Suzuki Motor Gujarat Private Limited (SMG), a 100% subsidiary of Suzuki Motor Corporation for the production of automobiles in India, has completed construction of the Gujarat Plant No.2, and started production of the Swift from January 2019.
Suzuki established SMG in March 2014, aiming to secure production ability in preparation for the automobile market growth in India, as well as for expansion of exports from India. Plant No.1 started operating in February 2017, and Plant No.2 and Powertrain Plant were being constructed.
Plant No.1 produces Baleno and Swift, while Plant No.2 produces Swift. Both plants have annual production ability of 250,000 units, which makes the ability of SMG to 500,000 units. Together with Maruti Suzuki’s production ability of 1.5 million units, Suzuki’s production ability of automobiles in India will be 2 million units.
Suzuki’s automobile sales in 2018 was 1.75 million units (109% year- on-year) and production result was 1.87 million units (108% year-on-year) in India. Along with the Plant No.2, the Powertrain Plant also started operating, and the Company is also making a start in Plant No.3, which is aimed to start operating in 2020. Suzuki will continuously meet the growing automobile market demand in India.
Overview of SMG
|Company name||Suzuki Motor Gujarat Private Limited|
|Capital amount||86.8 billion rupees (100% investment)|
|Location||Ahmedabad, Gujarat (headquarters/plants)|
|2018 production result||251,000 units|
|Overview of plants||Production model/parts||Production ability|
|Plant No.1||Baleno, Swift||250,000 units|
|Plant No.2||Swift||250,000 units|
|Total 500,000 units|
|Powertrain Plant||1.2L petrol engine||250,000 units|
|5MT, AGS||160,000 units|