LONG ISLAND CITY, N.Y. Standard Motor Products Inc. (SMP) was recently honored by the Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance, presented with two prestigious awards during The Alliance’s annual shareholders’ winter meeting held Dec. 2-5 at the Turnberry Isle Resort in Aventura, Fla. SMP was named the 2012 Vendor Channel Partner of the Year, in addition to being recognized for its outstanding fill rate performance.
“Our Vendor Channel Partner of the Year is our highest accolade for a vendor channel partner and is awarded annually to the most deserving recipient,” said John Bartlett, CEO, Automotive Parts Headquarters, St. Cloud, Minn.
"We, at SMP, are honored and grateful to receive the Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance’s Channel Partner of the Year award for 2012,” said Bob Kimbro, vice president distribution sales, SMP. “As with any award of this stature, it requires great teamwork from both customers and vendors alike to accomplish our goals and achieve our desired results. We strive to make this award a regular occurrence as we target a successful 2013 and beyond."
In the fill rate category, the award was presented to SMP for achieving a 95 percent or greater average fill rate to The Alliance for engine management products for the entire year.