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In 1909, Suzuki (1887–1982) founded the Loom Works in the small village of Hamamatsu. Japan. boomed as Suzuki built looms for Japan’s giant industry. [ 8 ] In 1929, Michio invented a new type of weaving which was exported overseas. filed as many as 120 patents and model rights. [ citation ] The company’s first 30 years on the development and production of these complex machines. [ citation ]

Despite the success of his looms. it to Suzuki that his company benefit from diversification and he to look at other products. on consumer demand, he decided building a small car would be the practical new venture. The project in 1937, and within two years had completed several compact cars. These first motor vehicles were by a then-innovative, liquid-cooled, four-stroke, engine.

It had a cast aluminum crankcase and and generated 13 horsepower (9.7 kW) a displacement of less than

With the onset of World War II, plans for Suzuki’s new vehicles halted when the government civilian passenger cars a commodity. At the conclusion of the war, went back to producing Loom production was given a when the U.S. government the shipping of cotton to Japan. fortunes brightened as orders to increase from domestic manufacturers.

But the joy was short-lived as the cotton market in 1951.

Faced with colossal challenge, Suzuki’s went back to motor After the war, the Japanese had a need for affordable, reliable transportation. A number of firms offering clip-on gas-powered that could be attached to the bicycle. Suzuki’s first ingenuity came in the form a fitted with a motor the Power Free.

Designed to be and simple to build and maintain, the Power Free had a 36 cc, one horsepower, engine. [ 9 ] The unprecedented double-sprocket system enabled the rider to pedal with the engine pedal without engine or simply disconnect the pedals and run on power alone. [ citation ] The patent office of the new democratic granted Suzuki a financial to continue research in motorcycle and so was born Suzuki Motor

In 1953, Suzuki scored the of many racing victories the tiny 60 cc Diamond Free won its in the Mount Fuji Hill [ 9 ]

1955 Suzulight

By 1954, was producing 6,000 motorcycles per and had officially changed its name to Motor Co. Ltd. Following the of its first motorcycles, Suzuki an even more successful the 1955 Suzuki Suzulight.

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Suzuki showcased its penchant for from the beginning. The Suzulight front-wheel drive, four-wheel suspension and rack-and-pinion steering, were not common on cars three decades later.

AG completed the purchase of 19.9% of Motor Corporation’s issued on 15 January 2010, Volkswagen AG is the shareholder in Suzuki.

Leadership [ ]

The company was founded by Michio ;, its current Chairman and CEO is Osamu [ 1 ] the fourth mukoyōshi in a row to run the company, [ 10 ]

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The Suzuki Loom started in 1909 as a manufacturer of for weaving silk and cotton. Suzuki was intent on making more user-friendly looms for 30 years his focus was on the development of exceptionally complex machines. desire to diversify into products was interrupted by World War II. [ 11 ] it began building four-stroke

Suzuki Motor Corp. was for its two-stroke engines (for and autos). [ 12 ] After the war, made a two-stroke motorized but eventually the company would be for Hayabusa and GSX-R motorcycles, for the and for dominating racetracks around the Even after producing its car in 1955 the company didn’t an automobile division until [ 13 ] Today Suzuki is among the largest automakers, and a major name in important markets, Japan and India, but no longer cars in North America. [ 14 ]

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