Orange County Business Journal

American Suzuki Bankruptcy Plan Receives Approval

Kari Hamanaka Monday, March 4, 2013

Brea-based American Suzuki Motor Corp. said on Friday it expects to complete its bankruptcy restructuring by the end of the month, after a judge approved its Chapter 11 plan.

The automaker, part of Japan-based Suzuki Motor Corp., filed for bankruptcy late last year.

The company plans to eventually stop vehicle sales in the U.S. as a result of a number of challenges it has faced, including low sales and a limited vehicle lineup. Meantime, the company will continue to focus on growing its U.S. Motorcycles/ATV and Marine divisions, which operate out of Brea.

The company’s parent sent a final shipment of 2,500 vehicles to U.S. auto dealers in January.