Phase one of the launch took place in March of this year with the introduction of 45 reference with the valves being the equivalent to their original equipment (OE) counterparts.
NTK’s EGR valves can help reduce the amount of nitrogen oxides – also called NOx or pollutants – that are produced during an engine’s combustion process as well as helping to increase engine efficiency and reduce fuel consumption – vital in today’s tough economic environment.
Today, 100 percent of diesel cars are equipped with EGR valves and 30% to 50% of petrol cars. Many new models will even be equipped with two EGR types (low pressure and high pressure), which means that the replacement parts market for these types of valves is likely to grow, corresponding to the level of demand.
NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd Marketing Manager Mark Hallam said: “Reducing pollutants is good for the planet, good for your health by helping combat respiratory problems, good for your car’s performance and good for your pocket.
“Our EGR range has proven to be very popular since launch and is another successful addition to our NTK portfolio and follows other popular introductions in the UK, including camshaft & crankshaft sensors and Mass Air Flow (MAF) and Manifold Absolute Pressure (MAP) sensors. It further strengthens our NTK aftermarket offering to provide customers with a one-stop shop.
“While the main focus will be on the valves at MechanEx, our staff will also be available to speak to garage visitors about our other components including OE spark plugs, glow plugs, and NTK Lambda sensors and also the services we provide.
“We look forward to seeing our current customers – and potential new customers – on our stand at Sandown Park on November 9 & 10 at what is traditionally a very busy show for us.”
For more information about NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd and its products and services please visit www.ngkntk.com/uk
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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.
For more information please visit: www.ngkntk.com
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