New Delhi, May 13 (Delhi Crown): India’s biggest car maker “Maruti Suzuki” on Friday finally and officially announced its plans of setting up a new manufacturing facility in Haryana at an investment of Rs 11,000 crores in the first phase.
“The Company completed today the process of allotment of an 800 acres site at IMT Kharkhoda in Sonipat district with the HSIIDC (Haryana State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited),” said Maruti Suzuki in an official statement.
The company already has two manufacturing plants in Haryana, one each in Gurugram and Manesar. It has manufacturing facility in Gujarat too.
Speculations have been rife about the company’s plans to shut down its Gurugram plant, its oldest manufacturing facility set up by late Congress leader Sanjay Gandhi.
Maruti’s new plant’s first phase, with a manufacturing capacity of 250,000 units per annum, is expected to be commissioned by 2025, said the company in its statement.
It added – “The site will have space for capacity expansion to include more manufacturing plants in the future.”
At present, Maruti Suzuki has a cumulative production capacity of around 550,000 units per quarter or about 22 lakh units per annum across its manufacturing plants in Haryana and Gujarat.