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Suzuki Marine Hits 3 Million Outboard Motors Total Suzuki Marine: A Remarkable Past, An Exciting FutureSuzuki Marine Fans to Participate in 50th Anniversary Photo ContestTo mark our 50th anniversary of making and marketing outstanding outboard motors in 2015, this year Suzuki Marine is staging an exciting amateur photo contest. All Suzuki customers, and fans are encouraged to participate. Under the theme “Suzuki Global Adventure: Illustrating The Marine Way of Life!”, anyone can enter their previously unpublished photos of a Suzuki outboard motor into the contest. Entries must be submitted from 1st June through 30th November. For submission guidelines on how to enter photos through your distributor, please see the contest website at: https://www.globalsuzuki.com/marine/photocontest/index.htmlAbout 35 local Suzuki distributors will be accepting photo entries through their websites, e-mail, or SNS. Each participating distribu-tor will choose two local winners whose names will be posted on the Global Suzuki website in Decem-ber. Head office will choose the Grand Prize winner and three Excel-lence Awards winners – to be announced at the Japan Interna-tional Boat Show in Yokohama in March 2015. Winners will also be posted on the Global Suzuki Marine website.The top winning photo will be featured in Suzuki promotional materials, boat show displays and in the 50th anniversary publication.50 Years Young and Still Growing To celebrate its 50th anniversary, Suzuki Marine held an event in Hamamatsu on 8th August, where former and present employees gathered to discuss Suzuki's technologi-cal achievements and the company‘s remark-able expansion in domestic and overseas markets over the last half century. Suzuki members, past and present, shared their pride in being a part of this wonder-ful history and promised to continue to press for an even better future in the next 50 years.Suzuki Marine this year achieved accumulated global production of three million units of outboard motors, 49 years after beginning manufacture in 1965. Suzuki celebrated the milestone on 24th July at its Toyokawa Plant in Aichi, Japan, with a ceremony attended by Representative Director and Executive Vice President Toshihiro Suzuki. Suzuki Marine has won the US National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) Innovation Award seven times, thanks to high quality and durability backed by high technologies. Lightweight, compact and user-friendly, Suzuki outboard motors are favoured by customers in 144 countries and regions worldwide. “Suzuki will be celebrating our 50th anniversary of outboard motor sales in 2015. We kindly ask for your support, so that our products would be continuously valued and loved by customers,” Toshihiro Suzuki said.