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NGK stages 28th annual golf day

There was fun on the fairways when ignition specialist NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd held its 28th annual Northern Ireland Golf Day.

This year’s event was held at the picturesque Carnalea Golf Club in Bangor where NGK staff and guests enjoyed a competitive but relaxing day.

After the golf the party transferred to a Belfast hotel before attending an evening meal and a prize awards ceremony at James Street restaurant in the city.

Winner of the low handicap section and the NGK Shield was Eric ‘Junior’ Reid from Colin Adams Motor Parts in Newtownards with 37 points. Niall Patrick, from R T Autoparts in Cookstown, finished in second place, a point behind, with Vincent McCaffery, of Antrim Autoparts in Antrim, coming third with 31 points.

The high handicap section saw success for Elmer Wallace, of Paints and Components in Ballymoney. Matthew Maguire, of North Down Motor Factors in Newtownards, finished second, with David Davidson, from Woodstock Motorparts in Belfast, in third place.

The big hitter on the day was NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd’s Deputy General Manager – Sales & Business Development, Tim Ward, who won the longest drive competition, with Niall Patrick picking up the nearest to the pin prize. Marko Wowczyna, NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd Director – Automotive, collected the NGK staff prize.



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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