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SlashesWho we are

NGK SPARK PLUG is one of the leading automotive and technical ceramics suppliers, with its corporate headquarters in Nagoya, Japan and sales organisations and production facilities all over the world. With more than 16,400 employees, the company’s activities generate a total annual turnover of around 3.7 billion euros worldwide. NGK SPARK PLUG is represented on all continents and has 43 group companies, 33 production plants, and five technical centres.

SlashesEMEA Region

NGK SPARK PLUG’s regional headquarters in Ratingen, Germany, serves Europe, the Middle East and Africa, with high-end products and first-class expertise from NGK and NTK, leading brands in the automotive industry and in the field of technical ceramics. In the EMEA region, representing 27% of NGK SPARK PLUG´s global turnover, the company has ten group companies and more than 800 employees, as well as two production plants in France and South Africa and a technical centre in Germany. 

SlashesTechnical Centre

Founded in 1991 with an initial investment of around 10 million euros, it covers an area of 2,200 m2 and comprises three high-tech engine testing stands and two chassis dynos. It also includes a climate chamber, with integrated wind speed fan for temperatures from -30°C up to 30°C and allows for complete exhaust gas analysis. It is thus the perfect environment to perform the widest range of test cycles and simulations, including durability tests. Recently, the dynamometer was upgraded and is now capable of simulating downhill as well as road loads.

"We have to be ahead of our time, increase our opportunities and possibilities, and go beyond the expectations."

Shinichi Odo

Representative Director and Chairman of the board, Chief Executive Officer, President Officer

"By using the combined strength of both brands, we not only supply a broad range of products to our customers; we also provide strong values and bring unparalleled insight and knowledge into the industry."

Damien Germès

Regional President EMEA, President & CEO NGK SPARK PLUG EUROPE GmbH and Corporate Officer of the Global Headquarter in Japan

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