Magyar Suzuki

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Magyar Suzuki in Esztergom, Hungary, had over 6,300 employees as of 2007

Magyar Suzuki Corporation is an automobile manufacturing plant, subsidiary of Suzuki, located in Esztergom, Hungary and founded in 1991.[1]

History[edit]

Through the end of September 2005, the plant had a cumulative production volume of 849,000 vehicles: 465,000 Suzuki Swift (first generation) through March 2003, 187,000 Suzuki Wagon R+, 137,000 Suzuki Ignis and 60,000 Suzuki Swift (second generation). In addition to the Suzuki-badged vehicles, the Hungarian plant also produced 24,943 Fiat Sedici CUVs and 4,494 Ignis-based Subaru G3X Justys. Current production capacity is 300,000 units/year.[2] The plant also produces the new Suzuki Splash, as well as a rebadged version, the Opel Agila.[3]

Constructed with an investment of 14 billion Hungarian forints, the plant initially produced 1.0-litre and 1.3-litre Suzuki Swifts, reaching the ten thousandth car in 1993. On 6 October 2006, the plant produced its one millionth car, a five-door second generation Suzuki Swift.[4]

The plant meets ISO 14001 quality levels, engines manufactured at the plant meet Euro 4 requirements, and Suzuki requires ISO 9001:2000 quality assurance certification from suppliers and dealerships.[4] Magyar Suzuki's VIN identifier (the first three digits of the chassis number) is TSM.

Production[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Suzuki SX4 New 2- or all-wheel drive Compact SUV next spring". Autopressnews.com. 19 December 2005. 
  2. ^ "Az esztergomi Ipari Park" (in Hungarian). Esztergom.hu. 7 November 2008. 
  3. ^ "2007 Frankfurt Motor Show: Suzuki Splash Debuts". Drive-Line.com. 14 July 2007. 
  4. ^ a b "Magyar Suzuki Celebrates Production Milestone". Global Suzuki. 6 October 2006. 
  5. ^ "Suzuki Swift from Esztergom: 20 years in production". AutoPro. 11 May 2012. 

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Coordinates: 47°46′01″N 18°45′01″E / 47.76694°N 18.75028°E / 47.76694; 18.75028