PM Narendra Modi Lays Foundation Stone For Third Maruti Suzuki Plant, Suzuki Motor Battery Plant
By Jaiveer Mehra
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Published on August 29, 2022
- Foundation stone laid for Suzuki battery plant in Gujarat
- PM Modi virtually lays foundation stone for Maruti Suzuki's third plant in Haryana
- Suzuki Motor Corporation to also open R&D centre in Gujarat
Indian Prime Minister Narendra modi laid down the foundation stone for two new facilities from Maruti Suzuki and parent company Suzuki Motor Corporation on Sunday, August 28, 2022. The first of the facilities was Suzuki's new EV battery plant in Hansalpur, Gujarat with the second being Maruti Suzuki’s upcoming third manufacturing facility in Kharkhoda, Haryana. Maruti Suzuki (MSIL) acquired the new plant’s land earlier this year. The ceremony was part of Maruti’s parent company Suzuki celebrating the ’40 years of Suzuki’s partnership with the people of India’.
Speaking on the partnership, R. C. Bhargava, Chairman, Maruti Suzuki India Limited said, “This partnership has shown that the combination of Japanese and Indian strengths results in world-class competitiveness. We learnt that strong teamwork between employees and management is possible and creates a win-win situation for both. 98% of our workers pay income tax, and a large percentage own cars and houses. We understood the critical role of a robust and competitive supply chain. We have learnt how to make continuous improvements in quality and the importance of always focussing on the customer.”
The ceremony was also attended by Gujarat Chief Minster Bhupendra Patel, Ambassador of Japan to India, Satoshi Suzuki, Hon’ble Minister of State, Government of Gujarat, Jagdishbhai Ishwarbhai Vishwarkarma (Panchal) and Member of Parliament, C. R. Patil. Haryana Chief Minister, Manohar Lal and Deputy Chief Minister, Dushyant Chautala attended the ceremony virtually.
Also present were former Suzuki Motor Corporation Chairman Osamu Suzuki, current President Toshihiro Suzuki and MSIL chairman R.C. Bhargava, Executive Vice Chairman Kenichi Ayukawa and MD & CEO Hisashi Takeuchi.
Aside from laying down the foundation stones for the two new facilities, Suzuki Motor Corporation also announced the creation of a new R&D centre in Gujarat. The new R&D facility will be wholly owned by Suzuki and aims to “strengthen R&D competitiveness and capabilities in new fields of technologies for India” and global markets.
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