The Automotive Aftermarket, Heavy Duty, and OE / OES Leader Since 1919

Standard Motor Products, Inc. is a leading independent manufacturer and distributor of premium replacement parts for motor vehicles in the automotive aftermarket industry with a complementary focus on heavy duty, industrial equipment and original equipment markets.

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SMP ANNOUNCES Q3 EARNINGS / WEBCAST

SMP reported today its consolidated financial results for the three and six months ended September 30, 2022.

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SMP will host a conference call, Wednesday, August 3, 2022, beginning at 10:30 a.m. (EST). Investors may also listen to the call by dialing 866-952-8559 (domestic) or 785-424-1877 (international).

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SMP CEO Eric Sills Receives AASA Member Advocacy Award

On November 2, 2022, Eric Sills, president and chief executive officer at SMP, was awarded the 2022 AASA Member Advocacy Award at the AAPEX show in Las Vegas. The Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) presents three of these awards annually, recognizing advocacy, diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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SMP Expands Collision Repair Program Offering

SMP continues to expand its comprehensive Collision Repair program. The collision market is large, growing, and extends well beyond body work and paint. Standard’s Collision Repair Program offers more than 7,500 parts to meet the demand. Every component is a direct-fit replacement and is designed to correctly integrate with the electronic safety systems found on today’s vehicles.

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SMP Launches 365 New Numbers

SMP has introduced 365 new part numbers in its October new number announcement (NNA). Included in the release is new coverage for over 100 product categories, and 110 part numbers for 2021 and 2022 model-year vehicles.

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SMP Announces Acquisition of Kade Trading GmbH

Standard Motor Products, Inc. (NYSE: SMP), a leading automotive parts manufacturer and distributor, announced today that it has acquired 100% of the capital stock of Kade Trading GmbH, headquartered in Glinde, Germany.

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SMP Continues Growth of Ignition Coil Program

SMP continues to add to its aftermarket-leading Ignition Coil program, which includes more than 800 Coils providing 99% coverage for import and domestic vehicles. Each Coil is designed to deliver improved durability and a longer service life. When the OE fails, technicians trust Standard® and Blue Streak® to deliver a Coil that will last.

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SMP Expands ADAS Program Offering

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

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

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

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SMP Wins Waytek New Product of the Year Award

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 ANNOUNCES Q2 EARNINGS / WEBCAST

SMP reported today its consolidated financial results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2022. 

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SMP will host a conference call, Wednesday, August 3, 2022, beginning at 10:30 a.m. (EST). Investors may also listen to the call by dialing 866-952-8559 (domestic) or 785-424-1877 (international).

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SMP Awards $20,000 Across Two Scholarships Programs

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

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

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

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

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. John died peacefully at the age of 74 on Monday, June 27, 2022, at his home in San Diego, CA. 

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SMP RECEIVES EXTRA MILER AWARD FROM AUTOZONE

AutoZone held its annual Vendor Partner Summit on Tuesday, June 7, 2022. During the Vendor Awards banquet, Standard Motor Products receiving the 2022 Extra Miler award for Excellence in Supply Chain.

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SMP INTRODUCES NEW BLUE STREAK PRODUCTS

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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SMP WINS 2021 SPIRIT OF NAPA AWARD

SMP is pleased to announce it is the recipient of the 2021 Spirit of NAPA® trophy, presented at NAPA® Auto Parts’ Vendor Summit and Supplier Awards Banquet on May 25, 2022. 

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SMP Announces New $500 Million Credit Facility

SMP announced today it has entered into a new five-year $500 million credit facility, with JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as agent, and a syndicate of lenders, which includes a $100 million term loan and $400 million revolving credit facility. In addition, SMP entered into an interest rate swap agreement to fix the interest rate on $100 million of borrowings under the New Credit Facility. 

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SMP Releases 146 New Part Numbers

SMP announces the addition of 146 new part numbers to its Standard®, Blue Streak®, and Standard Import® lines. SMP’s new part number release for May 2022 spans 55 different product categories and includes 38 part numbers for 2021 and 2022 model year vehicles.

