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The company has an average of 450 employees in Germany, whilst the UK business has 17 people working for it. HJS

Dominic Ward talks to Managing Director at HJS Emission Technology – UK, Mark Cooper, about the projects the firm is currently working on

Based in Menden, Germany, and with a UK base in Bracknell, HJS offers SCRT (Selective Catalytic Reduction Technology) solutions to help reduce NOx in major cities.

The company, founded in 1976, takes its name from the initials of its founder – Herman Josef Schulte. It began by selling exhaust components. As legislation changed, the need for catalytic converters in petrol powered cars arose, and by 1992 HJS had a range of solutions available. When the shift towards diesel came, HJS worked firstly on particulate matter reduction, and then latterly NOx reduction. “This is where the core of the business is today,” said Mark Cooper, Managing Director at HJS Emission Technology – UK.

HJS has also won awards for its products, including environment industry awards in Germany as well as winning a MAN Truck and Bus Supplier Award in 2011.

UK involvement

HJS came to the UK to cater for the first phases of the London Low Emission Zone, retrofitting particulate matter systems for trucks, buses and coaches. Since then, the technology has evolved, and with a need to clean up urban air quality, so too has the focus of the business. HJS has also received capital from various UK funding initiatives.[…]

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