Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. announces Tampa as corporate headquarters for Suzuki Marine USA, LLC

February 3, 2021

The new operations are set to begin April 1 and hiring is underway

Tampa, Fla. (February 3, 2021) – Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. has announced it has chosen Tampa as the corporate headquarters location of its new company, Suzuki Marine USA, LLC. The new company will be located at 13521 Prestige Place and plans to create numerous jobs over the next several years. Operations for Suzuki Marine USA, LLC are set to begin April 1, 2021. The new jobs created in Tampa will support Suzuki Marine’s corporate operations, dealer support and sales support.

“Tampa is the heart of the marine business in North America and we look forward to starting our operations here,” said Masahiro Yamamoto, President of Suzuki Marine USA, LLC. “We are confident that Tampa’s collaborative business climate, excellent quality of life and strategic location will help us build a successful company in the United States.”

“With our many vibrant waterfront communities and well-established marine industry, Suzuki Marine has picked the perfect location to establish its corporate headquarters,” said Pat Kemp, chair of the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners. “We’re thrilled Suzuki Marine has chosen to invest in Hillsborough County. Its economic impact will be felt throughout our community for years to come.”

Suzuki Marine joins a growing list of companies that have announced plans to relocate or establish its corporate headquarters in Tampa and Hillsborough County, including Bertram Yachts, The Mosaic Company, Ekoa Brands, and OPSWAT.

“This project is an incredible win for our community and further evidence that we can support corporate headquarter operations for global companies,” said Mayor Jane Castor, City of Tampa. “Tampa’s business advantages, including its strong public-private partnerships, access to a highly skilled workforce, and outstanding quality of life, helped attract Suzuki Marine to our community.”

The location of Suzuki Marine USA, LLC. in Tampa was strategically chosen to expand Suzuki’s business, improve collaboration within the marine industry, and strengthen its relationship with boat builders, dealers, and vendors. The Gulf Coast location also provides convenient access to Suzuki’s new Marine Technical Center, which opened in Panama City, Florida in June 2020.

“We’ve worked hard over the last several years to attract more corporate headquarters to the Tampa Bay market,” said Jim Weiss, Chair of the Tampa Bay Economic Development Council and Credit Risk Executive with Fifth Third Bank. “Suzuki Marine recognizes that Hillsborough County provides the type of pro-business climate it needs to thrive. We’re confident that over time they will plant deep roots here and be highly successful.”

About Suzuki Marine USA

Suzuki Marine is powered by innovation and the drive to bring all boaters the best possible technology and features. Our complete line-up of Ultimate Outboard Motors from 2.5 to 350 horsepower is engineered to deliver lightweight performance, excellent fuel economy and durability over the long run. Our fuel-efficient, all 4-stroke outboard family is in keeping with Suzuki’s overarching commitment to protecting our planet’s fragile environment — as seen in the company’s ongoing global Clean Up The World initiative and the recent introduction of an exclusive micro-plastic filtering device designed to make Suzuki outboard motors part of the solution to this crisis affecting oceans and waterways worldwide. Suzuki Marine USA, LLC will be headquartered in Tampa, Florida and supported by a new Technical Center in Panama City, Florida, where it can be better meet the needs of boaters and the boat building industry.

About the Tampa Bay Economic Development Council

The Tampa Bay Economic Development Council is the lead designated economic development agency for Hillsborough County and the cities of Tampa, Plant City and Temple Terrace. Established in 2009 as a partnership between the public sector and private corporate investors, the EDC works to develop and sustain a thriving local economy through the attraction, retention and expansion of high-wage jobs and capital investment within targeted industry sectors, including Corporate Headquarters, Financial and Professional Services, Information Technology, Life Sciences, Defense and Security, Distribution and Logistics, and Manufacturing. The EDC exists because of the generous support of more than 100 corporations, Hillsborough County, and the cities of Tampa, Plant City and Temple Terrace.