Challenge : How does Standard Motor Products maintain quality and keep costs down while remaining environmentally responsible.
Solution : SMP green manufacturing. Our TS16949 and ISO9001 facilities have developed new processes that ensure we maintain a small ecological footprint while demanding efficient manufacturing, retaining cost efficiencies with consistent product quality.
We are committed to recycling all unused scrap parts so that the metals may be given a new life somewhere else. At our SMP plants, we've made a vigilant effort to recycle fluids, metals and all other reusable materials. We've developed wastewater treatment areas for our plating and paint departments. Our Grapevine plant employs an innovative core cleaning process that exclusively uses water that is clarified, filtered and treated on premises with zero discharge to the environment. In Independence we use a lead-free soldering process and recycle all used oil, paper, steel, precious metals and corrugated materials.
As a result of these and other initiatives a majority of SMP plants now hold the ISO14001:2004 certification of environmental management. Standard Motor Products understands the need to minimize our impact on the environment and reduce waste for future generations.