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NGK attract the crowds at the Autosport International show

Visitors to NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd’s stand at the Autosport International show have helped raise vital funds for a leading charity.

The motorsport enthusiasts purchased a range of NGK merchandise at the four-day show to raise £913 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

NGK took centre stage at the event at Birmingham’s NEC where it exhibited its MO70 Dragmower which is believed to have become the fastest lawnmower over 1/4 mile after completing the distance in just 9.49 seconds with a top speed of 115.53mph and also the fastest accelerating lawnmower by reaching 102.64mph in 5.44 seconds.

The original ride-on mower, on which MO70 was based, has been transformed by seven-time British drag racing champion Andy Robinson and was piloted by NGK’s Scottish Sales Representative John Catterson at Santa Pod Raceway in Northamptonshire, England and John was present on the NGK stand to be reunited with the flying machine for the first time since its dramatic track debut last October.

The stand also featured Andy’s classic 1963 American Studebaker Lark car, together with a game pod where enthusiasts tested their driving skills on a track simulator with the fastest show participant winning an Xbox One.

The company played host to a number of motorsport competitors it sponsors including British Speedway champion Charles Wright, ‘Queen of the Bikers’ Maria Costello MBE, racing drivers Max Coates and Charlie Martin, plus the M-Sport Ford World Rally Team’s 2020 drivers Esapekka Lappi, Teemu Suninen and Gus Greensmith who signed autographs on the NGK stand.

Mark Hallam, Marketing Manager, NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd, said: “Autosport International attracts thousands of motorsport fans and it was great to meet so many of them on our stand as well as some of the many motorsport competitors we support. I would like to thank everyone who bought NGK merchandise at the show and in doing so helped raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support.”



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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