Maruti Suzuki plans to shift its Gurgaon Unit and open a new one in Sohna, Haryana.


Maruti Suzuki wants to shift its Gurgaon factory to another location in Haryana as it finds the city just outside the National Capital to be too congested for a manufacturing facility. – Economic Times

The shift of Maruti Suzuki’s plant, Gurgoan to a less inhabited area is inevitable, company Chairman R C Bhargava said. The 35 year-old plant was the company’s first manufacturing facility and has a capacity to make about 700,000 cars every year.

Mr. Bhargava also added that the relocation has to be done in a phased manner. “In the process of shifting you cannot stop the production from this plant for six-twelve months”. The plant accounts for over one-third of the company’s total production capacity. He said project managers will look at best ways to undertake the relocation of the facility.

Maruti plans to acquire a fresh plot near to the company’s vendor belt and employees, people in the know said. It has reportedly requested the Haryana government to directly allocate 1,200-1,400 acres in Sohna, Haryana about 25 km south of Gurgaon, at a fair price. The state, which has a policy of auctioning land and not allotting directly, has yet to take a call on the demand.

Gurgaon plant has a significant contribution to the company’s performance and growth over the last 35 years. It rolled out some of the country’s iconic cars including Maruti 800 and Zen.


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