Maruti Suzuki’s Manesar facility crosses 25 Lakh production milestone
Sep 16, 2014
Maruti Suzuki’s Manesar facility crosses 25 Lakh production
Car market leader Maruti Suzuki’s
Manesar facility crossed the 25 lakh (2.5 million) production milestone this month.
A glistening grey Swift Zxi was the 2.5 millionth vehicle that rolled out from the
Manesar B Line.
Spread over 600 acres, the Manesar facility houses three plants, Manesar A, B and
C with total annual capacity of 800,000 units. In addition, the Manesar campus also
has the diesel engine plant and a suppliers park.
Explaining some of the salient features of the Manesar facility, Mr Rajiv Gandhi,
Executive Director (Plants) says, “The Manesar facility achieved the 25 lakh production
milestone in 7 years and 8 months. The Manesar plant manufactures some of the top
selling models of the country like Swift, DZire and now Celerio. This milestone
would be the fastest for any car manufacturing plant in the country.”
Expressing gratitude towards the employees, Mr Gandhi said, “We are overwhelmed
by the enthusiasm of employees for their regular and active participation in forums
like Suggestion Scheme and Quality Circles. 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.”
Recently, the Manesar facility received the CII 5S Excellence Award (Northern region)
for its best practices in observing the acclaimed Japanese 5S philosophy which improves
shop floor productivity and efficiency.
Like the Gurgaon facility, the three Manesar plants have several in-built quality
checks and systems to ensure that cars being manufactured here are of top quality.
There is a high degree of automation and robotic control in the press shop, weld
shop and paint shop to carry on manufacturing work with precision and higher quality.
Areas where manual operations are challenging and difficult are supported by automation
> Feb 2007 : “A Line” commissioned
(Capacity 300,000 units/annum)
Early this year, the Company also commissioned a 1mw mono-crystalline photovoltaic
Solar Power Plant inside the Manesar facility. Set up at an investment of Rs 103
million, the 1MW photovoltaic solar power plant helps the Company offset CO2 emissions
to the tune of over 1200 tonnes annually.
The Company’s twin facilities at Gurgaon and Manesar have together rolled out over 1.4 Crore (14 million) vehicles cumulatively.