spanner Part Finder

NGK stars at Saltex 2021

NGK staff have been kept busy at the company’s first UK show appearance since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic last year.

The ignition and sensor specialist took centre stage at the two-day Saltex show, which is the leading turf management event for grounds care volunteers, professionals and manufacturers, when it attracted hundreds of visitors to its stand at Birmingham’s NEC.

Many were keen to obtain a copy of NGK’s new 140-page 2021/2022 Horticultural, Agricultural and Industrial Applications catalogue which includes spark plug and glow plug technical information and applications, details of spark plug covers, and comes with installation tips to make it a must-read publication.

Visitors also tried their hands at a crazy golf competition where they could win a prize by hitting a hole in one on a course that went under the company’s record-breaking MO70 lawnmower which at Santa Pod Raceway in Northamptonshire in October 2019 became the fastest lawnmower over 1/4 mile by completing the course in just 9.49 seconds and achieving a top speed of 115.53mph.

Mark Hallam, Marketing Manager, NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd, said: “It was great to see our customers from the horticultural sector face-to-face and to let them have a copy of our new catalogue which came hot off the press just in time for the show. MO70 also attracted a lot of interest as did the golf competition which proved a challenge few visitors could resist!”

NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd is well known for its expertise in the horticultural arena where its spark plugs are renowned for their fast heating which makes them ideal for engines that often work in harsh conditions.

For more information, please visit  


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.


For more information please visit:


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
Tel: +49 (0)21 02 974 152     E-mail:



UK & Ireland - For further information contact:

Andy Hurst

Hurst Media Services

Tel: +44 (0)1354 657253; Mobile: 0773 694 7803