Maruti Suzuki has announced that it will be shutting down production in its plants due to regular maintenance works. This happens immediately after a fire broke out at major supplier Subros Limited’s plant.
Maruti Suzuki, India’s number one car maker recently had to shutdown its operations at its plants after a fire broke out at its supplier Subros Limited’s plant. Subros Limited is the major supplier of Air-Conditioning units for Maruti Suzuki. Upto 60 percent of Maruti Suzuki cars are fitted with their kits. Unfortunately, the fire at their plant meant that supply was seized abruptly and Maruti had to stop production. The company has now announced that it will shut down operations from 6th June to 11th June as a part of the company’s regular bi-annual maintenance closure. This will enable the closure period to be utilized for arranging supply of components, both from Subros Limited as well as from other sources, and result in higher production volumes after the closure.
Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) has the largest line up of car models in the country. The company manufactures many best selling models like the Alto, Wagon R, Swift and the more recently launched Baleno and Vitara Brezza. The Vitara Brezza recently accumulated more than 70,000 bookings since launch while the Baleno has been selling strongly ever since its launch in October last year despite the lesser number of NEXA outlets in the country. Both are powered by the same 1.3-litre diesel motor that develops 90 BHP and 75 BHP in the respective cars.
Maruti Suzuki will be soon launching the Ignis in India and will the third product to be sold exclusively via the NEXA premium chain. The car is expected to offer class leading equipment and a premium feel on the insides. It could be powered by the same 1.2-litre petrol motor and the 1.3-litre diesel that does duty on the Swift and the Baleno. Launch of the Maruti Suzuki Ignis is expected around the festive season this year and will take on the likes of the Mahindra KUV100 head on.