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Progress of NGK Spark Plug Co., Ltd.

1936 NGK Spark Plug Co., Ltd. was established with a capital of 1,000,000 yen.
NGK Spark Plug Co., Ltd.
1937 Started the manufacture of NGK spark plugs.
NGK spark plugs
1949 Started the manufacture of NTK techinical ceramics.
Listed on both Tokyo and Nagoya stock exchanges.
1958 Started the manufacture of ceramic cutting tools and inserts.
Started the manufacture of copper-cored wide range spark plugs.
1959 Established Ceramica e Velas de lgnicao NGK do Brasil Ltda.
Ceramica e Velas de lgnicao NGK do Brasil Ltda.
1961 Established Nittoku Seisakusho Co., Ltd.
1962 Started the operation of Komaki Factory. (Aichi prefecture)
Komaki Factory
1966 Established NGK Spark Plugs (U.S.A), Inc. (Sales company)
1967 Started the manufacture of ceramic IC packages.
ceramic IC packages
1973 Established NGK Spark Plugs Malaysia Berhad.
Started the manufacture of temperature sensors for automobile.
1974 Established Nichiwa Kiki Co., Ltd.
Started the operation of Kagoshima-Miyanojo Factory. (Kagoshima prefecture)
Established Siam NGK Spark Plug Co., Ltd. (Thailand)
Established Nittoku Unyu Co., Ltd.
1975 Established NGK Spark Plugs (U.K.) Ltd.
1976 Established NGK Spark Plug MFG. (U.S.A.), Inc. (Manufacturing company)
1977 Established P.T. NGK Busi Indonesia.
1978 EstabIished NTK Ceramics (U.S.A.), Inc. (Ceramic manufacturing company)
1979 Established Bujias NGK del Ecuador Cia. Ltda.
Established NGK Spark Plugs (Deutschland)., GmbH (the present NGK Spark Plug Europe GmbH)
1980 Established NGK Spark Plug (Australia) Pty. Ltd.
Started the manufacture of quick glow system(QGS).
1982 Established NGK Spark Plugs Canada Limited.
Established Tono Ceramic Co., Ltd.
EstabIished Kamioka Ceramic Co., Ltd.
Started the manufacture of oxygen sensors for automobile.
oxygen sensors for automobile
1984 NGK Spark Plug MFG. (U.S.A.), Inc. changed its corporate name to NGK Spark Plugs (U.S.A.), Inc., by merging with NGK Spark Plugs (U.S.A.), Inc. and NTK Ceramics (U.S.A.), Inc.
Established Kani Ceramic Co., Ltd.
EstabIished Taiwan NGK Spark Plug Co., Ltd.
Established Iijima Ceramic Co., Ltd.
1985 Started the manufacture of ceramic glow plugs.
1989 lnvested in Woo Jin Industry Co., Ltd. (Korea)
Established Ceramic Sensor Co., Ltd.
1990 Established NGK Spark Plug Industries Europe S.A.S. (France)
Started the operation of Europe Technical Center.
Started the manufacture of bio ceramics.
bio ceramics
1991 Total number of production of NGK spark plugs exceeded 5 billion units.
1992 Established Bujias NGK de Mexico S.A. de C.V.
1993 Started the operation of Brasil Technical Center.
Established NGK Spark Plugs (France) S.A.S.
Established Nakatsugawa Ceramic Co., Ltd.
Established NTK Cutting Tools Korea Co., Ltd. (the present NTK Technical Ceramics Korea Co., Ltd.)
1994 Started the operation of Ise Factory. (Mie prefecture)
Established NGK Spark Plug MFG. (U.S.A.), Inc.
Established NTK Technical Ceramics (Taiwan) Ltd.
1995 Established NGK Spark Plugs (U.S.A.) Holding, Inc.
1996 Started the operation of U.S.A. Technical Center.
1997 Started the manufacture of NGK "Iridium" spark plugs.
Started the operation of Komaki Technical Center.
Started the manufacture of organic IC packages.
organic IC packages
2000 Started the manufacture of NGK "Iridium IX" spark plugs.
2001 Established NGK Spark Plugs Singapore Pte Ltd.
Started the manufacture of oxygen concentrator for home oxygen therapy.
Started the operation of Komaki R&D Center.
Established Nansei Ceramic Co., Ltd.
2002 Restructured former NGK Spark Plugs (U.S.A.), Inc. and NGK Spark Plug MFG. (U.S.A.), Inc.
Established newly NGK Spark Plugs (U.S.A.), Inc. and NTK Technologies,Inc. according to the product market.
Established NGK Spark Plug Middle East FZE.
2003 Established NGK Spark Plug (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
Established NTK Technical Ceramics Polska Sp.z o.o.
2004 Started the manufacture of New High Temperature Ceramic glow plugs.
2005 Established NGK Spark Plugs (Thailand) Co., Ltd.
Started the manufacture of Hydroxyapatite Cement.
2006 Established NGK Spark Plugs (India) Pvt. Ltd.
Total number of domestic production of NGK plugs reached 10 billion units.
2007 Established NGK Spark Plugs SA (Pty) Ltd.
2008 Established NGK Spark Plugs (Philippines), Inc.
2009 Nakatsugawa Ceramic Co., Ltd. changed its corporate name to NTK Ceramic Co., Ltd. by merging with Kani Ceramic Co., Ltd. and Iijima Ceramic Co., Ltd.
2011 Established Changshu NGK Spark Plug Co., Ltd.
2012 Established NGK Spark Plugs (Vietnam) Co., Ltd.
2013 Capital and Business Alliance with Eastern Co., Ltd.
Tono Ceramic Co., Ltd. changed its corporate name to
SparkTec TONO Co., Ltd.
Established LLC NGK Spark Plugs (Eurasia)

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