NGK and NTK History

Events

NGK SPARK PULG CO., LTD was established

1936

The starting of the manufacturing of NGK spark plugs commenced

1937

the starting of the manufacture of NTK technical ceramics.

1949

Listed on both Tokyo and Nagoya stock exchanges.

Started the manufacture of ceramic cutting tools and inserts.

1958

It also started the manufacture of copper-cored wire range spark plugs. Became a pioneer product in the automobile industry.

The CERAMICA E VELAS DE IGNICAO NGK DO BRASIL (S.A.). Was established.

1959

The NITTOKU SEISAKUSHO CO., LTD was established.

1961

The starting of the operation of Komaki Factory (Aichi prefecture) commenced .

1962

The NGK SPARK PLUGS (U.S.A.), INC. (Sales company) was established.

1966

The starting of the manufacture of ceramic IC packages commenced.

1967

Started the manufacture of temperature sensors for automobile.

1973

Established NTK ceramics (U.S.A.), INC. (Ceramic manufacturing company)

1978

Established NGK SPARK PLUGS (DEUTSCHLAND)., GmbH (the present NGK SPARK PLUG EUROPE GmbH)

1979

Established NGK SPARK PLUG (AUSTRALIA) PTY. LTD.

1980

NGK Australia launches Spark and Glow Plug range.

Established NGK SPARK PLUGS CANADA LIMITED. Established KAMIOKA CERAMIC CO., LTD. Established TONO CERAMIC CO., LTD.

1982

Started the manufacture of oxygen sensors for automobile.

Started the manufacture of glow plugs (ceramic type).

1985

Established NGK SPARK PLUG INDUSTRIES EUROPE S.A.S. (FRANCE).

1990

Started the operation of Europe Technical Centre. Started the manufacture of bio ceramics.

Started the manufacture of NGK 'Iridium' plugs.

1997

NGK Australia launches Ignition Lead range. NGK Australia launches NTK Oxygen Sensor range.

2000

NGK Australia starts distributing KYB Shock Absorbers.

2003

NGK Australia launches NTK Air Fuel Ratio Monitor. NGK Australia launches Motorcycle Lead range.

2004

NGK Australia launches Ignition Coil range.

2015

NGK Australia launches NTK Exhaust Gas Temperature Sensors.

2016