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SMP Announces First Quarter 2022 Results and a Quarterly Dividend

SMP reported today its consolidated financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2022.

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2021 Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability Report

We are very excited to announce the publication of our 2021 Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability Report, available at the link below. In this report, we describe some of the specific ways that we pursue the environmental and socially responsible business practices and corporate governance practices that are at the heart of our culture and what we believe it means to be a good corporate citizen.

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SMP ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT OF NEW DIRECTOR, ALEJANDRO CESAR CAPPARELLI 

SMP announced today that Alejandro Cesar Capparelli has been appointed as an independent director to the Company’s Board of Directors. Mr. Capparelli will serve as a member of the Audit Committee, Compensation and Management Development Committee, Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, and Strategic Planning Committee.

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SMP ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT OF NEW DIRECTOR, DR. PAMELA PURYEAR

SMP announced today that Pamela Puryear, Ph.D., has been appointed as an independent director to the Company’s Board of Directors. Dr. Puryear will serve as a member of the Audit Committee, Compensation and Management Development Committee, Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, and Strategic Planning Committee.

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SMP APPOINTS ANTHONY CRISTELLO AS VICE PRESIDENT OF INVESTOR RELATIONS

SMP announced today that Anthony Cristello has been named the Vice President of Investor Relations for the Company. Mr. Cristello will be responsible for the planning and management of the Company’s global investor relations and corporate communications activities.

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SMP CEO Eric Sills Testifies Before U.S. House Committee on Energy & Commerce

Eric Sills, President and CEO of Standard Motor Products and incoming Board Chairman of AASA, spoke before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Consumer Protection & Commerce. Sills was one of only four to testify on supply chain resilience and American competitiveness.

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SMP Announces Acquisition of Stabil Group

Standard Motor Products recently acquired 100% of the capital stock of Stabil Operative Group GmbH. Stabil is a manufacturer and distributor of a variety of components, including electronic sensors, control units, and clamping devices to the European OE market, servicing both commercial and light vehicle applications.

SMP Announces Quarterly Earnings, New Stock Repurchase Program, and Quarterly Dividend Announcement

Standard Motor Products, Inc. (NYSE: SMP), reported its consolidated financial results for the three months and nine months ended September 30, 2021.

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SMP Announces Launch of New SMP Cares Website

SMP announces the launch of its SMP Cares website, a new site dedicated to highlighting the company’s efforts supporting local communities through service, volunteerism and donations. This website will serve as a resource for news and upcoming events.

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SMP Acquires Assets of MK Company Ltd.

Standard Motor Products recently acquired the assets of MK Company Ltd., a plastic injection molder in London, Ontario. MK Company will now be known as Unimotor Plastics Department.

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SMP Appoints Nathan Iles as Chief Financial Officer

SMP announced today that Nathan Iles has been named the Chief Financial Officer of the Company. As previously announced, Jim Burke, who served as CFO since 1999, has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer and will assist in the transition of CFO duties to Mr. Iles.

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SMP Celebrates 100th Anniversary

Standard Motor Products announced today that it is celebrating its 100-year anniversary. Over the years, SMP has grown by leaps and bounds from the company that Elias Fife founded in 1919. Standard Motor Products now employs approximately 4,400 people, generates over a billion dollars in net sales, operates in more than 25 facilities around the world, and is a leading independent manufacturer and distributor of replacement parts in the automotive aftermarket.

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SMP Announces Acquisition of Pollak Business of Stoneridge, Inc

Standard Motor Products announced today that it has acquired certain assets and liabilities of the Pollak business of Stoneridge, Inc. for approximately $40 million, subject to post-closing adjustments. Stoneridge’s Pollak business has manufacturing and distribution facilities in Canton, MA, El Paso, TX, and Juarez, Mexico, and distributes a range of engine management products including sensors, switches, and connectors. 

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SMP Appoints James Burke as Chief Operating Officer

Standard Motor Products announced that James J. Burke has been named the Chief Operating Officer of the Company. Mr. Burke is currently the Company’s Executive Vice President Finance and Chief Financial Officer. He has been with the Company since 1986, and has 40 years’ experience in the automotive aftermarket.

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