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No one knows more about being a Champion® than we do, it’s in our name.

Performance driven products & motorsports success

For over 100 years, the iconic Champion® brand has been a world leader in the manufacture of spark plugs for every kind of combustion engine. From innovation in aviation technology to a tradition of motorsports dominance, the Champion® brand has been a part of product development in every type of engine. As a powerful symbol of performance driven quality, this experience and commitment has led to design enhancements that optimize the performance of every spark plug we make.

Champion® uses a proprietary approach in designing the entire line of automotive spark plugs. From the use of iridium and precious metal technologies, to F.I.S.S. resistor technology and MLR™ technology, Champion® engineers and manufactures spark plugs in an array of materials and designs, to provide a full offering of enhanced ignition and plug life as well as direct OE replacements.

Proven expertise in engineering and manufacturing OE components and subsystems for the world’s major automotive manufacturers, as well as success at the track, translates into innovative maintenance solutions for professional repair technicians, do-it-yourselfers and performance enthusiasts. We understand the importance of OE fit and form replacement parts; we know our parts adhere to the industry’s toughest standards — and to yours.

Today Champion®s' high quality ranges of  Ignition products - Spark Plugs, Glow Plugs, Control Units, Coils & Wire Sets - Filters and Wipers include many aftermarket favourites.

CHAMPION HISTORY

Present

2013

CHAMPION® R&D

Brand new R&D Facilities

Champion®acquires the Chazelles-sur-Lyon Research & Development centre and Production Plant.

2013

Champion® Wiper Blades

Champion® Rains Supreme

Already covering almost every car, Champion®relaunches its entire windscreen wiper portfolio in Aerovantage and Easyvision. Drawing on our extensive OE experience and history of innovation, Champion®offers a complete programme of rain-loving wipers - for every type of customer.

2006

Spark Plugs

F1 Two in a Row

Spaniard Fernando Alonso became F1's youngest ever victor in 2005, in his Champion®-sparked V10 Renault, aged just 24. He then fought off Michael Schumacher and Ferrari in 2006, to retain his title with Renault and Champion®.

1994

Champion® Wiper Blades

Eurostar Speeds Ahead

The Channel Tunnel between the UK and France paved the way for a new breed of train. Eurostar can hit 300kph on its journey from London to Paris - a huge test for its components, including the Champion®
wipers on the front screen.

1984

Champion® Igniters

Land Speed History

On October 4, 1984, history was made, Richard Noble drove the extraordinary gold aero-engined Thrust 2 across the Black Rock desert to become the fastest man on earth. Fired by Champion® ignitors, the vehicle achieved 633mp/h or 1018,71km/h.

1978

Spark Plugs

Le Mans Victory

Against the might of Porsche, Renault's little 2-litre Alpine A442, with the help of half a dozen Champion®
spark plugs and the divine skills of Didler Pironi and Jean-Pierre Jaussaud, were victorious at Le Mans.

1969

Champion® Igniters

Concorde Takes Off

Everything about Concorde was exceptional. It cruised at twice the speed of sound, at an altitude of up to 11 miles. The four Rolls-Royce/SNECMA Olympus engines with Champion® igniters, each provided more than 38,000lbs of thrust.

1934

CHAMPION® IGNITERS

Champion® steps into Aviation

The first US Jet fighter Bell P59 uses Champion® parts: The Bell P59 Airacomet was the first US twin jet engined fighter aircraft, designed and built on American soil. An industry-first that paved the way to today's technological developments.

1908

Champion® spark plugs

Ford Model 'Tin Lizzie'

Launched in 1908, the Ford Model T ('Tin Lizzie') is the car considered to have introduced automotive ownership to the masses. Famously available in 'any colour you want as long as it's black', the Champion®
sparked Model T became one of the most significant vehicles in history.

1907

Champion® is Born!