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It’s ‘business as usual’ at NGK

Ignition specialist NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd is continuing to supply customers with its market-leading products during the current coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic.

NGK is an original equipment (OE) supplier of spark plugs, glow plugs and NTK Lambda and other engine management sensors to most of the world’s leading vehicle manufacturers (VMs) with the same parts being available in the automotive aftermarket.

Mark Hallam, Marketing Manager, NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd, said: “We are working closely with our supply chains and logistics partners to continue to deliver orders to in effect maintain ‘business as usual’. At present our stock and delivery capacity is not affected in any way but we are obviously monitoring the situation closely.”

NGK components include:

Spark plugs

NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd works closely with its motor factor partners to make sure they stock an up-to-date range of components to deal with the requirements of their garage customers and the local vehicle parc and also the seasonal demand for their products.

Glow plugs

Many part numbers are brought into the aftermarket from the OE side of NGK’s business. The range comprises metal glow plugs as well as the latest New High Temperature Ceramic technology – which can reach temperatures of 1350 degrees C and hit 1000 degrees C in one second! The vast amount of R&D carried out in conjunction with vehicle manufacturers constantly ensures NGK meets new challenges head on and its focus is firmly on quality from the design stage to distribution.

NTK sensors

NGK is the world’s largest manufacturer of Lambda sensors and supplies a market-leading range to the aftermarket under the NTK brand name. There are good reasons why NTK Lambda Sensors are the No.1 choice of vehicle manufacturers (VMs) around the world, they are ‘Similar but different’. NGK says the experience it has in supplying the VMs worldwide allows it to offer exactly the right sensor for every vehicle application. The company’s sensors’ offering was recently enhanced by the introduction of 20 new wide band Lambda sensors – commonly referred to as ‘5-wire’ Lambda sensors – to supplement its existing range of 64 NTK OE 5-wire sensors.

The company also added to its sensors range last April with the launch of camshaft and crankshaft sensors – comprising more than 200 UK-specific part numbers with excellent UK vehicle parc coverage – which opened up further OE replacement opportunities for aftermarket customers.



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 and Aftermarket customers across the globe. Its product portfolio for the Aftermarket comprises spark plugs, glow plugs, ignition coils and leads under the NGK Ignition Parts brand, whilst oxygen and temperature sensors, NOx sensors, mass air flow (MAF) and manifold absolute pressure (MAP) sensors operate under the brand NTK Vehicle Electronics. With more than 14,500 employees, the company’s automotive and technical ceramics activities generate a total annual turnover of around 3.1 billion Euros worldwide. NGK Spark Plug is represented on all continents and has 41 group companies, 24 production plants and five technical centres.


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 – which currently represents 32% of NGK´s global turnover – the company has ten group companies and more than 800 employees, as well as two production plants in France and South Africa and a technical centre in Germany.

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