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Car production capacity utilization in India – Hyundai, Maruti top the charts

maruti plant

Save for the top 3, the capacity utilization percentage of other automakers are significantly lower.

According to the list of capacity utilization of car makers in India, Hyundai and Maruti emerge as the most productive OEMs. Fiat, Force Motors and GM find themselves at the bottom of the chart as these brands suffer from dwindling sales.

Though Hyundai India’s export operations have been witnessing a slump of late, India’s second largest passenger car maker had a capacity utilization percentage of 95.39% last financial year (April 2015 – March 2016). The installed capacity stood at 6.8 lakh units.

tata nano sanand plant

Tata Motors plant in Sanand.

Maruti Suzuki produced a staggering 14,20,081 cars last fiscal at a capacity utilization percentage of 94.76%. This year, the company has already started struggling to plug the demand-supply gap. Maruti needs the upcoming Suzuki owned car plant in Gujarat to go on stream at the earliest.

VW India which had a production capacity of 1.3 lakh units last fiscal finished third with a utilization percentage of 89.67%. The company managed to maintain an appreciable utilization factor by exporting more cars than it sold in India.

Ford Sanand Plant

Arial View of Ford’s Sanand Plant. This is where the new Ford Figo Aspire is getting manufactured.

Honda, Nissan, Toyota, Ford, Mahindra, Tata and Skoda complete the top 10. On the lower end of the spectrum, Fiat registered an appalling capacity utilization percentage of 4.39% as it produced only 8,787 units at its 2 lakh-units-per-year facility. Force Motors produced only 3,396 units which translates into 4.53% of its annual production capacity of 75,000 units. GM India utilized 14.39% of its installed capacity of 2.4 lakh units last year.


 OEMProduction CapacityCars ProducedCapacity Utilization
2Maruti Suzuki15,00,00014,20,08194.67%

via Autocarpro


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