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Suzuki to begin small-truck production in Myanmar in May

Published on Feb 6, 2013 10:48 AM
Maruti 800 (796cc) cars parked at the sales and despatch area at the factory of Maruti Udhyog Limited in Gurgaon, Haryana.  Maruti Suzuki is the top producer of small cars in India. -- PHOTO: AFP

TOKYO (REUTERS) - Suzuki Motor Corp will start manufacturing 100 small trucks a month in Myanmar in May, the Japanese automaker said on Wednesday, after it received approval from the Myanmar government to resume production in the Southeast Asian country.

The move will make Suzuki the only Japanese automaker to be producing vehicles in Myanmar, where many foreign companies are seeking to expand as the country embarks on economic reforms.

Suzuki used to build vehicles in Myanmar for 11 years, until 2010.

"We plan to expand production and sales of four-wheel vehicles from now on in Myanmar, which is undergoing economic liberalisation and infrastructure development," the company said in a statement.

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