Aftermarket distributors and workshops can now get their hands on a selection of 100% OE, 2-wheel spark plug caps from the world’s leading ignition and sensor manufacturer, thanks to a significant range extension.
NGK SPARK PLUG EUROPE has launched five new caps from NGK Ignition Parts for key KTM, Rotax and Husqvarna 2-wheel and quad bike applications. The same parts also act as universal replacements for a variety of marine and small engines, making them accessible to Aftermarket customers across several sectors.
The caps guarantee exceptional quality credentials, with each part originally developed by NGK SPARK PLUG as original equipment. It is the first time in a decade that spark plug caps have been made available to the Aftermarket directly from NGK SPARK PLUG’s OE applications.
The expansion was planned with customers in mind, confirms David Loy, Vice President Aftermarket EMEA at NGK SPARK PLUG EUROPE: “These new, all-OE spark plug caps represent more than coverage of extra applications. They also show how committed we are to continually developing our emblematic ignition ranges for the benefit of customers. We hope to introduce even more of our OE parts to the Aftermarket in the future.”
Depending on the technical set-up of an ignition system, spark plug caps are used to connect the spark plug to the HT ignition lead. The five new caps from NGK SPARK PLUG EUROPE are its first suitable for spark plugs with a 9mm insulator diameter, and include both straight and angled designs. Like the other spark plug caps in its Aftermarket range, the new references are all ‘made in Japan” entirely by NGK.
The expansion of NGK SPARK PLUG EUROPE’s spark plug caps comes hot on the heels of a number of other product announcements made by the company at Automechanika Frankfurt in September. As well as launching the aftermarket’s most extensive selection of premium engine speed and position sensors under its NTK Vehicle Electronics brand, it confirmed extensions and harmonisations to its oxygen sensor and EGTS ranges. Overall the company is a leading provider of ignition parts and vehicle electronics across the automotive, motorcycle, marine and power tool markets.
The new spark plug cap references are available immediately, and can be found in the product finder on wwww.ngkntk.com. The caps are also listed in NGK SPARK PLUG EUROPE’s 2-wheel catalogue 2018-19 and its small engine and marine catalogue 2018-19; both of which are published in 13 languages in print format and as a PDF download from its website.
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’s European sales account for 26% of this global turnover. 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 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.ngkntk.com
Pia Mackenzie, Specialist PR & Events, Aftermarket EMEA, NGK SPARK PLUG EUROPE GmbH
Harkortstr. 41, 40880 Ratingen, Germany, AG Duesseldorf HRB 43118
Tel: +49 (0) 2102 974-152