A-Start and SX4 productions to resume from next week

Thursday 22 September 2011, 10:21 AM by Vikas Yogi

Amidst the continuously intensifying impasse between workers and management at Maruti Suzuki’s Manesar plant, the company has decided to restart the production of compact car A-Star and mid-size sedan SX4 within a week’s time. The company is looking forward to normalize the production even as stand-off continues at the plant.

In a statement given on Wednesday, the company said, "After exceeding the normal production levels for Swift model yesterday, the company is planning to start production of SX4 and A-star models at Manesar plant. The production of these models is likely to start in a week's time."

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The daily production at the company’s Manesar plant stands at 1200 units that comprises of the production of Swift, A-Star and SX4. Including 950 regular employees, Maruti Suzuki India has about 2,500 workers in total at its Manesar plant. Maruti A-Star is currently the flagship exports model of Maruti Suzuki, which is exported in the European markets.

Meanwhile, the production of its Swift model seems to get back to its normal level as the company managed to produce 625 units of this car on Wednesday in its Gurgaon and Manesar plants. Earlier, the firm was forced to stop receiving bookings for its premium hatchback Swift, due to halted production at Manesar.

It has been about three weeks, since the workers at company’s Manesar plant are on strike, refusing to sign the good conduct bond forced by the Maruti Suzuki Indian on August 29th.

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