Global News

23 April 2012

Suzuki decides to construct a new motorcycle plant in India

Suzuki Motor Corporation has decided to construct a new motorcycle plant in Rohtak, Haryana of India. The Foundation Stone Laying Ceremony will be held at the construction site on 23 April, 2012.

Suzuki established a motorcycle production and sales subsidiary, Suzuki Motorcycle India Private Ltd. (SMIPL) in 2004, and started its production at a plant in Gurgaon, Haryana from 2006.

The Indian motorcycle market in FY2011 exceeded 13 million units, and its continuous growth is expected. The Haryana state government approved Suzuki to construct a plant for producing motorcycles and motorcycle parts in a site approximately 400,000m2. The site is part of a land in Rohtak, Haryana, where Suzuki’s subsidiary Maruti Suzuki is constructing automobile R&D facilities.

SMIPL will construct a new plant by borrowing a part of this 400,000m2 site from Maruti Suzuki. The production capacity of the new plant will be 500,000 units. The construction is scheduled to be finished in 2014. It is planned to strengthen its capacity to meet the market expansion.

SMIPL currently produces two scooter models and two motorcycle models. The FY2011 production result was 350,000 units (122% year-on-year).

Overview of Suzuki Motorcycle India Private Ltd.

Location: Gurgaon, Haryana
Establishment: July 2004 (start of production: February 2006)
Capital amount: Rs 7,815 million
Investment rate: 100% Suzuki
Chairman and CEO: Jun Hashimoto
Production/sales model: Access (UZ125), Swish (UP125),
Sling Shot Plus (GT125), GS150R