O’Reilly Auto Parts Names SMP Its Top Supplier
Standard Motor Products Inc. (SMP) has received 2018 Supplier of the Year honors from O’Reilly Auto Parts.
SMP received the award at the O'Reilly Leadership Conference in Dallas, Texas. Cory Blackburn, vice president of merchandise for 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”. In addition to the changeover, Blackburn attributed the award to SMP’s great partnership in growing sales across multiple categories.
In addition, SMP received the Technical and Training award. SMP was recognized for its extensive training support throughout 2018, which included training seminars reaching thousands of technicians, store calls, professional technician calls, and participation in all five O’Reilly Expos.
"We’re honored to receive both of these prestigious awards from O’Reilly Auto Parts,” says Phil Hutchens, vice president of engine management marketing for SMP. “As we look ahead to 2019, we’re determined to build upon last year’s success to continue to strengthen this great partnership.”
O’Reilly Automotive Inc. operates 5,190 O’Reilly Auto Parts stores in 47 states.
In its 100th year in business, SMP supplies independent professional auto technicians and automotive do-it-yourselfers with replacement parts for engine management ignition, emission and fuel systems as well as temperature control products for domestic and import cars and light trucks. For more information, download the SM Parts App 2.0 or visit www.smpcorp.com.