The Indian car manufacturers are hiring more workers to increase production. This is a result of the upcoming festival season. Top car makers such as Maruti Suzuki, Hyundai Motors, Honda Siel Cars India and Toyota Kirloskar Motors are all expected to recruit up to 5,000 people over the next one month. The new hires will be either on contract or on rolls.
There has been a growing demand for cars in the last 7-8 months compared to last year. The car makers in India are looking forward to huge demand for cars between September and October, coinciding with the festival period in the country.
The car companies are targeting to produce 50,000-70,000 additional units against the average monthly production. India’s number one car maker Maruti Suzuki is likely to recruit 150 skilled personnel into its production team in the July-September quarter.
“It is part of the medium-term business plan to have consistent production cycle and maintain quality skilled manpower,” said SY Siddiqui, the Managing Executive Officer of Maruti Suzuki. Maruti Suzuki will hire 215 additional engineers as well for its R&D team to take the total to 975 by March 2010.
Hyundai Motor India, the largest exporter of cars, has already recruited 1,000 workers to boost the productivity. The company is planning to hire similar number of workers in September also. This will take the total workforce to over 12,000 to meet the rising demand from domestic and overseas markets.
“We will start the third production shift at our second car plant at Chennai from September 14 and induct another 1,000 people this month to start third shift operations,” H S Lheem, CEO and MD, Hyundai Motors India said.