Suzuki Motor Corporation’s subsidiary, Thai Suzuki Motor Co., Ltd. (TSM), who manufactures and distributes motorcycles and outboard motors in Thailand, has announced to introduce six motorcycle models including middle and large displacement models, and start their sales from November 2013.
Currently, TSM mainly produces and distributes small displacement motorcycles (110~125cm3), which are used for daily transportation. But due to the increase of income and changes in lifestyles in the recent years, demand for motorcycles with high pleasure is increasing in the Thai motorcycle market.
In order to meet such demand, TSM had been importing and distributing two large displacement motorcycle models, the Hayabusa and the GSX-R1000 from Japan as CBU units. With the introduction of the six models, TSM will expand their lineup and sales.
Of the six models, three models, the Burgman 125 / Burgman 200 and the GW250 will be produced and assembled at TSM’s plant, and the remaining three models, the VanVan125, the Gladius 650 ABS, and the V-Strom 650 ABS will be imported from Japan as CBU units.
The Burgman 125 / Burgman 200 are planned to be exported worldwide including Europe, North America, and Oceania.
|Thai production||Burgman 125/200, GW250 (three models)|
|Japan production||VanVan125, Gladius 650 ABS, V-Strom 650 ABS (three models)|
|Location of the headquarters:||Thanyaburi|
|Number of employees:||Approx. 1,500 (as of the end of March 2013)|
|Capital amount:||607.35 million baht (Suzuki investment 97.52%)|
|Business description:||Distribution and manufacturing of motorcycles and outboard motors|
|Products:||Motorcycles (110~250cm3 underbone, scooter, and backbone)|
|Outboard motors (2.5~20 HP 4-stroke and 2-stroke)|
|Production result:||Approx. 77,000 units of motorcycles (FY2012)|