Our history

Our heritage

Into our third century

 

2017 marks the 200th anniversary of Johnson Matthey. Back in 1817 we opened our doors 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. Our technologies are making the planet a cleaner, healthier place and improving people's lives across every continent.

Percival Norton Johnson

Inspiring science since 1817

Find out more about our 200-year journey.