Auto manufacturing giant Maruti Suzuki India announced that it will shut down production at two of its plants for a day in Gurgaon and Manesar on June 7, 2013. These two plants will be closed ahead of a six-day schedule maintenance closure later this month.
The company, citing the reason for this shut-down, said that it is due to the adjustment of production to market demand. The spokesperson for Maruti Suzuki India said that the plants will remain closed on June 8, 2013 for a scheduled holiday. The company spokesperson also added, “The scheduled maintenance shutdown (of the two plants) is from June 17 to June 22”.
The recent move has been taken by the company as it is facing a continuous slump in the automobile market. Maruti Suzuki India reported a decline of 14.4 percent in the total sales in May 2013 at 84,677 units. The domestic sales of the company declined to 13 percent at 77,821 units, over 89,478 units in May 2012.
Maruti Suzuki’s Gurgaon and Manesar plants have been producing about 5,000 units per day. Currently, the company has an annual capacity of about 15 lakh units, which is expected to go up to 17.5 lakh units by September 2013.