September 16, 2005
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Suzuki started Production of New Engine in China
 

JIANGXI CHANGHE SUZUKI AUTOMOBILE CO., LTD.'s new engine plant which was under construction in Jiangxi was completed and started production of newly developed 1.4L engine (K14B) for compact passenger vehicles in September.

The construction of the new plant started in the year of 2004, and the first phase of the construction has been completed. Its production capacity is about 75,000 units/year and it is planned to be increased to 150,000 units/year.

The new engine will be mounted on the Bei Dou Xing (Wagon R+) and other future-coming models accordingly.

The opening ceremony of the plant was held on September 20th with the presence of Jiangxi government Vice Ministry Mr. Ling Cheng Xing, Jiujiang popular government secretary, Mr. Zhao Zhi Yong, and China Aviation Industry Corporation U Vice President, Mr. Tan Duan Song and Mr. Osamu Suzuki, Chairman & CEO of Suzuki Motor Corporation.

Outline of JIANGXI CHANGHE SUZUKI
Company Name : JIANGXI CHANGHE SUZUKI AUTOMOBILE CO., LTD.
Chairman : Mr. Liu Hong De
Located in : Jingdezhen, Jiangxi
Capital : 55.3million US$ (Suzuki's capital share: 39%)
Employee : Approx. 2,000
Production units : 45,000 units (April 2004-March 2005)

Outline of new engine plant
Located in : Jiujiang, Jiangxi (About 130km northwest from Jingdezhen)
Area occupied by the building: 22,716m2
Production plan : 75,000 units/year





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