April 24,2012 – Dong Nai, Vietnam (Techreleased) – Vietnam Suzuki Corp., an automobile and motorcycle manufacturing and sales subsidiary of the Suzuki Motor Corporation has held a groundbreaking ceremony for the new automobile plant which will be constructed in Dong Nai Province in southern Vietnam.
In order to meet the expanding automobile market in Vietnam, Vietnam Suzuki had decided to move its current plant and construct a new plant next to its motorcycle plant in the Long Binh Techno Park in Dong Nai Province. The new plant is scheduled to start its operation in 2013. The initial production capacity for the first year will be 5,000 units, and it is planned to expand its capacity thereafter.
The groundbreaking ceremony welcomed guests such as Le Duong Quang, Vice Minister of Ministry of Industry and Trade, Phan Thi My Thanh, Vice President of People’s Council of Dong Nai Province, and Harumitsu Hida, Consul General of Japan in Ho Chi Minh City. From Suzuki Motor Corporation, Osamu Suzuki, Chairman&CEO, Toshihiro Suzuki, Executive Vice President, and Yasuhito Harayama, Executive Vice President attended the ceremony.
Vietnam Suzuki had been producing motorcycles and automobiles in the plant located in Binh Da in Dong Nai Province since 1996. A new motorcycle plant was constructed in neighboring Long Binh Techo Park in 2006 to meet the expanding motorcycle market in Vietnam. The new motorcycle plant produces 80,000 units per year.