3.5 million Suzuki models were made in about 30 years to 123 countries at the Esztergom plant of the Japanese subsidiary. The international automotive company has come a long way in Hungary from its 1991’s beginnings to the jubilee reached recently, having been the first company to bring car production back to Hungary after half a century, becoming the 10th largest company in the country for today. The 3.5 millionth car was a hybrid version from the audience-favourite Vitara model. The company is producing exclusively Vitara and SX4 S-CROSS models equipped with the new 48V ISG technology for the European Union countries including Hungary in 2020.
Suzuki has launched a facelift model of its sporty compact hatchback, the Swift. Updates include sporty exterior enhancements, a fuel efficiency enhanced powertrain, and additional smart safety features.
Suzuki has launched the new ACROSS, a robust and sporty SUV equipped with a sophisticated Plug-in Hybrid system and E-Four electronic 4x4, delivering uncompromising performance and efficiency with the capability and styling of a full-fledged modern SUV.
Suzuki aims at developing vehicles which are more environmentally conscious and more economic both in production and operation, keeping the principle of sustainability in mind. Besides Magyar Suzuki’s continuous optimization of its operation along these principles, Suzuki community pays special attention to collecting hazardous waste. With the collaboration of colleagues, organized waste collection has been going on for years, the results of which are always summarized on the occasion of the World Environment Day.
The company announced its 2019 business results. - In 2019 Magyar Suzuki sold 194.447 vehicles in 123 countries, with this, the company increased its sales by 13,13 percent compared to the year before. Altogether 185 002 Esztergom made passenger cars – 133 515 Vitara models and 51 487 SX4 S-CROSS models – found an owner in 2019. Last year, the company led the domestic car market with a confident 16,32% share, by this dominating domestic new car sales for the fourth year in a row. Magyar Suzuki Corporation closed 2019 with a 2409,6 million EUR net revenue.
The support of local social, healthcare, educational and cultural organizations and institutions is of crucial importance to Magyar Suzuki Corporation. This time the company contributes to the work of the Komárom-Esztergom county organization of the Hungarian Red Cross, by offering a brand-new hybrid Suzuki Vitara passenger car to the organization.
According to the management of Magyar Suzuki Corporation, employee performance must be valued even in difficult situations. Hence, despite the present epidemiological and economic situation, the company decided – according to the agreement with the Works Council – to pay the workers a bonus in June, as an acknowledgement of the productive common work and successes achieved in 2019.
Health and safety of the employees is the most important for Magyar Suzuki Corporation
On the 29th April, Magyar Suzuki Corporation will restart production. While introducing healthcare and safety measures which will be more complex than any other measure before, the company will gradually restore production in one shift at the beginning. The Esztergom plant continuously monitors the market needs and shapes production plan according to this.
Magyar Suzuki Corporation has introduced healthcare and safety measures which are more complex than any other measure before, so the Esztergom factory is ready to start production again. Parallelly, the company continuously analyzes the development of markets, it monitors occurrent domestic and foreign governmental measures and, in light of all these, it reviews the date of restart on a weekly basis. Magyar Suzuki will presumably start production on 27 April 2020., in a one-shift work schedule.
– In the present situation of emergency, Magyar Suzuki Corporation does its best to help healthcare workers. After the previous offering of masks and hand sanitizers, this time Vaszary Kolos Hospital in Esztergom was supported with 8 passenger cars, thus helping the work of the employees of the institute. The company handed the vehicles over to the hospital today.
We provide payment of wages to our employees with the application of reorganization of working time, home office, and paid holiday.
In the next two weeks, Magyar Suzuki Zrt. is working on creating safe working conditions in this current situation for the production restart.
It is a major success in the history of Magyar Suzuki Corporation that Suzuki SX4 S-CROSS has won the first prize, while Vitara came in second in the Hungarian Car of the Year competition, organized by the Motorist Great-Coalition and Járműipar.hu in 2020. More than half of Hungarian automobile importers entered the competition some of their cars of importance in 2020. From the 39 entrants, winners were selected in 7 categories, 6 awards were voted by the jury, while one given by the audience.
With regard to the extraordinary situation emerging due to the spread of the coronavirus epidemics, Magyar Suzuki Corporation offered 200 face masks to the Vaszary Kolos Hospital in Esztergom. The aid was handed over by the company to the healthcare institution yesterday, moreover, they plan to support the work of Szent Borbála Hospital in Tatabánya with a further donation.
Furthermore, the hospital in Tatabánya is supported by the company with hand sanitizer
We are doing our utmost to ensure our company will return to normal operation as soon as possible. When that happens, we will count on all of our staff.
During this temporary period, uninterrupted payment of wages is guaranteed to every person employed by Magyar Suzuki Zrt. The options for downtime, reorganization of working time, home office, and paid holiday are available to all employees.
We have informed labor hire companies that we suspend their services due to the coronavirus epidemic situation. Once production is back to normal, we intend to renew their contracts.
We are counting on members of our hired workforce as soon as production restarts. We are now working on a very favorable returning bonus to offer. In the meantime, Magyar Suzuki Zrt provides accommodation for those who cannot return to their homes due to travel restrictions.
We strive to transfer more and more hired workforce into our company's own safe employment.
We trust the unprecedented situation caused by the pandemic will be soon resolved and we are able to restart production in Esztergom as soon as possible. At this moment, however, our priority lies in the safety of our employees.
Due to the high risk of the coronavirus spread - in order to protect the health and safety of our employees - the management of Magyar Suzuki Zrt. decided to shut down production between 23rd March 2020 and 3rd April 2020 in the Esztergom plant.
We thank all of our employees for handling the situation cooperatively and flexibly.
Magyar Suzuki Zrt. continuously analyses, evaluates the situation, and informs all who may concern about any further measures.
We do everything for getting back our company on track and we hope we can start the usual everyday operation as soon as possible.
The Ignis has undergone a facelift, with renewed styling and powertrain. While retaining the iconic design characteristics of the current model, the new Ignis further reinforces its unique position as the only ultra-compact SUV in the market, with a new front grille and bumpers, refined interior colours, and an efficiency-enhanced engine with expanded mild hybrid system capacity.
An average 12 percent wage increase will be applied by Magyar Suzuki Corporation meanwhile among physical employees the average wage will be increased by 13,4 percent with retroactive effect from 1st January. Suzuki employees will receive the increased amount already from March, moreover, a two-month worth of bonus will also be transferred by the company during this year.
On January 23, 2020, Suzuki Motor Corporation (“Suzuki”) became aware of a letter sent by the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management to the Dutch Parliament, which refers to the Suzuki Vitara and S-Cross (Euro 6b diesel).
The company has prepared the introduction of the new hybrid models with a multi-million-euro investment.
Magyar Suzuki started the serial production of hybrid vehicles in its Esztergom factory in December last year, moreover, they plan to produce exclusively hybrid passenger cars for the European Union market this year. The crowd-favorite, domestically produced Vitara and SX4 S-CROSS models – will become available at the end of January within the whole sales network of Suzuki in Hungary and in the countries of the European Union as well.