Suzuki Rayong auto manufacturing plant to shut down in 2025

Thai arm to source offerings in neighboring ASEAN countries, Japan, India

Suzuki facility Rayong

Suzuki Motor Corporation is set to shut down the automotive production of its Thailand facility in 2025.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • How many vehicles can the Thailand facility produce per year?

    The establishment can do 60,000 units, including exports.
  • Where is Suzuki's production facility in Thailand located?

    The Japanese automaker's Thailand production site is at Pluakdaeng in Rayong Province.
  • The company said in a statement that the decision to close down Suzuki Motor Thailand’s (SMT) plant by the end of next year was made as part of its global production restructuring program.

    Celerio

    Situated at Pluakdaeng, Rayong Province, the manufacturing facility (which houses around 800 employees) produces Celerio, Ciaz, and Swift

    The global marque said that while such is the case, its Thai arm shall continue sales and after-sales services there via importing completely boxed-up units from its plants within the Association of Southeast Asian Nation (ASEAN) region, as well as in Japan and India.

    Ciaz

    Suzuki shared that the establishment started manufacturing vehicles since 2012 and has produced as much as 60,000 units per year, including exports.

    Relatedly, the company shall introduce electrified models including hybrid vehicles in Thailand as part of its efforts to push the Thai government’s carbon neutrality goals.

    Suzuki Swift TH

    Once it stops operations, Suzuki Philippines will likely source the locally-sold Swift from other factories.

    Photos from Suzuki Motor Thailand

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