Official Update: Maruti Suzuki has confirmed that they will resume production at its Gurgaon facilities from today. The Manesar centre will also see the process of casting and manufacture of transmissions.
The Maruti Suzuki factory in Manesar will not be producing any cars for a sometime. This temporary suspension of manufacturing has been induced due a breakout of fire at one of its supplier partner. The company produces approximately 5,000 cars a day at Manesar and Gurgaon plant.
The supplier in concern is Subros Ltd which makes air conditioner kits for Maruti. The company is one of the leading component maker in the country and was founded in 1985 as a joint venture with the Suri family (the owners of the Lalit Group of Hotels), Suzuki and Denso. Reportedly their factory in Manesar caught fire on May 29, 2016.
Here’s what Maruti officials communicated via an official release:
“Owing to an unfortunate incident of fire at the Manesar facilities of our supplier, M/s Subros Limited, on Sunday (May 29), supplies of components from that plant have been disrupted. As a consequence, Maruti Suzuki India Limited will have to temporarily suspend manufacture of cars at its facilities in Manesar and Gurgaon, starting second half Monday (May 30).”
Both Maruti and Subros are jointly assessing the extent of damage. The manufacturer is also to start supplies from other facilities so that production can be kickstarted again. Subros has two manufacturing facilities in Noida, one each in Pune, Chennai, Sanand and Manesar.