Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL) today announced that it has crossed production of 20 million vehicles in India at its Gurugram and Manesar facilities. The distinctive feat, achieved first time by a car maker in the country, has been attained in 34 years and 6 months since start of production in December 1983.
Expressing his gratitude,Mr Kenichi Ayukawa, MD & CEO, Maruti Suzuki India, said, “We would like to thank all our valued customers, business partners, Government, investors and all stakeholders. The 20 million production milestone is a testimony of trust in brand Maruti Suzuki. For over three decades, Maruti Suzuki has worked to listen and meet the evolving customer aspirations with contemporary products of global quality. We are committed to serve customers with products and services, which are best in quality, safety and ahead in technology.”
Maruti Suzuki had achieved the 1 million production in March 1994, nearly after a decade after start of manufacturing cars. The 5 million milestone was achieved in April 2005, while 10 million was hit in March 2011. In the next seven years, the Company achieved 20 million production milestone.
At present, Maruti Suzuki makes 16 models for domestic market. Vehicles made in India are also exported to more than 100 countries in Europe, Japan, Asia, Africa and Latin America. Of the 20 million units, 14.37 million vehicles are manufactured in Gurugram, while 5.62 million vehicles are from the Manesar facility.