Maruti Suzuki India has started production of the new Dzire compact sedan from its Gurgaon plant today. Maruti Suzuki has over 60,000 pending orders for the Dzire which have piled up post the violence at the Manesar plant.
“Now the Gurgaon plant has also started manufacturing the new Dzire after the lockout at the Manesar plant was lifted,” MSI Chief Operating Officer (Supply Chain) S. Maitra was quoted as saying by PTI.
The company is aware that in order to cater to the huge demand it will have to ramp up production. On July 18, there was violence at Maruti’s Manesar plant and the company fired 500 workers, who were responsible for the damage caused by the mob.
One of the supervisors at the plant had allegedly made a derogatory remark about one of the workers, who took offence and misbehaved. The worker was then suspended by the management. This did not go down well with the workers’ Union who asked for a revocation of suspension. Further, the Union prevented the management from leaving the plant premises and started a protest. The incident saw the death of a senior official at the plant and left 100 others injured. Read more: Violence at Maruti’s Manesar plant; production halted
Now that production has been restarted, the plant is expected to start production in full swing reaching its full capacity of 700 units per shift. The company will likely to return to its full employee strength by the end of September and will start recruitments for the Manesar plant. Also read: Maruti to restart production at Manesar plant on August 21
The coming months will see Maruti breathe a sigh of relief after being through troubled times. Sales of the Dzire too will pick up as the popular compact sedan will soon see a drop in waiting periods which at present stands at 4-5 months depending on the location of the dealer.