Maruti's Manesar plant logs 25-lakh vehicle rollout in record time

Maruti Suzuki India, the country's largest carmaker, yesterday announced that its second plant at Manesar, Haryana crossed the 25 lakh cumulative production milestone this month.

"The Manesar facility achieved the 25 lakh production milestone in seven years and eight months," Maruti Suzuki India executive director (plants) Rajiv Gandhi said in a statement.

The plant manufactures some of the top selling models of the company, such as the Swift, DZire and Celerio. This milestone would be the fastest reached by any car manufacturing plant in the country, he added.

Spread over 600 acres, the Manesar facility houses three units - Manesar A, B and C - with a total annual capacity of 800,000 vehicles. The Manesar campus also has the diesel engine plant and a suppliers' park.

A grey Swift Zxi was the 2.5-millionth vehicle that rolled out from the Manesar B Line.

Highlighting the role of employees in reaching the milestone, Gandhi said, "While we achieve the milestone, we have successfully implemented several ideas from the employees on the important production pillars of productivity, cost, quality and safety."

Early this year, Maruti Suzuki had also commissioned a 1-MW solar power plant inside the Manesar facility set up at an investment of Rs10.3 crore.

The company's twin facilities at Gurgaon and Manesar have together rolled out over 14 million vehicles cumulatively.