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.
Ceramics opened the road to spark plugs – and that was just the start. Today, Venture Labs are using the knowledge and expertise of NGK SPARK PLUG to drive a whole world of new possibilities. When it comes to harnessing new opportunities, NGK SPARK PLUG is taking very pro-active and creative approaches. Venture Labs is one of them. A forum designed to quickly and creatively cooperate with other established businesses and exciting new start-ups.
Our corporate values is based on fundamental elements that ensure corporate and personal success on all levels.
We are committed to premium quality, sustainability from business to technology to environment, and social responsibility.
We encourage all employees to make full use of their individual skills and are highly dedicated to a management policy that is based on trust and confidence.
In everything we do, we take a positive approach to choose the best and quickest way of finding the right answers to tomorrow's challenges.
"The NGK SPARK PLUG Group from now on aims to “change drastically beyond the current way.” In today’s rapidly changing environment, while commonly sharing the Nittoku Way sense of value, every NGK SPARK PLUG employee will strive to solve social challenges with the action guideline 'Change with Will!' in mind and with noble intention."
Shinichi Odo & Takeshi Kawai
Representative Director Chairman of the Board & President and Chief Operating 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."
Regional President EMEA, President & CEO NGK SPARK PLUG EUROPE GmbH and Corporate Officer of the Global Headquarter in Japan