Standard Motor Products Europe will become official UK & Ireland Lucas licensee.
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, comments: “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.