Maruti Suzuki India which is currently India’s largest car maker plans to scale up its production by at least 70,000 units in 2010, to get closer to the rising production demand. The car maker is trying to do away with wasteful operations in its manufacturing plants and increase productivity levels of employees.
Maruti Suzuki’s Managing Executive Officer (Engineering) I. V. Rao said that the company is targeting to produce at least 70,000 cars. He added that capacity at the Manesar plant will be increased by another 2.5 lakh units by 2012.
According to industry reports the car market will witness 10 to 12 per cent growth in this fiscal, and Maruti Suzuki, which has crossed the one million car production milestone last year, will have to produce at least a lakh of additional units in this year to meet the demand, said Mr Rao.
Currently, the plants are working with over 100 per cent capacity utilization. Maruti India with two plants in Gurgaon and Manesar has an installed capacity of 800,000 cars. The company exported 1.4 lakh units to other international markets and is expecting to maintain the same figure this year.
Maruti has recently launched its new Wagon R in India, with an exciting new look and new design. Powered with Maruti’s latest K-Series engine, the high-end variant of the new Wagon R is loaded with new generation features like ABS and airbags. The car will compete with popular cars in India in this segment including Hyundai i10, Hyundai i20, Skoda Fabia and Ford Figo.