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Maruti to shift part of car assembly to Manesar

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NEW DELHI: Maruti Suzuki India on Saturday said it would shift some of its car production from its Gurgaon plant to the new facility at Manesar in a phased manner.

“The Gurgaon plant will be gradually changed to a base for engine assembly and machining, while automobile assembly will be integrated at the Manesar plant,” the company said in a statement.

It, however, did not specify production of which of the models would be shifted from the plant. The Gurgaon plant produces mainly M800, Omni, Versa and Gypsy. The company has a production capacity of 6.2 lakh units at its three plants in Gurgaon producing other models, including Alto, Wagon R, Estilo, Ritz, and Gypsy. The Manesar facility, which manufactures A-Star, SX4, Swift and Swift DZiRE, has a capacity of three lakh units a year.

The decision to shift production was taken during Suzuki Motor Corp’s Chairman and Suzuki’s CEO visit to India to attend MSI’s annual general meeting, it said.

MSI had scaled up its overall production capacity to one million units this year from the two facilities at Gurgaon and Manesar. The Gurgaon plant was constructed in the early 1970s and had been refurbished and modified before Maruti Udyog began production in 1983. — PTI



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