Maruti to shift production of 3.5 lakh units to new Manesar plant from Gurgaon

Monday 25 April 2011, 00:00 AM by Vikas Yogi

Maruti Suzuki India Ltd., the largest car maker in the Indian market, is planning to shift production of about three lakh units of its cars from its Gurgaon plant to its upcoming Manesar facility. The move will be taken in a bid to decongest the old plant of the company as soon as the new Manesar plants come-up.

The Gurgaon facility of the company currently operates three units, producing nearly 9.5 lakh units annually. The company plans to utilize the idle space and workforce to manufacture more engines and other parts at the plant. As per a statement given by Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) Chairman R C Bhargava to PTI, "The Gurgaon facility is very congested and old. We need to reduce some production there. The plan is to reduce the output to 6-6.5 lakh units annually."

In the financial year 2011, the company had rolled-out a total of 9.5 lakh units, while the total installed capacity at the plant is 8.5 lakh units. The Maruti models which are produced at this plant include Swift, M800, Omni, WagonR, Ritz, Alto, Eeco and Gypsy.

According to Mr. Bhargava, the company will shift the excess production to Manesar from Gurgaon. From the two new upcoming plants in Manesar that will have a total installed capacity of 5 lakh units, and the company should be able to do 7 lakh units.

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