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NGK SPARK PLUG EUROPE LAUNCHES FIVE NEW IGNITION COILS AND BOOSTS NUMBER OF APPLICATIONS FOR CARS FROM PSA AND GM

slashes Δελτίο Τύπου, 20/10/2017

NGK Ignition Coils

NGK Spark Plug Europe has added five ignition coils for recent models from Peugeot-Citroën, General Motors, Range Rover and Ford to its Aftermarket range. Among others, the new coils are perfect replacements for original parts installed on the Peugeot 5008, Citroën C4 Cactus and the Opel models Adam and Astra as well as the Range Rover Evoque and the Ford Focus RS. With the launch, NGK Spark Plug Europe significantly expands coverage in particular of PSA and GM applications.

The new range addition reflects the most up to date market demands. In putting the five new types together, the ignition and sensor specialist focused on the recent volume models of leading car brands. All five ignition coils just made available to the distributors and workshops are pencil coils. Four of them fit cars not older than four years.

With U5331, the world’s leading spark plug manufacturer even raises the already strong coverage of the NGK ignition coil assortment for cars from General Motors to 95%. The coil offers the utmost of performance on GM’s B10 and B14 downsizing engines, which can be found e.g. on the Opel Adam 1.0 and the Opel Astra 1.4.

The launch of U5332 and U5334 marks a significant increase of the assortment’s coverage of PSA cars, which climbs to 92%. Both are designed to meet the high demands of the current EB2 and EB0 downsizing engines from PSA which are used on the Peugeot 5008 and Citroën C4 Cactus. U5333 is the third coil under the NGK brand tailored towards the needs of Ford EcoBoost engines. It supplements the range by cars like the Ford Focus RS 2.3 and the Range Rover Evoque 2.0. Finally, with U5182, NGK is making an ignition coil for Ford cars available, which primarily focus the US market but also are popular in Europe – e.g. the pickup-trucks of the F-Series, the Explorer and the Mustang.

“With the launch of these five ignition coils, we continue on our path of offering highest value for our customers and strengthen our market position as the Aftermarket’s one-stop supplier of ignition products in the quality of a leading partner of the OEMs,” comments David Loy, Marketing Director Aftermarket Europe at NGK Spark Plug Europe. “Our ignition coil assortment remains the quality range with the highest market coverage in Europe.” The five new ignition coils and all their vehicle applications will be included in the TecDoc online catalogue on October 17 and will also appear on the next TecDoc DVD to be issued on January 1, 2018.

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About NGK SPARK PLUG: Worldwide: 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. The automotive side of the company specialises in the fields of ignition and sensor technology, supplying Original Equipment and Aftermarket customers across the globe. Its product portfolio for the Aftermarket comprises spark plugs, glow plugs, ignition coils and leads under the NGK Ignition Parts brand, whilst oxygen and temperature sensors, NOx sensors, mass air flow (MAF) and manifold absolute pressure (MAP) sensors operate under the brand NTK Vehicle Electronics. With more than 14,500 employees, the company’s automotive and technical ceramics 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 centres. Aftermarket EMEA: NGK SPARK PLUG has seen significant growth across the Aftermarket since expanding beyond motorcycle parts into the automotive sector in the 1970s. With an outstanding commitment to quality, technology and research & development the company has become the world’s number one in spark plugs and oxygen sensors, and a leading provider of glow plugs, ignition coils and leads as well as further sensor technology. Organisationally NGK Spark Plug’s regional headquarters in Ratingen, Germany serves the Aftermarket across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. In the EMEA region – which currently represents 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. For more information please visit: www.ngk-europe.com

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Marcel Aßmann, Specialist PR & Event, Aftermarket EMEA, NGK SPARK PLUG Europe GmbH Harkortstr. 41, 40880 Ratingen, Germany, AG Duesseldorf HRB 43118 Tel: +49 (0)21 02 974 152 E-mail: m_assmann@ngkntk.de

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