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Suzuki to shut Thailand factory in 2025; Will import from India & Japan

Thailand aims to become a major EV manufacturing hub for both domestic and export markets.

Suzuki Motor Thailand has decided to close its manufacturing units in the country by the end of 2025.

The decision to shut down its factories comes amid dwindling sales in Thailand. Suzuki Motor registered just 10,807 units of domestic sales, while export numbers stood at 1,272 units in FY2023. The shutdown of the factories is also in line with Suzuki's goal to "promote carbon neutrality and electrification globally."

Suzuki Motor Thailand was established in 2011, with vehicle production beginning in 2012 in Pluak Daeng, Rayong Province. The facility manufactures a number of models for both domestic and export markets. This includes Swift, Celerio and Ciaz for Thailand and XL7 Hybrid, Ertiga, Jimny and the Carry commercial vehicle for imports.

Suzuki though, has confirmed that it will continue its sales and aftersales operation in the country, even after shutting down production. Suzuki Motor Thailand will import modes via the CBU route from other ASEAN regions, including India & Japan. Also, in line with the Thai government's goals to promote carbon neutrality, Suzuki will introduce electrified and hybrid models going forward.

Thailand aims to become a major EV manufacturing hub for both domestic and export markets.

Source: Autocar India

 
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