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Osamu Suzuki meets Narendra Modi; Decision on new Plant in October 2011 Print E-mail
Written by Viswanath   
Friday, 09 September 2011
Gandhinagar: Osamu Suzuki, Chairman of Japan's Suzuki Motor Corporation met state Chief Minister Narendra Modi regarding the setting up of a manufacturing plant in Gujarat for its Indian arm - Maruti Suzuki India (MSI). Suzuki was accompanied by MSI Chairman R C Bhargava, Managing Director Shinzo Nakanishi and Production Head M M Singh.

"Considering all the discussion held with Chief Minister, we are planning to take the decision and get it approved in SMC board. This decision will be taken in October end," said Osamu Suzuki. After this the company will apply for land.

Maruti Suzuki plans to set up a manufacturing plant with a production capacity of 10 lakh units per annum, expandable up to 20 lakh units per annum. The plant is expected to generate employment for nearly 1.50 lakh people.

The company is expected invest Rs 6,000 crore and the plant will have a production capacity of 1 million cars in the first phase. Maruti Suzuki will get all the vendors, suppliers to the state and their investments would also be of the order of about Rs 6,000 odd crore.

The company is seeking about 1,000 acres of land from the Gujarat government for the plant.

Maruti Suzuki already exports its cars from Mundra port in Gujarat.

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