NGK was established in Japan in 1936 and is based in the city of Nagoya. The company’s name comes from Nippon (which means Japan), Gaishi (which means insulator), and Kaisha (which means company). NGK produces spark plugs and related products as well as a range of high-quality ceramics. The company employs over 10,000 people and is the largest OEM (original equipment manufacturer) supplier of spark plugs in the world.
NGK is truly a worldwide organization with 13 production sites and 2 technical centres dotted all over the globe. Today, NGK provides spark plugs for major automotive manufacturers as well as supplying various top-flight racing teams. The company has a long history of producing high-quality products which has helped it to grow into the large corporation that it is today.
Why Buy NGK
NGK spark plugs are produced to a very high standard of quality. After all, a company doesn’t become the world’s biggest OEM supplier of anything without having the products to back that accolade up. Always looking towards the innovations of the future, NGK announced in 2017 that it would be shifting its future research focus to include the development of solid-state batteries as growing adoption of electric vehicles threatens the demand for spark plugs and oxygen sensors.
NGK has a long history of involvement in motorsports which says a lot about how the company’s products will perform in everyday driving conditions. NGK spark plugs are used by Formula 1 teams such as Ferrari and McLaren as well as being used exclusively by MotoGP and the Superbike World Championship. NGK spark plugs can be found providing ignition for internal combustion engines around the world in everything from racing cars to lawnmowers.
The NGK Range
In addition to spark plugs NGK manufactures oxygen sensors, ignition coils, wiring sets, and performance parts such as air-fuel ratio monitors, resistor caps, and racing cables. NGK’s long history of delivering excellent spark plugs as well as their involvement in top-level motorsport and focus on future innovations means that you should definitely consider the company’s products when shopping for any of the items mentioned above. Use the parts finder above to find the right NGK product for you or contact us and let one of the Automotive Superstore product specialists help you today!