Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL) production operations at Gurugram facility is set to commence today, after being shut for two days. One of their vendor suppliers, Subros Limited plant caught fire, which resulted in stopping production.
Producing 2,500 units in one shift, the plant was shut for four shifts, reports ET Auto. This has resulted in loss of production of 10,000 cars, inluding that of much in demand Baleno and Vitara Brezza.
Following the fire accident at Subros Limited, MSIL had to stop all production at its plants from Monday 30th May 2016. The largest supplier of air conditioning system to MSIL, Subros Limited was completely engulfed in the fire which also destroyed 3 days of supply of automotive air conditioning units to MSIL. Subros air conditioners are fitted to almost all of the vehicles manufactured by MSIL in the country.
This shut down will further extend waiting periods of the much in demand Vitara Brezza and Baleno which on date has a waiting period of 7-10 months. Both MSIL and Subros are working towards getting components from other facilities so as to ensure that operations are back to normal soon.
Earlier today, Maruti reported that monthly sales report for May 2016. The company posted an impressive 10% growth in sales. Exports declined by 20%. Below is the full report.