In order to meet the growing demand of cars in India, Maruti Suzuki India Ltd., one of the largest passenger car markers of the country, is looking forward to increase its production capacity in its four manufacturing plants located in Gurgaon and Manesar.
The company would free up available spaces at its mega plants to increase production capacity by 20 percent. At present, Maruti Suzuki has two manufacturing facilities each located in Manesar and Gurgaon. It is going to start another plant at its Manesar site in 2011 and a fifth facility in Manesar within 2012.
In 2010, Maruti Suzuki is going to produce 1.2 million cars against 1 million last year. The company saw an unexpected surge in demand of its multi-seater Eeco model and Maruti Swift. Company executives said that Eeco, which was launched few months ago, sold three times more than their initial target of 6,000 units per month.
Mayank Pareek, Executive Officer, Marketing and Sales, Maruti Suzuki said, “We are absolutely stretched to the limit, but still the demand is much more than what we can produce. From a generous expected growth of 14-15 per cent in sales, we are recording a rise of 30 per cent every month,”
Maruti is now planning to move towards flexi-lines which means, the company would be able to roll out more than one model of car from a single assembly line. Through this method, the number of additional cars the company can produce has gone up by 30,000 units. Already the company has two-flexi lines and it would further increase the number.