We're excited to announce the launch of our new podcast, Aftermarket Insights by SMP. Our first episode "Is It Too Soon to Worry About ADAS" features insights from three automotive professionals, including our Director of Training Ryan Kooiman.
Building on our rich history of quality and durability, we’re proud to say that Blue Streak® is stronger than ever. Our Blue Streak® program includes our original Blue Streak® products such as points, condensers, caps, and rotors, as well as our new heavier-duty, longer lasting ignition coils that are engineered and manufactured at our TS16949-certified facility in Bialystok, Poland.
We're proud to announce that we're celebrating our 100-year anniversary. Over the years, we have grown by leaps and bounds from the company that Elias Fife founded in 1919. We now employ approximately 4,400 people, generate over a billion dollars in net sales, operate in more than 25 facilities around the world, and are a leading independent manufacturer and distributor of replacement parts in the automotive aftermarket.
On April 19th, 2019, we officially celebrate our 100th year in business. To recognize and thank all of the people who have helped make our first 100 years a century of excellence, we’re excited to announce our SMP ‘$100 for 100’ Anniversary Challenge.
To enter and read the official contest rules, visit SMP100for100.com.
In this video, which is our most viewed video of March, our master technician shows you how to replace the Engine Coolant Temperature Sensor on a Dodge, Chrysler, Plymouth 2.7L.
We're excited to announce the return of our Standard® ‘Bigger, Better Diesel’ Automotive Scholarship Contest. Running through May 31, 2019, our second-annual competition will present four up-and-coming diesel technicians with a $5,000 scholarship each.
As we celebrate our 100th year in business, we’re proud to announce the addition of 855 new parts to our product line. The expansion increases coverage by an additional 299 million VIO and spans over 100 product categories including VVT sprockets, VVT solenoids, and battery current sensors.
Do you have an idea for a part that we should offer? We want to hear from you directly.
We're excited to announce the return of our third annual Blue Streak 'Stronger Than Ever' Automotive Scholarship Contest. This year, we're giving away four $5,000 scholarships to deserving students. To enter, contestants must visit BlueStreakScholarship.com, upload a photo of themselves, and answer a few questions regarding the automotive industry. The contest ends May 31st.
We're in Las Vegas for 2019 Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW). If you're attending, visit us at booth #1124 to learn about our Standard Diesel offering.
Standard Motor Products was named ‘2018 Supplier of the Year’ by O’Reilly Auto Parts at this month's O'Reilly Leadership Conference in Dallas, TX. During the award presentation, Cory Blackburn, Vice President of Merchandise, O’Reilly Auto Parts, credited SMP’s supply chain support for what he called “one of the largest changeovers in the history of the automotive aftermarket”. Earlier in the night, SMP was also presented with the ‘Technical and Training’ Award.
We're excited to announce that our YouTube channel has surpassed 10,000 subscribers.
Since launching in 2010, our YouTube channel has accrued more than 13 million minutes of watch time, 7 million video views, 20,000 shares, and significant year-over-year subscriber growth. In 2018 alone, the channel added nearly 5,000 subscribers—a 52% increase from the previous year.
We're excited to announce that our new Standard® packaging won the New Packaging Showcase Award for Marketing at this year's AAPEX show. As a full-service supplier, we're committed to excellence across all of our departments, whether it's product, engineering, training, sales, or marketing. We'd like to give a special thanks to our marketing team and our agency, TFI Envision, for all the hard work that went into this design.
Standard Motor Products was presented with the Art Fisher Memorial Scholarship Award for leadership and commitment to education and training.
To account for the burgeoning diesel market, we have fully invested in diesel. Today, Standard® Diesel offers thousands of diesel parts across hundreds of unique diesel categories for popular applications including medium-duty trucks.