Edexcel level 3 BTEC National Certificate/Diploma
Applied Science (Laboratory and Industrial Science)
Applied Science (Medical Science)
Integrated Vocational Assignment
CASE STUDY 2- Johnson Matthey (Catalysts and Chemicals)
Unit 3: Workplace practices
This case study has been prepared by Mr. M. Hooper & Ms P. Hooper with the co-operation of Johnson Matthey (Catalysts and Chemicals) for the use of learners completing the IVA for the NQF Level 3 BTEC Nationals in Applied Science.
Prepared by M. Hooper & P. Hooper. March 2005
The following materials have been authorised for use by students in this context, by Johnson Matthey. Some data is not current, and some is adapted to give a working document to allow completion of the assignment,
To complete the assignment students must have access to detailed information about a company. This is often difficult to obtain, and the following information will provide exemplar material for the completion of the IVA.
The information is based on the British Company – Johnson Matthey, one of the leading speciality chemicals companies in the world specialising in Catalysts, Precious Metals and Speciality chemicals.
Johnson Matthey is a large multi-national company. There is a lot of information available on the various web-sites. The website reflect the divisional nature of the company. These notes will summarise the company structure, provide a guide to focus the students attention through the various divisions to the area of interest.
The full company’s website is:
Links can be followed to the 'Catalysts' division website at:
then, to the 'Process Catalysts and Technologies' (PCT) business unit at:
and finally to the 'Precious metal catalysts...