SMPE plans growth for UK operation

Standard Motor Products Europe (SMPE) has announced investment plans for its UK facility with the aim of positioning it as the European Centre of Excellence for engineering.

SMPE’s Head Office and Engineering Facility

The engine management specialist is currently recruiting engineers for its Nottingham site, which has recently benefited from investment in new workshop facilities and engineering equipment to aid rapid prototyping of products.

Furthermore, SMPE’s operations in Europe have continued to evolve. The company boasts a new production facility in Poland to meet the increased demand from mainland European customers and this again will be supported by the UK’s centre of excellence for engineering.

Richard Morley, SMPE Commercial Director, said: “We’re delighted to bring this good news story to the automotive trade and local area. Our headquarters in Nottingham will take the lead in customer service, warehousing, finance, marketing and sales, but will also focus heavily on product engineering and development, making it our European Centre of Excellence. It will also have the additional benefit of being able to manufacture new to range items and be first to market.”

“Supported by our operation in Torun, Poland, which services a large proportion of customers in mainland Europe, we are now perfectly positioned to expand our engineering and production footprint, for the benefit of all our customers.”

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