The Company

Specialist for plastic based modules

SMP develops and manufactures plastic parts and highly integrated modules for the automotive industry. As specialist in cockpits, door panels, bumper modules and innovative plastic vehicle body parts, SMP has successfully established a footprint in Europe, North America, South America and Asia supplying well-known automotive manufacturer.

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Char Zawadzinski Chief Executive Officer

Welcome to SMP

SMP is a global company on a growth course. Originally founded in Bötzingen under the name of Badische Plastikwerke in 1959, SMP is now a global enterprise that offers its employees exciting projects and outstanding development opportunities. As part of the Motherson Group, we are optimally networked for reacting quickly to customer requirements and making use of synergy effects. Thus, we cooperate closely with our sister companies Motherson Automotive Technologies & Engineering (MATE)Samvardhana Motherson Innovative Autosystems (SMIA)Samvardhana Motherson Reflectec (SMR) and Motherson Innovations.

We love challenges and are open to new methods, whereby we still maintain a healthy degree of down-to-earthness. Our goal is to achieve something together as a team. It therefore comes down to each individual. Creating an optimal working environment for our employees in which everyone can develop their individual capabilities, skills and ideas accordingly is top priority for SMP.

Facts and figures

Foundation: 1959

Countries SMP is located in: 9

Motivated employees: 13.500

Logistics & production centers: 36

Revenue generated in 2019/20: €3.1 billion

Part of Samvardhana
Motherson Group since:

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Production centers
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Quality is top priority

SMP provides the highest level of quality at all stages of product development and production – from offer to after-sales service. All SMP manufacturing units and other corporate functions apply certified process-driven quality management systems in compliance with the DIN EN ISO 9001 international quality standard and the specific automobile requirements of Technical Specification IATF 16949:2016. Almost all SMP manufacturing units are certified in accordance with environmental standard ISO 14001 and the safety standard ISO 45001.

Environment & Sustainability

Preserving our planet for future generations

Sustainability is a long-term strategic success factor for SMP and its suppliers. The SMP sustainability guideline actively promotes sustainable operations, processes and conditions in all areas of our business. Sustainability at SMP is a top-down approach that starts with the manager of a subsidiary and also covers all other employees in the organization. The goal is to become a better company, in the sense of wealth for the community and the planet in the medium to long term. Our sustainability mission is part of the global SMP quality system. Further information can be found in the environmental statement from SMP.

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Proud to be part of our customers' success

Our products characterize the inside and outside of numerous most admired vehicle models. The brands of our customers include:


SMP is part of Motherson - one of the fastest growing automotive component makers

The Motherson Group is a globally operating supplier providing full system solutions to the automotive industry, from design, simulation and prototyping to tooling, molding, painting and final assembly of highly integrated modules. The group was founded in 1975 and is today one of the 26 largest and fastest growing automotive component makers in the world.

Its business portfolio comprises a broad range of superior quality and aesthetic products for all large car manufacturers worldwide such as cockpits, bumper covers, rear view mirrors, camera systems, lighting systems, decorative interior and exterior trim, wiring systems, air management systems and off-highway vehicle cabins.

Furthermore, Motherson produces refrigeration systems, machined and sintered metal parts, elastomer parts, cutting tools, thin film coating metals and injection molding tools and provides comprehensive IT and design engineering services to various industry segments.

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