Tough times ahead for Maruti Suzuki as production of Swift comes to halt
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- 06:51 pm, July 24, 2012
Production is not likely to be resumed anytime soon at the Manesar plant, Swift’s only manufacturing facility.
Production at Maruti Suzuki’s Manesar Plant had been brought to a shuddering halt last week following violent clashes between workers and the management group. The incident even led to the death of a senior official of the company. Since then, things have been going downhill for the troubled carmaker. The fact that the production will not be resumed anytime soon has only added more fuel to the fire.
Since production at the Manesar Plant is totally shut, the company’s most popular offering, the Swift is feared to run out of stock soon. The car currently has a waiting period ranging from 3-6 months depending on the models. However, with zero production output for now, the situation is only about to get worse for the country’s favourite hatchback.
S Nakanishi, Managing Director, Maruti Suzuki, said, "We will not be able to make Swift this time as the Manesar plant is totally shut, unlike last year when we were making the car frame and shifting it to Gurgaon for final assembly. This time, we have no certainty on the production schedule of these high-selling cars as the situation is much more grave."
Source: The Economic Times
First Published on 06:51 pm, July 24, 2012
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