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Standard Motor Products Has Introduced 276 New Part Numbers This Year

New parts are for electric, hybrid, gasoline and diesel vehicles.

SMP Kicks off its Tech Star Challenge

Standard Motor Products, Inc. (SMP) is starting its Standard® Tech Star Challenge. One lucky winner will receive everything needed to start an automotive-related YouTube® channel.

SMP Releases 2017 On-Demand Training Schedule

Standard Motor Products Inc. has announced the schedule for its Standard Pro Training 2017 On-Demand training platform. Developed with input from working master technicians, the on-demand classes give technicians the ability to train anytime, anywhere, SMP said. Several new topic areas will be covered throughout the year. Here’s the full schedule: January: Variable Valve Timing

Standard Motor Products Announces First Half Results

Standard Motor Products Inc.’s first half net sales and earnings were both up for 2016, according to the company’s first half financial results. “We are pleased with our results for the second quarter and first half of 2016. Net sales were up 7.3% for the quarter and 6.2% for the half; 2016 sales included $8.5 million

SMP Executive Chairman Joins Federated Vendor Hall of Fame

Larry Sills, executive chairman of Standard Motor Products (SMP), has been inducted into the Federated Auto Parts Vendor Hall of Fame. “A number of words come to mind when I think of Larry Sills: ethical, trustworthy, friendly, highly intelligent and well-rounded,” said Bo Fisher, chairman of Federated Auto Parts. “Federated is very proud to be

SMP Closes Acquisition of General Cable’s Ignition Wire Business

Standard Motor Products Inc. closed on its acquisition of General Cable Corp.’s automotive ignition wire business. SMP acquired the business for roughly $71 million. The deal is still subject to post-closing adjustments, SMP said.  

Standard Motor Products Launches ‘Work Smarter, Not Harder’ Giveaway

Standard Motor Products Inc. (SMP) has kicked off its Standard Pro Training “Work Smarter, Not Harder” Giveaway. “SMP is proud to supply professional automotive technicians with the advanced training they need to succeed, and our latest giveaway gives them the opportunity to receive that training when and where they need it,” said Phil Hutchens, vice

University of the Aftermarket Foundation Fills Trustee Seat

The University of the Aftermarket Foundation has appointed Larry Sills, chairman and CEO of Standard Motor Products (SMP), to serve a one-year term on the board of trustees. Sills, winner of the prestigious “Jack Creamer Leader of the Year” award by the Automotive Warehouse Distributors Association (AWDA) on Nov. 1, will be filling the lifetime

SMP Launches BWD Site

Standard Motor Products Inc. has redesigned its BWD brand website – The new multilingual site, features a responsive and parallax-scrolling design, SMP said. Additionally, the site includes an eCatalog widget search portal on the homepage, a redesigned eCatalog, a TPMS Microsite, technician training section and a digital resource library. “With our new BWD website,