Johnson Matthey expands Banner Industries Representation to California, Oregon and Washington

Date Announced: 15 Aug 2012

West Chester, PA – Johnson Matthey Gas Purification Technology (GPT), a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of hydrogen purifiers, today announced that it has appointed Banner Industries, headquartered in Danvers, MA, as a sales distributor for its line of PureGuardTM gas purification equipment. Banner will represent Johnson Matthey in California, Oregon and Washington.

Jeff Lucht, Business Manager for GPT, said, “Banner is a perfect fit for Johnson Matthey with its 25-plus years of industry experience and vast knowledge of the semiconductor market. This, in tandem with their excellent reputation for customer support, stocking capabilities and field service, gives us a winning combination for success.

Lucht added that Banner and GPT have enjoyed a strong working relationship for more than 10 years. “Banner has very successfully represented us on the East Coast, as well as in Colorado, Idaho and Utah. Banner also represents Johnson Matthey in Singapore and Malaysia through their Singapore office,” he said.

Banner Industries serves semiconductor manufacturers and a number of other industries, providing sales, service, distribution, support and marketing insight. Banner has been offering best-in-class solutions to thousands of customers since 1985, according to Lucht.

Nigel Wenden, President of Banner Industries said, “We’re excited to expand our representation of Johnson Matthey’s PureGuard gas purification products. Our goal has always been to offer customers the industry’s premier products...the line of GPT PureGuard products keeps us focused in that direction.”

In addition to their Danvers headquarters, Banner maintains full service sales offices in Malta, NY; Allentown, PA; Manassas, VA; Orlando, FL; Richardson and Pflugerville, TX; Lehi, UT; and Singapore. Visit their web site at www.bannerindustries.com.

About Johnson Matthey Gas Purification Technology:

Backed by a reputation for superior reliability, technological expertise and customer service--and having installed over 5,000 gas purification units around the world--the company is a global leader in the design, engineering, manufacture and distribution of state-of-the-art purification systems for gases used in the PV and semiconductor industry. The Johnson Matthey Gas Purification Technology group maintains locations in North America, France, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, China and Hong Kong.

About Johnson Matthey:

Traded on the London Stock Exchange (symbol: JMAT), Johnson Matthey is a specialty chemicals company focused on its core skills in catalysts, precious metals, fine chemicals and process technologies. The $13 billion company employs around 9,700 people in over 30 countries and has been providing gas purification solutions for more than 40 years.

Contact
Johnson Matthey Gas Purification Technology 1397 King road West Chester, PA 19380

E-mail:luchtjl@jmusa.com

Web Site:www.pureguard.net

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