Standard Motor Products Announces Acquisition
April 3, 2019—Standard Motor Products Inc. announced that it has acquired certain assets and liabilities of the Pollak business of Stoneridge Inc. for approximately $40 million, subject to post-closing adjustments. Stoneridge’s Pollak business has manufacturing and distribution facilities in Canton, Mass., El Paso, Texas, and Juarez, Mexico, and distributes a range of engine management products including sensors, switches, and connectors.
2018 net sales volume for this business was approximately $45 million, and the acquisition was funded through borrowings under its revolving credit facility.
SMP will be relocating all production to existing SMP locations, and is not acquiring any of the Pollak locations or employees. It is expected that the business will be fully integrated within 12 months.
“We are very pleased to announce this acquisition. We believe that the two businesses are very complementary," Eric Sills, Standard Motor Products’ chief executive officer and president said. "Pollak has a long and successful history of providing custom and standard components to many prestigious customers. This acquisition will enhance our growth opportunities in OE/OES, heavy duty and commercial vehicle markets and add to our existing expertise in aftermarket distribution, product management and service.
"The new market exposure offers expansion opportunities for our existing product lines, as well as potential for new products to manufacture and sell. We believe the acquisition will be accretive to earnings in year one, excluding one-time integration costs.”