Always being at the forefront of technology, we've played an essential role in Johnson Matthey's history since 1817. Through our key milestones we have developed the expertise to become the internationally renowned business we are today.

Slide 1858


We received an order for platinum laboratory apparatus from manufacturing chemists in London.

Slide 1867


We were awarded two gold medals for fine display of refined and fabricated platinum at the Paris Exhibition.

Slide 1874


We produced the first standard metre and weights in iridium-platinum for the International Metric Commission.

Slide 1880


We installed equipment to fabricate precious metal sheet, wire and tube for jewellery and industrial applications.

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