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Change drastically beyond the current way

Since its foundation in 1936, the NGK SPARK PLUG Group has been exploring the possibilities of ceramics, thus contributing to social development. It has been making efforts to establish a good relationship with customers under our corporate philosophy of “participation of all employees” and “producing quality products,” which was the starting point of our skilled manufacturing.

NGK SPARK PLUG however, is now entering a period of great changes although it has continued to expand its business mainly focusing on automotive-related business over its 80-year history; technological innovation as seen in the field of electric vehicles, is rapidly advancing with unimaginable speed and changing the whole industrial structure. This is an opportunity for the company to take a great step forward to a new stage rather than being complacent about the current situation.

In June 2020, NGK SPARK PLUG announced its long-term vision “Beyond ceramics, eXceeding imagination” setting out its goal for 2040. To address the issues facing the world and help build a better society, it is necessary to meet challenges beyond the area of ceramics, without being particular about the past mission of exploring what ceramics can bring about.

The NGK SPARK PLUG Group from now on aims to “change drastically beyond the current way.” In today’s rapidly changing environment, while commonly sharing the Nittoku Way sense of value, every NGK SPARK PLUG employee will strive to solve social challenges with the action guideline “Change with Will!” in mind and with noble intention.

We thank you in advance for your continued patronage and support for the NGK SPARK PLUG Group.

Shinichi Odo
Representative Director Chairman of the Board
Shinichi Odo

Takeshi Kawai
President & Chief Operating Officer
Takeshi Kawai