A fourth assembly line could be installed at Sonipat to expand capacity to about a million units.
Maruti Suzuki plans to shift its manufacturing base from Gurgaon to Sonipat in Haryana. The new facility will be the brand’s largest in India.
According to R C Bhargava, Chairman, Maruti Suzuki, construction of the Sonipat unit will begin soon. The first assembly line is expected to be commissioned within three years.
Maruti Suzuki is investing Rs. 18,000 crore in the Sonipat unit. At present, there are 3 assembly lines each operational at the Gurgaon and Manesar facilities with a combined production capacity of 1.5 million units. However, there is no space for further expansion. A fourth assembly line could be installed at Sonipat to expand capacity to about a million units.
The area around the Gurgaon factory is now getting crowded with too many residential buildings being built in the vicinity. It hampers the movement of heavy vehicles causing congestion in the city. This has prompted the company to move out of the heavily urbanized area.
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