Noida/New Delhi: Hon’ble Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways, Shri Nitin Gadkari today inaugurated Maruti Suzuki Toyotsu India Private Limited (MSTI), a Government approved ELV scrapping and recycling unit.
Present on the occasion were His Excellency Mr. Satoshi Suzuki, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Embassy of Japan, India. Dignitaries from the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways and Delhi and Uttar Pradesh government graced the occasion.
L to R: Mr. Masaru Akaishi, Managing Director, MSTI, Mr. Kenichi Ayukawa, MD & CEO, Maruti Suzuki India Limited, His Excellency Mr. Satoshi Suzuki, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Embassy of Japan, Hon’ble Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways, Shri Nitin Gadkari, Mr. Hiroshi Yanagisawa, Managing Director, Toyota Tsusho India Private Limited (TTIPL) and Mr. Rahul Bharti, Executive Director, Corporate Affairs, Maruti Suzuki India Limited at the inauguration of Maruti Suzuki Toyotsu India Private Limited’s first Vehicle Scrapping and Recycling facility at Noida.
Vehicle Scrapping and Recycling Unit at Noida
As a step towards circular economy and with an aim to promote organized, transparent and environment friendly dismantling of End-of-Life Vehicles (ELVs), Maruti Suzuki and Toyota Tsusho Group have joined hands to set up MSTI.
The 10,993 sq m facility has a capacity to scrap and recycle over 24,000 ELVs annually. Built with an investment of over INR 44 crores, the facility uses modern and technologically advanced machines to dismantle and scrap ELVs in a scientific manner. Aligning with the vision of Atmanirbhar Bharat, all the equipment being used at the facility is manufactured in India.
MSTI follows globally approved quality and environment standards. These include complete solid and liquid waste management ensuring zero discharge of liquid and gases from the ELVs.
Inaugurating the facility, Shri Nitin Gadkari, Hon’ble Minister of Road Transport and Highways, said, “Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has launched the visionary National Automobile Scrappage Policy aimed at creating an ecosystem for phasing out unfit and polluting vehicles from the Indian roads. To meet this objective, we need state-of-the-art scrapping and recycling units. I would like to congratulate Maruti Suzuki and Toyota Tsusho Group for setting up this modern facility as per global standards. I would request Maruti and other stakeholders to build and create an ecosystem of similar scrapping and recycling units across the country. This would make the roads safer, air cleaner and the raw material cheaper for their cars.”