A number of new skilled technical scientific jobs will be created as a result of science and chemicals company Johnson Matthey’s decision to open a battery application centre on Milton Park.
JM’s financial director of battery materials, Dan Baker tells TechTribe: “We selected Milton Park because of its proximity to our corporate R&D base in Sonning close to Reading, and transport links to our major customers.”
He adds: “The jobs at Milton Park will largely be skilled technical scientific positions, and a significant proportion of these will be new positions.”
The company plans to move in to the 2,123 sq m unit, which includes offices and lab space, next year.
From the new base, JM will continue developing next-generation battery materials, working with automotive companies to improve energy density to boost the mileage of battery electric vehicles between charges and pulse power to improve acceleration and safety.
Milton Park’s commercial director Philip Campbell adds: “We’re honoured and excited for Johnson Matthey to join the Milton Park community.”