Global News

9 November 2020

Suzuki Achieves Accumulated Outboard Motor
Production of 1 Million Units in Thailand

1 Millionth Model DF30A

Thai Suzuki Motor Co., Ltd. (Thai Suzuki), a subsidiary of Suzuki Motor Corporation for the production and sales of outboard motors and motorcycles in Thailand, has achieved accumulated outboard motor production of 1 million units on 6 November 2020.
Thai Suzuki, which started production of motorcycles in 1968 as Suzuki’s first motorcycle plant outside of Japan, started production of outboard motors in 1999. The company currently produces a total of 17 small outboard motor models, of which 12 four-stroke models ranging from 2 to 30 horsepower, and 5 two-stroke models ranging from 9.9 to 40 horsepower. Its destinations go beyond Thailand to countries throughout the world including Japan.
Global sales of Suzuki outboard motors from April to September 2020 steadily increased by 9% year-on-year, of which middle and large outboard motors (four-stroke models ranging from 40 to 350 horsepower) produced at the Kosai Plant of Japan increased by 12%, and small outboard motors produced at Thai Suzuki by 7% respectively*.
Thai Suzuki achieved this milestone in 21 years and 1 month since starting production in 1999. Suzuki will make efficient production of outboard motors by utilizing both plants in Japan and Thailand to meet wide range of needs.

*Based on Suzuki research as of the end of September 2020.

<Overview of Thai Suzuki>

Company name: Thai Suzuki Motor Co., Ltd.
Location: Thanyaburi, Pathum Thani
No. of employees: Approx. 1,000 (as of the end of March 2020)
Capital amount: 607.35 million bahts (97.5% Suzuki investment)
Model produced: Motorcycles, Outboard Motors