The Suzuki Hansalpur plant foundation stone ceremony was attended by H.E. Takeshi Yagi, Ambassador of Japan to India; Rajnikant S Patel, Home Minister of Gujarat; Osamu Suzuki, Chairman and CEO Suzuki Motor Corporation, Japan; R C Bhargava, Chairman, Maruti Suzuki India, and Kenichi Ayukawa, Managing Director, Maruti Suzuki India.
Suzuki group is setting up three Suzuki Hansalpur plants for a total annual production capacity of 750,000 vehicles. Suzuki Hansalpur plant one is scheduled to start production in mid-2017. Set up at an investment of about Rs 3,000 crore, annual production capacity stands at 250,000 units. Suzuki plant production is to be supplied exclusively to Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL), and puts into gear MSIL’s medium term aim to reach annual sales of two million units.
Osamu Suzuki says setting up of a manufacturing facility in Gujarat is kickstarts a new era for Suzuki group. The development bodes well with the nation’s ‘Make in India’ programme. Building a state-of-the-art production plant in Hansalpur focuses on productivity and efficiency.
He emphasised on wanting to manufacture vehicles together with the country, which will be sold in domestic and global markets. Support and cooperation will be greatly appreciated by Suzuki group. Keeping in mind the new Hansalpur manufacturing facility project, many more Japanese people will now travel to Gujarat. This in turn paves the way for a deeper friendship and mutual understanding between India and Japan. Suzuki Hansalpur campus spread over 640 acres, and houses an integrated suppliers park.
Update: With an annual capacity of manufacturing 2.5 lakh cars, Suzuki Hansalpur plant close to Ahmedabad will provide employment to over 2000 people. The latest development is a big leap forward for the ‘Make in India’ sentiment, apart from strengthening Gujarat’s reputation as an emerging auto-hub.