Premium Auto Parts Supplier Invests in New Vacuum Furnace

Standard Motor Products, Inc.  is a leading manufacturer and distributor of premium automotive parts to both the aftermarket and original equipment customers. In the aftermarket, SMP’s products are used in the maintenance, service and repair of vehicles, and are largely non-discretionary in nature. The company has locations around the world including Greenville, SC, USA, a facility which concentrates on automotive fuel injectors.

The Monty Heat Treat News” had the priviledge of visiting this location recently and what we saw was a very clean modern facility with a small but advanced in-house heat treatment department. The most recent addition to this department is a 2 bar quenching vacuum furnace provided by TAV vacuum furnaces through their local division, Furnacare located just down the road in Spartanburg, SC.

In this photo you see Mr. Jan Massholder, Managing Director of Furnacare on the left and Mr. Damon Bizuka on the right.  We have previously profiled Furnacare in an article which can be found here

“FEBRUARY 28, 2023; Furnacare/TAV Vacuum Furnaces, Spartanburg, SC, USA; In Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA “The Monty Heat Treat News” recently had the opportunity to visit “Furnacare” a division of TAV and TAV Engineering of Italy. TAV is one of the largest vacuum furnace builders in the world while TAV Engineering offers service, support and aftermarket assistance.

TAV is an Italian, family owned business who made the decision a number of years ago to market their products in North America through Furnacare. With almost 1,000 furnaces installed around the world and roughly 225 employees TAV is a well known firm globally-in North America they expect to have installed almost 50 systems making them a known and growing vacuum furnace builder. It is worth noting that the company has a relatively narrow focus-vacuum, sintering and debinding furnaces are their bread and butter.

The Furnacare location in Spartanburg is approximately 10,000 square feet and plans have this being utilized for sales as well as spare parts, new hot zones and service work. In this recent photo we see Mr. Jan Massholder, Managing Director and Gord Montgomery of “The Monty Heat Treat News” on the right.. In September of this year we will be presenting an in depth interview with Jan which we look forward to.”

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