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Michio Suzuki founded Suzuki Motor Corporation in 1909. The company first started producing weaving looms until Michio Suzuki decided building motor vehicles were more practical. In 1952 the company built its first motorized bicycle designed to be inexpensive and easy to maintain. By 1954 the company was producing more than 6,000 motorcycles a month. Today Suzuki Motor Corporation is a multinational corporation located in Hamamatsu, Japan that manufactures automobiles, wheelchairs, all-terrain vehicles, and motorcycles.