Saturday, April 14, 2012
By Manoj Kumawat
Maruti India to build up a vendor park in Gujarat
A company official of India’s leading car maker, Maruti Suzuki stated that they are going to develop a vendor park for its envisioned Greenfield production plant at Mehsana in Gujarat. M M Singh, Managing Executive Officer Production, Maruti Suzuki stated that they are going to develop a vendor park on their land in Gujarat for the proposed facility. The company is looking forward to set up its new production facility in Gujarat as its first facility in Gurgaon is facing the infrastructure congestion problem.
Mr. Singh added that the first phase of the plant would be started on the available 600 acres of land available by the Gujarat Government. During the launch of MPV Ertiga, Mr. Singh added that they are looking forward to sign an agreement with the state government by June, this year. It has also been confirmed by the official that they would commence the second phase on another 600 acres land purchased by Maruti Suzuki.
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The official also affirmed that company’s first facility in Gurgaon would continue to assemble vehicles, but at lesser volume. Speaking about the Manesar facility, the official said that its third plant there will have the capacity from 12.5 lakh per annum to 15 lakh per annum by mid of 2012. He added that with the industry growing at a fast rate of 10 percent per annum, the Gujarat plant facility is yet to be decided.
A day back, the company introduced the Maruti Ertiga MUV (Multi Utility Vehicle) that would give a stiff competition to other ruling MUVs like Mahindra Xylo, Chevrolet Tavera Neo3 and Toyota Innova. The Ertiga is also expected to be exported on the Indonesian shores and other Asian auto-markets in the form of Completely Knocked Down (CKD).