Suzuki Philippines has officially inaugurated its newest manufacturing plant in Canlubang, Laguna. This newest plant has taken over manufacturing from the older Pasig plant, and in full tilt, has a production capacity of 200,000 units annually.
The new manufacturing plant, which stands on a 126,599 sq. meter plot of land, started full operation last May of this year, a full two weeks ahead of schedule. The inauguration was graced by the presence of Suzuki Motor Corporation’s Chairman and CEO, Mr. Osamu Suzuki.
“With the growing motorcycle market in thePhilippinesand in the region, we thought it was logical to expand operations in thePhilippinesso we can better and faster serve our consumers needs,” says Mr. Osamu Suzuki.
“The Canlubang plant will also enhance local parts procurement and its larger production capacity will also make us ready for the growing motorcycle market as the plant is equipped with better machines and processes,” Suzuki added.
The new factory not only allows the motoring giant a better opportunity to produce more affordable motorcycles locally, with locally-sourced parts, it it will also provide employment for about a thousand people living in the area. Suzuki also gave their current employees options to either retire early or receive assistance for the move to the new location.
The Pasig plant will now serve as the headquarters for the sales and marketing division of the company.