Providing world class precious metal products for customers across the globe.

about us

Noble Metals is a world leader in platinum group metal (pgm) fabrication and refining. Our investment in research and development provides innovative and sustainable technologies. We offer customers tailored solutions that meet their needs, while focusing on the environment, health and safety.

With nearly 200 years' experience working with precious metals, we have an enviable reputation as a trusted and dependable partner. Our operational excellence, exceptional sales service and technical expertise is recognised worldwide.

Using our wealth of expertise and advanced technology, we manufacture products of exceptional quality using the unique properties of pgms. Their high melting points, corrosion resistance and electrical conductivity are just a few characteristics that make them ideal for vast range of applications across numerous industries, including:

  • Advanced Coating Technology for ceramic protection during glass manufacturing
  • Catalyst gauzes for ammonia oxidation in nitric acid production
  • Fabrications for crystal growth, jewellery materials, laboratory equipment and bespoke applications
  • Gas, temperature and chemical sensors
  • Medical devices such as cochlear implants, stents and pacemakers
  • Spark plug electrodes, wires and other products for automotive and aerospace applications.


Our expert team are based all over the world. We have five manufacturing sites across the UK, USA and Australia, as well as support centres in Asia.

Meet Our Managers

Our management team provide direction for the business and continuously work to enhance our capabilities.

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Alexandra French
Commercial Director, Industrial Products

Alexandra joined Johnson Matthey as a graduate chemist and spent 15 years in a number of commercial roles for our Emission Control Technologies Division. She then became Sales and Marketing Director for Noble Metals Europe and now has responsibility for our global industrial and nitrogen chemicals markets.

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Ajay Joshi
Commercial Director, Medical Components

Ajay has been with Johsnon Matthey for over 12 years, holding various technology, regulatory and commercial management positions. He moved to Noble Metals from the Emission Control Technologies Division in 2015 and has responsibility for our global medical business.

Simon Jones

Simon Jones
Global Operations Director

Simon joined Johnson Matthey as a graduate in our Emission Control Technologies Division and has held a number of commercial, business management and operational roles. He is now responsible for all of our operational activities worldwide.

Gareth Headdock

Gareth Headdock
Research and Development Director

In addition to Gareth's chemistry PhD and postdoc he has held a number of research positions, both with Johnson Matthey and in other companies. He is now responsible for all Noble Metals R&D activities, with a particular focus on driving new product development.