NGF Europe Limited is a subsidiary company of the NSG Group of Japan, one of the World’s leading manufacturers of glass products. Situated in St. Helens, Merseyside, in the north west of England, NGF Europe is at the forefront in the manufacture and marketing of specialised Glass Cord products. Glass Cord is used mainly in the automotive industry for the reinforcement of synchronous drive belts. The best examples of a synchronous drive belt are the motor car timing belt that is used in the engine to operate the overhead camshaft or the electric power assisted steering systems. NGF Europe holds the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation 2014. The award recognises the design and manufacture of small filament diameter glass cords which are changing automotive design, resulting in greener more fuel efficient cars. This same glass filament is used to reinforce the timing belt on the Ford Ecoboost engine where the Belts run in Oil (BiO). NGF Europe also holds The Queen’s Award for Enterprise: International Trade 2001. NGF Europe supplies Glass Cord to timing belt manufacturers worldwide, in all the major car-manufacturing countries .There are many non-automotive applications in industrial machinery, office equipment and power tools.