One of the UKâs largest independent automotive parts manufacturers and suppliers, Standard Motor Products Europe (SMPE), will be supplying its engine management programme under the iconic Lucas brand. It will develop and grow the Lucas name in all mainland European countries, as well as non-aligned Scandinavian and Balkan states, Russia, and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).
The new key engine management range will feature ignition coils, cam/crank sensors, air mass meters, lead sets, coolant temp sensors, and oil pressure switches, all engineered by SMPE in the UK.
We have some very ambitious plans to grow the Lucas brand and significantly increase its global reach. With 50 years expertise in developing, producing and supplying high quality products and brands to international markets, SMPE is the perfect partner to develop the Lucas brand for many years to come, said Richard Morley, Commercial Director at SMPE.
It is also a reflection of our confidence in â and commitment to â the independent automotive aftermarket. It means we can further boost our product engineering and stay ahead of the market with a truly world-class proposition to customers, he added.
SMPE had previously been the supplier of Lucas branded engine management during the 1990s, which included caps, rotor arms, condensers, and contact sets. Having a heritage of over 125 years in the automotive industry, Lucas will further SMPEâs strategy of widening its reach on a global scale.
The supplier will be celebrating 50 years in business this year and throughout the years it has built one of the strongest European aftermarket portfolios. Its focus is on four main product areas â ignition, engine management, switches & sensors, and fuelling â and it has been delivering via a range of trusted brands including Intermotor, Fuel Parts, Highvolt, Kerr Nelson, Blue Streak, and Lemark. At the moment it offers one of the strongest OE matching quality European aftermarket engine management programmes available.