Our Company

With over 100 years in business, SMP is a leader in the industries it serves.

Standard Motor Products

Standard Motor Products, Inc. (NYSE: SMP) is a leader in the industries it serves and a trusted partner for all its stakeholders. We manufacture and distribute premium replacement parts for our customers in the automotive aftermarket while we provide customizable solutions for vehicle control and thermal management categories in diversified end markets represented by our Engineered Solutions segment. 

Our Markets

SMP’s products are used in the maintenance, service and repair of vehicles.

A Full-Line, Full-Service Supplier

In the aftermarket, SMP’s products are used in the maintenance, service and repair of vehicles, and are largely non-discretionary in nature. In our non-aftermarket business, we are a supplier of custom-engineered products for on- and off-highway applications. SMP focuses on providing our customers with premium quality products and coverage; supported by a full suite of complementary services that are tailored to our customers’ business needs, while driving end-user demand for our products.

Our Customer Base

Program distribution groups, warehouse distributors and major retailers make up our traditional aftermarket base. Customers buy directly from us and distribute to their own outlets, jobber stores, professional shops and technicians, and “do-it-yourselfers”. For the Engineered Solutions end-markets, we sell our products to manufacturers of vehicles and equipment, as well as their tier suppliers and system integrators.

Automotive Aftermarket

Our Vehicle Control and Temperature Control divisions deliver 80,000 parts for import and domestic vehicles, covering all vehicle platforms including gas, diesel, and the latest hybrid and electric vehicle systems.

Vehicle Control

This segment manufactures and distributes a full line of critical components for import and domestic vehicles across three subcategories: Ignition, Emissions & Fuel which includes internal combustion engine (ICE) related products; Wire Sets & Other; and Electrical & Safety which covers powertrain-neutral vehicle technologies, safety-related products, and other advanced driver assistance parts. Vehicle Control features more than 165 powertrain-neutral categories suitable for all platforms including the latest hybrid-electric and electric vehicles.

Temperature Control

Our Temperature Control Division benefits from the broader adoption of more complex AC systems and offers products across two subcategories: AC System Components, which includes compressors, connecting lines, heat exchangers and expansion devices; and Other Thermal Components, comprised of parts that provide engine, transmission, electric drive motor, and battery temperature management.

Engineered Solutions

Engineered Solutions offers a wide range of custom-designed products to vehicle and equipment manufacturers across diverse global end markets, including both on-highway and off-highway applications


Customizable Solutions for Diverse End Markets

SMP Engineered Solutions is the premier provider of customizable solutions for non-aftermarket vehicle control and thermal management products. Our extensive portfolio of adaptable products covers an expanding range of applications including superior quality parts delivered through our Trombetta® and Stabil® brands.

Supported by a global resource network, Engineered Solutions is strategically positioned to provide unique solutions to a wide-range customer base. We serve the On-Highway channel, specifically the Commercial and Niche Light Vehicle markets; and the Off-Highway channel – Hydraulics & Industrial, Outdoor Power Equipment, Powersports, and Agriculture & Construction.

A Global Manufacturer

Headquartered in Long Island City, NY, SMP is a global manufacturer with over 6,000 employees across 32 manufacturing, distribution, engineering and office facilities located in North America, Europe and Asia.

Growth, Stability and Diversification

SMP’s strategy combines growth, stability and diversification to balance today’s corporate needs with future opportunities. Our goal is to provide steady, long-term shareholder returns through consistent dividends, reinvestment back into our company and selective acquisitions that serve to make our core businesses stronger.

Engineering & Manufacturing

SMP has thirteen fully equipped design centers with a technical staff of more than 300 engineers, techs, and designers.

An Unmatched Passion for Quality

SMP global engineering teams utilize the most advanced processes and methodologies while our manufacturing processes and rigorous testing ensures that every SMP® part will always meet or exceed the original for fit, form and function. Our facilities hold the latest IATF 16949, ISO 9001, and ISO 14001 certifications, exemplifying our commitment to quality and sustainability. Each year, we earmark a significant portion of our capital commitment for engineering initiatives and over the past decade we’ve increased our engineering staff and resources by 50%. Most recently we’ve opened an On-Vehicle Live Testing Center within our Training Facility in Irving, Texas.


SMP’s leadership is what really sets us apart, as evidenced by the numerous supplier awards we receive from our customers annually.

An Established, Trusted Partner

Our tradition of engineering development and manufacturing — from raw material to end-of-line testing — a sales team that’s second to none, and advanced online support systems provide a sturdy backbone for our daily operations. SMP award-winning training delivers up-to-date installation and problem-solving techniques for current issues technicians face in the shop, while our marketing efforts and brand recognition ensure customers are working with the best in the business.

For More Than a Century

SMP has a proven track record of delivering premium quality products and premium brands with a time-tested ability to adapt to the changing technologies. SMP brands are synonymous with quality, enjoy tremendous installer and motorist satisfaction, and our customers know that at the heart of every SMP product is our commitment to integrity.