1936

NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD. was established with a capital of 1,000,000 yen.

1937

Started the manufacture of 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. Became a pioneer product in the automobile industry.

1959

Established CERAMICA E VELAS DE IGNICAO NGK DO BRASIL S.A. (the present CERAMICA E VELAS DE IGNICAO NGK DO BRASIL)

1961

Established NITTOKU SEISAKUSHO CO., LTD.

1962

Started the operation of Komaki Factory. (Aichi prefecture)

1966

Established NGK SPARK PLUGS (U.S.A.), INC. (Sales company)

1967

Started the manufacture of ceramic IC packages.

1973

Started the manufacture of temperature sensors for automobile.

1978

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

1979

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

1980

Established NGK SPARK PLUG (AUSTRALIA) PTY. LTD.
NGK Australia launches Spark and Glow Plug range.

1982

Established NGK SPARK PLUGS CANADA LIMITED.
EstabIished KAMIOKA CERAMIC CO., LTD.
Established TONO CERAMIC CO., LTD.
Started the manufacture of oxygen sensors for automobile.

1985

Started the manufacture of glow plugs (ceramic type).

1989

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.

1991

Total number of production of NGK spark plugs exceeded 5 billion units.

1995

Established NGK SPARK PLUGS (U.S.A.) HOLDING, INC.

1997

Started the manufacture of NGK "Iridium" plugs.

2000

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

2001

Started the manufacture of oxygen concentrator for home oxygen therapy.

2003

NGK Australia starts distributing KYB Shock Absorbers

2004

Started the manufacture of new high temperature ceramic glow plugs.

2014

NGK Australia launches NTK Air Fuel Ratio Monitor

NGK Australia launches Motorcycle Lead range

2015

Acquired 100% ownership of NIHON CERATEC CO., LTD.
Acquisition of all the share relating to WELLS vehicle electronics business.

2015

NGK Australia launches Ignition Coil range

2016

NGK Australia launches NTK Exhaust Gas Temperature Sensors

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