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Old 11th August 2012, 10:06   #1
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Default Maruti to increase production at Gurgaon plant

Is this the silver lining in Maruti Suzukiís woes at the Manesar plant? Extra diesel engines, unused due to the 3-week lockout at the riot-stricken plant, could now be used to increase production at its Gurgaon plant instead, especially for the in-demand Ertiga MUV.

The Gurgaon plant is expected to increase production by almost 20%, from 2,000 units to about 2,400 units daily. The plant produces cars like Alto, Ritz, Eeco and Ertiga.

Launched in April 2012, the Ertiga is selling more than 6,000 units per month. The compact MUV currently has over 30,000 bookings and a waiting period of 3-4 months.

The extra engines will come from Suzuki Powertrain (SPIL), Maruti Suzukiís engine and transmission maker, which is located at the Manesar facility. Partly owned by Suzuki Motor and Maruti Suzuki, it was recently absorbed completely by the latter to meet the growing demand for diesel vehicles in India. SPIL has the capacity to produce 1,100 diesel engines and 3,600 transmissions per day in three shifts. After the Manesar plant lockout, SPIL cut down to two shifts, but still produces enough engines to spare.

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The Gurgaon plant is expected to increase production by almost 20%, from 2,000 units to about 2,400 units daily.
Nice. That's about 10,000 units a month up. The Alto has hit a ceiling due to petrol prices affecting the first-time car buyer, and the Eeco isn't going anywhere too soon without a diesel engine. I expect Maruti (& its dealers) to aggressively push the Ritz & Ertiga in the coming weeks.

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The extra engines will come from Suzuki Powertrain (SPIL), Maruti Suzukiís engine and transmission maker, which is located at the Manesar facility. Partly owned by Suzuki Motor and Maruti Suzuki, it was recently absorbed completely by the latter to meet the growing demand for diesel vehicles in India. SPIL has the capacity to produce 1,100 diesel engines and 3,600 transmissions per day in three shifts. After the Manesar plant lockout, SPIL cut down to two shifts, but still produces enough engines to spare.
Oh! So now the Ertiga and Ritz would be on the gainers side the coming months till all is well at Manesar. Waiting to see the waiting period come down for the diesels, specially for the Ritz.
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Production at Manesar plant taking a hit was bound to increase demnads for Ritz, Ertiga, Vista & Punto.

As the waiting period of Ertiga comes down, demands for Xylo, Innova etc may get affected.

Seems funny how strike at Maruti's plant can have positive impact on some of the Maruti's competitors and a negative impact others.
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Maruti to set up diesel engine line at Gurgaon plant.

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Maruti Suzuki is setting up a new engine production line at its Gurgaon plant with a capacity of 1.5-lakh units a year for its new series of self-developed diesel engines. To be built at a cost of about R1,000 crore, the engine line will be designed along a flexible model allowing it to make various different engine sizes concurrently. Initially, it will produce only the 800cc diesel engine that will be introduced in Maruti's upcoming Light commercial vehicle and Celerio hatch this year, but later it can also make larger engines of around 1.4-litre cubic capacity in line with the plan to launch bigger sedans, crossovers and SUVs in the future.
http://www.financialexpress.com/news...-plant/1257624

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