NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd is the ideal supplier of sensors to Irish distributors and independent garages. The company’s pedigree in this technology can be traced back to 1982 when supply to mainly US vehicle manufacturers (VMs) began.
By 1994 production had reached the 50 million mark and being at the forefront of this technology was fundamental to the introduction of its aftermarket sensors programme in 1997.
NGK is the world’s largest manufacturer of Lambda sensors and supplies a comprehensive range of Lambda sensors to the automotive aftermarket under the NTK brand name.
The company is now an original equipment (OE) supplier to many of the world’s leading vehicle manufacturers with the same NTK parts being available to the aftermarket.
The OE-quality of its range and excellent availability coupled with its class-leading technical and sales support enables NGK to provide distributors with the necessary back-up and know-how they need to satisfy their customers and, in-turn, their garage customers’ requirements,.
Mark Hallam, NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd Marketing Manager, said: “NGK has enjoyed a long and highly successful relationship with our distributors and their garage customers with our spark plug and glow plug ranges, but there are also opportunities for them to develop increased business by stocking our NTK range of Lambda and other engine management sensors including exhaust gas temperature sensors (EGTS), a product that they currently might not know too much about and may not realise the potential it offers.
“NTK Lambda sensors always match the vehicle manufacturers’ specifications. All are factory tested as part of the VMs’ specification. They have OE connectors as standard, so no crimping or soldering is required. Our NTK NOx and EGTS sensor ranges also offer the same benefits.”
NGK says distributors should help educate garages by ensuring they fit a new NTK Lambda sensor whenever they replace a vehicle’s catalytic convertor.
A worn or failed sensor can result in drastically reduced control of the fuelling system which could result in increased fuel consumption, uneven running, generally poor performance or failure of an emission test, so replacement is good news for the customer, garage and distributor.
The experience NGK has in supplying the major vehicle manufacturers worldwide allows it to offer exactly the right sensor for every vehicle application.