Suzuki’s Gujarat plant hits 1m production

NEW DELHI: Maruti Suzuki on Thursday announced that its Hansalpur plant in Gujarat has rolled out 1 million units over a span of 3 years and 9 months.
Out of all three Maruti Suzuki plants in India, the Gujarat plant becomes the fastest to achieve this feat. The Hansalpur plant In Gujarat began production in February 2017, under the Indian government’s ‘Make in India’ initiative.
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The Gujarat plant is specifically involved in the production of two popular cars in the automaker’s portfolio- Maruti Suzuki Baleno and Swift. The Baleno entered production at this plant in February 2017 and Swift entered production in January of 2018. By March of 2018, the Hansalpur plant also started manufacturing for exports.
In January 2019, the second production site, B Plant, and the Powertrain Plant started the operation to meet the growing needs in India and abroad. In FY2019, Maruti Suzuki produced around 1.58 million units in India, out of which the Gujarat plant accounted for 25% of the total production.
The Maruti Suzuki Gujarat plant has approximately 1,800 employees (as of March 2020) and it was set up with a total investment of Rs 126.8 billion.
Suzuki will continue its production activities to meet customer needs through securing safety by thoroughly conducting preventive measures against the spread of COVID-19 pandemic, said the automaker in a release.
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