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NGK Spark Plug announces 500 millionth spark plug “made in France”

slashes Press release from 08/10/2015

Ratingen, 11.8.2015 – NGK Spark Plug has achieved a major milestone in its production facility in Meung sur Loire, France. The world’s leading manufacturer of spark plugs, glow plugs and Lambda sensors announced that the number of spark plugs produced in France since the inauguration of the plant exceeded 500 million units in June.


Following its philosophy of being as close as possible to the customer, NGK Spark Plug runs 24 production plants around the world. The Group’s production facility in Meung sur Loire, France, is of great importance to the European market. This is reflected in the fact that in June, the number of NGK spark plugs “made in France” exceeded the 500-million mark.

When the French factory took up operations in 1991, it manufactured 20 references with three assembly lines. Today, it produces 100 Aftermarket spark plug references and a total of 39 million spark plugs per year, which the European NGK sales network distributes to more than 40 countries. The factory has also received quality and environmental certifications such as ISO 9002 in 1994, ISO/TS 16949 in 2004 and ISO 14001 in 2000. And just recently, in 2014, NGK invested 4.5 million euros in a new production line for multi-electrode spark plugs to meet market demands.

“The 500 millionth spark plug produced in Meung sur Loire is part of the overall NGK success story in Europe which shows that innovation, quality and reliability have always been at the core of NGK’s activities in the OE and Aftermarket business,” comments Damien Germès, Senior Vice President of NGK Spark Plug Europe. “However, we will not rest on these laurels but will keep delivering on these goals in the future as well.”


About NGK Spark Plug: NGK Spark Plug is one of the leading automotive suppliers. Specialised in the fields of ignition and sensor technology, the Company supplies customers in Original Equipment and Aftermarket across the globe. Its product portfolio comprises spark plugs, glow plugs, ignition coils and ignition leads under the brand NGK Ignition Parts as well as mass air flow and manifold absolute pressure sensors, lambda sensors, exhaust gas temperature sensors and NOx sensors under the brand NTK Vehicle Electronics. The Company runs production plants and sales organisations all over the world. With more than 14,000 employees, it generates an annual turnover of around 2.9 billion euros. NGK is represented on all continents and has 42 group companies, 24 production plants and 5 technical centres.


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For further information contact:

Marcel Aßmann

Specialist PR & Event

Aftermarket EMEA

NGK SPARK PLUG Europe GmbH Harkortstr. 41

40880 Ratingen


AG Duesseldorf HRB 43118

Tel: +49 (0)21 02 974 152



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