Johnson Matthey at the Science Museum, London

Johnson Matthey is taking part in Make it in Great Britain, a showcase of cutting edge British manufacturing on now at the Science Museum, London.

The exhibition, backed by the UK’s Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, aims to challenge outdated opinions and transform the image of modern manufacturing.

Make it in Great Britain highlights some of the most exciting British manufacturing developments and explores the positive impact these developments have on our lives. The idea is to inspire young people to consider a career in the manufacturing industry.

Johnson Matthey is one of 39 companies involved. Hundreds of companies applied to take part in the showcase but Johnson Matthey was one of the lucky few to be chosen, along with iconic companies such as Mars, Airbus, Coca-Cola and the Royal Mint.

The Johnson Matthey exhibit walks visitors through how we use clever chemistry to produce autocatalysts which help create a cleaner, healthier world for everyone. It includes informative videos, graphics, text, props and even a video game that challenges you to mix the perfect catalyst coating and help reduce emissions from a car.

The Make it in Great Britain exhibition was opened by Business Secretary Vince Cable and Business Minister Mark Prisk on 24th July.

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If you would like to visit the exhibition it runs until 9th September 2012 and is free to enter. You can find out more at the Science Museum's website.

Along with the general exhibition there will be two special events over August which will feature Johnson Matthey employees who will be sharing their knowledge with visitors:

1-6pm, Thursday 16th August - Make it Your Future
10am-6pm, Tuesday 21st August - Ask the Expert
Business Minister Mark Prisk said:

“The future of manufacturing in the UK is bright. The Make it in Great Britain exhibition showcases a mix of forward-thinking businesses from a range of sectors including aerospace, automotive and food and drink, which will give the public a real flavour of what modern manufacturing is all about, and demonstrate first-hand the exciting and rewarding career opportunities available today.”

Johnson Matthey is committed to promoting science education among children and students and this is a great opportunity for us to help transform the outdated image of manufacturing and highlight the successes of the sector to both young people and the many other visitors to the Science Museum.

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