Maruti's new Sonipat plant to produce one million cars annually in 8 years

Maruti Suzuki formally signed a deal today with the Haryana government to set up its third manufacturing facility in the state. Maruti will invest 11,000 crore and aim to produce 2.5 lakh cars when production starts from 2025.
By : HT Auto Desk
| Updated on: 19 May 2022, 02:39 PM
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal and Deputy CM Dushyant Chautala seen with Maruti Suzuki India Chairman RC Bhargava, Maruti Suzuki Managing Director & CEO Kenichi Ayukawa at the signing of an agreement by Maruti Suzuki India Limited, Suzuki Motorcycle India Private Limited and the Haryana State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited (HSIIDC) for the allotment of 800 acres and 100 acres of land at Industrial Model Township (IMT) Kharkhoda, near Sonipat, (PTI)
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal and Deputy CM Dushyant Chautala seen with Maruti Suzuki India Chairman RC Bhargava, Maruti Suzuki Managing Director & CEO Kenichi Ayukawa at the signing of an agreement by Maruti Suzuki India Limited, Suzuki Motorcycle India Private Limited and the Haryana State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited (HSIIDC) for the allotment of 800 acres and 100 acres of land at Industrial Model Township (IMT) Kharkhoda, near Sonipat, (PTI)
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal and Deputy CM Dushyant Chautala seen with Maruti Suzuki India Chairman RC Bhargava, Maruti Suzuki Managing Director & CEO Kenichi Ayukawa at the signing of an agreement by Maruti Suzuki India Limited, Suzuki Motorcycle India Private Limited and the Haryana State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited (HSIIDC) for the allotment of 800 acres and 100 acres of land at Industrial Model Township (IMT) Kharkhoda, near Sonipat, (PTI)
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal and Deputy CM Dushyant Chautala seen with Maruti Suzuki India Chairman RC Bhargava, Maruti Suzuki Managing Director & CEO Kenichi Ayukawa at the signing of an agreement by Maruti Suzuki India Limited, Suzuki Motorcycle India Private Limited and the Haryana State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited (HSIIDC) for the allotment of 800 acres and 100 acres of land at Industrial Model Township (IMT) Kharkhoda, near Sonipat,

Maruti Suzuki has officially signed a deal with the Haryana state government, which formally allotted land to India's largest carmaker to set up its third manufacturing facility in the state. The plant, located in Sonipat district of the state, will produce cars by Maruti Suzuki as well as two-wheelers from Suzuki Motorcycle India. This facility is expected to start production from 2025. Maruti currently manufactures its cars from its two facilities in Manesar and Gurugram in Haryana.

The new facility will be set up in an area spreading across 800 acres. It is located at the Industrial Model Township, Kharkhoda. Maruti Suzuki will invest 11,000 crore in the first phase to set up the plant, The carmaker is expected to begin manufacturing from the Sonipat plant in 2025 and expects to produce around 2.5 lakh cars annually in the initial phase. The facility is also expected to create jobs for more than 13,000 people.

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During the event, Maruti Suzuki said that the new facility will reach production capacity of 10 lakh units per annum in the next eight years. RC Bhargava, Chairman at Maruti Suzuki India Ltd, said, "Subject to market conditions we will be able to reach peak production capacity in 8 years. The Sonipat plant will then become the largest site with production capacity of 10 lakh cars."

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Currently, Maruti Suzuki has an overall production capacity of around 22 lakh units every year across its two manufacturing plants in Haryana and Suzuki's facility in Gujarat. At present, Maruti rolls out around 15.5 lakh units from its two key facilities at Gurugram and Manesar.

Kenichi Ayukawa, Executive Vice Chairman at Maruti Suzuki, said, "When Suzuki Motor Corporation started operations in Haryana, India was not on the global car manufacturing map. Today, India is the fourth largest car manufacturer in the world. And we hope that in the coming years, India will become the third largest car manufacturer, globally."

"Today, we sign the agreements with the Haryana government for allotment of 800-acre land to Maruti Suzuki and 100-acre land to Suzuki Motorcycle India Private Limited. Maruti Suzuki will start construction work on the car manufacturing plant immediately," Ayukawa added.

The OEM manufactures several hot-selling models like WagonR, Swift, Alto, Eeco and Celerio in the small-vehicle category. It also has a sizeable share in the utility vehicle space with Vitara Brezza, Ertiga and XL6 faring well.

First Published Date: 19 May 2022, 02:39 PM IST
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