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Maruti Suzuki – Waiting period reduced for Baleno & Brezza at Gujarat plant



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New Delhi – With the help of parent Suzuki’s Gujarat plant set for employment later this month. The country’s largest car-maker Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) expects to reduce the waiting period for its high selling models like Baleno and Vitara Brezza. In the present, the two models have a waiting period ranging from 20 to 24 weeks depending on the variants ordered by the customers. Our major difficulties faced in 2016 are the lack of manufacturing capacity that results in larger waiting period for these particular models or variants. The employments of the Gujarat plant should give relief in this month 2017 to 2018.

The company has to create capacity so that it may not happen to this extent in the future. But the only thing which Maruti Suzuki is holding from moving faster is the main constraint in this plants. In last year, over 80,000 units have been delivered, but the Baleno is going to cater to around, assure half a lakh orders. The waiting period of the premium hatchback currently at around 6-8 months in various parts of the country.

India’s development in Maruti Suzuki

MSI awaits to receive around 10,000 units of premium hatchback Baleno from the plant. The two units at Gurgaon and Manesar have a total production capacity of 1.5 million units annually. Suzuki has a total investment of around USD 1,400 million in that plant which will be two vehicle assembly lines of 2.5 lakh units per annum each. To MSI from the plant they receive vehicles and components which are supplied by the Japanese automaker. India is the biggest market for Maruti Suzuki that owns 56% in India which controls nearly half of the market of the country’s biggest automaker.

Maruti Suzuki Baleno - 56% risied in growth and capacity

Maruti Suzuki Baleno – 56% rises in growth and capacity

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In the last year, the company has developed regarding growth and profits which have been a very adequate. Demonetisation in November there was a drop in the bookings, but sales didn’t fall below the company’s target and also production continues as planned. So the rest of the year that are not indicating any number for the likely sales and that doesn’t expect to continue to fully utilise the production capacity.The various agencies continue to target cars for air pollution despite scientifically collected data that shows cars were a minor and irrelevant contributor to the poor in their air quality in the Delhi area. The various agencies appear to be ignoring the data, and it continues to target cars in their efforts which improve the air quality and reach the target. This may hurt job creation and growth of the sector and which will not make any measurable difference to the air quality.

Growth of Baleno and Brezza

Baleno has increased the ability to sell cars in Europe and Japan. Exports play an increasing and leading role as they go forward. The car recently became Maruti’s most exported product and the company also aims to ship it out to more than 100 countries in future from India. Apart from the Baleno, Maruti has the latest product the Vitara Brezza is also noticing similar growth in demand across the country. With waiting periods at close to half of a year, the compact SUV  could be the next vehicle that is to be baked in the Gujarat plant which is said to have a capacity around 15 lakh units a year.

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