The original equipment (OE) supplier of spark plugs, glow plugs, NTK Lambda and other engine management sensors, presented awards to its top sales performers of 2019 and 2020 at its recent mid-year conference.
Recently retired Steve Padbury took the 2020 accolade from runner-up Paul Gair, who received the 2019 title, with Karl Pearce in third place. Karl was runner-up in 2019, with John Money in third position.
NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd Managing Director Marko Wowczyna, who presented the prizes, said: “The COVID-19 pandemic meant that we had to hold a belated presentation to the sales team, all of whom have performed impressively over the past two years in what have been very challenging trading conditions.
“It was fitting that Steve was named 2020 Salesman of the Year in his final year with the company, narrowly finishing ahead of Paul who took the 2019 accolade.”
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Notes to Editors
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 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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