Suzuki GB has announced plans for the development of a new 15,400 sq m national parts, training and technical centre at Milton Keynes. The facility will also be the UK base for the storage and distribution of motorcycles and marine products.

It is to be built on a 'green field' site recently purchased by Suzuki and will open in the latter part of 2005. More than £12 million will be invested in the project.

The administrative headquarters of Suzuki in the UK will remain in Crawley, West Sussex, where the company has been based for the past 22 years.