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Suzuki Thilawa plant suspends production

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 7th July, 2022 08:10:45 PM
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Suzuki auto factory in Thilawa of Myanmar did not close down but has suspended manufacturing due to difficulties importing auto parts, U Myo Min Tun, managing officer of Suzuki (Myanmar) MOTOR CO., Ltd, told The Daily Eleven.

Suzuki brand vehicles were produced in Thilawa Industrial Zone in Thanlyin, Yangon Region, after an auto plant has been established, ANN reported.

Currently, there are import difficulties as the import of car parts is not on the priority list in Myanmar.

Suzuki auto plant also suspended production on February 1, 2021 citing internet outages as the reason. Moreover, its manufacturing was suspended in November 2020 due to a large stock of over 2,100 vehicles following the government’s suspension of car registration.

The auto assembly and manufacturing plant of SUZUKI Thilawa Motor Co., Ltd is running with a Japanese investment. With an investment of US$35 million, the factory has over 300 workers.

It manufactures four models: Carry Truck, Ciaz, Ertiga, and Swift.