Suzuki Motor Corporation’s Sagara Plant achieved 10 million units of accumulated automobile engine production in August 2008.
The Sagara Plant started producing automobile engines for domestic and overseas markets in November 1994. Its accumulated production reached one million units in January 2000 and five million units in October 2004.
Current engine production at the Sagara Plant is an average of 110,000 units per month. It consists of 10 engine types ranging from 660cc engines for minivehicles to V6 engines for sport utility vehicles.
Amid ongoing expansion, the Sagara Plant has also been producing compact cars for overseas markets since July 2008.
|November 1994:||Start of production|
|January 2000:||One million units|
|October 2001:||Two million units|
|October 2002:||three million units|
|October 2003:||Four million units|
|October 2004:||Five million units|
|August 2008:||10 million units|
Location: Makinohara, Shizuoka, Japan
|Start of production||Operations||Site area||Building area||Number of employees
(including short-term workers)
|Plant No. 1||November
|Assembly of automobile engines; casting and machining of major engine components||1,963,000m2||94,800m2||1,410|
|Plant No. 2||July
|Assembly of complete cars||136,100m2||733|
(including other buildings)
(including administrative staff)