Maruti Suzuki Ltd. India

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A subsidiary of Suzuki- a Japanese automobile and motorbike manufacturer, Maruti Suzuki India Limited is an Indian automobile manufacturer. It is the most well-known and well-recognised automobile manufacturer in India. This Indian automobile company is popularly known as Maruti, which used to be called Maruti Udyog Limited at the time of its inception. Maruti Udyog Limited was founded by the Government of India in 1981, only to merge with the Japanese automobile company Suzuki in October 1982. The first manufacturing factory of Maruti was established in Gurgaon, Haryana, in the same year. Mr. R.C. Bhargava is the chairman of the company and Mr. Kenichi Ayukawa is the CEO and Managing Director.

About Maruti Suzuki Pvt Ltd.

Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. primarily manufactures cars and has been the most favourite automobile brand among Indian people since its inception. The company had started in 1982; however, it commenced the production of automobiles a year later in 1983. The very first model of Maruti, Maruti Suzuki 800, made its way to Indian roads in December 1983. The very first unit was bought by Mr. Harpal Singh of Delhi and he was handed over the keys of the car by the then Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi. The second in the series was India's first MUV Maruti Suzuki Omni that was launched in November 1984. The other models that came into market in subsequent years were Gypsy in 1985, Maruti 1000 in 1990, Zen in 1993, Esteem in 1994, WagonR in 1999, Swift in 2005, Grand Vitara in 2007, Maruti Suzuki A-Star in 2008, Ritz in 2009, Eeco in 2009, Alto K10 in 2010, Kizashi in 2011, Ertiga in 2012, Alto 800 in 2012, Stingray in 2013, Celerio in 2013 and Ciaz in 2014.

Maruti Suzuki Production in India

Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. has its manufacturing facilities at two locations in India. The Gurgaon facility comprises three plants with the annual capacity of manufacturing about 3,50,000 vehicles; however, it is enabled to manufacture close to 9,00,000 units annually; the credit goes to the productivity advancements. Around 2,40,000 K-Series engines are also produced at the Gurgaon facility annually. Maruti 800, WagonR, Alto, Estilo, Gypsy, Omni, Eeco, Ritz and Ertiga are manufactured at the Gurgaon facility.
Inaugurated in 2007, the Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. Manesar facility is spread over an area of around 600 acres. The Manesar facility was initially capable of manufacturing 1,00,000 units a year; however, later, in October 2008, the productivity increased to 3,00,000 vehicles annually. The production capacity of the Manesar facility eventually increased to 8,00,000 vehicles. Maruti Suzuki Celerio, A-Star, Ritz, Swift, SX4 and Swift Dzire are manufactured at the Manesar facility.
Maruti Suzuki India is planning to set up its third manufacturing facility in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, soon over an area of 600 acres.

Map showing Maruti Suzuki plants in India

Map showing Maruti Suzuki plants in India
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Maruti Suzuki Dealership and Sales in India

Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. has its presence in all the states and union territories of India. Maruti has its service centres in around 1,454 cities and a sales network spread over 1,097 Indian cities. The company has over 12,500 employees working tirelessly day and night. The company achieved a huge milestone in 2012 when it sold its ten-millionth unit. Maruti produces over 1.5 million cars every year. In 666 towns of India, Maruti had a total of 933 dealership outlets until 31 March 2014. It has a total of 3,060 service centres across India. Maruti Exports Limited, a subsidiary of Maruti Suzuki India Limited, exports cars to El Salvador, Costa Rica, Chile, Guatemala, Uganda, Morocco, Kenya, Europe, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Benin, Angola, Nepal and Sri Lanka. Clearly, Maruti enjoys the reputation of being the pioneer in Indian automobile industry that helped the people of India realise their dreams of enjoying a wonderful driving experience. The company has firmly stood its ground despite stiff competition by foreign luxury car manufacturing stalwarts.

Maruti Suzuki models on road

  • Maruti Suzuki Omni
  • Maruti Suzuki Alto
  • Maruti Suzuki Gypsy
  • Maruti Suzuki Wagon- R
  • Maruti Suzuki Vitara
  • Maruti Suzuki Swift
  • Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire
  • Maruti Suzuki Ciaz
  • Maruti Suzuki Stingray
  • Maruti Suzuki Ertiga
  • Maruti Suzuki Eeco
  • Maruti Suzuki Ritz

Last Updated on May 25, 2015