NGK SPARK PLUG AUSTRALIA is excited to announce the appointment of Mr Kakeru Morii to the role of Managing Director.

Mr Morii has enjoyed a long and successful career with NGK during which time he has held many positions including a tenure in both the OEM Sales and Aftermarket Sales Departments of NGK Japan and more recently as a Global Product Manager.

“We are very excited to have Mr Morii join our team,” said John Wall, NGK Executive General Manager.

“There is no doubt his global experience and product knowledge will add value to our already high performing team.”

For more than 80 years, NGK has been driving performance with the latest in spark plug and oxygen sensor technology.

“Around the world NGK team members are fuelled by an unrivalled passion for their industry and a commitment to innovation,” said Mr Morii. “I’m very much looking forward to sharing my experience and insights with the Australian team and I’m sure they’ll be able to teach me a few new things along the way as well.”

NGK Spark Plugs has developed an enviable reputation for driving innovation, delivering quality products on-time, and providing a level of customer support that is often benchmarked but rarely equalled.

“We are committed to distributing automotive intelligence quickly and efficiently. Our industry-leading application guides provide real-time access to the latest product data, including specification, fitment and trouble-shooting solutions,” Mr Morii explained. “We partner with OEMs to develop the latest innovations, making NGK/NTK the supplier of choice for nearly every manufacturer.

“With world-class quality and engineering, our expertise goes beyond the aftermarket to drive the automotive industry forward.”

As a leader in product design and manufacturing, NGK strives to bring the best technology to market. In addition to an extensive catalogue of spark and glow plugs, NGK also offers OE-quality technical sensors and a full range of advanced vehicle electronics.

In addition to the automotive aftermarket, Mr Morii is also responsible for growing CAIRE, the medical arm of the business.

“CAIRE, creates the most advanced oxygen solutions for those who expect and demand the best,” said Mr Morii “Our technology supports some of the most demanding users, from providing oxygen to high altitude clinics to military personnel proudly serving our country, and even in space exploration laboratories.”

CAIRE’s innovative technology also gives COPD sufferers and their caregivers the confidence to breathe easier with the most extensive line of oxygen concentrators on the market from simple-to-operate portable units to at home concentrators that operate quietly, and effortlessly.

“It has been exciting to learn that NGK is proud to be considered a key partner to Trade, Reseller and Distribution businesses within the Australian and New Zealand aftermarket industry,” said Mr Morii.

“I’m committed to strengthening the relationships we have built with Trade Repairers as they are at the cornerstone of our aftermarket business,” he added.