Suzuki Motor Corporation is a Japanese multinational corporation headquartered in Minami-ku, Hamamatsu, Japan, specializes in Manufacturing cars, cars and four-wheel drive, motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles (TVs), outboard marine engines, wheelchairs and a variety of other small internal combustion engines. In 2011, Suzuki was the tenth automaker by production around the world. Suzuki employs more than 45,000 and has 35 main production facilities in 23 countries and 133 distributors 192. According to statistics from the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association (JAMA), Suzuki is the second largest manufacturer of cars and trucks in Japan.
In 1909, Michio Suzuki (1887-1982) founded the Suzuki Loom Works in the small town beach at Hamamatsu, Japan. Business boomed as Suzuki built weaving looms for Japan’s giant silk industry. In 1929, Michio Suzuki invented the new type of weaving machine, that was exported overseas. Suzuki filed patents and utility model rights as many as 120. In the early years of the company’s 30 focus on the development and production of complex machines takes.
Despite his success plausible, it came to Suzuki that his company would benefit from diversification and began to look for other products. Based on the consumer demand, he decided that building a small car would be the most practical new business. The project began in 1937, and within two years Suzuki had completed several compact prototype cars. These first Suzuki motor vehicles powered by a then-innovative, liquid-cooled, four-stroke, -cylinder engine. It had cast aluminum crankcase and gearbox and generated 13 horsepower (9.7 kW) from a walk of less than 800cc.
With the start of World War II, production systems for new vehicles Suzuki’s were halted when the government declared civilian passenger cars a “non-essential commodity.” At the end of the war, Suzuki returned to qualify produces. Loom production was given a boost when the US government approved the shipping of cotton to Japan. Suzuki’s wealth brightened as orders began to increase from domestic textile manufacturers. But joy was short-lived as the cotton market collapsed in 1951.
Faced with this challenge, Suzuki went back to the cars. After the war, the Japanese had a great need for affordable, reliable personal transportation. The number of firms began offering “clip-on” gas-powered engines that could be attached to the typical bicycle. The first two-wheel wisdom Suzuki came in the form equipped with a motor bike, the “Power Free.” Designed to be inexpensive and simple to build and maintain, the 1952 Power Free had 36 cc, one horsepower, two-stroke engine. The unprecedented the double-sprocket gear system enabled the rider to either step with the engine assisting, to act without engine assist, or simply connect the pedals and run on engine power alone. Patent office a new democratic government granted Suzuki funding to continue research in motorcycle engineering, and so was born Suzuki Motor Corporation.
In 1953, Suzuki scored first of many racing triumph when small 60 cc “Diamond Free” won its class Climb Mount Fuji Hill. By 1954, Suzuki made 6,000 motorcycles per month and officially changed its name to Suzuki Motor Co., Ltd. After the success of its first motorcycles, Suzuki created even more successful automobile: the 1955 Suzuki Suzulight. Suzuki showed their love for innovation from the beginning. Suzulight included the front-wheel drive, four-wheel independent suspension and rack-and-its Opinion, which were common on vehicles until the end of three decades later. Volkswagen AG completed the purchase of 19.9% of the shares of Suzuki Motor Corporation issued on 15 January 2010, Volkswagen AG is a major shareholder Suzuki.
The company was founded by Michio Suzuki;, Chairman its current CEO Osamu Suzuki, the mukoyoshi the fourth year in a row to run the company,
The Suzuki Loom Company began in 1909 as a manufacturer of looms for weaving silk and cotton. Michio Suzuki was determined to do better, more appropriate user-friendly and, for 30 years focused on the development of sophisticated equipment takes. Michio desire of various automotive products affected by World War II. Before he began to build a four-stroke engines, Suzuki Motor Corp. for two-stroke engines known (for motorcycles and cars). After the war, Suzuki made a two-stroke motorized bicycle, but in the end the company known Hayabusa and Gsx-R motorcycles, because QuadRunner, and to rule racetracks around world. Even after producing its first car in 1955, the company did not have the car division until 1961 Today Suzuki is among the largest automakers in the world, and a major brand name important markets, including Japan and India, but sells vehicles in North America.