Continued investment in R&D is vital to the future growth of Johnson Matthey
In 2015/16 Johnson Matthey increased its gross investment in R&D by 11% to £188 million
It is this investment, together with our ability to recruit and retain the world's top scientific talent, that ensures we can create value adding sustainable technologies of the future.
Around 1,600 of our employees work in R&D representing around 13% of the total workforce and include many highly skilled scientists and engineers. Around 80% of our R&D staff work within the group's divisions in dedicated R&D and technical centres around the world.
Alongside these activities, Johnson Matthey also has central capability on strategic R&D, located at four technology centres, which work on behalf of all of the group's businesses.
We maintain a close link between our central R&D activities and the development work carried out directly by our divisions. This collaboration is key in ensuring the rapid transfer of technology to support the continued development of innovative new products and services for our customers.