The country’s largest automaker, Maruti Suzuki, had suspended production due to fire at its supplier Subros limited's factory on 29 May. The incident had disrupted deliveries for air-conditioner compressors. Post maintenance closure, Maruti Suzuki has resumed regular production activity from today.
Subros had not reported any injury or major casualty due to the incident. Owing to collaborative efforts, Maruti Suzuki has now begun smooth operations at the facilities in Manesar and Gurgaon. The Manesar facility is capable of churning out eight lakh units a year, while the Gurgaon plant has a production capacity of about seven lakh units a year. The halt in production earlier had resulted in slightly stretching the delivery period for Maruti’s popular sellers like the Baleno and the Vitara Brezza. However, things have now gone back to normal.
Maruti Suzuki had recently launched a facelift version of its popular entry-level car, the Alto 800, at a lucrative starting price tag of Rs 2.49 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The facelift model gets fresh cosmetic upgrades and a couple of additional features. As for safety, airbags are now optional starting from the base variant.