Johnson Matthey opened its first autocatalyst facilities in Shanghai in 2001. As business grew, in line with China's automotive industry, a second site was purchased nearby for a technical centre to research, develop and test emission control products. Extra autocatalyst production facilities were also built.
Since then, the autocatalyst manufacturing facilities in Shanghai have gone from strength to strength, producing 40 million autocatalysts in 2015, 50 million by May 2016 and 60 million by December 2016.
Phil Blakeman, Managing Director - ECT Asia said: "I am proud to be sharing this special milestone with the China team. They have all worked very hard to give us such a great business to build on for the future!"
New mission statement for Johnson Matthey Shanghai
The site has also recently introduced a new mission statement:
"ECT Asia will bring cleaner air for billions of people, with adaptable, engaged employees pioneering sustainable customer solutions through an inclusive, globally-connected organisation, while achieving personal growth and exceeding 10% CAGR for profits through 2025."