Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance honors SMP for training and shipping

Standard Motor Products, Inc. (SMP) was recently honored by the Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance, Inc. (Alliance) by receiving five awards during the annual shareholders’ winter meeting, held Dec. 7 to 12 at the Turnberry Isle Resort in Aventura, Fla. SMP was recognized for its outstanding training support and outstanding shipping performance.

“I’d like to thank the Alliance shareholders for recognizing SMP’s achievement for the best training and shipping performance in 2013,” said Ken Wendling, vice president of warehouse distribution sales, SMP.  “Receiving five awards is an extraordinary accomplishment and we are very proud to share these prestigious honors with all of those who work extremely hard every day to make sure our business and partnership with the Alliance continues to grow and flourish. I’d especially like to acknowledge the fine work our training division has done in support of the Alliance group.”

SMP received the outstanding training support award for the 12th time. The award was presented to SMP for providing the Alliance shareholders and their technician customers the most complete and comprehensive training program in the aftermarket. SMP trained over 6,500 technicians and counterpersons at more than 200 training events in the U.S. and Canada for the Alliance in 2013. In addition to these face-to-face seminars, SMP provided extensive training through its online webinar-based training program.

In the outstanding shipping performance category, awards are given to suppliers with an average fill rate of 95 percent or greater for the entire year. SMP received four plaques in this area during the awards banquet for its Standard Engine Management, Parts Master Wire & Cable, Four Seasons Temperature Control and Original Engine Management (OEM) product lines. The awards were presented to Eric Sills, Vice President Global Operations, SMP.