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NGK Spark Plugs (USA) Inc.
46929 Magellan Dr.
Wixom, MI, 48393
NGK Spark Plugs(U.S.A) Inc. Honored by General Motors as a 2006 Supplier of the Year
Wixom, MI... NGK Spark Plugs was presented the General Motors 2006 Supplier of the Year award for its overall business performance in providing GM with world-class parts and services. The 15th annual award - themed the "Best of the Best" - was given during ceremonies Saturday, March 31, 2007 at the JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes in Orlando, Fla.
"We are proud to honor NGK Spark Plugs as one of the 'Best of the Best' GM suppliers in 2006," said Bo Andersson, GM group vice president, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain. "NGK achieved the award based on outstanding performance in 2006. We appreciate their energy, hard work and dedication to the success of GM."
"We are honored by this prestigious award and appreciate the acknowledgement of General Motors," said Shin Odo, President and CEO of NGK Spark Plugs (USA), Inc. "Winning this award is a testament to the NGK team and our commitment to provide our customers with superior quality and service."
The GM Supplier of the Year award began as a global program in 1992. Winners are selected by a global team of executives from purchasing, engineering, manufacturing and logistics who base their decisions on supplier performance in quality, service, technology and price. This year, General Motors honored 89 suppliers for their outstanding performance throughout 2006.
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 and oxygen sensors for motorcycle, powersports, 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.
Additional information about NGK Spark Plugs (U.S.A.), Inc. can be found at www.ngksparkplugs.com