(20-12-2016): The Divisional General Manager Asia Automobile Division of Suzuki Motor Corporation Mr. Minoru Amano who is shortly making his maiden visit to Pakistan, made a courtesy call on the Charge d’ Affaires, a.i Mirza Salman Babar Beg at the Embassy of Pakistan, both sides exchanged views on issues related to Suzuki Motor Corporation’s business in Pakistan. Mr. Amano was accompanied by Mr. Kazuyuki Yamashita who is the Group Manager of Suzuki Motor Corporation for Pakistan Automobile and Charge d’ Affaires was accompanied by the Commercial Counsellor.
Mr. Amano informed the Charge d’ Affaires, a.i that the main objective of his visit to Pakistan is to analyse the business situation towards expansion of operations and identify any challenges being faced. He further informed about the future initiatives being taken by Suzuki Motor Corporation in Pakistan which included upgradation of the existing models and introduction of next generation vehicles equipped with latest technology within next few years, besides aiming at substantial increase in unit production. He also referred to the recently held meeting of the Head of Pak-Suzuki Motor with Federal Minister for Finance, Mr. Muhammad Ishaq Dar where in future investment plans in Pakistan were discussed at length.
While appreciating Suzuki Motor Corporation engagement with Pakistan’s economy, the Charge d’ Affaires, a.i stated that Corporation should factor in better customer protection, value for money and job creation in its investment plans. He stressed the solid fundamentals of economic growth and rapidly enhancing purchasing power of burgeoning middle class in Pakistan and hoped that in keeping with its dominant market share in automobile industry, Suzuki Corporation will take lead on the issues. He also encouraged Suzuki Corporation to take its CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) initiatives to a new level and consider participation in upcoming projects like Lahore Knowledge Park. Mr. Amano stated that he will certainly take on board the suggestions in reviewing Suzuki Corporation’s business in Pakistan.