Suzuki Chairman Osamu Suzukis visiting India This Week

author image Payal Pathak
Monday 06 September 2010, 00:00 AM

Increasingly, Indian Maruti is playing a larger and larger role in Suzuki’s global operations. In fact, fifty percent of Suzuki’s volumes and success rely on Maruti India. In the light of this, it is not surprising that India features high on Suzuki HQ's agenda.

Now, Suzuki’s Chairman Osamu Suzuki plans to visit India this week. This is his second visit to India in 2010.

In this visit, Mr Suzuki plans to discuss and analyze various issues like rising competition, expansion plans and further inventorize the company’s operations. He also planned to attend Maruti’s AGM on Tuesday.

Though Maruti continues to hold a strong position in India, it is also under pressure by competition of the newcomers such as General Motors, Ford and Volkswagen. Apart from that, the company’s backlogs and waiting list on several models are a key challenge.

The visit - 'Gemba' in Japanese - of Osamu Suzuki will surely focus on such issues and Indian auto industry is expecting major announcement from the company after his visit.

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