Established in 1919 and traded on the NYSE, Standard Motor Products, Inc., (SMP) is a leading independent manufacturer, distributor, and marketer of replacement parts for motor vehicles in the automotive aftermarket industry, with a complementary focus on heavy duty, industrial equipment and original equipment markets.
We are organized into two operating segments. Each segment focuses on providing our customers with full-line coverage of its products, and a full suite of complementary services that are tailored to our customers’ business needs and driving end-user demand for our products. Our Engine Management Segment manufactures and distributes a full line of critical components for the ignition, electrical, emissions, fuel and safety-related systems of motor vehicles. Our Temperature Control Segment manufactures and distributes a full line of critical components for the temperature control (air conditioning and heating) systems, engine cooling systems, power window accessories and windshield washer systems of motor vehicles.
We sell our products primarily to automotive aftermarket retailers, program distribution groups, warehouse distributors, original equipment manufacturers and original equipment service part operations in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, Mexico and other Latin American countries. We employ approximately 4,300 people in North America, Europe and Asia.
SMP’s leadership is what sets us apart. Our engineering development, manufacturing tradition, unmatched sales team, and online support systems provide a sturdy backbone for our daily operation. Our award-winning training delivers up-to-date installation and problem-solving techniques for current issues in the aftermarket, while our marketing efforts and brand recognition ensure you’re working with the best in the business and an established, trusted partner. Meeting customer demands in many different market channels set SMP apart.
At SMP, we are environmentally conscious and committed to making a difference with efficient and green manufacturing processes. Our commitment to engineering ingenuity makes us technological leaders in the automotive aftermarket.
SMP is organized into two major operating segments: Engine Management and Temperature Control. Each segment focuses on a specific line of replacement parts. SMP markets products throughout the U.S., Canada, Latin America, Europe and Asia through traditional as well as non-traditional channels. We distribute parts under our own brand names, such as Standard®, BWD®, TechSmart®, Intermotor®, Hayden®, ACI®, Four Seasons®, and through private labels.
In addition to the traditional automotive replacement market, SMP has engineered product solutions for the military, high-performance, agricultural, industrial and heavy-equipment markets. SMP leads the way in innovative technologies such as 'next generation' low-emission hybrid systems; CNG and LPG fueled vehicles, diesel emission controls, flow-matching fuel injection, and TPMS technology.