This year Standard Motor Products, Inc. is celebrating its 94th anniversary. At a time when the U.S. continues to face difficult economic times, and companies that have been household names for generations are closing their doors, we recognize this milestone as a unique and significant achievement.
Since SMP was founded in 1919, we have enjoyed many successes, met difficult times with great resolve, and even survived the Great Depression. I’m pleased to report that ninety-two years later, we still have a great deal going for us. Our industry tends to fare better in difficult times than many others and our market position in our major product lines has never been stronger.
Throughout our history, we have prospered and grown as a company and just as important, as individuals. We owe our sustained success to our people, their talent, their hard work, and their vision. Together we create a unique corporate resiliency. We have built our reputation as the industry leader on extraordinary customer service, top quality product, advanced manufacturing, expanding distribution, and continued innovation.
We strive to be a good corporate citizen in our community and in the world at large. At SMP we are committed to conduct our businesses in an environmentally responsible and proactive manner understanding the need to minimize our impact on the environment and reduce waste for future generations.
As we look forward, we see great opportunities within our challenges and we are committed to meet them with the determination and ingenuity that has made SMP the automotive market leader that it is today.