Release: November 30, 1999
NGK Insulators, Ltd. (President: Masaharu Shibata, Head Office: Nagoya) has established fellowships as one of the benefits available for technical employees.
NGK has several awards and systems in place to encourage engineers' self- development, motivation and achievement. One is an incentive for outstanding patent inventors. Another, the President's Quality Satisfaction (QS) Awards, goes to departments with excellent QS activities, and a third is granted for in-house promotion of new product-development themes. The company also provides flexible working conditions and an independent working environment to further promote engineering achievement.
We believe that fellowships encourage engineers to show their creativity and autonomy, thereby promoting R&D of distinctive technologies and marketable new products.
When an "NGK Fellow" is awarded, working conditions and compensation before retirement are raised to director's level.
The first "NGK Fellow" was granted to an employee who promoted R&D and commercialization of piezoelectric ceramics and contributed to increasing performance of the company.