EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Johnson Matthey Poland

Johnson Matthey Poland

Geographic Location

Country: Poland
Region: Centralny slaski; Slaskie; Poludniowy
Location of affected unit(s): Gliwice


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of chemicals and chemical products
20.59 - Manufacture of other chemical products n.e.c.
Group: Johnson Matthey

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 21-02-2020
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 01-04-2020
Planned Job Creation: 400

Additional Information

The British chemical company Matthey Poland has announced that it will create 400 new production jobs at its new catalyst facility in Gliwice. The plant, located in the Katowice Special Economic Zone, Poland, is expected to be launched in April 2020. The company has invested about PLN 450 million (€104.31 million as at 26 February 2020) in the factory with two production lines. The plant will specialize in the production of catalysts for various types of engines.

Johnson Matthey is one of the largest European suppliers of catalysts and Lithium-ion battery systems. The company has been operating in Gliwice since 1999; currently, the company has a plant in Gliwice specializing in the production of lithium-ion batteries.