Corporate News

  • SMP Expands ADAS Program Offering

    September 2022

    SMP continues to expand its aftermarket-leading Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) program. ADAS in today’s vehicles is already helping to save lives and prevent injuries. Minimizing human error has been identified as a key factor in reducing the number of vehicle collisions resulting in serious injury and death. Standard® is dedicated to continuously adding new product categories and late-model applications to meet industry demand.

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  • SMP Introduces Over 300 New Part Numbers

    August 2022

    SMP is pleased to announce the addition of 314 new part numbers in its August new number announcement. This release covers over 100 product categories and includes over 100 part numbers for 2021 and 2022 model-year vehicles.

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  • SMP Becomes Gold Lifetime Trustee of University of the Aftermarket Foundation

    August 2022

    SMP is proud to announce that it has been recognized as a Gold Lifetime Trustee by the University of the Aftermarket Foundation. The award signifies SMP’s support of the University of the Aftermarket Foundation since 1988. SMP provides scholarships through the foundation annually.

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  • SMP Wins Waytek New Product of the Year Award

    August 2022

    SMP is pleased to announce it is the recipient of Waytek’s 2021 Product of the Year Award for its Trombetta CAN Bus Power Splitters and Control Modules.

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  • SMP Awards $20,000 Across Two Scholarships Programs

    August 2022

    SMP is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2022 scholarships: The Blue Streak® ‘Better Then, Better Now’ Scholarship and the SMP ‘Women in Auto Care’ Scholarship. Four students pursuing educations in automotive technology and repair are awarded scholarships to apply toward their education at an automotive technical school or college.

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  • SMP Releases 832 New Part Numbers in First Half of 2022

    July 2022

    SMP has released a total 832 new part numbers during the first half of 2022 for its Standard® and Standard® Import brands. SMP continues to help distribution partners capture additional business, as 286 of these numbers were aftermarket exclusives, meaning they were not available in the aftermarket before SMP’s release. To date this year, SMP has released parts covering 180 different categories and over 200 part numbers for 2021 and 2022 model-year vehicles.

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  • SMP Expands GDI Program Offering

    July 2022

    SMP continues to expand its aftermarket-leading Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) program. GDI technology has been an integral part of helping to improve fuel economy while reducing emissions, and can be found on more than half of the U.S. fleet. In fact, the use of GDI engines has grown by over 600% since 2010.

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  • SMP Introduces 119 New Part Numbers

    June 2022

    SMP is pleased to announce the addition of 119 new part numbers to its Standard® and Standard® Import lines. This release covers 53 product categories and includes 44 part numbers for 2021 and 2022 model-year vehicles. 

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  • SMP Announces the Passing of Director John Gethin

    June 2022

    SMP is saddened to announce the passing of a member of our Board of Directors and former President and Chief Operating Officer, John P. Gethin.

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  • SMP Introduces New Blue Streak Products

    June 2022

    SMP announces the expansion of its Blue Streak® line. SMP’s latest Blue Streak® product release includes 23 new part numbers in the Direct Ignition and Variable Valve Timing categories. 

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