1.5 million units production achieved at Magyar Suzuki

Esztergom, 24 September, 2008 – Magyar Suzuki proudly celebrates a jubilee in its 17 years’ history: the company managed to achieve a total production unit number of 1.5 million as of today. The extraordinary achievement is due to a series of investments done in the previous years as well as technical upgrades such as the almost full automatization of the welding procedures, and, nevertheless, to the 6,000 people working at Magyar Suzuki Corporation (MSC).

The car, which rolled down the production line today as the 1.5 millionth unit, was a  5 door 1,2 petrol lagoon turquoise Splash model. Splash is the latest model of the company, introduced in February, now in mass production with 60,000 units planned per annum. Currently, the own brand model line-up of MSC consists of Swift, SX4 and Splash. All these vehicles produced by MSC are environmentally friendly. MSC’s latest model, Splash’s engine meets the Euro 4 emissions standard. With CO2 emissions of just 120g/km, the vehicle is in line with the latest European emission needs, as well as the requirements of environmentally conscious customers. That is one of the reasons why the car is so popular and was nominated for the CAR OF THE YEAR 2009 Award.

Magyar Suzuki Corporation
The company was established by major shareholder Suzuki Motor Corporation in 1991. The kick off model, Swift rolled down the production line in 1992, then was followed in 2000 by Wagon R+, Ignis in 2003, the new Swift in 2005, SX4 in 2006. By today, there are more than one million Suzuki vehicles - produced in the Esztergom factory - on both domestic and European roads. Since the factory establishment until nowadays, the company has invested more than 280 billion HUF. In addition to the 6000 Suzuki employees, the company provides work opportunity for a few thousand people in Hungary as the circle of its suppliers. Besides quality, Magyar Suzuki Corporation during its production procedures also focuses on being environmentally conscious. The quality management system of the applied technology in the Esztergom factory is in line with ISO 14 001 environmental and ISO 9001 quality assurance standards. As to the currently produced models, only engines with Euro 4 environmental standards can be built.

Press information:

Ruska Viktória
Magyar Suzuki Corporation
PR Manager    
Corporate Communications
Tel.: +36 20 498 1840