Suzuki Motor Corporation of Japan celebrates its 100th anniversary this year, a testament to its resilience during challenging and difficult times.
Chairman Osamu Suzuki and president Toshihiro Suzuki noted in their official statement:
“On March 15, 1920, Michio Suzuki founded the Suzuki Loom Manufacturing Co. in Hamamatsu, Japan. From building looms, the business expanded to motorcycles, automobiles, outboard engines, ATVs, and other products—always adapting to the trend of the times as well as domestic and global markets.”
They also pointed out that “this is an important milestone to reaffirm the founder’s philosophy of ‘focusing on customers’ and strive to deliver products to customers across the globe.”
On the part of Suzuki Motor Philippines, president Akira Utsumi pointed out that 2020 has been a particularly challenging, from the Taal Volcano eruption at the start of the year to the CoVID-19 pandemic that has enforced isolation of the populace.
“Beyond this, we, at Suzuki, will look at this year as a remarkable achievement that reminds us of Suzuki’s resilience over the years… As we embark and look forth to another 100 years, Suzuki reaffirms its commitment to deliver value-packed products to our customers across the globe, despite the many challenges ahead,” Utsumi concludes.