NGK Spark Plugs (U.S.A.), Inc. announced an expansion of its oxygen sensor manufacturing facility located in Sissonville, West Virginia. The 8,000 square feet expansion will allow for the installation of a new line, one dedicated to manufacturing a technologically more advanced oxygen sensor than currently assembled at that facility. Construction of the facility extension is scheduled to begin early in 2013, with a completion date at the end of the third quarter.
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Additionally, NGK has announced the addition of a new assembly line to be installed in its spark plug facility, located on the same West Virginia campus. This line, which will be installed in 2013, will allow for production of a different style of plug than currently produced at the facility. Both of these new products reflect NGK’s customers’ demands for new technology, designed to improve vehicle economy and allow for the change to smaller, high-performance engines. Staffing levels at the WV site are expected to increase by 34, to a total full time workforce of 449, by 2014. This total represents a 24% increase in headcount from 2010 levels.
NGK Spark Plugs – World Leader in Spark Plug and Oxygen Sensor Technology Since 1936, NGK Spark Plugs has been the world leader in technology, innovation, and world-class quality in the design of spark plugs and oxygen sensors. Today, NGK manufactures NGK Spark Plugs and NTK Oxygen Sensors for virtually every automotive manufacturer in the world. NGK has built a reputation for quality and reliability, and a commitment to excellence continues to be the driving force behind the company’s advanced research and development programs. With state-of-the-art manufacturing, inventory, and distribution facilities, NGK is dedicated to providing customers with world-class products and services. In addition to serving OE automotive and aftermarket customers, NGK also produces spark plugs for motorcycle, power sports, marine and small engine manufacturers. NGK also offers complimentary product lines including resistor caps, spark plug wires, and high performance cables. In North America, NGK is headquartered in Wixom, MI and maintains manufacturing, inventory, and distribution facilities in Irvine, CA, Sissonville, WV, and Chicago, IL.
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