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NGK showcases new components at MechanEx

NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd showcased its new ranges of ignition lead sets and camshaft and crankshaft sensors at the Mechanex exhibition at Sandown Park.

The leads’ range comprises more than 40 part numbers including copper core, carbon and inductive resistor types, all manufactured to original equipment (OE) standards, and delivers high resistance to heat and vibration, outstanding electrical conductivity and superior performance under extreme conditions.

While the NTK camshaft and crankshaft sensors range – comprising more than 200 UK-specific part numbers with excellent UK vehicle parc coverage – opens up further original equipment (OE) replacement opportunities for aftermarket customers.

Cam and crankshaft sensors are a vital part of the engine management system and provide information about engine speed and the exact position of several engine parts, camshaft/valves and crankshaft/pistons. Supplying this information to the engine control unit (ECU) enables the fuel injection and ignition systems to function efficiently.

Mark Hallam, Marketing Manager, NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd, said: “Our staff dealt with a lot of enquiries from workshop visitors who wanted to learn more about our new ignition lead sets and NTK camshaft and crankshaft sensors which have already been positively received by our UK customers.

“There was also a lot of interest in our MO70 Dragmower which we also featured on our stand. We believe it is 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 MO70 Dragmower’s performance at Santa Pod Raceway in Northamptonshire, on October 4 topped such iconic high-performance cars as the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 2018, which took 9.65 seconds over the distance when it reached 140mph, the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport 2011 which took 9.7 seconds to achieve 145mph, and the McLaren P1 2014, taking 9.8 seconds to reach 148.9mph.

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.



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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