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