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Johnson Matthey Expands China Presence

Posted on November 16, 2009

Emissions Control manufacturer Johnson Matthey has expanded its presence in China with a new Stationary Emissions Control (SEC) sales and marketing office. The new site is located in Beijing and will mainly serve the power plant industry’s growing demand for SCR catalysts. Johnson Matthey said, in China nearly 75% of power is generated by coal-fired power plants, which generate more than 70% of the NOx emissions, resulting in high levels of ozone and acid rain.

Although NOx regulations are not expected to be in place in China until 2011, many power companies have begun to purchase and install SCR Systems to control their NOx emissions. Prior to opening the Beijing office, Johnson Matthey had been serving power plant applications solely from its offices in Shanghai. The Beijing office will allow the company to be closer to existing and potential new customers.

“Our expansion of sales and marketing activities in China is part of our strategy to be a major supplier of SCR catalyst in this new and growing market,” said Dr. Wolfgang Schüttenhelm, director Power Plant Industries (PPI) for Johnson Matthey Catalysts (Germany) GmbH.

Four of China’s five largest power companies have their main offices in Beijing, China. Major power companies located in Beijing include China Datang, Huadian, Huaneng and Guadian, along with their engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) companies, CDTE, CHEC and Longyuan. Johnson Matthey’s Chinese Sales Director Peng Zhang will manage the office initially. Shuangqiang Zhang will serve as junior sales engineer. The Shanghai office will continue to coordinate Chinese sales, prepare and negotiate proposals and provide commissioning and installation services.

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