Toyota, Suzuki to strengthen alliance

Japanese auto majors Toyota Motor Corp and Suzuki Motor Corp said they will acquire stake in each other as they seek to strengthen their alliance.
Toyota, Suzuki to strengthen alliance

New Delhi

As part of a capital alliance agreement, Toyota will acquire 2.4 crore shares of common stock in Suzuki (4.94 per cent stake) for 96 billion yen (over Rs 6,510 crore), while Suzuki plans to acquire shares in Toyota equivalent to 48 billion yen (around Rs 3,255 crore).

On October 12, 2016, the two companies had first announced their business partnership.

In March this year, they agreed to engage in joint product development and collaboration in production, in addition to promoting mutual supply of products by bringing together Toyota’s strength in electrification technologies and Suzuki’s strength in technologies for compact vehicle.

Elaborating on the reasons for their capital alliance, Toyota and Suzuki in a joint statement said that the automobile sector is currently experiencing a turning point unprecedented in both scope and scale, not only because of enhanced environmental regulations but also from new entries from distinct industries and diversified mobility businesses.

“The two companies intend to achieve sustainable growth by overcoming new challenges surrounding the automobile sector,” they said.

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