SMP Europe

As vehicles evolve, engine management specialist, SMP Europe, is urging garages and workshops to always opt for high-quality EGR valves and engine sensors for maintaining vehicle performance and longevity.

SMP Europe champions its award-winning EGR Valves range, recently honoured with the prestigious ‘Product of the Year’ accolade at the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) ‘Pride of the Aftermarket’ Awards 2023.

The company supplies various original equipment (OE) and aftermarket components, of an operational quality equivalent to OE or higher, through its Lucas, Lemark and Intermotor brands.

The brand’s EGR Valves have been developed to improve aftermarket EGR solutions. Martin Turner, marketing director at SMP Europe, comments: “Our research into existing aftermarket solutions showed issues ranging from unreliable electronics to outright missing components.

“Inferior engine management parts not only compromise efficiency but also exert undue pressure on emissions systems, leading to premature failure and increased replacement frequency.”

SMP Europe’s solution, built on over 50 years’ experience in the design and manufacture of engine management components, was to replace the electronics with custom designed PCBs.

Each component undergoes rigorous development and testing at the brand’s Nottingham Centre of Engineering Excellence, using the latest techniques and technologies.

Improvements have also been made to materials and methods used in the manufacture of castings with its partner suppliers.

SMP Europe’s range of EGR Valves offer a fully temperature compensated design, with each unit individually calibrated on bespoke end of line testing equipment to meet or exceed OE performance standards.

Sam Gospel, product manager at SMP Europe, says: “Our range of UK engineered and tested EGR valves have been developed to match the OE for performance, at a more competitive price level – and we are constantly adding new references to our range as they are developed.

“Before parts are prepared for delivery, we put samples through extensive testing at our purpose-built test facility at our Centre of Engineering Excellence in Nottingham, along with on-vehicle testing to assure real-world performance.”

SMP Europe’s range of high-end EGR Valves includes 231 references, covering over 161,718,998 million popular vehicle makes and models in the European vehicle parc, with the company’s uncompromising approach to research and development continually widening its vehicle coverage.

“It is important to be sure of the quality of the source you are purchasing from, as

EGR electronics are complicated and must be accurately calibrated to ensure the vehicle’s electronic control unit (ECU) receives the correct signal relating to valve angle and opening.” Gospel adds.

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