Pak Suzuki Motor Company Ltd, a subsidiary of Suzuki Motor Corporation (Japan) has achieved accumulated automobile production of 2 million units in August 2018. To commemorate this milestone, a ceremony was held on 26th November at Pak Suzuki’s plant, with Osamu Suzuki, Chairman, Suzuki Motor Corporation attending to welcome the guests including Abdul Razak Dawood, Prime Minister’s Adviser on Industries and Production.
Suzuki made its first overseas automobile production in Pakistan in 1975 through a national company of Pakistan. Subsequently in 1982, production of the 800cc FX (1st gen Alto) was started by Pak Suzuki, a joint venture between Suzuki and Pakistan Automobile Corporation. Since then, Pak Suzuki has been producing models which are mainly based on Japan’s minicars including Carry, Jimny, Alto, and WagonR equipped with 800cc to 1,000cc engines. Accumulated production of 2 million units was achieved in 36 years since the production was first started in 1982.
Suzuki’s share of automobile sales in Pakistan was approximately 55%* in FY2017. The company is working on to introduce the 8th gen Alto with a 660cc engine in Pakistan towards Q1, 2019 as a replacement of the 800cc Mehran.