Suzuki Motors is a Japanese multinational corporation headquartered in Minami-ku, Hamamatsu, that manufactures automobiles, four-wheel drive vehicles, motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), outboard marine engines, wheelchairs and a variety of other small internal combustion engines. In 2014, Suzuki was the ninth biggest automaker by production worldwide. Suzuki has over 45,000 employees and has 35 production facilities in 23 countries, and 133 distributors in 192 countries. The worldwide sales volume of automobile is the world's tenth largest, while domestic sales volume is the third largest in the country. Pak Suzuki, more commonly known as Suzuki Pakistan was formed as a joint venture between SMC (Suzuki Motor Corporation) and Pakistan Automobile Corporation. Suzuki Pakistan was enlisted as a public limited company in August 1983 and quickly moved on to start its financial operations in 1984.