating 200 years of inspiring science


2017 marks the 200th anniversary of Johnson Matthey. Back in 1817 we began as assayers, testing the purity of precious metals, and the business quickly expanded thanks to the vision and determination of our founders.

But the world moved on. And so did we.

Today, our science and research touches some of the most pressing challenges faced by the world as we help to reduce pollution, relieve pain, make the most efficient use of the planet's natural resources and even help to restore hearing.

Our technologies are making the world a cleaner,healthier place and improving people's lives across every continent.

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History book

History book

Take a short tour through JM's rich history as we celebrate 200 years of inspiring science.


Infographic

Infographic

See our 200 year journey at a glance


A History of Platinum

A History of Platinum

The history of platinum and its associated metals, covering important discoveries and scientific work on the platinum group metals up to the early twentieth century