Johnson Matthey Plc operates as a specialty chemicals company in North America, Europe, China, rest of Asia, and internationally. It operates in five divisions: Emission Control Technologies, Process Technologies, Precious Metal Products, Fine Chemicals, and New Businesses. The Emission Control Technologies division manufactures catalysts, which control harmful emissions from cars and other light duty vehicles powered by various types of fuel, as well as from diesel powered trucks, buses, and non-road machinery. The Process Technologies division manufactures catalysts, additives, and absorbents, as well as licenses process technologies; and delivers services to the petrochemical, biochemical, syngas, oil refining, and gas processing industries. The Precious Metal Products division manages, distributes, refines, and recycles precious metals and other special material using precious metals or related materials, platinum group metal catalysts, and platinum group metal chemicals for automotive and chemical markets; and develops and manufactures functional coatings and inks. The Fine Chemicals division develops and manufactures active pharmaceutical ingredients for various treatments, including pain management and attention deficit hyperactivity disorders; and specialty chemical, chiral, and biocatalytic technologies and products, as well as provides custom pharmaceutical research, development, and manufacturing services. This division also offers catalyst technologies for pharmaceutical, agrochemical, flavor, and fragrance applications. The New Businesses division is involved in the research, development, and manufacture of battery materials; design and supply of battery systems; and development and manufacture of catalysts and components for fuel cell markets. The company was formerly known as Johnson & Cock and changed its name to Johnson Matthey Plc in 1851. Johnson Matthey Plc was founded in 1817 and is based in London, the United Kingdom.