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Standard Motor Products, Inc. Celebrates Its 100th Anniversary

For more than a century, Standard Motor Products has been a leading independent manufacturer and distributor of replacement parts in the automotive aftermarket. SMP has grown from the small company that Elias Fife founded in 1919 to an aftermarket leader with more than 25 facilities around the world.

During the early years, Standard Motor Products was instrumental in helping the industry earn a reputation of quality and reliability, whether it was with early efforts from its salesforce or the introduction of premium-quality lines such as “Blue Streak”.

Guiding SMP’s growth has been a set of core values that have remained consistent from day one: premium quality products and premium brands, a commitment to basic manufacturing, world-class training and marketing support, customer care from a salesforce that’s second to none, and a time-tested ability to adapt to the automotive technologies of the day. But most of all, a commitment to integrity.

Standard Motor Products is poised to enter the next centennial with the same determination and ingenuity that its founders exhibited 100 years ago.

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