SMPE to take control of Lucas licence for UK & Ireland
Standard Motor Products Europe (SMPE) is to become the official UK & Ireland licensee for the Lucas brand of engine management.
Since acquiring the rights to distribute the Lucas brand in Europe, SMPE has invested considerable resources in range re-profiling, packaging and cataloguing. Now, as part of this new, wider agreement, motor factors and garages throughout the UK & Ireland independent automotive aftermarket will have access to the programme under the iconic Lucas brand image.
There will now be a period of transition as customers migrate over to the SMPE managed Lucas engine management programme, which includes: Ignition coils, cam/crank sensors, air mass meters, lead sets, coolant temp sensors and oil pressure switches, engineered by SMPE in the UK and Poland.
Richard Morley, SMPE commercial director, said: “This is fantastic news for the UK & Ireland aftermarket, home of the Lucas brand. Through our continued success in developing the Lucas brand to customers throughout Europe, we are delighted to be able to offer UK & Ireland stockists the same benefits as we look to grow their sales of engine management products.
“With the range at its best, our wider plans are to ensure the Lucas brand builds on its heritage and remains synonymous with quality and performance. Under SMPE’s stewardship, we are confident of achieving this.”
SMPE were also the principal suppliers of Lucas branded engine management during the 1990s. Going forward, SMPE will also be working closely with other Lucas licence holders of complementary product programmes.
SMPE offers one of the strongest OE matching quality European aftermarket engine management programmes available, through its commitment to quality and performance, underpinned by its ISO 9001:2015 accreditation.