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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 organizations and production facilities all over the world. With more than 14,500 employees, the company’s activities generate a total annual turnover of around 3.1 billion euros worldwide. NGK SPARK PLUG is represented on all continents and has 41 group companies, 24 production plants, and five technical centers.

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 32% of NGK´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 Center

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 analyses. 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.

SlashesOur Philosophy

Our corporate philosophy is based on three 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.

Management Policy

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.

Guiding Principle

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.

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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