Indian auto giant Maruti Suzuki has on September 5, 2012 said that it expects to have full employee strength at its troubled Manesar plant by the end of September. The company said that the full strength is expected after the completion of fresh recruitments.
S Maitra, the MSI Chief operating officer on the sidelines of Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India annual convention said, “The regularisation of contract workers and new recruitments are going on and this will be over in the next 10 days. By the last week of September, our total manpower will be in place at Manesar plant”.
Before the July 18, 2012 violence at the Manesar plant, the company had 3,300 workers. The violence had claimed the life of one of the executives while 100 others were injured. The plant has an annual production capacity of 5.5 lakh units.
After the violence the plant faced a lockout of about a month. The lockout was lifted on August 21, 2012 and the company said that it would not take back the contract workers who were found to be involved in the violence. Maitra added that y the end of September the second shift will start and that the company is ramping up the production at the plant.