July 14, 2024

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Catalyst maker cutting 2,500 jobs | Automotive Industry News

Catalytic converter maker Johnson Matthey is to slash 2,five hundred employment due to the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The the career cuts would be spread in excess of a few yrs as demand for the pollution filters had taken a hit.

The provider described a 27{7e488363c11ee5ef50445c8c4fa770b6e6e4f99e57faea264a05ac52abb3ffe0} drop in working revenue to GBP388m for the fiscal 12 months finished 31 March, 2020.

Profits, having said that, rose 36{7e488363c11ee5ef50445c8c4fa770b6e6e4f99e57faea264a05ac52abb3ffe0} to GBP14.6bn from GBP10.7bn.

Announcing preliminary results, main govt Robert MacLeod claimed: “We have delivered practically GBP120m of our previously announced price tag discounts.

“Nonetheless, we recognise the need to have to be even extra economical in purchase to maintain our competitiveness and in addition some of our finish markets have been affected by COVID-19.

“Consequently, we are focusing on added annualised price tag discounts of at the very least GBP80m by the finish of 2022/23.

“We regret that this will lead to some career losses, which we estimate to be all over 2,five hundred globally over the a few 12 months time period.”

Earnings for each share fell from 215.2 pence to 132.3.

Dividend was slash 35{7e488363c11ee5ef50445c8c4fa770b6e6e4f99e57faea264a05ac52abb3ffe0} to 55.6p for each share from 85.five.