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Maruti Suzuki to shift production from Gurgaon Plant I to Manesar, Haryana Print E-mail
Written by Ravi Kumar   
Monday, 07 September 2009
New Delhi: Maruti Suzuki India has said that facilities from Plant I in Gurgaon would be added and shifted to Manesar Plant in a phased manner. The Gurgaon Plant I will be gradually changed to a base for engine assembly and machining, while automobile assembly will be integrated at Manesar Plant.

The shifting of production facilities will result in an increase of production volume at the Manesar Plant. The Gurgaon Plant I has an annual output capacity of nearly 2,50,000 cars, which include the Ritz, Alto, Versa, Maruti 800, Omni and the Gypsy.

The Manesar Plant, currently producing the A-star, Swift, DZire and the SX4, was commissioned in 2007.

The company has requested the Haryana Government for further support so that the railway siding at Manesar Plant can be completed as early as possible. The railway link from the Manesar plant to the terminal at the Mundra port in Gujarat, would be used by the company to cater to exports.

According to reports Suzuki Motor plans to invest approximately 10.45 billion Indian rupees (more than 200 million USD) to set up the new plant. The shifting of production facilities will not change Maruti Suzuki's total annual production capacity of one million units.

During the recent visit of Mr. O. Suzuki, Chairman and CEO, Suzuki Motor Corporation, Japan, for attending the Annual General Meeting of shareholders of Maruti Suzuki India Limited, the production facilities of Maruti Suzuki India Limited were reviewed.

The decision to shift the facilities from Gurgaon Plant I to Manesar, was taken since the land in the Maruti campus in Gurgaon has been fully utilised, and there is no space available for the expansion of the plant.

It is necessary to reconstruct the building and modernise the production facilities at the existing Gurgaon Plant I, constructed in early 1970's, since the building is almost 40 years old, and the building and equipment are depreciated to a large extent.

After being constructed in early 1970's, it had been refurbished and modified before Maruti Udyog began production in 1983. The company's two other plants in Gurgaon, with a combined annual production capacity of 4,50,000 cars, were commissioned in 1994 and 1999.

(1 U.S. dollar = 48.74 Indian rupees)

 
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