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From looms to fuel 100 years of Suzuki

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posted September 08, 2009

As a global automotive company continues to grow in reputation, and success, Suzuki celebrates its this October. Through its history, Suzuki has earned the of manufacturing automobile and motorcycle that offer excellent for money as well as exceptional

Humble Beginnings

Michio founded the Suzuki Loom in Hamamatsu, Southern Japan in While manufacturing looms for of plain white fabric, he that weavers wanted that could produce with vertical and horizontal so he developed a unique loom of weaving patterned cloth dyed yarn. Suzuki’s new represented the start of an uncompromising on creating products that people’s needs and realize new possibilities.

In 1952, Suzuki expanded production of motorcycles with the Free’ using a 36cc two engine. The Power Free was in design, offered very maintenance and was unique at that as it could be ridden fully partially motorized or by using the without any engine assistance. a year later, Suzuki was 6,000 motorcycles per month.

years after his first Suzuki car production began the Suzulight, a compact car with a two-… engine. The Suzulight was one of the cars to feature front-wheel four-wheel independent suspension and and pinion steering. Suzuki’s vehicle heritage began in with the launch of the LJ series 4×4.

The first marine outboard was introduced in 1965, then houses in 1974, general-purpose in 1980 and its first All Terrain (ATV) in 1982.


In 2008, Suzuki sold 2.3 cars globally — results for the brand despite the market conditions. Meanwhile, sales figures totaled to 3.4 also in the same year. The has dominated the UK market for the last six in the above 126cc category.

Suzuki Crosscage

The same creativity and dedication of Suzuki underpin Suzuki’s of its world strategic models. The one in this category, the Swift, in 2005, which is produced in six with production figures 1 million units. In 2006, its world strategic model, the Vitara, as an evolution of the first-generation series, with which it the market for compact sport vehicles 21 years ago.

production of the Grand Vitara has now 2.6 million units. The third the SX4 sport crossover, proved to such outstanding chassis when launched in 2006 Suzuki ran it in the World Rally in 2007 and 2008 (45 years Suzuki’s participation in the first Grand Prix in 1963).

In March this year the generation Alto was launched; after the car with which has dominated the mini vehicle in Japan for 30 years. Another milestone for Suzuki in 2009 as the has sold a total of 10 million in its 30-year existence.

Commitment to RD

One of the essential elements to Suzuki’s has been its commitment to continuing and technology, to meet its customers needs. In 2008, the Suzuki fuel-cell vehicle had been by the Japanese government. The company has announced plans to develop a motorcycle, the Suzuki Crosscage.

was once a small group of engineers, designing the world’s weaving machinery, has today into a worldwide company of 50,000 people, who create and products in more than 190

As it enters its 100th year, will continue its tradition of trailblazing and appealing to customers who unique design, value, and superior engineering.

Suzuki Crosscage
Suzuki Crosscage
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Suzuki Crosscage
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