Maruti Suzuki will close at all plants till 9 May to make oxygen for medical use.
In a statement issued on Wednesday, India’s largest automaker, Maruti Suzuki, announced that it will shut down all of its manufacturing facilities from May 1 as it seeks to divert oxygen supplied to its plants for medical purposes. Along with the two Maruti Suzuki facilities, located in Gurugram and Manesar, Haryana, the parent company’s Suzuki factory in Gujarat will also close its shutters from May 1 to May 9, and all oxygen supplied to these plants will be You can redirect to the regions that need them most right now, as COVID-19 cases continue to rise every day.
The statement mentions that, as part of the vehicle manufacturing process, a small amount of oxygen is made available in the manufacturing facilities, while the vehicle manufacturing components consume higher amounts of oxygen.
Taking into account the precarious situation in which India finds itself with recurring oxygen shortages in several states, Maruti Suzuki has decided to advance the semi-annual maintenance of its plant – originally scheduled for June – and carry it out during the total closure of the plant. plant, when no new vehicles will be produced.
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit India in 2020, Maruti Suzuki had closed its manufacturing facilities as of March 22 and only reopened them in the month of May.
At its Gurugram plant, Maruti Suzuki has a total production capacity of seven lakh units per year, and popular models such as the Wagon R, Ertiga, and Vitara Brezza are manufactured there.
With an annual production capacity of 8.8 lakh units, the facility in Manesar, Haryana is larger and produces models such as Alto, Dzire, Swift, Ciaz, and Celerio.
Suzuki’s Gujarat plant has an annual production capacity of 7.5 lakh units and launches Baleno, Toyota Glanza, and now also Dzire.
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