About us

A world leader at the heart of automotive technology in Europe

NGK Ceramics Europe is a HONEYCERAM ® substrate production plant. It is part of the international group NGK Insulators, created in 1919 in Japan.

The NGK Group mission

Based on various technologies perfected over the years, the NGK Group has concentrated its efforts in three sectors of activity (3E): Ecology, Energy and Electronics.
Always looking towards the future, the NGK Group is determined to take up major industrial challenges by proposing advanced technological solutions primarily using ceramics.

Settled in Baudour since 1985

The NGK Ceramics Europe plant is located in the heart of Hainaut and of Europe, in Baudour close to the city of Mons. It was built in response to the increased demand for ceramic catalyst support (substrate). It has now been a strategic supplier for the worldwide automotive industry for several decades.

A human philosophy geared towards excellence

Our Walloon site in Baudour offers a dynamic and pleasant work environment in a rising industrial region.
It is the people who work here who represent the true wealth of our business.
We encourage teamwork, based on mutual respect and highlighting each other's skills. We are proud to contribute to the well-being of our employees and to be one of the largest employers in the Mons region.

Our social responsibility

Via our product which contributes to improved air quality, we aim to translate the commitment of the Group, always driven by the desire to create added value and add to the well-being of society.
This benevolent philosophy has been inherent to NGK since its beginning, and we share it with conviction here in Baudour.


Our Japanese heritage

NGK Group has existed since 1919, and is present internationally as it distributes its air purification technology worldwide, for everyone’s benefit and for the protection of the environment.


Launch of the first ceramic insulators.


NGK INSULATORS, LTD. is established in Nagoya, Japan.


NGK opens its first overseas subsidiary in the United States.


Creation of the ceramic catalyst support (substrate) HONEYCERAM ®.


NGK Ceramics Europe (Belgium) and NGK Europe (Germany) are created.


First environmental policy issued in Japan; in Baudour in 2001.


The first CSR report of the NGK Group.


The NGK Group is recognised as a company that encourages the involvement and career development of women (prize received in Japan).


The NGK Group celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2019.

NGK Group

The strength of a worldwide and centennial group

The NGK group has many sites around the world. In addition to being the world's leading manufacturer of insulators, it manufactures and markets ceramic and metal products around the world. Proud of its history and experience, the NGK Group celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2019.

A subsidiary of the NGK Group of Nagoya, Japan since 1919, NGK Ceramics Europe is a continuation of the group's philosophy and values: innovation, technology, respect and development prospects for all its employees.