The catalysts made at this facility will enable truck producers and engine manufacturers in China to meet the new China IV emission standards which came into force in July 2013 as well as other, more stringent legislation.

The facility produces Selective Catalytic Reduction systems (SCR) for NOx after-treatment and is built close to Umicore's existing automotive catalysts plant.

“Concerns over the health effects of air pollution are growing in China and I am very proud of the contribution that this facility will make to cleaner air,” said David Fong, senior vice president, Umicore Greater China. “While emission standards have been moving in the right direction in China for a while now, Umicore has the innovative technologies and production capabilities to enable China to meet even more stringent standards.”