Suzuki Just Built Its 500,000th ATV in Georgia

It’s a major milestone for the Japanese company.

The 500,000th ATV recently rolled off Suzuki’s Georgia production line.Suzuki

Suzuki opened its factory in Rome, Georgia, more than two decades ago, and the Japanese company recently hit a significant milestone. It just announced the 500,000th model built at this facility.

The milestone ATV to roll off the production line was a KingQuad 750AXi, Suzuki’s flagship model. Suzuki Manufacturing of America Corporation’s (SMAC) president, Masami Haga, said, “We’re proud of this accomplishment and the significance of having built a half-million ATVs in the United States. North America represents the largest ATV market in the world, and it’s important that these products are built here by skilled American workers.”

The executive also heaped praise on his company’s supply chain, acknowledging its suppliers in the United States. Suzuki was the first to build a four-wheel ATV back in 1982. Today, it has more than 700 franchised dealers in the US, and the ATVs it builds here are sold in almost 25 countries. While owning Suzuki’s 500,000th ATV would be cool, the company plans to show the 750AXi at its US headquarters in Brea, California.

Suzuki isn’t alone in producing off-road vehicles in the United States. Yamaha Outdoors has a facility in Georgia, and Honda has a significant manufacturing footprint in South Carolina. Polaris and Arctic Cat assemble side-by-sides in Minnesota, while Can-Am BRP’s supply chain sprawls across North America.

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