SMP Acquires BLD Products

SMP Announces Acquisition of the Engine Controls Business of BLD Products, Ltd.

On April 25, 2011, Standard Motor Products, Inc. acquired the Engine Controls business of BLD Products, Ltd., a subsidiary of Qualitor Inc.  BLD manufactures a range of products including fuel pressure regulators, air by-pass valves, idle air control valves, and PCV valves.

Larry Sills, Standard Motor Products’ Chairman and CEO, noted, “We are very pleased to announce this acquisition. BLD has been a valuable and high-quality supplier to us for many years, and we welcome them into our family. The products involved represent a growing part of our Engine Management product line, and we feel it is strategically important to be a basic low cost manufacturer in these areas.”

BLD’s Holland, Michigan plant will be migrating to our facilities in Reynosa, Mexico and Independence, Kansas, while the Ocala facility, which manufactures PCV valves, will remain operational in Florida.