A historic sustainable technology giant has marked 20 years of operation in Swindon.
Johnson Matthey was established in 1817 and opened its Swindon site in 2002 as one of the world’s first manufacturing facilities, dedicated to producing Membrane Electrode Assemblies – a component in a hydrogen fuel cell.
The site also produces components that are “critical” for producing electrolytic hydrogen that can be used to replace natural gas in energy-intensive industries like steel and cement production.
James Gray, MP for North Wiltshire, said: “The factory is Johnson Matthey’s global centre for making components for hydrogen fuel cells and electrolysers which are central to the decarbonisation of transport, energy, and industry.
“As a committed environmentalist, I am delighted that my constituency is making this important contribution to the race to achieve Net Zero.”
Eugene McKenna, hydrogen strategy director at Johnson Matthey, added: “We are thrilled to be celebrating 20 years in Swindon – our employees are involved in some incredible work that will enable the UK to accelerate the decarbonisation of transport, energy and industry.
“We’re so proud of everything the team has achieved here and we’re excited by the role our employees can play in the UK’s Net Zero journey.”
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