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NGK launches new online technical training initiative

Ignition and sensor specialist NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd has launched a new online technical training portal.

NGK Academy – which went live today (November 1, 2022) – is aimed at supplying essential training primarily to workshops, but the content will also be of value to aftermarket distributors.

The portal includes 270+ technical training videos across a myriad of technical subjects/components by automotive training experts Our Virtual Academy (OVA) who have also created a suite of bespoke industry leading training videos on spark plugs with further NGK/NTK product focused training being developed in the future.

The spark plug training videos, three of OVA’s core training videos and other existing NGK/NTK training content, will be FREE to access for all once they have enrolled on the portal, but there will be a charge for accessing the full suite of 270+ videos etc.

However, to mark the launch NGK is funding a three-month full access trial for hundreds of members of its BoxClever independent garage loyalty scheme.

Mark Hallam, Marketing Manager, NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd, said: “NGK Academy is designed to provide valuable, meaningful training that users can take on-board to help them each day at work.

“We believe it is a market-leading initiative and one that will prove popular not only with workshops, but also distributors.

“Our Virtual Academy has a host of incredibly useful training programmes on different aspects of a vehicle’s systems including comprehensive training videos on electric vehicles (EVs) and hybrids which we know our independent garage customers are extremely interested in.”

Ben Stockton, Managing Director of OVA, said: “NGK Academy is designed to increase technicians’ knowledge by providing the detailed information they need to fully understand the subject matter.


“In addition to the NGK training videos, NGK has purchased access to more than 270 training videos for hundreds of their customers. They’re on topics such as vehicle electrics, petrol and diesel engine management, chassis, hybrid and EV and HVAC.


“We have also provided access to our dedicated content associated to the formally recognised qualification IMI Level 3 Award in Electric/Hybrid Vehicle System Repair and Replacement QFQUAL I.D 60314680. After watching and learning, if someone wishes to turn their online learning into this formally recognised qualification, they can pay to attend an assessment day at one of our 15 training facilities which are located throughout the UK.


“The garages with full access to the NGK Academy will gain access to this material for three months from when they first sign in. If they wish to purchase access to the content after that point, they can do so by contacting us.”


You can enrol for free limited access, paid full access or use your Promo Code for three months’ full access of NGK Academy at: To view the Academy promo video on YouTube go to


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Notes to Editors


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 customers across the globe. For the Aftermarket, its product portfolio comprises spark plugs, glow plugs, ignition coils and leads under the NGK Ignition Parts brand. Under the brand NTK Vehicle Electronics the company offers oxygen sensors (including NOx sensors), exhaust gas temperature sensors (EGTS), mass air flow (MAF) and manifold absolute/boost pressure (MAP) sensors as well as engine speed and position sensors. With around 16,400 employees, the company’s automotive and technical ceramics activities generate a total annual turnover of around 3.7 billion Euros worldwide. NGK SPARK PLUG’s EMEA sales represent 32% of this global turnover. NGK SPARK PLUG operates on all continents and has 60 group companies, 35 production plants, five Technical Centres and three Venture Labs.


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 six regional companies and more than 1,000 employees, as well as two production plants in France and South Africa and a Technical Centre in Germany.


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For further information please contact:

Annika Lustig, Specialist PR & Communications, Aftermarket EMEA, NGK SPARK PLUG EUROPE GmbH
Harkortstr. 41, 40880 Ratingen, Germany, AG Duesseldorf HRB 43118
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