AN UNPARALLELED ‘CAR’NAMA
It’s a brand that is truly iconic in the way that it reshaped India’s four wheeler experience and played a major role in helping middle class people graduate to four wheelers from scooters. Today, the brand caters to all echelons of the society with offerings in every segment.
Maruti Suzuki, commonly referred to as Maruti and formerly known as Maruti Udyog Limited, is an automobile manufacturer which started out in 1982 from Gurgaon, Haryana.
- Maruti Suzuki has a team of over 12,500 dedicated and passionate professionals
- Maruti Suzuki makes 1.5 million passenger cars every year
- It has a nationwide service network spanning over 1,454 cities and towns
- Maruti Suzuki has two manufacturing facilities in India
BLAZE TO BRILLIANCE
Maruti Suzuki has two manufacturing facilities in India. Both manufacturing facilities have a combined production capacity of 1,450,000 vehicles annually. The Gurgaon manufacturing facility has three fully integrated manufacturing plants and is spread over 300 acres. All three plants have an installed capacity of 350,000 vehicles annually but productivity improvements have enabled it to manufacture 900,000 vehicles annually. The Gurgaon facilities also manufacture 240,000 K-Series engines annually.
The Manesar manufacturing plant was inaugurated in February 2007 and is spread over 600 acres (2.4 km2). Initially, it had a production capacity of 100,000 vehicles annually but this was increased to 300,000 vehicles in October 2008. The production capacity was increased by a further 250,000 vehicles, taking the total production capacity to 550,000 vehicles annually.
The company set out with an obsession for customer delight, one that was unheard of in the corridors of automobile manufacturers then. It was about a commitment to create value through innovation, quality, creativity, partnerships, openness and learning. It created a road that was going to lead the country on a whole new path. Today, Maruti Suzuki makes 1.5 million family cars every year. That’s one car every 12 seconds!
ENGAGEMENT THAT ENTHRALS
Maruti Suzuki strives to consistently improve the environmental performance of its manufacturing operations, products and supply chain. The company identifies environmental impact and develops strategies to mitigate impacts in each of these areas. Maruti Suzuki’s efforts in the environment sphere are guided by its environment policy. The policy conveys the company’s commitment towards reducing the pressure on the environment, working collaboratively with customers, suppliers and the surrounding community, and focusses on continual reduction in the use of natural resources.
The company has always been introducing revolutionary cars that delivered great performance, efficiency and environment friendliness with low cost of ownership. That’s what Maruti Suzuki calls a truevalue car. It built its own story with a belief in small cars for a big future. The story encouraged millions of Indians to make driving a way of life. India stepped up with Maruti’s vision to take to life on the fast lane. Something incredible had begun.
Maruti Suzuki has a team of over 12,500 dedicated and passionate professionals. The drive is backed up by a nationwide service network spanning over 1,454 cities and towns and a sales network that spreads across 1,097 cities and towns. A diesel engine plant with a capacity upped to turn out 700,000 units a year has also been set up. The company derives its inspiration from India’s hopes, dreams and aspirations. The Maruti Suzuki journey has been nothing less than spectacular.